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    Carnival, Princess, Holland
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    Southern Caribbean

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  1. What decks have viewing platforms (forward) that you can get to from interior hallways? I've looked at deck plans & pictures of the ship, but on some of the deck plans where it looks like the deck goes all the way around, looks like balconies for staterooms in pictures, so I can't tell for sure.
  2. Sorry, I can't edit my original post, but this is the itinerary: DAY 1 Vancouver, B.C. 4:30 pm DAY 2 Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage DAY 3 Tracy Arm Inlet 9:00 am - 9:30 am DAY 3 Juneau, Alaska 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm DAY 4 Skagway, Alaska 7:00 am - 8:00 pm DAY 5 Glacier Bay 7:00 am - 4:00 pm DAY 6 Ketchikan, Alaska 11:00 am - 7:00 pm DAY 7 Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage DAY 8 Vancouver, B.C. 7:00 am
  3. When we go to Alaska early July, we will have a brief moment where we are at Tracy Arm Inlet (30 min.) then head up to Juneau and be there from 1:00 pm - 10 pm. We are interested in doing the Tracy Arm Fjord & Glacier Explorer tour which is 6 hrs., but also want to do the Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek (5 1/4 hrs) or the Helicopter Glacier Trek (4 1/4 hrs), all Holland excursions. Has anyone ever done this before? Will we have time for both? Not sure when the helicopter tours run, so don't know if it would be feasible to do both. If I booked independently & go later instead of relying on a set time thru Holland, would that work?
  4. TMW67

    Overnight in port

    I have never been on a cruise where the ship ports overnight before. Are you allowed to get off/ on the ship when ever you want while there, or is there a curfew at night & set time to get off in the morning? Wondering how that works if you wanted to stay out later, or had an early morning excursion.
  5. I've heard whale season ends in October/ mid-November, so if you were in Moorea on November 7th, would you risk paying that much to swim with the whales that time of year? It's on my bucket list, something I've always wanted to do! I know there's never a guarantee with wild animals, but with that being so late in the season, not sure if I should do it. Anyone have good luck going in November? What tour did you use?
  6. I wonder why they don't let you give them yourself? That way they would get to see who the items actually came from & be more personal. I wonder if the people even know that the donations are from the people on the ship, or do the cruise lines take all the praise.🤔
  7. That's comforting to know kazu! I was just thinking about that the other day. I normally gain 5 lbs. when we cruise & we do A LOT of walking, so the thought of how much weight I would gain on a 45 day cruise was pretty frightening!! 😬 We already decided on this one to make sure we cut down on our desserts & do more exercising (which we don't normally worry about, because we're on vacation), but like you said, knowing there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy everything will help too!
  8. Volendam, Oct 4 - Nov 18, 2021. Tabuaeran (Fanning Island) Kiribati, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Alofi Niue, Cook Islands & French Polynesia would be the ones I would need currency for I thinking. Some of these tiny islands don't even have electricity, so buying souvenirs from locals would most likely need cash & in their currency, correct?? We would book excursions in these areas online ahead of time.
  9. Also curious about currency exchange. I read that this is available at guest services on board, but is this the best route to do so? Do you get a good exchange rate?
  10. Thanks for the concern, but I really don't think we will have a problem. We both love cruising & always have felt like the cruises are never long enough but was all we could afford to do at the time, or have the time for. Traveling to new & beautiful places makes me giddy, & even just sitting on deck watching the ocean, or getting up early to watch the sunrise is something I love to do, & will never tire of it. We are retiring the end of the year, so we will finally have the time to go on a lengthy cruise to our dream destinations. 🥰 I realize that 9 to 45 is a big difference, but we're willing to give it a shot. 😊 This kind of adventure will probably only happen once for us. I appreciate all the helpful advice. Thank you so much!!❤️
  11. We are in the planning stages of our first 45 day Hawaii, Tahiti & Marquesas cruise . We are fairly seasoned cruisers, but have never taken one longer than 9 days. For those of you who have been on ones like this, what things have you taken, or did differently than the shorter ones that has made it easier for you on such a long cruise.
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