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  1. @df5250 who did you book your Denali ATV tour with? We are looking to do one but want longer than 2.5 hour tour - only gives you 1.5 hors on the ATV
  2. What is a Pinnacle ship? Please use ship names - not all of us know ship classes
  3. We want to stay at the Fairmount and our Travel agent says it is on a waitlist. Today when I was looking at flights I also looked at pre hotels and I could book the Fairmount. I called my TA & she insists it is still waitlisted. Does anyone know the difference, if there is one, of me booking 2 nights on line - looks like it is a “package” so I have to pay now, and adding to my booking with my TA? Looks to be the same hotel she has us waitlisted for & the same rate. Am I missing something? thanks
  4. @BeachTunes by the sound of it, you are not doing the tour with Celebrity? How are you booking? We will be in Juneau the end of August with Holland & would appreciate your input. This seems like an exceptional excursion
  5. Looking at things now, I wish we had booked a tour with 3 nights. We arrive at 5pm, after an 8 hour train trip. I’m not sure we’ll want to do too much touring that evening. The next day is the 6 hour Tundra Wilderness Tour until 2’ish I’m guessing, then the remainder of the day free. We depart at 10am on the 3rd day. Not a lot of time to explore on our own, only time seems to be after the bus tour.
  6. My travel agent gave us a detailed itinerary when we paid our deposit. You could ask for one from whomever you booked with. My itinerary shows it takes 2.5 hours on the train from Whittier to Anchorage, and 8 hours from Anchorage to Denali on the McKinley Explorer. Our tour is one night in Anchorage, then the next day to Denali.
  7. In the US I have issues using the website on my iPad. personally I think Holland needs to do better - I an not impressed with them so far
  8. THANK YOU gentlemen - I will take your advice & look at a few options first. Party of 4, 60 - 67. Walking around town is an option but biking & hiking are out. We would not be opposed to renting a car to see the “outskirts”. I’ll be back with questions I’m sure
  9. We are doing our first Alaskan cruise, sailing out of Vancouver in late August. We have never been to Vancouver & will have from 2pm Friday until boarding (time undetermined) on Sunday. We will be staying at The Fairmount (hopefully, have a waitlist for 2 nights with Holland America). Trying to make a plan so we make good use of our time. Suggestions / advise / recommendations are all welcome Thank you
  10. What is the difference between a Marv & Harv tour & a Jayleen tour, do you know? They look similar, but ther is a $30pp difference.
  11. Is that bad scenery? I keep reading .. “you’ll be disappointed going Northbound”🤨 Is Queen Charlotte Strait or the Sound nor scenic? What will be missed “in the narrow part of the passage” while we’re sleeping? I am very nervous I made a huge mistake booking Northbound
  12. Do you have a deck preference? We’re looking at Aft deck 7 but our friends are looking at Deck 8. I notice Deck 4 is higher priced?
  13. Deck 4 true aft are more than deck 7 true aft
  14. We are sailing on Nieuw Amsterdam & noticed Deck 4 aft cabins are priced higher than deck 7. Can you explain why? I was alway under the impression that higher decks were better, as long as not right under the pool
  15. Not sure who you are sailing with, nor when, however Buffalo is between $900 & $1200 per person. Not non-stop but no boarder traffic issues. Yes you have customs, however you’re on the plane & in Vancouver, better issues there than Niagara Falls. I’ve looked into Toronto also but the savings isn’t enough to fight the boarder. We are sailing the end of August & through Holland have gotten $920pp.
  16. Unacceptable - the Bills played on Thanksgiving 2022. Great info to have, I’m booking a 2025 fall cruise & no football is not an option
  17. We are on Nieuw Amsterdam in aft 7143. Looked yesterday because some friends now want to join us & noticed that to aft cabins on deck 4 are at a higher cost than on deck 7. I was always under the impression the higher decks were more in demand & cost more. I was surprised deck 4, being so low, was more than deck 7
  18. Yes they are both VB, Deck 4 is about $350 more than on Deck 7. I was just always under the impression lower decks were lower prices. @Haldo1935 thinks the lower aft cabins have a larger balcony. Sounds like I need to do some research & possibly change cabins
  19. I was always under the impression cabins on higher decks were more than the lower decks. Now I’m seeing on the NA in August an Aft cabin on deck 4 is more than one on deck 7. Can anyone explain this? Thank you
  20. This makes me sad - one of the reasons we choose NA was because of BBKingd 💔
  21. I’m on NA in August on Deck 7 & am looking forward (aft really) to our first week of daily aft views
  22. Has anyone rented a bike for the day while in port? Positive? Negative? Yes? No? We’d love to ride but not sure there use enough time
  23. Can anyone give thoughts/advice on an Arctic Circle trip from Fairbanks? I’ve looked into a few & would like some “firsthand” reviews. I see Holland does a fly up & back but see one that is fly up/drive back by an Independent company (Arctic Circle Tours?) We’ll be there the beginning of September so hoping to also luck out & see The Northern Lights on this trip. I’m thinking this will add 1 or 2 nights in Fairbanks? I guess another thought is …. Is this trip really worth the time/cost? should we do it from Denali - adding a day there as compared to adding in Fairbanks. I know I’m all over with this bit would appreciate thoughts - your experiences
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