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Suggest that you post with a header that...
Suggest that you post with a header that indicates what you want to know and not your name.

DON
I may be wrong but I believe that most helicopter...
I may be wrong but I believe that most helicopter evacuations are done by governmental organizations such as the US Coast Guard or the equivalent thereof in another country. They do not charge for...
1) Why wouldn't they work? Do radio waves work...
1) Why wouldn't they work? Do radio waves work differently in Australia than the rest of the world?

2) As far as laws, they may be illegal in other countries. I am sure that you can do some...
I guess that we will just have to agree to...
I guess that we will just have to agree to disagree. No hard feelings.

DON
Forum: Alaska
Posted By donaldsc
There are actually 2 labels that you can look...
There are actually 2 labels that you can look for. The one you show means that the product was made in AK. If it has a Silver Hand label (https://education.alaska.gov/aksca/native.html) , it means...
Yes - land tours. We did 15 days on a...
Yes - land tours. We did 15 days on a RoadScholar land tour of Cuba. Spent more than one day in several cities. Stayed in B&Bs. Got lots of one-to-one interactions w people on the street. It was...
+1. The problem w really excellent binoculars is...
+1. The problem w really excellent binoculars is that they are also really expensive. In a recent trip to Costa Rica, several of our group had really serious birding binoculars - Leitz and...
I have a large external memory chip in my phone...
I have a large external memory chip in my phone and I currently have 43 GB of 183 GB free. One reason that I have used so much of the external memory is that 43 GB of music stored on my phone, On...
+1 on this suggestion. Loved both of them. The...
+1 on this suggestion. Loved both of them. The AK museum in town is also a great place to visit if you are into museum.

Re the Alaska Native Heritage Center - I was disappointed in that place.
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Was it the TA or the cruise line that was...
Was it the TA or the cruise line that was providing the perks. If the cruise line, getting the lower price might be considered rebooking in which case it is likely that you would lose your perks.
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There have been numerous posts re guests playing...
There have been numerous posts re guests playing a variety of musical instruments while on board. The responses have almost universally been "don't do it". My response is usually that if you can...
Google Maps is not the only really good mapping...
Google Maps is not the only really good mapping app out there. There are lots of very good mapping applications that were designed to work off line. Check them out on Google. When we went to New...
Birds. Sea mammals that are close to you on an...
Birds. Sea mammals that are close to you on an excursion. Details of an object that is close to you on land. A fox that is close to you on the road when you are taking your Denali tour. I can...
+1 on this comment. DON
+1 on this comment.

DON
Here is the problem w "perma focus" binoculars. ...
Here is the problem w "perma focus" binoculars. What this really means is that they are in focus only in one spot which is usually far away and out of focus everywhere else. If something is sort of...
If you had to just dump the inadequate Princess...
If you had to just dump the inadequate Princess supplied tour and rebook your own Denali tour, how much would it add to the total cost of the trip? Not much I would guess when you consider that you...
No. DON
No.

DON
Funny story about this. We were once in...
Funny story about this. We were once in Ketchikan on a DIY land trip on a Sunday. Needless to say, there were lots of shops open as there were several ships in town. Rather than fight the crowds,...
Seems like it should not be too difficult for...
Seems like it should not be too difficult for boards in general and not just CC to provide an option not to show any posts that were started more than a user defined number of years ago. That is...
This response is vaccination related although not...
This response is vaccination related although not specifically cruise related. There is a new shingles shot available that is supposed to be much better than the old one. Even if you have already...
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On our last Azamara cruise, we could check our...
On our last Azamara cruise, we could check our carry on stuff when we boarded the ship. It was then delivered to our cabin with the rest of our luggage. Neat!!!

As an aside, everyone seems to be...
We visited Metlakatla off a small ship w less...
We visited Metlakatla off a small ship w less than 50 passengers. On that cruise, most of the activities were ship arranged. I do remember that we visited a native peoples lodge where there was...
We just came off the Journey. As of now, all the...
We just came off the Journey. As of now, all the machines are electronic. There are no human dealers at the casino. As has been mentioned, their new ship will have no casino at all. As of now,...