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alaka ships

Discussion in 'Alaska & Pacific Northwest Ports' started by cruiser4me, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. cruiser4me

    cruiser4me Guest

    What do you guys think is the best ship thats in alaska or or what ship sould be in alaska that isnt ??
  2. keukamom

    keukamom Guest

    Just got back on the NCL Sky and WOULD NOT RECOMMEND this for AK. Not enough seating indoors in buffet area. This ship is for warmer climates.
  3. jfond

    jfond Guest

    We were on the Star Princess in August, and thought it was a Great ship for seeing Alaska. For there being 2600 passengers, it never seemed crowded.
  4. halfdome86

    halfdome86 Guest

    This is very subjective and hard to answer. We loved the Norwegian Sky and as you can see above, keukamom didn't. We only used the indoor buffet in the mornings and pretty early but never had any seating troubles.

    We also sailed the Zaandam and the Mercury and enjoyed both those ships as well.

    One advantage to the Zaandam is the main pool is covered so if you like staying by the pool that would be an advantage. The pool is also fresh water.

    Mercury has a small covered pool and Sky had no covered pool. Pools were salt water as well.
  5. Felicia

    Felicia Guest

    I just returned from AK on Holland America's ms Amsterdam. What a beautiful ship and I would definitely recommend it for AK! There are a lot of lounges and sitting areas which have gigantic windows to show the best views of the state. Also, we had to use a tender only once, and that was in Sitka.
    Plus, the service on this ship was outstanding!
  6. camper_65211

    camper_65211 Guest

    By all means take RCCL's Radiance of the Seas.
  7. Sestra

    Sestra Guest

    I too didn't mind the Sky's buffet seating. Only had to search hard one night out of seven. I tended to eat outside even when it was brisk. :)
  8. BruinSteve

    BruinSteve Guest

    Re: alaska ships

    Well...I've booked the Celebrity Summit for my Alaska cruise next July...
    That's after sailing her sister ship, the Millennium in the Mediteranean this past August...

    It was absolutely the nicest ship I've been on and the service was first class...truly a step above all the other lines I've sailed on (Premier, Norwegian, Carnival Royal Caribbean and Princess)...

    And most of the cabins are balconies...
  9. CaribbeanSun

    CaribbeanSun Guest

    I loved the Coral Princess to Alaska. Definitely recommend this ship.

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