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SXMNorm
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Alaskian Cruise This July
      #1686915 - 03/03/16 01:02 PM (107.192.121.136)

We're booked on a Princess Alaskan Cruise for this summer(2016). Anyone have any fairly current thoughts about good and worthless activities either on ship or at ports. Starting at Fairbanks with Denaili tours.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Alaskian Cruise This July [Re: SXMNorm]
      #1686985 - 03/03/16 07:27 PM (65.13.175.190)

Wish I could help. Our Alaska Cruise was August 2015, and it rained every Port of call, and the wind made it impossible to try to do anything other than walk around in town of the Ports we were in.

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Re: Alaskian Cruise This July [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1694360 - 04/21/16 08:21 PM (67.142.162.25)

we are going on the norwegian pearl the first week of august...these are the excursions we have booked

whale watching in Juneau

best of skagway and white pass railway

saxman and native village lumberjack show in Juneau

glacier bay

enchanting butchart gardens evening


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Re: Alaskian Cruise This July [Re: Cathyg]
      #1694605 - 04/24/16 10:08 AM (65.13.175.190)

We did the Alaska Cruise on the Norwegian Pearl August 2015. White Pass railway was highly recommended, and we booked it, however it was raining and very foggy, so we canceled. People that went on it said they couldn't even see out the window of the train. Sorry, can't help with anything else, we were washed out at all ports due to rain.

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Re: Alaskian Cruise This July [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1694608 - 04/24/16 10:21 AM (67.142.162.20)

I am sorry to hear that you had bad weather.....I am sure hoping ours is better.

We lived in Adak Alaska in the Aleutian islands for 18 months.....we enjoyed BOTH nice days we had......


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Re: Alaskian Cruise This July [Re: Cathyg]
      #1694622 - 04/24/16 11:20 AM (72.60.236.67)

That's so funny!! We took a cruise to Alaska, maybe in 98 or so??? We had really spectacular weather for the week we were on the cruise and 3 days after in Denali. We did all excursions on our own. We had booked a dog sled excursion and couldn't do it because there was too much snow yet. Our cruise was VERY early for Alaska, can't remember now, around the middle of May maybe. We did a helicopter tour to a glacier from somewhere, not sure, a wildlife boat tour from Seward, maybe?, land tour to the glacier that is right by Anchorage, went to the Red Dog Saloon, had a wonderful time! Possibly the thing we enjoyed most was the cruise in Glacier Bay though.. Spectacular! We would love to go back someday, especially since we haven't seen any snow (thank God!! ), for 10 years, since we now live in Florida!!

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Re: Alaskian Cruise This July [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1694633 - 04/24/16 12:29 PM (67.142.162.20)

Well Carol....Steve had no interest in EVER returning to Alaska...so I had to do some convincing.....but the one thing he insisted on was that the ship go through glacier bay. Since the government licenses only so many ships to do this....it was more difficult than it sounds. First we wanted Disney...no glacier bay. Then Princess...no glacier bay. Bonnie recommended NCL...so thats what we did. in 97 days we begin our journey. We are booked at the waterfront Marriot...right across the street from the ship. So we will fly into Seattle on Saturday....stay at the marriot and walk across the street to the ship on Sunday.

I am really excited and I hope we have good weather.

I bought some new north face thermal jackets and have packed leggings and sweaters and boots. I am hoping I made the right choice in clothing. I also packed a couple of rain ponchos and an umbrella.

I know this will be the only time I get to do this....no way I will ever get him to go back again...lol


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Re: Alaskian Cruise This July [Re: Cathyg]
      #1694639 - 04/24/16 02:13 PM (72.60.236.67)

What??? Princess is no longer doing Glacier Bay??? At the time that we went, Princess and HAL were the ONLY ones doing it.

Hope you have great weather!


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Re: Alaskian Cruise This July [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1694663 - 04/24/16 05:35 PM (67.142.162.27)

no princess is not going there this year.....i think it changes every year from what I understand. It depends on who wins the license.

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Re: Alaskian Cruise This July [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1694694 - 04/24/16 11:41 PM (98.29.235.208)

I just checked, the Crown/Island Grand Princess all scenic cruise Glacier Bay National Park this summer as usual.....as is Holland America (even a couple Carnival trips) ALL PART OF CARNIVAL CORP....I think it is the addition of Norwegian to the mix that is the big new thing

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