August 2016 - Norwegian Pearl to Alaska - Inside Passage
the scenery was the best part, and I cannot say enough about the wonderful staff. One thing that would have really been nice was more information about the area we were passing through. The captains log on TV was helpful but the map very poor. A big map for folks to look at in the lobby would have been wonderful. The "captains log" report on the TV stopped a day before the end of the cruise.
If announcements were made about things like "now we are passing - - - Island."
One time we passed by an immense pod of whales. At least a couple hundred. Although in the distance one could still see spouts, tails and occasional breaching without binoculars for at least 20 minutes. That spectacular show should have been announced on the intercom. Not everyone is on the ship to party, It was the scenery and opportunity to see different things that entered into my decision to take a cruise.