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  1. Not to be picky, but it's Tlingit. We did whale watching with Glacier Wind tours in 2018 and will probably use them again next summer.
  2. That's why I always get the travel insurance. I wish you good health in the future.
  3. We were in Skagway in May 2018 and all the train rides were cancelled that day due to a problem on the tracks. We had planned to rent bikes anyway. We rented a car from Avis in 2009 and shared it with a couple we met onboard and had a nice drive to the Yukon. May try the train next summer.
  4. Sorry. I wasn't clear. We went whale watching with Glacier Wind but it was booked in advance. I just meant that there are excursions available besides what ISP offers.
  5. I believe it's because ISP is a native-owned area so the excursions there are operated by the Huna Totem Corp., including the huge zip line. You can go into town and find whale watching, etc.
  6. We were in Sitka on June 1, 2018 on NCL Jewel. We are active older adults so we rented bicycles and explored that way. There is a bike shop across the street from the visitor center that rents bikes for reasonable rates. We rode out to the historical park and Fortress of the Bear. There is a bike path for much of the way out there. We also stopped and took a short hike on the way back.
  7. We just reserved this cruise last week. Maybe too early for much roll call action.
  8. We are on the August 13-25 sailing. We have sailed on the Jade and Jewel. We like the smaller ships. I haven't found a roll call for this sailing yet.
  9. We've been to Ketchikan twice and just walked around on our own. I have not been there but I have heard good things about George Inlet Crab Feast -- all you can eat Dungeness Crab. I think they have a shuttle that will pick you up in town and bring you back. We have found that Ketchikan has the best shopping and best prices of the ports we have been to - Juneau, Skagway, Sitka, and Icy Strait Point.
  10. I don't have any questions right now but I hope you enjoyed your cruise. We will be on the Sun for the first time next August on a 12-day cruise to Alaska.
  11. Excursions are definitely more expensive in Alaska. Last time we rented bikes in Skagway and Sitka or explored on our own.
  12. You won't be sorry. Captain Shawn really knows that area. His son does too. We saw lots of whales.
  13. We did a whale watching tour with Glacier Wind in June 2018 and it was excellent. They have small boats with personal service. I would book ahead with them. We are going back in August 2020 and will probably go with them again.
  14. We just used 60,000 points for a double meta upgrade from an inside to a balcony stateroom on a 12 day cruise to Alaska next August. The difference in price was almost $2,000 per passenger so I think we got a good value. This is the second time we have done this. It was a little harder this time making them understand what we wanted to do when I called but finally got it worked out. The first person I talked to wanted to send me back to my PCC. ETA: when I made the initial reservation with our PCC he booked us in a guarantee inside without me realizing it. When I called World Points to do the upgrade, they were going to give me a guarantee balcony but I ended up paying $16 so I could select the stateroom.
  15. Glacier Wind Charters in ISP are awesome!
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