My best friend and I are looking at going on a a cruise to Alaska in July. We are a bit late in planning, but it seems there are still berths available. How do you choose which line to go with? We are considering Holland America and Cruise West. I have cruised before on the Grand Princess, but my friend has never been on a cruise. We both like the idea of the smaller Cruise West ships travlling closer to shore, but the comfort of a larger Holland America Ship is attractive also. My friend is a bit concerned over the movement of the smaller ship. We are both in our 50's, been friends since we were 12, and mairried, so not looking for parties and evening entertainment. Any help or advice you could give will be much appreciated. Thanks!!