August 2016 - Radiance of the Seas to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
My wife an I were fortunate enough to cruise to Alaska during clear weather, Alaska is a most beautiful place. Ketchikan was our first stop and one of many places to get great winter gear at a great price. We did Jeep excursion with canoeing and salmon tasting, my compliments. In the Icey Straits Hoonah) another winner Bear excursion, some 14 bears seen, again big thumbs up. Onto Juneau where we booked an independent excursion to helicopter to the glacier....did not disappoint (we had planned a horseback ride from the boat, it was full however)....again beautiful, also grabbed a bite of Alaskan King crab at Tracy's...in town. Onto Skagway where we did the Fijord high speed rafting....looking like astronauts in our orange protective gear...again great, A visit to Skagway wouldn't be complete without a visit to town and eating at Skagways Red Onion Saloon, Next onto Hubbard Glacier beautiful. The next day we disembarked in Seward and spent the night...please do so as they have a world class hidden gem of a restaurant Cookers, we also visited the sled dogs and Exit glacier....once again beautiful.
So the question is why only 4 stars?, unfortunately our cabin (on one side only) apparently did not have any type of noise cancelling material between the walls, we could hear everything: conversations, snoring throughout the night, phone ringing and sounding like it was in our room, actually it was as though the people next store were living with us. Talking to our Steward, the ships cruise desk, and even e-mailing Royal Caribbean 2 times yielded no results.....still waiting for Royal Caribbean corporate to respond it has now been 10 days. I know this sounds
minor but having cruised many times, this is not the norm and honestly the snoring and TV kept waking us up throughout the night.