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Seattle First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Seattle

Traveler rating

Excellent

201

Very Good

81

Average

29

Poor

17

Terrible

9

Cruise type

Family Cruises

1,853

Romantic Cruises

614

Senior Cruises

495

First-Time Cruisers

342

Entertainment Cruises

245

342 Seattle First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Pjmilkov avatar

Pjmilkov

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Cruise and NOT THE LAST

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This was a Family cruise of a group of 25. This was a trip in Memory of our Aunt, Sister, Mother, and Grandmother who embarked on her own trip to Alaska years ago by Cruise. Of the 25 only 5 had ever cruised before. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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RFMJ1951

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Virgin Cruisers

We stayed a night earlier at the Marriott Waterfront The porter walked our luggage over and they processed our luggage right away AWESOME Overwhelmed with anticipation being our first cruise ever but The Bliss ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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mpatel101

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise ever, (mostly) enjoyed it

Did a last minute booking on NCL Pearl to Alaska. This was my first time cruising and enjoyed most parts of the experience. -- I had booked a balcony cabin, which was fairly good size. Even though they claim it ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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gdaym8

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Somewhat disappointed as a first time cruiser.......

Reading the blogs in regards to the Norwegian Jewel were spot on. Ranking: 1) Entertainment (the entertainment staff really does a great job on the Jewel) 2) Activities (there is something to do every hour ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Hsmama

1 Review Written

35 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Vacation

First of all, we are Cruise Noobs. Never cruised before,never thought we would like the experience. But we wanted to visit Alaska,and so we decided this would be the best way to celebrate our 28th anniversary. Our ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Mulffy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved Alaska and the Oosterdam

I travelled with my family (daughter, son-in-law and two of my grandchildren). I had no idea what cruise line to choose, having never cruised before. They picked HAL, and said it would be more my style. We booked ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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dixon ill

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Our Anniversary Cruise

well this was are first trip .it was our anniversary cruise the food was very good and the service was excellent with the breakfest too dinner too the dinning hall .our room was clean twice a day which shock us ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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j9inmaui

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

NCL First Timer Regret

First cruise ever, last on NCL. The ship was nice, did not seem dated to me as some say BUT.... Staff - friendly but usually only if prompted for help - I think I saw my room steward twice, both times because I ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Mirandy

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Alaska Cruise: the Good, the Bad, and the Meh

We chose this cruise because friends were also going. EMBARKATION went very smooth. We waited until later in the afternoon to board and the line was short and fast. DISEMBARKATION was fast. It was my husband, ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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dslawson

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Crown Princess Alaska Cruise

Getting on the ship - We flew into Seattle early Saturday and took Princess shuttle to port. Shuttle was easy to find, lots of Princess employees to take bags and give directions. Waited about 1 hour at port ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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journeycollector

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

First time cruiser, first time to Alaska; impressed with Princess.

Embarkation at Seattle: Easy. Line always kept moving. Room was ready when we got there. Service: Exceptional. I’m not one who usually goes for being “pampered,” but I felt like a king (or a prince since ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Oregonone

1 Review Written

33 Helpful Votes

First cruise - we picked Alaska :)

This was our first cruise, and trying to read ratings, reviews and make a decision on which cruise line to pick can be daunting. I read one reviewer that noted some of the poor reviews were from pretentious ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Nradamo

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Can't wait to go again

This extended family of 8 cruise was my mother's wish to celebrate her 80th birthday. As first time cruisers, my husband and I were already wanting to do it again before we disembarked! We can't say enough about the ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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andym888

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Accessible and Gluten Free info here. Fabulous Family Vacation. Thanks Dad!

lorifl2 reviewed this same cruise taken the week before ours. I will only write about different experiences, so read hers too. This was our first cruise, so we can't compare to other lines. Scroll to the end for ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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marcia3538

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

``First Time Cruisers"

This was our first cruise, and we had the time of our lives! We met lots of friendly, wonderful people, created terrific memories and can't wait till we can cruise again some day! We can't recommend Royal Caribbean ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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hprieta0522@yahoo.com

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

I had an amazing cruise and will do it again.

A cruise has always been my dream and I'm thankful and grateful to my sister for making this dream come true. We had interior cabins with no windows which was perfect since Alaska had 19 hours of daylight and this ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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blackspiral66

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Not enough time at glaciers, but pretty

First time cruisers - early 40s, no kids. Went on an author themed cruise, booked through an agent recommended by a family member. Ship seemed to have a number of activities, but something just didn't seem themed ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Me72sand

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ivana and Lloyd were excellent people!

This was my first experience on a cruise. Once on the ship I was amazed at how helpful and polite the entire staff was. Ivana and Lloyd were extremely courteous and attentive to our group. I wish I had got their ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Tecuya

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

A First Timer's Cruise

This was my very first cruise so I don't have anything compare it to. I can only tell what what surprised me, what I liked and didn't like. I traveled with my daughter and granddaughter. Since our cruise was ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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kaila.petty@yahoo.com

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Alaskan Family Vacation

We embarked the Norwegian Jewel on June 4th from Seattle. We stayed in an inside room, no window or porthole. SHIP: PRO: The ship was overall very clean. CON: The ship was very outdated. CABIN: ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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llbcruisin

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers, Very Impressed with Norwegian Pearl and Crew!

I received a Total Rewards voucher for a cruise for two and chose the Alaska cruise because we lived in Alaska for 20 years and have been away from it for the last three. We knew in advance what the scenery and ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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ProvWoman31

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Cruise was average, but excursions were AMAZING.

We were first time cruisers and not sure of what to expect but we had always heard about incredible food and top-of-the-line service. We didn't experience either. The food was mediocre and room service took a ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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urrogers

1 Review Written

69 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruise, Celebrity Solstice, Sept. 11 to 21, 2015

We chose Alaska as our very first cruise and based on recommendations from friends and online reviews, we chose Celebrity Solstice. I did a lot of research before we booked the cruise and even more after – there ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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mikesdaughter

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Trip of a Lifetime!

Being first time cruisers, we had no idea what to expect once we boarded the Westerdam. The embarkation process started about 11:30 am and moved along very quickly. We found our room on the Rotterdam deck aft ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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dessleo

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Wonderful First Cruise

This was the first cruise for both my husband and I. Neither of us had been to Alaska, either. We booked this to celebrate his 60th birthday, which was later in September. We arrived in Seattle one day early and ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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