We have just booked our first cruise to Alaska, the first with RSS and only our second ever cruise!
Having learned that excursion bookings open in just one week's time, I have been struggling to select our preferred ones and find that the details on the main RSSC website and on the pdf file they send out (my thanks for your correspondents who told us about the availability of these) are thin on detail of the itineraries. Other excursion enquiries with the UK RSS team have resulted in rather vague responses.
In this case considering the White Pass trips out of Skagway, there look to be at least three candidates - The White Pass Railway and City Tour (mostly on the Canadian side back from Fraser to the summit of the pass) - the White Pass Scenic Railroad (which appears to be all on the US side, there bering no mention of passports) or the Scenic Rail and Yukon Suspension Bridge (also Canada side as well) but is fee paying. Does anybody out there have experience of any or all of these and can recommend which offers the best scenery and value?
On a different issue - we have chosen to take an extra day in Vancouver to take in the sights, and possibly Vancouver Island. How much we get to see will depend on the amount of time we get there on the day of boarding the ship. I realise it is perhaps a bit early to question this but the website appears to nominate boarding commencing from noon, however there is no mention of sailing time or of how much we could delay boarding that afternoon in order to make the most of the city. I am sure that many of your correspondents will know all about this, so would welcome any advice.