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Shelley

Age: 56

Occupation:retired

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Norwegian Sun

Sailing Date: 2013-06-5

Itinerary: Alaska

Overall, I would do it again. The check in procedure at the port in Whittier was a bit of a nightmare but otherwise everything was smooth sailing. The crew was amazing. It was obvious they wanted everyone to enjoy their cruise. And I understand from talking to some parents that their kids wanted to stay in the kiddy place and not go on family outings, it was that much fun for them.

I found the buffet to be a bit of a "cattle call" with too many people and lines. Having said that, I must also say that the sit down restaurants were wonderful. While there is a sameness of choices throughout the week, everything was absolutely fantastic. The only complain I had was one night my baked potato wasn't cooked enough (but heck, I do that myself at home sometimes). The portions were small but the quality was excellent. I think my husband grew gills he had so much salmon. I had read other reviews about bad food but I found that I really liked the quality at the restaurants. And the portion size turned out to be a good thing because I would have eaten everything they put on my plate and who knows how much weight I might have gained. The lobster was probably the best I have ever had.

My room was clean, always, no matter how often I went in there and messed it up. And I got a really cool towel animal every night. I looked forward to seeing what was there in the evenings.

The activities were fun...the trivial questions were brutal. I'm usually much better at that sort of thing. And the crew talent show was simply not to be missed. The magician was aweful. I thought the dance crew and the singers were wonderful. There wasn't a single minute of any performance when they didn't put forth 100% effort.

We took a bus ride out of Skagway and our driver was amazing. I wish I could remember his name. He told us stories and history and just kept us entertained the entire time.

Well, Alaska is just beautiful. That goes without saying. And to see it from atop this magnificient ship was amazing. Our trip up to Alaska was brutal and I got to the ship thinking that the cruise wasn't going to be worth the effort but I was so wrong. The crew were obviously intent on making sure everyone had everything they needed, the ship wasn't overly crowded, we ate until I thought we'd explode (the chocolate buffet was to die for), the entertainment (with the exception of the magician) was really good.

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