To Alaska by Sea
A floating resort
Our home for a week, the Norwegian Wind. As far as today's cruise ships go, it's actually one of the smaller ones, and for 1000+ passengers who all wanted to be inside on those chilly, drizzly days, it could get kind of cramped in the public areas. Still, the Wind is very nicely equipped. The good thing about a smaller ship is that it's much easier to find your way around, which meant less time spent trying to remember where the heck this restaurant or that lounge was.
Our stateroom was located on deck 4, which was the very bottom passenger deck. It sounded like we were right above the engine, and although I was worried initially that the noise would keep me awake at night, I never had trouble sleeping.
We were fortunate to have two portholes in our room. Let me tell you, even though you can save yourself a few bucks by getting a windowless inside cabin (like we did last year), you do feel like a mole by the end of the cruise. Having daylight in our cabin was much appreciated by all of us.