I went on a 8-day cruise to Alaska. Here are 12 things that surprised me the most.

The writer posing by ship railing will alaska landscape in the background

I sailed around Alaska on the the Celebrity Millennium.Elizabeth Aquino

  • I sailed on the Celebrity Millennium around Alaska as my first cruise since the height of COVID-19.

  • Even though it was summer, it was quite chilly outside, and the sun would set as late as 10 p.m.

  • I found out I could get meals from the main dining room ordered to my stateroom for dinner.

I sailed on the Celebrity Millennium for eight days.

Writer and her family posing by "icy straight point" sign in Alaska

We visited ports like Icy Straight Point and Juneau.Elizabeth Aquino

My family of six took a cruise to Alaska on the Celebrity Millennium, which took us to places like Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway, and the Hubbard Glacier.

Even though I’ve been on five cruises with my family, this was the first one since the height of the coronavirus pandemic, and there were some things I didn’t expect about the overall experience.

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