Terrible check-in at Seattle. Must compete with Diamond Princess passengers to get to dock that both ships share. Long lines, short tempers. Recommend getting in a day early or hiring a taxi to get to the dock.
Check-in at the pier was also the pits. penthous and catagory S suite had express check-in. Cat SS suite (mine) had to wait in very, very long line with all of the other passengers. Recommend getting to Seattle a day early and check-in when gates are first opened.
Stayed in SS class cabin #6063 (the lesser of the the two suite catagories). Cabin was large with plenty of moving around room. Bathroom had double sink, whirlpool tub and a seperate shower. Highly recommend this class of cabin.
Oosterdam is beautiful on the inside, kinda ugly on the outside. Excellent food and service. Waiters were good but were not entertaining like on past NCL cruises.
Especially liked the Crow's nest.
Ports were well chosen. Juneau was excellent with free shuttle to/from town. Hubbard glacier was awesome! Captain got very close to it. Sitka was nice but spent too much time there. Spent too little time in Ketchikan and Victoria.
Did not do any of the excursions. Just walked around alot and enjoyed the sights. Sitka had the most bald eagles, perched in almost every tree!
Had rough seas (7.5 to 12') first night out of Seattle. Ship was rocking and rolling. Ceiling in our cabin made a very loud creaking, grinding type of noise which led to zero sleep that night. Reported it to front desk but nothing was ever done to fix it. I don't thik this ship does well in the open ocean 'cause even in calm seas, the ships movements can be felt.
Overall it was a very good cruise and would go again.
Oosterdam: 6-12-2004 cruise to AK. SS cabin 6063.