Read the daily itinerary and pick & choose ahead of time. Also don't fret about not seeing the glaciers on board, the captain will turn the ship so everyone will get a view. Bring a powerful binoculars to see wildlife & a digital camcorder to capture the unexpected moments. Enjoy.
Take advantage of the Happy Hour specials. Keep track of the individual ship programs as many were useful and entertaining. A powerstrip with several outlets and USB ports was a great benefit to me. Power outlets are a premium in the rooms.
Take all the pictures with the ship's photographer. If you buy the package, you get more for your money. This is not the large water park/movie theatre over the pool boat. It is more relaxed, but all the kids on board seemed to be having a good time.
Do not pay any extra money for Ocean View, Balcony or even a Suite. Just book an Inside Cabin for a big saving. No last day sales at the Signature Shop. The sale price is the same from day one. Book your excursion trips online to save time.
If you want a set dining time for the duration of the cruise, you need to book as early as possible. I booked almost 8 months in advance of the cruise embarkation date, and set dining times were no longer available.
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