We are planning an Alaskan Cruise for my husbands 60th BD May 28th. We will take a cruise that departs from Seattle on May 23, 24 or 25. We have children coming from London in their 30s and a baby under 2. Hopefully our children here will join us. They are in their 20s and 30s.
We want this to be a wonderful cruise and not boring to any. The younger ones do like to party so keep that in mind. We are also taking into consideration the cost. The ones in London will incure the most. Up until resently I had it set that we would sail on the NCL Pearl but I have been reconsidering that as it is the most expensive I see.
I would like input on our other choices as all the reviews are mixed. Our choices are....NCL Pearl or Star, HA Amsterdam, Oosterdam or Westerdam, Golden or Star Princess, Celebrity's Infinity and RCCL Rhapsody of the Seas. I am concerned that HA may be a much older crowd for them from the reviews I have read. Some state the average age is 70.
As for ports I noticed some leave by 1 or 2pm and others stay till 4 or 5, maybe later. I wonder if this is something we should take into consideration.
Also, can someone recommend a good hotel? We stayed at one last year by the airport and it was horrible! This will be the first trip to Seattle for all but me and my husband. Would like that to be pleasent for them too. We will arrive 1 or 2 days before the cruise. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.