Don't overpack. Much of cruise is casual dress.
Book your restaurants early but don't worry if you end up with not getting what you want...we were able to easily book on board for the number of reservations we wanted. Plan your excursions around the in port schedule. We booked an excursion that did not allow us any time in the port to explore..
Grab headphones if you go to the gym for the treadmill. The treadmills face a blank wall and do not have TVs.
lower your expectations of luxury
Make dinner reservations on line before sailing.
Heavy seas produced a sleepless night, motion sickness, and a wasted day and a half. Nothing in the promotional material for this cruise prepared us for this and not seeing the Hubbard Glacier. Overall the weather was overcast or there was rain most days. Transparency about weather and risk needed.
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