Diamond SB Alaska - Countdown begins!

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Joined Jan 2013
Final payment was made yesterday so we are officially going on our first cruise! The vacation starts towards the end of May. A few days in Anchorage before the land tour begins....McKinley/Denali, train to Whittier, 7 day cruise (in a suite!), a few days in Vancouver (the Pan or The Four Seasons...?) before we head home! Booking excursions through Princess...we just like the security blanket for our first cruise. Excursions include Devils Canyon, Tundra Wilderness, dog sledding on Mendenhall and Eagle Island sea kayaking in Ketchikan. Skagway is currently open and I don't have backup plans yet should anything get canceled...still thinking that through.

All the info here on CC has been great! Thank you!
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congratulations on booking your first cruise. and you choose the best itinery ever ALASKA. you are going to have a wonderful time with the great plans you have. skagway is pretty small, but quant and charming. you wont be bored there. i know you are going too be amazed with alaska and most likely will book another cruise too that great state. keep reading here and stay excited.
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Joined Jul 2001
Congratulations on making final payment.

First cruise -- Alaska -- wonderful combination!!
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