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HAL site after you book.
HAL site after you book.
Okay, thanks. Makes more sense to me now. May...
Okay, thanks. Makes more sense to me now. May just keep both with us on land portion but will cross pack as usual!
Luggage
Taking our first cruise in June 2018 to Alaska. 4 day land trip then 7 day cruise starting in Fairbanks, ending in Vancouver.
I have asked lots of questions on Cruise Critic and received very...
Thanks. I did take a photography class years ago...
Thanks. I did take a photography class years ago and do understand about RAW. I do know you can only get a certain amount of photos when using RAW versus other settings. I do have a bunch of cards so...
Canon Powershot SX50HS
this is the camera I use.
What would be the best settings for taking wildlife pics on an Alaska cruise?
I usually just put it on auto but do fool around at times. I would like to get some good pics...
From what I understand, if one person in the room...
From what I understand, if one person in the room gets the drink package, anyone else in the room over 21 also has to purchase the package.
Having been to Aruba 20+ times, I wouldn't rent a...
Having been to Aruba 20+ times, I wouldn't rent a car for just one day from a cruise ship.
Cheaper and easier in the long run to just get a cab, depending where you want to go.
For around $40-50,...
Thanks for the responses! Not too worried about...
Thanks for the responses! Not too worried about the noise though.
I think we should be okay with our cabin location and my Dr says she will give me pills just in case I may need them.
Glad to know, just in case!
Glad to know, just in case!
This is our first ever cruise so just a little...
This is our first ever cruise so just a little concerned.
Have only gotten sea sick twice in my lifetime(66 years) and that was on a small sailboat and then a catamaran. Neither were moving, just...
Thanks Hubby will sleep thru anything and I...
Thanks
Hubby will sleep thru anything and I wear earplugs because he snores!
We should be okay!
Deck
we are booked on the Noordam, navigation deck, midship, balcony room 8058 for our June 2018 Alaska cruise.
Should we be lower on the ship so as to avoid motion or will we be okay?
Is there a way to waterproof shoes you all ready...
Is there a way to waterproof shoes you all ready have? A spray maybe?
Thinking of sneakers for ports but might be better getting small waterproof hiking shoes.
We are going on our first cruise(Alaska) in 2018...
We are going on our first cruise(Alaska) in 2018 and I appreciate all the packing tips.
My tip-
Invest in a charger that will charge a bunch of electronics at the same time. All I need is the...
Thank you Scott! Going next June, can't wait!
Thank you Scott! Going next June, can't wait!
Thanks for clarifying. I get what you are saying....
Thanks for clarifying. I get what you are saying.
Thectwo of us are getting 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners for $349 PP
A little pricey but because this is our first ever trip like this, I...
Not sure what you mean "if you are not...
Not sure what you mean
"if you are not watching your weight and also a dessert lover since that is the only way it is cost effective"
Land portion of land/sea trip to Alaska
we will have 4 days on land before our cruise and we added on the meal package so as not to have to,worry about where to have meals.
We start in Faibanks, Denali, Anchorage and end up in Seward to...
A few questions for a first timer. Going on the...
A few questions for a first timer. Going on the Noordam to Alaska next June

1. Is there a minibar in your room? If yes, how does that work?
2. Can you bring a travel mug and get coffee to go?...
Did some calculating and looks like hubby would...
Did some calculating and looks like hubby would certainly benefit from the package! He loves bloody Mary's in the morning!
I think we may just go ahead and then not have to worry about it.
Might...
May I ask what was so bad about it?
May I ask what was so bad about it?
Thank you for your trip reports and photos! We...
Thank you for your trip reports and photos!
We will be doing this trip(minus 1 day in Denali) June 2018.
Can't wait. First cruise and first Alaska trip!
Thanks! If only one of us could get the package...
Thanks! If only one of us could get the package it would be worth it.
Think the card will be the best way to go for us.
Drink package versus drink cards
neither hubby nor I drink soda, juice or fancy coffee.
He will have 2/3 cocktails to my one!
Thinking we may be better off getting drink cards instead of a package.
Opinions?

Also, is it...