Yes. I have just returned from the Aquafest Alaska Sept 2004 cruise and have placed my deposit for the 2005 trip. Alaska is so beautiful I need to do this again! :-) The Oosterdam is a beautiful ship. My cabin steward was outstanding. Always a polite attitude and always greeted with a smile. You and girlfriend may want to consider doing some of the excursions at ports of call. Cost extra, of course. It completes the experience by seeing some of the wildlife and terrain--up close. The folks connected with the differing Alaska excursions are friendly and experienced. It's an important source of income for them but you soon realize they really enjoy what they are doing. It's NOT about herding tourist from one point to another. Feel free to email me, if you'd like to ask questions/inquiries.