Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4 out of 5

Absolutely fabulous!

Sail Date: June 02, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

My husband and I just got back from our first cruise, a cruise to Alaska on the Vision of the Seas. The crew was so friendly, attentive and bent over backwards to make us happy. Royal Caribbean thought of everything, including the travel vouchers to and from the ship; something we did not think of. We really enjoyed the excursions to the Mendenhall glacier, the Mt. Roberts Tramway and Skagway's White Pass railway to Canada (although it would have been nice to have beverages available at Frasier and the glacier in Juneau). We will definitely go on another cruise with Royal Caribbean.

Pros: The crew

Cons: Not enough time to see everything in Victoria, BC

Entertainment
We were able to see 3 shows and they were great! There were 2 shows we did not see, because the Masquerade room was packed with both dinner seatings at the same time. Had they split up the seatings, we would have gone.

While the ship was cruising, there could have been more activities scheduled.
Service and Staff
Our waiter and waiter assistant were very pleasant. It was kind of hard to understand our waiter, since he was from Hungary, but I was able to communicate with him and he took our teasing in stride. What a great guy!
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Juneau, Alaska
The Mendenhall glacier was a "must see". Beautiful! But Juneau had way too many jewelery stores and was too commercial.
Don't Miss: Mendenhall Glacier
Victoria, British Columbia
We really did not have enough time to see everything. It was very commercial and expensive. Beautiful place.
Skagway, Alaska
The White Pass Railway was great. We saw a lot of the country side. Frasier was a big dud...nothing there. It would have been nice to have a hot cup of coffee. Liarsville was cute, although we did not pan for gold.
Don't Miss: White Pass Railroad
Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
The people of Icy Strait were exceptional! They were so glad to see us and we were glad to learn about their culture. We went on the Wild bush exploration excursion and were not disappointed. We did not see any bear, but saw Killer Whales off the shore while riding on the bus. The hike was nice and the scenery just beautiful. I feel fortunate to be one of the few to see this island. If a person wants to go shopping....not the place for you.
Don't Miss: If you want to learn about the culture, take the Bush exploration excursion.


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