Our First Cruise...Kunundrum
Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Sail Date: May 12, 2007
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
Review SummaryThe Cruise was planned so far in advance. We were excited indeed, and being our first cruise, we didnt know what to expect. From boarding process in Seattle, to the debarkation, we were very impressed. The Oosterdam is impressive, the staff were amazing, the food, and overall dining on all parts of the ship were amazing.
So, why, you ask, the kunundrum? We were free to do what we wanted, but my wife and I love travelling with no itenery. We simply go. The cruise had us enthralled, and we enjoyed excursions like Mendenhall Glacier and Salmon Bake, Kayaking in Sitka, and Rain Forest Canopy Zip lining through Ketchikan. (Our favorite) But, still, something missing. I cant put my finger on it, but something....
In any event, thats my problem. This ship is not overrated, and is fantastic. The entire staff, from the Captain (Mercer) to the basic engineering staff were utterly amazing. I cant say enough! Lots to do, more to eat than even I could imagine, and impeccable service in our suite.
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Don't Miss: Look off the main street for hidden thrift/junk shops you will know when you see it
Don't Miss: WALK! WALK! it is incredible. Dont forget to party in the alleys, or dine nearby!
Don't Miss: I would say The Red Dog Saloon
Don't Miss: Canopy Zip Line! DO THIS!
Pros: The Staff, The Ship, The Food
Cons: Length of time in ports