Posted April 3rd, 2014, 10:47 PM
Last edited by Traveller20074; April 3rd, 2014 at 10:52 PM
DH and I have never been to Alaska and are wanting to go next year... It's on the bucket list and this will probably be our only trip to AK. We love cruising and Alaska is perfect for it so, why not... but AK cruises are VERY high compared to our cheap Caribbean cruises. I'm not sure if we can afford to go at the best time (July) and get a balcony. So, my question is this... what would be better, getting a balcony room in May or getting an inside room in July?If we have to suffer with an inside room (though who is really suffering on a cruise), how crowded do the top decks get? Will we be able to sit down with a view?
Primarily we are nature people - would love to see glaciers and wildlife (whales & bears of course). Our favorite Caribbean places have all been where we hiked to waterfalls and got off the beaten path.
if you do an inside, and have to be on the decks say during Glacier Bay, it is fairly crowded. I went back to my balcony and watched the Margerie Glacier calve...and, I could hear it hit the water. From the decks, where everyone is talking and trying to get pictures, I couldn't hear a thing lol
I've had a balcony in May in Alaska. It was fine. As far as I can tell, May is a very dry month.
we had sun on the 3 cruises I've been on....Skagway was a bit rainy the last time we were there, but it didn't last long...
found this about July in Juneau..
The median cloud cover is 100% (overcast) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 67%, with little variation over the course of the month.
this is May
The median cloud cover is 99% (overcast) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 65%, with little variation over the course of the month.