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I am originally from San Diego and thought that...
I am originally from San Diego and thought that once. As an east coaster, I now think 60 is balmy.
12/20 cruse from Fort Lauderdale to LA. Warm Clothes?
On Princess, my girl friend and I are going on our first cruise (not counting World Campus Afloat in 1972) on December 20, leaving from Fort Lauderdale and ending up two weeks later in LA. We assume...
Thanks! When I checked, that did not seem to be...
Thanks! When I checked, that did not seem to be the case. I must have looked in the wrong places.
Good question. Probably. The problem is being...
Good question. Probably. The problem is being stuck in a small coach seat where I can barely move for hours. That problem would not exist on the ship. I wonder a bit, though, about bouncing...
It is that charter flight that is the problem. ...
It is that charter flight that is the problem. That is all coach, right? And I could not find commercial flights down there with first class.
Flying first class
I have chronic back trouble which pretty much requires me to fly first class. As best as I can tell, if you want to go ashore in Antarctica, you need to take a ship from the southern tip. But no...
Thanks for the feedback. I think I was imagining...
Thanks for the feedback. I think I was imagining AA to be a big block of ice. NG may be a little adventurous for my girlfriend. I don't think she gets seasick, but she has rarely been on a boat,...
National Geographic worth it? Going ashore?
Is NG worth the candle? Very pricy, but I guess I could talk myself into it. This may be a stupid question, but how big a deal is going ashore? Holland Lines would be a lot cheaper....
Forum: Alaska
Posted By der110
Did a tour in Barrow, which I recommend highly. ...
Did a tour in Barrow, which I recommend highly. It is probably standard, but we got to see the Arctic Ocean, learned about native life styles, etc.
Forum: Alaska
Posted By der110
I went to Barrow from Anchorage, stopping in...
I went to Barrow from Anchorage, stopping in Fairbanks en route. Loved it. Easy day trip from Fairbanks.
Forum: Alaska
Posted By der110
Katmai Tours?
So my latest brilliant idea is to take a Princess Cruise that has a couple of land parts and ends up in Anchorage. From there I would like to take a day and fly to Katmai. The last time I did this,...
Thanks. On Holland America, I did not see a fly...
Thanks. On Holland America, I did not see a fly in excursion listed. Is there a better cruise line in this regard?
How easy is it to see bears at Kodiak?
I am thinking about taking an AK cruise. One goes to Kodiak. How easy/hard is it to see bears there (obviously from a safe position)?
Well, ordinarily that is surely true. The way...
Well, ordinarily that is surely true. The way Katmai is set up with platforms, there is no risk while on the platform, and the bears are used to people and come quite close.
Kodiak Island, AK See many bears?
I previously posted a thread about a longer trip. Thanks for all of the replies. Before I try that, I though I should try something shorter. I am trying to talk my girl friend into doing an AK...
I'd fly to Miami and take a breather. But it...
I'd fly to Miami and take a breather. But it turns out that Holland America has the perfect trip, round trip from Ft. Lauderdale, 68 days, through Antarctica (well not literally through). I had to...
That sounds perfect. Thanks!
That sounds perfect. Thanks!
That is, in fact, what I meant. Thanks.
That is, in fact, what I meant. Thanks.
US to South American and back on boat?
I have back trouble, making a long flights unpleasant. I am 64 and otherwise in good health. My friends keep telling me how much they love cruising. I did some searching on the internet, but could...