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I'd like to know more, too! RCCI Legend of...
I'd like to know more, too!

RCCI Legend of the Seas to Alaska 8/02
NCL Star to Hawaii 04/04

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Island Princess to Alaska 8/13/05
Has anyone done the bear watching excursion out...
Has anyone done the bear watching excursion out of Ketchikan? Princess offers it but I can't tell if it's a float-plane and how it copmpares to Katmai.

RCCI Legend of the Seas to Alaska 8/02...
26 Glaciers or Kenai Fjords?
Can someone who has done both compare these two boat trips? We did Kenai Fjords in 2002 and loved it. But wonder if we sdhould try something new?

Also, since we're docking in Whittier on the...
Sorry for the non-reply. I was away. Budget...
Sorry for the non-reply. I was away. Budget queen was right (isn't she always!) -- it was a really lovely spott only a couple miles outside town.

RCCI Legend of the Seas to Alaska 8/02
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We ended up just doing a gold panning tour with...
We ended up just doing a gold panning tour with "Miner Mike" wo was standing right there on the dock. It was great -- I think it was about 2 hours lond and he told lots of stories and took a lot of...
We stayed two nights in 2002 and we thought it...
We stayed two nights in 2002 and we thought it was wonderful. Our room was huge (it was actually more like a suite with a separate living room, etc. Cooper Landing is just drop-dead gorgeous --...
You can have plenty of fun in Alaska without...
You can have plenty of fun in Alaska without spending much money. When we went in 2002, we didn't have that much money, but we had an AMAZING time -- we knew we'd go back when we had more money to...
Early Birds? Aug 13, 2005 Island Princess to Alaska?
anybody with us?

RCCI Legend of the Seas to Alaska 8/02
NCL Star to Hawaii 04/04

Next up:
Island Princess to Alaska 8/13/05
Someone just told be a fascinating fact the other...
Someone just told be a fascinating fact the other day. The origin of the British expression "posh" for a rich person comes from cruising. It stands for "Port Out, Starboard Home" which was rich...
Basser, There is a lot to do that your...
Basser,

There is a lot to do that your grandkids would enjoy between Anchorage and Whittier, so a car might be a good idea. We liked the Portage Glacier tour a lot as well as the ride up the...
I booked the Island Princess for August 2005...
I booked the Island Princess for August 2005 northbound and the rates are much higher than in previous years. I almost didn't book it based on the rates I got on travelocity, yahoo, etc., but I...
We did the Legend of the Seas northbound back in...
We did the Legend of the Seas northbound back in summer 2002. The Vision has the same wonderful itinerary. It was extraordinary and you'll love it.

We're going again in 2005 on Princess, only...
God must be a tarheel, because the sky is...
God must be a tarheel, because the sky is Carolina blue!

RCCI Legend of the Seas to Alaska 8/02
NCL Star to Hawaii 04/04

Next up:
Island Princess to Alaska 8/13/05
I totally agree with BQ! You'll love Seward...
I totally agree with BQ! You'll love Seward and the Kenai Penisula. Her suggestions for Seward are right on, plus don't forget Portage Glacier, Girdwood, rafting in Copper Landing, fishing on...
I agree that so much is subjective. We really...
I agree that so much is subjective. We really liked Freestyle on the Star and the ship as a whole was nicer than the RCCI ship we had been on, but we thought that RCCI did a much better job with...
At the risk of everyone flipping out at me, I...
At the risk of everyone flipping out at me, I refer you to my post on this board and on the family board about our recent experience on the Star. We had a wonderful cruise with superb food, etc....
I am hoping that the problems we had had a lot to...
I am hoping that the problems we had had a lot to do with the Star wrapping up their Hawaii itinerary. I have seen a lot of posts on the NCL board that show that the crew, particularly the dining...
We just had what might have been the cheapest...
We just had what might have been the cheapest balcony - 8560. Category BD. It was nice because we had no neighbors on one side (ie. much quieter)

Have a great cruise.

RCCI Legend of...
Thanks for this review. I am glad you had a...
Thanks for this review. I am glad you had a good trip and sorry for some of the frustrations you had. We had them, too, on the 04/04/04 cruise. You expressed so clearly what I keep trying to...
We did this tour independently in 2002 and no one...
We did this tour independently in 2002 and no one had boots, other than our own hiking boots. I don't think you need them -- you just stand on the bank. "Miner Mike" did have waders on and I am...
Syzygy, Thanks so much for the honest...
Syzygy,

Thanks so much for the honest review.....I ceratinly appreciate it since I was seriously considering booking the dream r/t from Seattle to Alaska next summer. You just saved me a bundle...
Forum: Alaska
Posted By Kayla's Mom
Thanks. I just checked NCL and found it. I'm...
Thanks. I just checked NCL and found it. I'm in a state of deep confusion on what to do. NCL has four sea days. Princess has paint your own pottery. We love RCCI.

I guess there isn't a...
Forum: Alaska
Posted By Kayla's Mom
Caroline, Do you have the itinerary for the...
Caroline,

Do you have the itinerary for the 10-11 day NCL out of Seattle? I just swore I'd never willingly set foot on NCL again, but that sounds really good. Seven days is too short for...
A lot of people will tell you you HAVE to have a...
A lot of people will tell you you HAVE to have a balcny to go to Alaska. We did, and certainly enjoyed it, but I also noticed that there were a ton of nice places all over the to sit and watch the...
I don't think the "frame" issue is that big of a...
I don't think the "frame" issue is that big of a deal -- it just meant that when you were sitting on the loungechair or in the cabin looking outward you couldn't see such a broad range. I would...