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  1. MSW117SL

    Beyond Skagway

    We just got back from our Alaskan Adventure and happy to report that Beyond Skagway Tours lives up to all the great reviews they have received. We had debated renting a car and driving all the way up to Emeral Lake and back, but so glad we changed our minds. If one of us had been driving, they would have never enjoyed the view. So we took the guided to Emeral Lake and then they brought us back down to return on the train. Then meet us at the station to get us back to our ship. Our guide, Emily, was also a fountain of knowledge about the area and history. It was like taking a drive with an old friend and not a boring tour guide that memorized a script! I would highly recommend this company.
  2. I am looking for suggestions on where to eat lunch near port in Ketchikan and in Juneau. We will be just getting back from excursions and will want to grab a bite to eat quickly. We are not picky eaters, but not looking for highend restaurants since that would be lost on our young son. Thanks!
  3. We will be in a suite this summer for the first time. What is in the minibar setup?
  4. MSW117SL

    Beyond Skagway

    We have a private tour booked with Beyond Skagway in July where they will drive us up and then we will take the train back. They have booked the train for us, as well as, a stop at a Dog Mushing Camp, so maybe it does make them seem like a booking company when you look at their website. AFJB - glad to hear you guys had a great tour! We can't wait for ours!
  5. Sorry if any of this is confusing. My hope is to buy wine in Vancouver to carry onto my cruise ship leaving Vancouver headed to Whittier Alaska. I know the cruise line rules on wine but wasn't sure how Canadian customes worked as far as me buying in Canada and taking onto a US bound cruise. Would there be a tax? No more than 4 to 6 bottles of wine.
  6. Has anyone booked any Alaska Excursions through ShoreTrips.com? Just looking for feedback since I am looking at a few tours that they offer. One in particular is the COMBO...WHALES AND HELICOPTER DOG SLED TOUR out of Juneau. Hate to put all my eggs in one basket if they aren't a good Tour company. Thanks for any feedback.
  7. We will be traveling to Alaska mid July and really want to do the Helicopter and Dog Sled Tour, but understand it gets cancelled often due to weather. We will be traveling to Juneau first and then Skagway. So we will book in Juneau first in case it gets cancelled so we can rebook in Skagway for the next day. So here are my questions.... Is there a better time of day to book to avoid weather cancellations? Is morning or afternoon tours better? Do tours out of Juneau get cancelled more often than Skagway? Any suggestions or feedback on this Tour is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  8. We will be buying in Vancouver and carrying it through customs. Just wasn't sure if the Duty fees would cancel out any saving by bringing on board. Thanks for all the feed back.
  9. Yes, each cruise line has different policies. But I am thinking the customs is the same for all. Sounds like the US doesn't charge a tax by bringing wine in for the cruise - correct? Thanks for all your help.
  10. We are taking an Alaskan Cruise leaving out of Vancouver and I understand we can bring wine on board (subject to corkage fee of course). How does customs in Vancouver work when trying to take wine bought in Canada onto the cruise ship leave for the US? Is there a Duty Fee as well? Just trying to figure out if it is worth the effort of carrying wine on board when leaving out of Vancouver. Thanks!
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