Posted November 25th, 2013, 06:24 PM
Last edited by DragonOfTheSeas; November 25th, 2013 at 06:25 PM
Thank you everyone for all your help! We finally booked and got an oceanview with a big window on the Millenium Balcony cabins are more than twice the price of an OV ($700+). So we decided to forego the balcony and use the extra money for tours
I am also late to the thread.
However, I agree the excursions are most important thing. We have sailed in balconies and a JS to other places and really enjoyed them. . . .and I am sure I would have liked a balcony in Alaska. But, I doubt I would have used it all that much.
We took the last NB cruise that left Aug 31. It was cold many days. We stayed on the deck when we could stand it and viewed from inside i.e. Viking Crown lounge the rest of the time. We had an inside cabin. Our Alaska cruise and our Panama Canal cruises are our 2 favorites so far--and they were both inside cabins.
I do not regret not having a balcony. I would regret not going on a whale watch or the train in Skagway.
Have a great cruise.