Celebrity Summit Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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4 out of 5

Alaska Cruise

Sail Date: June 15, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The Summit was a very clean ship with all the conveniences and amenities of quality cruise ships. At times it seemed as if the staff was shaddowing us in order to open a door, carry a tray or even pour a drink for us. At times we felt guilty for accepting such pampering.

Pros: Excellent service throughout ship and extrordinary views.

Cons: Buffets were not as consumer friendly as other cruises. The ship docked at an inconvenient pier in Vancouver and people had a two hour wait for a taxis after the cruise ended.

Recommends Celebrity Summit? Yes!

Skagway, Alaska
The White Pass and Yukon train ride was excellent. The Klondike Summit and Historic City bus tour was a waste of time. The driver was very entertaining but that was about it. We did most of our "shopping" here as we found some great bargins. The history of Skagway was very interesting.
Don't Miss: The train ride.
Juneau, Alaska
Very attractive town. I expected to see a larger city since it was the capital of Alaska, but it far exceeded my expectations.
Don't Miss: The whale watching tour was the best of the cruise. It was a low priority for me before the cruise, but it turned out being the favorite for both of us.
Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
This stop was a bonus for us. The views from the ship were great. Just sitting out and taking in the natural beauty was enough. The short hike into the forest was well worth the time/effort. It was like walking into the magical forest of our childhood. The boat tenders getting us to shore were a bit of a problem, but the wait was worth it. Returning to the ship was much easier.
Don't Miss: The forest walk.
Ketchikan, Alaska
We were surprised to see Ketchikan a much larger town than the others. It was very convenient to the cruise ships however and the shops were "right there". The Totem Bight State Park Tour was well worth the time if you interested in Alaskan native history. We found it fascinating. We did not attend the Lumberjack competition, but we regretted not seeing it. Others reported back to ship very positive comments about it.
Don't Miss: Depends on your interests.
Skagway, Alaska
The White Pass and Yukon train ride was excellent. The Klondike Summit and Historic City bus tour was a waste of time. The driver was very entertaining but that was about it. We did most of our "shopping" here as we found some great bargins. The history of Skagway was very interesting.
Don't Miss: The train ride.
Juneau, Alaska
Very attractive town. I expected to see a larger city since it was the capital of Alaska, but it far exceeded my expectations.
Don't Miss: The whale watching tour was the best of the cruise. It was a low priority for me before the cruise, but it turned out being the favorite for both of us.
Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
This stop was a bonus for us. The views from the ship were great. Just sitting out and taking in the natural beauty was enough. The short hike into the forest was well worth the time/effort. It was like walking into the magical forest of our childhood. The boat tenders getting us to shore were a bit of a problem, but the wait was worth it. Returning to the ship was much easier.
Don't Miss: The forest walk.
Ketchikan, Alaska
We were surprised to see Ketchikan a much larger town than the others. It was very convenient to the cruise ships however and the shops were "right there". The Totem Bight State Park Tour was well worth the time if you interested in Alaskan native history. We found it fascinating. We did not attend the Lumberjack competition, but we regretted not seeing it. Others reported back to ship very positive comments about it.
Don't Miss: Depends on your interests.


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