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Old January 29th, 2009, 09:00 AM
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Old January 29th, 2009, 10:32 AM
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Those pictures were enough to make anyone sea sick, but remember this is a very small cruise ship at only 43 ,000 ton. not likely to happen on the larger ships ( I hope!)
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Old February 1st, 2009, 08:37 AM
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I really feel there are TOO many ships in Alaska .Bring back more Carib cruises from New york /Boston -Longer then 8 days for Northern voyagers.Lots of families on vacation have more then a week
I see snow ALL WINTER >DO NOT WANT IT IN SUMMER .Alaska not yet for me!!!
Bring back SUMMER Hawaii cruises .We loved ours .Would definitely do again!!!LOve leisure seadays!!!
Even more Bermuda cruises

Med with EURO still too expensive!!!
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Old February 1st, 2009, 10:40 AM
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Alaska should repeal the 50.00 per passenger charge.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 09:29 PM
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The problem with Alaskan cruises is the high airfare to get there for the cruise. Princes is having fantastic sales, but the airfare from NY to Alaska was nearly $900 per person. I can't afford nearly $2,000 in airfare for a cruise.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 09:41 PM
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OMG! what a nightmare.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 11:56 AM
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Most economists (and cruise experts) would say that cruise prices are "price elastic" and any change in price will affect bookings. The attempts by Alaska to line their pockets at the expense of cruise passengers (head tax, increased port fees, etc) will backfire just as it has for places such as Bermuda.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 10:00 PM
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I do not know enough about ships and how their shape affects the ride. I wonder if the reason that the ship tossed so much in the storm had anything to do with the stretching done when Fred Olsen bought it from NCL who had already changed things from when it was the Crown Odyssey?
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