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Cut down on your amount of luggage?? Get a bag...
Cut down on your amount of luggage?? Get a bag size that is ideal for what you pack? (referring only to width vs depth- not a bigger bag)

Is your list for 2 people? You aren't able to manage...
Sorry for the quote mix up. Was not...
Sorry for the quote mix up. Was not intentional.


There are alternative strategies that can work very well. It is unlikely there wan't one single Europen airport that had reasonable rates? ...
There are COSTS involved. Costs in terms of...
There are COSTS involved. Costs in terms of numbers and money. This is specific for Platinum and Diamond qualifying members- NOT anyone else. So the thinking that oh, it won't matter if I...
For information- I'm cheap, so that option is...
For information- I'm cheap, so that option is the Jefferson bus, that picks up on the upper level of the airport. To the end near Elk. Walk across the street and get on the Loyola Streetcar,- ...
$6000 for coach airfare for 2? Frankly, you...
$6000 for coach airfare for 2? Frankly, you might benefit from research for some alternative booking options. There, very likely, are coach flights less that these rates.

I am extremely...
I higly recommend you purchase the add on ship...
I higly recommend you purchase the add on ship tour. This is FAR superior compared to the cruise ship transit.
The above is not clear. Only HAL offers both...
The above is not clear. Only HAL offers both Tracy Arm and Glacier Bay on the same sailing itinerary, with Tracy Arm as an extra charge.

Most of the lines do offer a full day in Juneau- with at...
Just a caution, there is no urgency to rush into...
Just a caution, there is no urgency to rush into bookings. :) Be sure you have your entire itinerary figured out and reworked several times. Make sure it is final. Already, on TA, people have...
Yep, it sure can for some people. :) But- my...
Yep, it sure can for some people. :) But- my time is far more valuable than my money, so never a priority for me. I travel all the time, at least haft a year (I'm on my way again tomorrow on...
You might want to rethink Juneau. The trails...
You might want to rethink Juneau. The trails on Mt Roberts are not very likely to be ope and what is open will probably not be groomed with a lot of mud and snow. You are too early in the...
And it could be a change fee is well worth it, ...
And it could be a change fee is well worth it, to get an itinerary you want. I see people in trip advisor hesitate to make any changes due to cancellation fees- But they jumped the gun and...
I never have paid any "payments". Always at final...
I never have paid any "payments". Always at final payment. Too much trouble. :) Why would it need to be paid ahead?
You certainly can change your cruise at this...
You certainly can change your cruise at this point, assuming you are from the USA? I actually really like Haines, but my priority is to get there mid August and later for the browns. I most...
Forum: Alaska
Posted By Budget Queen
I'll speculate your cruise was in May??? ...
I'll speculate your cruise was in May??? Michelle on board?
It is greatly superior to have cash vs any gift...
It is greatly superior to have cash vs any gift cards.

Very simple process.
You need to get this information from Carnival. ...
You need to get this information from Carnival. Being your "letter" had a specific date- you seem to think it doesn't apply to you. Probably best to find out now by calling the Milestone number...
You are underestimating time and distances. You...
You are underestimating time and distances. You need to allow 6 hours for the drive Anchorage/Denali with a few stops. You only have 3 days? Sorry, I would suggest you skip Denali if the...
You might be surprised at the enjoyment of...
You might be surprised at the enjoyment of traveling solo. :) NCL also offers a solo meet and greet in the evening. Also you can find group touring options with your roll call. I'm able to...
I would not choose an Alaska cruise based on a...
I would not choose an Alaska cruise based on a "kids program". All the major lines have them. A lot of the trip is outside the ship, so you may want to focus on that?

You need to determine...
You have verified this is the final ferry...
You have verified this is the final ferry schedule? When is your cruise.?

Frankly, for me, flying, always wins, I've done this route several times, along with adding time for Glacier Bay. But...
It's naive thinking, that the OP will be "fine"....
It's naive thinking, that the OP will be "fine". They are coming from LA which can slow up the process. With walk off, there is no priority. The "priority" perk is for offloaded luggage and...
I have no problem picking up these cheap cruises...
I have no problem picking up these cheap cruises from November, into Feb. Over many many years. It is supply and demand and the demand has always been low in this timeframe. Also both ships...
A whole lot of complainers about the show...
A whole lot of complainers about the show lounge, and that there are no drink holders. :) :) :) Made me laugh because it didn't bother me one bit. I had no problem seeing the excellent...
Diamond parties are totally separate, along with...
Diamond parties are totally separate, along with a separate invitation. Diamonds are still in the lower numbers on most crusies, so the party is "special". RSVP is asked with guests. This...
scenery, I give the edge to Tracy Arm. ...
scenery, I give the edge to Tracy Arm.

You're going to get the "Glacier Bay is a must" claims, but I don't agree. (perplexing when it's stated by people who haven't been there, or "best"...