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which cruise out of Seattle?

Discussion in 'Alaska & Pacific Northwest Ports' started by memo, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. memo

    memo Active Member

    Im thinking about going on an Alaskan cruise in June with my 7 year old daughter. This will be the first Alaskian cruise we go on. I'm looking at the cruises leaving out of Seattle. I'm wondering if anyone has thoughts on which one is best, especially given that i will be traveling with a kid. It looks like the choices are:

    NCL - Norwegian Pearl
    Holland - Oosterdam
    Princess - Sapphire Princess


  2. memo

    memo Active Member

    i was really hoping that someone would have feed back on these cruises. I'm really torn between princess and holland america.


  3. bob

    bob Chief Engineer Staff Member

    Of those three ships, Sapphire hands down with kids
    The Oosterdam is a nice ship no question, but for Alaska with kids, it doesn't match the kid friendly atmosphere of Princess,
  4. cruisen4life

    cruisen4life Active Member

    We are booked with a bunch of kids in Aug on the Sapphire, but have never been on a Princess ship. We were on the Amsterdam in 2007 and it is a beautiful ship. My parents and 3 of the grandbabies (2,15,17) were on the Oosterdam in 2008 and again had a great time. All the major cruise lines will have some sort of kids club and 7 is the perfect age to enjoy the club. They will have a meet and greet in the kids club and I strongly suggest your daughter go to it. It is where they interduce all the kids and set the ground rules. The staff does an excellent job of linking kids in groups and making sure everybody has a great time. They have everything from scavenger hunts to bingo to sports to arts and crafts and video game competitions. She will have a great time whichever ship you choose. /COLOR]
  5. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    #1 - Princess
    #2 - Holland America
    #3 - See #1
  6. BSeabob

    BSeabob Reinststed due to good behavior-Subject to change Staff Member

    You overlooked the Infinity which is also 7 days out of Seattle. One fewer stop up North however as it actually does a lot more of the "Inside Passage" on the way north..
    Our trips on her included kids on board and they have a good program.

    But I do not think that this is current info anymore.( JUN 2010) Goes outside all the time except for just below Juneau and ketchikan
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2010
  7. FortheFunofIt

    FortheFunofIt Active Member

    I've never cruised with Sapphire. Only with Princess (and yes, they are VERY kid friendly). How is Sapphire? :)
  8. bob

    bob Chief Engineer Staff Member

    Sapphire is the "Princess Sapphire" sister of the Princess Diamond
  9. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    My choice would be HAL's Oosterdam.

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