Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "A - O" > Celebrity Cruises
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?



 
Notices

Celebrity Cruises
NEW! Find Your CELEBRITY Roll Call

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old May 7th, 2013, 08:58 PM
bgp bgp is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 54
Default bpg

We are taking our 8 and 10 year old grandchildren on the Alaska cruise at the end of June. Any recommendations on what to pack for the cruise and what excursions they would like. Thanks
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old May 8th, 2013, 01:19 AM
MicCanberra's Avatar
MicCanberra MicCanberra is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
Posts: 10,643
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bgp View Post
We are taking our 8 and 10 year old grandchildren on the Alaska cruise at the end of June. Any recommendations on what to pack for the cruise and what excursions they would like. Thanks
You may get a better response if you start the thread with a better heading. such as 'Questions about Alaska'. You may also check out the ports of call threads as well as your rollcall.
I suggest you take some warm clothing, beanies, gloves, scarves as it can still get cool.
Do the Skagway rail trip to White Pass, perhaps the misty fjords plane trip, some whale/dolphin watching and maybe the lumberjack show in ketchikan.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old May 8th, 2013, 01:27 AM
Scrapnana's Avatar
Scrapnana Scrapnana is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 7,445
Default

Be sure you have a notarized letter stating you have permission to take the grandchildren on the cruise and authorize medical treatment for them.
__________________
Evangeline - 1960
Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt - 1962
Queen Mary - 1962
Raffaello - 1968
MV Three Gorges - 1988
Atlas - 1995
Olympic - 1996
Constellation - 2005
Disney Fantasy - 2012
Queen Elizabeth - 2014




World Voyage Blog - kathisworldvoyage.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old May 8th, 2013, 08:31 AM
dkjretired's Avatar
dkjretired dkjretired is online now
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Pa, NJ
Posts: 13,168
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrapnana View Post
Be sure you have a notarized letter stating you have permission to take the grandchildren on the cruise and authorize medical treatment for them.
Yes, signed by BOTH parents.
__________________
Don
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old May 8th, 2013, 08:44 AM
flames9 flames9 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Managua, Nicaragua
Posts: 1,047
Default

Whats a BPQ? Lot of info on the Alaska forums here on cc: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=55
__________________


Eastern Med Cruise Review onboard Celebrity Silhouette May 22 2013, Including tour info:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1858681
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old May 8th, 2013, 06:14 PM
MicCanberra's Avatar
MicCanberra MicCanberra is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
Posts: 10,643
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dkjretired View Post
Yes, signed by BOTH parents.
Very sensible.
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old May 8th, 2013, 06:17 PM
kitty9 kitty9 is offline
20,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Moon Township, Pa
Posts: 21,895
Default

If you don't have this notarized letter, they may not let you board the ship, and you don't get a refund for your cruise. This rule is to prevent non-custodial parents from taking kids out of the US.

Bring clothing for all kinds of weather. It could be cool, rainy or warm and sunny.

As for excursions, that's impossible for us to tell you. Only you know your grandchildren and what their interests are--do they like animals, are they very active kids, are they more couch potato types, do they like sightseeing and just viewing scenery. Alaska is beautiful and no matter what you choose, they will have a great time.
__________________
Darcie

Last edited by kitty9; May 8th, 2013 at 06:19 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old May 8th, 2013, 06:59 PM
drarill's Avatar
drarill drarill is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Posts: 2,986
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bgp View Post
We are taking our 8 and 10 year old grandchildren on the Alaska cruise at the end of June. Any recommendations on what to pack for the cruise and what excursions they would like. Thanks
The first time we went to Alaska, our children were about that age. We took them dog sledding on a glacier by helicopter; to a gold panning that also included a salmon bake and they enjoyed the lumberjack show in Ketchikan. We also took the White Pass train. Hope this helps
__________________

Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old May 8th, 2013, 07:37 PM
MicCanberra's Avatar
MicCanberra MicCanberra is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
Posts: 10,643
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drarill View Post
The first time we went to Alaska, our children were about that age. We took them dog sledding on a glacier by helicopter; to a gold panning that also included a salmon bake and they enjoyed the lumberjack show in Ketchikan. We also took the White Pass train. Hope this helps
The white pass train and return via liarsville (includes salmon bake and gold panning) was great.
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old May 8th, 2013, 07:49 PM
HAM's Avatar
HAM HAM is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 674
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by bgp View Post
We are taking our 8 and 10 year old grandchildren on the Alaska cruise at the end of June. Any recommendations on what to pack for the cruise and what excursions they would like. Thanks
Aspirin
Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old May 8th, 2013, 08:14 PM
purduemom1's Avatar
purduemom1 purduemom1 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 317
Default

bgp??? OP might want to redo the subject line and try posting of the Alaska board.
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old May 8th, 2013, 08:30 PM
MicCanberra's Avatar
MicCanberra MicCanberra is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
Posts: 10,643
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ham View Post
aspirin
lol :d
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks

Ad Sponsored By


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:53 AM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.
Check Cruise Prices
Cruise Line:
Destination:
Month:
Compare deals from top travel sites
Loading vendors ... please wait.
No vendors are available. Try selecting options