Jump to content

Alaska Direct To The Wilderness Princess Train Domed Car


Recommended Posts

I leave soon for Alaska.  I am a bit concerned about the allowed size of carry-on we can take in the train car.  Is the space really as small as it is being advertised?  My rolling carry-on I plan to take is smaller than the recommended length and width, but 6 inches in depth, not 4.  I did go to several stores to look and found nothing close to the 17 X 14 X 4 Princess recommended dimensions, specifically the depth.  For those who have experienced the train Denali to Whittier, is this 2 inches really going to be a problem?    Will I be forced to leave my rolling carry-on behind? I do not like the idea of the carry-on going in the truck with the big luggage.  I also can't imagine my necessities and  "real" valuables that always go in my rolling carry-on being out of my sight for more than 9 hours.

Edited by hpeabody
Link to post
Share on other sites

We are about are less than 2 months out and while it's hard we have seen mini back packs and other types of totes that will work.  We plan on having our paperwork, binoculars and medicine in it so we think we are good.  But since we never been we cant a swerve your question, so we will follow.

Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, hpeabody said:

I leave soon for Alaska.  I am a bit concerned about the allowed size of carry-on we can take in the train car.  Is the space really as small as it is being advertised?  My rolling carry-on I plan to take is smaller than the recommended length and width, but 6 inches in depth, not 4.  I did go to several stores to look and found nothing close to the 17 X 14 X 4 Princess recommended dimensions, specifically the depth.  For those who have experienced the train Denali to Whittier, is this 2 inches really going to be a problem?    Will I be forced to leave my rolling carry-on behind? I do not like the idea of the carry-on going in the truck with the big luggage.  I also can't imagine my necessities and  "real" valuables that always go in my rolling carry-on being out of my sight for more than 9 hours.

 

At least at the time I was on the then existent train, the only storage space for a carry-on was under your seat and my carry-on did not fit in that space.

 

So I kept it by my legs making my remaining leg space very limited.

 

Maybe the currently used train cars are different.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • Cruise Critic's State of the Industry Report - Trends & Future Outlook
      • Q&A: Cruise Insurance with Steve Dasseos of TripInsuranceStore.com
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...