Alaska is Beautiful

Celebrity Mercury Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska/Hubbard Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 26, 2006
Ship: Celebrity Mercury
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 11 years ago
Overall, we were thrilled with the ship's quality, food, and ammenities. However, the smokers ruin your space quickly--if you are a non-smoker.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Desserts were beautiful--but bland.


5 out of 5
Shows were great!

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
My kids did not enjoy the programs--my kids are all over 10. The programs seemed to be geared to the under 7 ages.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
We noticed the service quality diminshed as the end of the cruise neared.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The smokers were allowed to smoke indoors on one side of the ship--well this contaminates the whole indoor area. Especially when the weather is inclimate!

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Family Stateroom was perfect for family of 5. However, the shower smelled of mildew constantly.
5 out of 5
The summit bus ride was the best--better than the train ride. My kids were able to get out at the top and play in the snow!
Don't Miss: Summit Bus ride
5 out of 5
White water rafting was fun!
1 out of 5
Very poor town-nothing worth seeing--unless you pay bug dollars to take an excursion out of Ketchikan.
Don't Miss: nothing

Pros: The Scenery, the elegance of the ship

Cons: Smoke overtook the ship

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