First time cruising with a family of 7(including a 9 year old and a 6 year old). We heard glacier bay is a must see so we narrowed it down to NCL and princess, but not sure which one is better for us. We are looking at May 2020. Here are the ones we are looking at:
NCL Vancouver to Seward
NCL Seattle roundtrip
Princess Vancouver to Whittier
Princess Seattle roundtrip
We are coming from LA so it seems like the ones at Seattle would be more convenient, but people are saying the one way trips are better. NCL’s are less expensive due to the current offer they have with free fare for 3rd /4th guest and princess doesn’t have any promotion offer as of now. Which one would you recommend? Any input would be greatly appreciated. And which side of the ship would you recommend for the one way trips if we were to get a balcony room? We have heard one side is better when we are going north bound.