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The hotel right above the cruise terminal will...
The hotel right above the cruise terminal will hold your bags for $5 each. This does require you to leave for the airport from there, but depends what sites you are seeing if this a good idea.
We did the Skagway Glacier Safari independently...
We did the Skagway Glacier Safari independently and saved $20 pp. We were on the same excursion as the people who booked on the ship. Based on the info from cc and trip advisor, I would usually opt...
Sorry for the delay in replying, trying to kick...
Sorry for the delay in replying, trying to kick my cc addiction. We simply walked up to the bellman desk with our luggage and paid the fee in cash. They gave us a tag to pick up at the end of the...
Also recommend that you purchase dinner to eat on...
Also recommend that you purchase dinner to eat on the train. We got some great deli sandwiches near Pioneer Square and some wine to enjoy as we wound our way up the tracks.
We did Spiedel's tour on the last of our 4 days...
We did Spiedel's tour on the last of our 4 days in town, but wished we had done it earlier. Several friends said we "had to do it" and they were right. Touristy, yes, but a good basic history of the...
We used Rainy Day Charters with Captain Jared. We...
We used Rainy Day Charters with Captain Jared. We booked the boat for 4 hours for four of us. He was extremely responsive when we emailed him a couple of times with questions and requests. He met us...
Also, only one allows bicycles, but I don't...
Also, only one allows bicycles, but I don't remember which, sorry.
Two of the three couples traveling together were...
Two of the three couples traveling together were celebrating anniversaries while onboard. The third couple surprised us both with Anniversary packages. Because we got an upgrade at the pier to a...
We booked an assigned OV a year and a half in...
We booked an assigned OV a year and a half in advance for our Volendam Alaska cruise in July. All three couples traveling together booked the same category. Two of us were upgraded to Vista Suite...
Forgot to post, we were on the Volendam July...
Forgot to post, we were on the Volendam July 2017, and I would be happy to answer any other questions. There are not a lot of Volendam posts on cc, especially about the 7 day cruises.
Volendam's self service laundry was packed on...
Volendam's self service laundry was packed on gala night afternoon, mainly waiting for irons. For $20 you can send out as much as you can pack in a cloth laundry bag and it will come back washed and...
We also enjoyed the Glacier Point Safari. Our...
We also enjoyed the Glacier Point Safari. Our group of 6 booked independently. When we met our guide in the morning at the gangplank they put all of the people from our ship's booked excursion on one...
After our fantastic wilderness safari, we went to...
After our fantastic wilderness safari, we went to the Soapy Smith show about the gold rush and then went to the national park museum. The show is well done, a little corny , but a good history lesson...
This is why we booked our fishing trip privately....
This is why we booked our fishing trip privately. In Ketchikan we used Rainy Day Charters at www.ketchikanakfishing.com Our captain, Jared, met the 4 of us at the gangplank. We were the only ones on...
Sailed HAL this July. Excellent service, very...
Sailed HAL this July. Excellent service, very good food, and picked for the itinerary...Glacier Bay. Read more on the Alaska forum. Also wanted longer port times.
We were on the July 12 sailing of the Volendam...
We were on the July 12 sailing of the Volendam out of Vancouver to Alaska. The ship was in code red the last 2 days, and my husband and another person in our group got it the last night, bad. The...
If facing the Pan Pacific from across the street,...
If facing the Pan Pacific from across the street, you go down a sidewalk at the right of the building. We walked to it and found it easily.
Don't miss the Underground Tour, the Chiluly...
Don't miss the Underground Tour, the Chiluly exhibit, and of course Pike Place Market. We loved Seattle.
We also booked the Volendam in order to do the...
We also booked the Volendam in order to do the small boat excursion directly into Tracey Arm. We were on the July 12 cruise and it was wonderful! Our catamaran was one of the first to get to North...
We had the free drink package on our recent...
We had the free drink package on our recent cruise, but adding Explore 4 last year when we booked reduced our cruise price by about $65. We counted up how many drinks we had, and found out that we...
Definitely worth checking. We originally booked...
Definitely worth checking. We originally booked Feb 2016 for our July 2017 Alaska cruise. When Explore4 came out last year we rebooked same room, saved $60 and got free drinks and PG dinner.
Highly recommend the Underground Tour, but do it...
Highly recommend the Underground Tour, but do it early in your visit to understand some of Seattle's history. It is touristy, but fun.

We did the Flight Museum (not the Boeing Factory) and really...
Our vista suite on the Volendam had them.
Our vista suite on the Volendam had them.
If you buy them at Tongass, be sure to pick up...
If you buy them at Tongass, be sure to pick up their coupon booklet at the door or in other tourist free books. I saved $5 on mine.
Update for those who need the information. The...
Update for those who need the information. The Pan-Pacific held our bags all day for $5 each. Was well worth it to have the rest of the day to spend in the city.