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  1. 3 hours ago, widdis said:

    Hi all!

     

    A group and I, likely 10 cabins, is looking to book a Seattle to Alaska cruise in 2021.  Either July or August.

     

    RC says they won't open ticket sales until Nov this year for 2021.  Has anyone done this cruise before?  Thoughts, tips, recommendations?

    For my 2 cents..... I'd suggest you consider doing a northbound sailing out of Vancouver in May. Why??

    1. The farther north you go, the prettier Alaska gets.

    2. May is the "dry" season in AK (YMMV)

    3. May sailings tend to be cheaper

    4. The whales are back by May

    5. The snow hasn't melted by May

    6. The seas the  first day out and the last day back to Seattle -can- be a bit rougher

    7. Hubbard Glacier

    8. The stunningly beautiful train ride from Seward to Anchorage

  2. 4 hours ago, CMsmum said:

    Just booked on ID for October with an accessible cabin as  Hubby uses a wheelchair all the time.  Just wondering if there are designated wheelchair viewing spaces for shows etc and also in MDR as looking at pictures there does not look to ba a lot of room between tables.

    TIA

    60 days prior to your sailing

  3. 4 hours ago, CMsmum said:

    Just booked on ID for October with an accessible cabin as  Hubby uses a wheelchair all the time.  Just wondering if there are designated wheelchair viewing spaces for shows etc and also in MDR as looking at pictures there does not look to ba a lot of room between tables.

    TIA

    60 days prior to your sailing

  4. 1 hour ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

    You forgot the most important terms:

     

    21. General Terms & Conditions

    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has the right to terminate the Crown & Anchor Society® Program (“the Program”) or to change the Terms and Conditions of participation and benefits, in whole or in part; at any time without notice.

    Doubtful they'd ever flat terminate C&A but that would motivate me to check other cruise lines. Loyalty should be a 2 way street

  5. 1 hour ago, stingray310 said:

    Do you remember which whale watching excursion you booked or what company/boat you were on. My son would like to do a whale watching tour and we want to make sure we get the right tour company/boat that is wheelchair accessible. Any information you could provide for this would be great. Thanks

     

    Stingray310

    We always use Dolphin Jet boat tours for Juneau whale watching. They have a boat w/c users can roll aboard and stay in their w/c. No stairs/steps at all. Tell them your needs when you book. AWESOME  company!!

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  6. To the OP, I wish to add if itinerary is high on the criteria list, Ovation’s first Alaska sailing May 13 11 days is the only one I would consider over Radiance.

     

     

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    We weren't planning on cruising AK in back-to-back years but this sailing with 2 glaciers, 4 sea days, very affordable balcony prices, a newer ship, and the Vancouver to Seattle route was too good to pass up!:D

  7. There are, however, reports of some people not getting the full value of miles from some flights booked through cruise lines. Sometimes yes, sometimes no; again, it seems to depend on the exact fare class and the specific rules and restrictions attached to the ticket purchased, and that is seldom known ahead of time. Also, some airlines are moving to a system whereby miles are earned based on the dollars paid, rather than the miles flown. If that's the case with the airline the cruise line books for you, and you are paying a lower fare, you will obviously earn fewer miles than you would otherwise. This may or may not matter to someone, just sharing so everyone can be more informed.

    Thanks, Meg.....but my last two posts do not concern EARNING/GETTING miles for flights booked through the cruise line.

     

    I was trying to let folks know you can NOT Use, Spend, Redeem miles you already have to "PAY" for flights booked through the cruise line.

     

    Obviously, I'm not stating that clearly enough. :confused:

  8. Unfortunately RC does not always promise to wait - even short periods of time. Someone once gave a detailed explanation of tides, port fees, payment to all the harbor staff, etc. They often do not have a choice - another ship may be waiting for the berth. They do say they will get you to the ship - even if it's the next port. Over and over people stress flying in at least a day early - sometimes even two days if long flights and multiple connections.

    The online page said "We guarantee we'll get you there on time" Without that "guarantee" we would have NEVER cut it that close. RCCL made it right but we still missed 2 days. In the end, it was 99% Air Canada's fault.

  9. The wheel chair we had on the ship was rented from "scootaround". $110.00 for the week and the chair was waiting for us in our cabin.

     

    https://www.scootaround.com/mobility-rentals/book-a-rental/rent-online

    FWIW: Wal-Mart sells manual wheelchairs for around $100. 2nd hand stores usually have them for less. US airlines will gate-check them for no charge. Better option than renting

  10. Yes! I know there is another thread for this, but all of 2019 is out there and I don’t have time to read through 242 pages of posts...so let’s focus on 2020

     

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    I, too, would be interested in knowing when the different cruise locations will released for 2020. Someone might know, already.

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