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Celebrity Summit Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Northbound Glacier (Vancouver To Seward)
Sail Date: July 01, 2006
Ship: Celebrity Summit
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
The Summit, a 90K + ton ship, is extremely stable. Motion sensation is rare. Impeccable housekeeping and maintenance. Attention to detail (a fresh flower even in the bathroom daily---at least in concierge class staterooms). Gift champagne on ice on arrival. A small, but thoughtful, gift on leaving. That's good marketing.
3 out of 5
Pretty harbor dotted with lots of little islands, all watched over by a majestic mountain range. The town itself is not particularly winsome, even though the Homesteaders Home (large, old old folks home) is picturesque.
3 out of 5
Pretty harbor dotted with lots of little islands, all watched over by a majestic mountain range. The town itself is not particularly winsome, even though the Homesteaders Home (large, old old folks home) is picturesque.
5 out of 5
Has maintained it's rustic, turn of the century charm. We were there on July 4 and were privileged to witness their combination "July 4/Mardi Gras" parade down (and back) main street. A lot of fun.
Don't Miss: White Pass Scenic RR trip. Take the beautifully restored train up the mountain to the pass and a bus down. Get to see more of the enchanting scenery that way.
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: The Whale Watching Cruise into Icy Strait to Pt. Adolphus gave us the opportunity to see as many as 50 humpback whales, some in the distance, but some within 30 yards of the boat.
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: The Whale Watching Cruise into Icy Strait to Pt. Adolphus gave us the opportunity to see as many as 50 humpback whales, some in the distance, but some within 30 yards of the boat.
5 out of 5
Has maintained it's rustic, turn of the century charm. We were there on July 4 and were privileged to witness their combination "July 4/Mardi Gras" parade down (and back) main street. A lot of fun.
Don't Miss: White Pass Scenic RR trip. Take the beautifully restored train up the mountain to the pass and a bus down. Get to see more of the enchanting scenery that way.
5 out of 5
Where else can one see a state's capitol with access only by sea and air. Beautiful little harbor. Seaplanes landing and taking off every few minutes just feet from your ship. Bald eagles diving for fish a short distance away. A lovely view of the entire scene a short tram ride away atop Mt. Roberts.
Don't Miss: Helicopter or small airplane landing on the Mendenhall Glacier or Juneau Ice Field.
5 out of 5
Where else can one see a state's capitol with access only by sea and air. Beautiful little harbor. Seaplanes landing and taking off every few minutes just feet from your ship. Bald eagles diving for fish a short distance away. A lovely view of the entire scene a short tram ride away atop Mt. Roberts.
Don't Miss: Helicopter or small airplane landing on the Mendenhall Glacier or Juneau Ice Field.

Pros: 7 days with your stuff in one place, but you moving

Cons: It still amazes me that elegant ships, cruising the most beautiful waters in the world, encourage guests to spend their time in sleazy, airless, windowless "casinos", smoking cigarettes and plugging coins into metal boxes. There's gotta be a better way for the cruise line to make a buck with all th

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