We had a wonderful cruise and are already planning the next one. Alaska is such a beautiful state. It has been so close to us but we just didn’t think about going. My excuse was that it was too cold. And that wasn’t the case at all except the day we were at the glacier. We had wonderful weather the whole cruise. A few sprinkles every now and then and the morning in Juneau was misty but the afternoon was beautiful. We couldn’t have asked for much better weather than that.
Thanks to our client Donna from Washington State for providing these comments on her and her husband’s first Alaska Cruise – Tim from FamilyTravelGurus
Our Captain was able to get us within a half mile of the Hubbard Glacier which was the closest he had been able to go this year. It was amazing! For me it was on parallel with the Grand Canyon. Absolutely awesome!!
Our excursions were great. I have to surgery on my knee to repair a tear so we picked excursions that were “mild” and they were all great. I think our favorites were the Lumberjack show in Ketchikan and the dog sled camp in Juneau. We are already picking excursions for our next trip up there.
Celebrity was pretty good but I would give it about a 6-7 and Disney an 8-9. I think my husband said it best when he said that Disney pays more attention to detail than Celebrity. But we would cruise again with them. It wasn’t that terrible. There were a few little things that were a bit annoying such as lukewarm water in the shower, room service that didn’t ever show up, a wakeup call that didn’t’ happen and what seemed to us to be disorganization during embarkation and disembarkation. But the food was great, waiters very good and our room was kept immaculate. We did go to the fancy restaurant one night and did enjoy our dinner and the service very much.
We loved our room. I would definitely recommend anyone taking any Alaska cruise to get a balcony room. It was so nice to be able to sit on our verandah and watch the beautiful scenery going by and to not have to fight to get a lounge chair up on deck. And it wasn’t really that cold to sit out on the verandah. I think one night I put a blanket over us because it was that cold. But otherwise it was very nice.
Thanks again Tim for booking this cruise. We just enjoyed it immensely!