Since the dress is always casual on the Wilderness Discoverer, you won't need to take along your fine clothes, jewelry, or other valuables. The cabins don't even come with keys, although you can lock them from the inside. Since Southeast Alaska is a rainforest, you will need to pack rubber boots, rain gear, and jackets, along with quick-drying clothes since one feature missing from the ship is a drying locker.
The sink and vanity are in the sleeping area, with shower and toilet in the small bathroom. There's a shower curtain in the bath to keep the toilet from getting all wet when you are showering. It's pretty cramped, but the water pressure was good and the shower head was attached to a hose, making it easier to rinse off.
The crew makes up the room each day in the morning, often during breakfast. No evening turn down or chocolates on the pillow, but since the dinners and dessert were extra-good, I never missed those late night treats.
The four Explorer cabins on Sun Deck 4 are the most expensive. In addition to the queen or twin beds found in all cabins, these cabins are larger and have a separate sitting area, large window, and a door leading to the outside. Three of the cabins have a sofa bed, which transforms the cabin into a triple.
The 10 Pathfinder cabins and the 16 Trailblazer cabins are on Observation Deck 3. These cabins are identical in size, but the Pathfinders have both a window and an outside entry door, whereas the Trailblazer cabins have a window overlooking the outside walkway but do not have an outside entry door. Some of these cabins can accommodate either singles or three people.
The eight Navigator cabins are on the Main Deck 2 and are the least expensive. They have a window, but no outside door. Since no one can walk by outside the cabins, they can leave their curtains open if desired without worrying that someone is going to walk by. One of the Navigator cabins is a single, and one is a triple. These cabins are closest to the dining room and the lounge, so don't require as many steps up and down each day.
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