Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Deck Hand

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
1

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4 out of 5

Very enjoyable trip!!

Sail Date: July 08, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Oceanview

Overall, a great trip. The boarding process was well run and we boarded very easily and smoothly. The activites on the ship were well thought out and there were several to choose from on a daily basis. The one downside I thought, was the service for the staterooms. I know most cruise lines have gone to a daily charge per person so that the tipping at the end of the cruise is not necessary, but this was the first time we cruised (out of 6 times) and never formally met our stateroom stewardess. Luckily, we didn't need anything, but we never saw her for 7 days!
We chose 4 excursions and 2 of the 4 were great, one was okay and the 4th one was bad. I would highly recommend the zip-line excursion in Ketchikan and the Mendenhall Glacier River Float in Juneau. The Yukon Railroad ride in Skagway is scenic and interesting, it just gets a bit too long on the way back down the trail. The Harbor Life Marine Cruise in Prince Rupert was a bust.

Pros: Ability to dine where you wanted to, good activities onboard, excellent at embarking and disembarking.

Cons: A bit of difficulty making reservations at the specialty restaurants

Juneau, Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier River Float was very good and very scenic.
Ketchikan, Alaska
Highly recommend the zip-line excursion!!!
Juneau, Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier River Float was very good and very scenic.
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
I felt as though this port is used at a filler so that you don't get back to Seattle too early.
Skagway, Alaska
Yukon railroad trip up the trail is very interesting and scenic, but it gets a bit long on the way back down. The panning for gold was exciting and worth the time.
Ketchikan, Alaska
Highly recommend the zip-line excursion!!!
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
I felt as though this port is used at a filler so that you don't get back to Seattle too early.
Skagway, Alaska
Yukon railroad trip up the trail is very interesting and scenic, but it gets a bit long on the way back down. The panning for gold was exciting and worth the time.


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