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About gilliansp

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  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    celebrity, Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    south america
  1. Thanks so much, really helpful info. Was thinking of hiring car in Anchorage, driving to Denali via Talkeetna. 2 days Denali. Visiting Matunska Glacier, either day trip from Anchorage or on return to Anchorage. Then shuttle bus to Seward, visiting Girdwood on the way. Couple of days in Seward before cruise. Is that to ambitious for only one week?
  2. Planning our first trip to Alaska for Sept 2022, cruise combined with DIY one week, approx, land tour. Flying into Anchorage and cruise leaves from Seward. So much to see and so much distance between everwhere! Was thinking of a couple of days in Seward before cruise, and maybe Denali, Girdwood. But not sure if I should be focusing on other things. Don't think we can fit in more than 1 night/2 days at Denali - is it worth it? We are interested in seeing the wildlife on land and at sea and glaciers. I know there are the husky dogs and gold mines to visit - but are they very touristy? We like to
  3. Once again, many thanks. Will take your advice when doing final planning.Luckily we are booked on a late 2022 sailing, so hopefully, the pandemic will be under control by then.
  4. Hello again. Thanks for your wonderful info, so helpful. We are planning on renting a car, so how long, average, is the drive to Denali, with a stop on the way, to break up the journey, possibly Talkeeetna on the way out and Matunska Glacier on return to Anchorage? Will spend at least one night in Anchorage because of long flight from Europe. Will forget about Homer, take your advice on train or bus to Seward and would like to spend at least one full day/night in Seward before cruise. Can we do all this in 7 days? Many thanks.
  5. Planning to do a self drive tour during second week September. Not a good idea??
  6. Yes I realised that so planning to do a self-drive tour second week of September.
  7. Thanks for advice! Planning on arriving in Anchorage approx 6 th September, for one week self-drive touring before cruise, which departs Seward on the 14th. Figured that may be best way to do things, taking into account what you have mentioned. Thought of visiting Denali (! night only), Homer, Talkeetena, and ending up in Seward for a couple of nights.Is that possible to do in a week?
  8. Planning a September 2022 Celebrity cruise Vancouver - Seward. Not sure whether to go with one of the many post cruise tours offered by Celebrity or plan our own tour. There are things we'd like to do that aren't covered by the cruisetour and things included in the cruisetour options that we may not be interested in but also concerned about driving distances, bad weather etc and not making it to our final destination to catch our flight home!
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