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#1
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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
#2
Canberra Australia
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Originally posted by bgp
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.
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Be sure you have a notarized letter stating you have permission to take the grandchildren on the cruise and authorize medical treatment for them.
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Originally posted by Scrapnana
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.
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Moon Township, Pa
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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.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Originally posted by bgp
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
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Canberra Australia
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Originally posted by drarill
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.
#10
Tampa, FL
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Originally posted by bgp
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
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