So I'm planning a trip for 6 ppl (4 ages 20-27 & 2 ages 50-54). Doing a 6-8 night Alaska roundtrip cruise from Seattle. Most likely gonna try and get two ocean view cabins w/balcony side-by-side. Anyway I'm debating between using Holland America Line's Noordam or Princess Cruise Line's Golden Princess.
Noordam appears to be a newer ship (completed 2/2006) as opposed to Golden Princess (completed 10/2001). they both have very similar intineraries, except Noordam stops in Sitka and cruises Glacier bay, while Golden Princess stops in Skagway and cruises Tracy Arm Fjord. Just wanted to see what people's thoughts were for one over the other (regarding interary, room, cruise line, entertainment, etc.). Advantages...disadvantages? Thanks a bunch.