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GaHawkeye

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About GaHawkeye

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  • Location
    Locust Grove, Ga
  • Interests
    College Football, Cruising
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Caribbean

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  1. Nicely done Shipling. Always fun to cruise with you. Nice pics as well. Hank
  2. I would be happy to share as best I can. First off, your son is going to love this trip. The scenery is breathtaking. He will no doubt take hundreds, if not thousands of pictures. Extra batteries and SD cards are very helpful. He can find more info in the Photography forums. We did stay in Seattle before the cruise. Arrived from Atlanta at 11:00am Sunday, so basically had 2 days to explore. We stayed at the Country Inn and Suites near the airport. Hotel was great. Used the hotel shuttle to and from airport to catch the light rail to Seattle Center. We visited Pike Market, Space Needle and Chilhully Gardens. Think glass sculptures. Very photogenic as well. On Monday we did a Harbor cruise through the Ballard locks to Lake Union. Seattle is beautiful and plenty to do. For our excursions, we did the Glacier Exploer small boat excursion to Tracy Arm Fjord. This was booked through Carnival. Spendy, but so worth it. In Skagway, we booked with Chilkoot Charters and went up to Carcross and took the train back from Fraser to Skagway. Long day. Beautiful scenery again. We did not do an excursion in Juneau, just walked around the port area. In Ketchikan, we booked a floatplane tour with Island Wings. This was a surprise 25th anniversary gift to my DW. She knew nothing about it till I told her to get in van. It was an awesome flight and again, spendy, but worth it. Misty Fjord National Monument was breathtaking and majestic. We walked around Victoria, BC. There is a lot to do there as well but we were spent. Ship was great. We were on the Legend. I believe you’ll be on the Miracle. They’re sister ships, so layout is very similar. I hope this helps. Alaska is beautiful and should be seen.
  3. DW and I went in June of this year. Our first Alaskan cruise. It is much more relaxed than a Caribbean cruise because the cruise is all about the scenery. I personally did not partake as much because I didn’t want to miss a photo opportunity. Not to say I was a tea totatler. SP. The nightlife is much more subdued because it is port intensive. Get in to port early and then off on an excursion. We were in bed way earlier compared to other cruises. Hope this helps. Hank
  4. We flew into SeaTac in June for our Alaska cruise. We spent 2 nights at The Country Inn and Suites near the airport. They have an airport shuttle. Also used the shuttle to go back to airport to catch the light rail to downtown. Hotel was very nice. Great breakfast and very helpful staff. Hank
  5. We used the Port Valet when we debarked on 6/11 from the Legend. It worked very smoothly. After turning in the form to guest services, we received our luggage tags and boarding passes on Monday morning. Any luggage fees you may have are deducted from your sail and sign account. Be sure to leave enough in there to account for the fee. We don’t fly much, so we were nervous about all of it. We were very happy with the result. Luggage was in Atlanta when we landed. Hank
  6. According to Tampa port schedule, Miracle will embark and debarked at Terminal 3. She is docked there this morning. Hank
  7. According to Tampa port schedule, Miracle will embark and debark at Terminal 3. She is docked there this morning. Hank
  8. Ok, fax line is apparently fixed. Fax went through this afternoon. Thanks for confirming number.
  9. We went on the Legend 6/4 thru 6/11 of this year. Early dining was at 5:30 even though it was listed for 6:00. Not sure why they did this, but it was easy to adjust our schedule.
  10. I tried multiple times to fax my request yesterday. Got a busy signal each time. Can someone please confirm the fax number? I used 305 406-6102. Hank
  11. We went in early June this year. We packed for cold weather, but it did not get to cold. It was upper 50’s to lower 60’s in Juneau and Ketchikan. It was a little warmer in Skagway. As everyone says, think layers and be prepared for wet weather. In Juneau and Ketchikan, we had some misty to light rain. We both had rain jackets. In regards to the hotel, we stayed at the Country Inn and Suites by the airport. Great location, rooms, service and breakfast. Would highly recommend. We used their shuttle to get to the airport light rail train to get downtown for sightseeing. We used Seattle Express to get to the port. Hank
  12. No. It’s not new. Although Carnival wants you to select a time for check in, you may show up earlier. They will allow you check in whenever you arrive. Hank
  13. I second the floatplane tour with Island Wings with Michelle. We just got back last week and this was the highlight of our cruise. I was able to surprise DW with it for our 25th anniversary. Michelle is a consummate professional dedicated to the safety of her guests. Her passion for flying and sharing the incredible beauty of Misty Fjords was a joy to be part of. Hank
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