That would have been cool, but it goes that way. I am glad to help. I have subscribed to this thread and if I learn anything I will share it here with you. Lol, I have already found a place to have dinner in Anchorage. A great brew house that takes on-line booking approximately 3 months in advance, and is 3 block from the hotel.Yes, I've noticed that excursions can be a bit pricey....depending on which one is chosen.
The shore excursions are great. We booked them to "get in the door" but we might do them privatly if we find the same only cheaper. Right now the ones we have picked cost the same as another cruise, but it is for four in Alaska.
And you found a dinner spot already? WOW....you sound like a great planner. Keep up the good work and share that information .
Carnival Valor - June 2008 (Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Maarten)
Carnival Liberty - July 2011 (Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios)
Carnival Freedom - August 2012 (St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortola, Nassau)
Carnival Pride - May 2013 (Port Canaveral, Nassau, Freeport)
Carnival Breeze - April 2014 (Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vIC3SlVq1s (Holiday Inn-POM, cabin pics, Breeze pics)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s3xWRGieeg (cove balcony video, more Breeze pics)
RCCL Oasis of the Seas - May 2015 (Labadee, Falmouth, Cozumel) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzy3Hb6lr18
Carnival Pride - October 2015 (Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RqqvY27Us4
RCCL Navigator of the Seas - April 2016 (Labadee, San Juan, St. Kitts, St. Maarten) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip6-jLbBa8s
Anthem of the Seas - September 2016 (Bermuda) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oCaAD_F9HY
Norwegian Getaway - October 2016 (Roatan, Belize City, Cozumel, Costa Maya) - video hopefully soon
Carnival Vista - April 2017 (Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Kitts, St. Maarten) - video hopefully soon
Carnival Magic - July 2017 (Aruba, Amber Cove, Grand Turk) - video hopefully soon