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Looking at booking an Alaska Cruise tour for May 2020.  Land first and then cruise, with at least 2 days in Denali.

 

In planning other cruises I have found lots of helpful info on CC and hope someone can help me out here.  I have searched the forums but cannot find exactly what I am looking for.  Hopefully someone has recently come back from such a trip and has a schedule of some kind.

 

I am looking for an itinerary for the land portion, specifically morning leaving times.  DH is NOT an early morning person and I would not want to book something where he has to be up and attentive at 6:30 am.  I've seen lots of good options for the trip but the morning starts would be the deciding factor.

 

Thanks in advance for any and all help.

 

K

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We are doing a land/sea trip on the noordam in July 2019.  The schedule we got was with the booking confirmation.

Hope this helps a bit at least.

 

WED 24JUL19 Anchorage Area Hotel 1D 1
THU 25JUL19 Transfer Hotel/Rail Depot 1
THU 25JUL19 Mckinley Explorer: Anchorage/Talkeetna 1 9:15am 12:15pm
THU 25JUL19 Mckinley Explorer: Talkeetna/Denali 1 12:35pm 4:40pm
THU 25JUL19 Transfer Rail Depot/Hotel 1
THU 25JUL19 Denali Area Hotel 3D 1
FRI 26JUL19 Am Tundra Wilderness Tour 1
SAT 27JUL19 Denali Day At Leisure 1
SUN 28JUL19 Denali/Seward Coach 1 7:00am 5:00pm
SUN 28JUL19 Sail from Seward (Anchorage), Alaska, US 8:00pm
MON 29JUL19 Sea Day
TUE 30JUL19 Glacier Bay 2,3 8:30am 6:30pm
WED 31JUL19 Haines, Alaska, US 6:30am 9:00pm
THU 01AUG19 Juneau, Alaska, US 4 8:00am 6:00pm
FRI 02AUG19 Ketchikan, Alaska, US 11:00am 7:00pm
SAT 03AUG19 Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage 2
SUN 04AUG19 Debark Ship Vancouver, B.C., CA 7:00am

 

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Posted (edited)

To Oscar13:

We are doing the the same trip in late August on the Westerdam. The schedule above is the same as ours. I am not a morning person either, but can do it occasionally for a cruise.😁 The very early trips are the trip to Seward (on a motor coach) from Denali that takes about 10 hours, and the Tundra Wilderness Tour which can start as early as 6am, but then departing times that go up from there (I do not know if you have a choice).

 

The very early times for the cruise ports starting on July 31 are the arrival times at the dock. You do not have to be up for that unless you want to! Except for the disembarkmant day...

Edited by PSR

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1 hour ago, PigsCanFly said:

We are doing a land/sea trip on the noordam in July 2019.  The schedule we got was with the booking confirmation.

Hope this helps a bit at least.

 

WED 24JUL19 Anchorage Area Hotel 1D 1
THU 25JUL19 Transfer Hotel/Rail Depot 1
THU 25JUL19 Mckinley Explorer: Anchorage/Talkeetna 1 9:15am 12:15pm
THU 25JUL19 Mckinley Explorer: Talkeetna/Denali 1 12:35pm 4:40pm
THU 25JUL19 Transfer Rail Depot/Hotel 1
THU 25JUL19 Denali Area Hotel 3D 1
FRI 26JUL19 Am Tundra Wilderness Tour 1
SAT 27JUL19 Denali Day At Leisure 1
SUN 28JUL19 Denali/Seward Coach 1 7:00am 5:00pm
SUN 28JUL19 Sail from Seward (Anchorage), Alaska, US 8:00pm
MON 29JUL19 Sea Day
TUE 30JUL19 Glacier Bay 2,3 8:30am 6:30pm
WED 31JUL19 Haines, Alaska, US 6:30am 9:00pm
THU 01AUG19 Juneau, Alaska, US 4 8:00am 6:00pm
FRI 02AUG19 Ketchikan, Alaska, US 11:00am 7:00pm
SAT 03AUG19 Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage 2
SUN 04AUG19 Debark Ship Vancouver, B.C., CA 7:00am

 

 

The ship docks at 7:00AM and disembarkation wou not start for 30 or 45 minutes. Ship will be cleared by 9 :15 or 9:30 AM

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We did the 14-day Alaska-Yukon-cruise trip two years ago. The Tundra Wilderness Tour was scheduled for 8.30, and doesn't return until about 4.30.

IIRC, most days started no later than 8.30, some earlier. We were usually up by 6.30 to finish packing, have breakfast, and get to the meeting place. Most baggage was required to be outside your door early each day you traveled. 

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2 hours ago, Himself said:

 

The ship docks at 7:00AM and disembarkation wou not start for 30 or 45 minutes. Ship will be cleared by 9 :15 or 9:30 AM

With a 7am docking, ship will be cleared by 7:30....at the latest. Everyone will be off, the ship will be EMPTY,  around 9:30.

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Thanks for the info.  A couple of early mornings would be okay, just not every morning.  From what PigsCanFly posted it doesn't look too bad.

 

Now the fun part: planning and booking.  

 

K

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