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1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Somevof the luxury lines stop on a northern TP. But Ken suggested flying in from Seward or Anchorage as part of a southbound trip on Royal

 

Seward only has a very tiny airport for small planes.  Most take either a bus to and from Seward to Anchorage...or as we have done several times...the Alaskan Railroad Coastal (beautiful views along the way).  DO spend the extra money on the Gold star class with the high dome viewing car!  🤗

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1 minute ago, island lady said:

 

Seward only has a very tiny airport for small planes.  Most take either a bus to and from Seward to Anchorage...or as we have done several times...the Alaskan Railroad Coastal (beautiful views along the way).  DO spend the extra money on the Gold star class with the high dome viewing car!  🤗

 

The only thing that flies to Dutch Harbor is small planes😉

 

So, fly to Anchorage, puddle jump to Dutch Harbor, back to Seward, get on ship

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12 minutes ago, davekathy said:

 

Stop at Sharky's and grab quick drink of your choice before hitching a ride on the water taxi or walking in to Philipsburg or back to the ship.  🍺

 

There is a fantastic Dutch cheese/wine shop just outside the gates going towards town.  Yummm!!   🧀

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1 minute ago, John&LaLa said:

 

The only thing that flies to Dutch Harbor is small planes😉

 

So, fly to Anchorage, puddle jump to Dutch Harbor, back to Seward, get on ship

 

Sounds like yet another Alaskan adventure!!  Great idea!  🤗

 

Though we really did enjoy the two weeks in Homer as well this last August, which was following the two weeks touring the far north lands.  🙂  Little airport in Fairbanks has small bush planes will take you up past the Arctic circle.  

 

 

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19 minutes ago, davekathy said:

 

Stop at Sharky's and grab quick drink of your choice before hitching a ride on the water taxi or walking in to Philipsburg or back to the ship.  🍺

👍🍺🍺

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9 minutes ago, island lady said:

 

There is a fantastic Dutch cheese/wine shop just outside the gates going towards town.  Yummm!!   🧀

I remember one near the Marina called, Amsterdam Cheese and Liquor.  Yellow building with a cow statue out by the sidewalk. 

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Just now, davekathy said:

I remember one near the Marina called, Amsterdam Cheese and Liquor.  Yellow building with a cow statue out by the sidewalk. 

 

That's it!!   And a pair of over sized "wooden shoes"...great photo op.  😉  We met there as the first stop in our driving history/food tour that took us around the island going to the French side and back.  Was so fun, we did it again this last time.  BTW...they also have fantastic chocolate.  😘

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32 minutes ago, voyager70 said:

 

Yikes.  And I thought Boston to Lauderdale was a hike.

 

 

5 minutes ago, voyager70 said:

Truthfully we haven't made the drive in years.  3 hours in the air is so much easier.  Thank you Jet Blue

Our drive from Toronto is pretty near exactly the same distance. Flying for the first time in twenty years in March 2022.  Flights just became more affordable now that the kids aren’t coming with us. 

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36 minutes ago, voyager70 said:

 

Yikes.  And I thought Boston to Lauderdale was a hike.

 

When I was working full time as a sales representative I would probably do that mileage in around 5 Week's.🤓

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Just now, grapau27 said:

When I was working full time as a sales representative I would probably do that mileage in around 5 Week's.🤓

 

Ouch Graham!  I don't miss those drives to Florida at all.  Thank God for planes.

 

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6 hours ago, DaniDanielle said:

I have been to about 40.  When my brother was in the Air Force our summer vacation was traveling to wherever he was stationed.  My dad loved to drive. I have such great memories of riding shotgun with him through the night. 

My Dad and I have always had a special connection.    I have definitely been a Daddy's Girl.    I love fond memories like yours.    

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4 hours ago, voyager70 said:

Anyone watching the current season of Below Deck?  All the St. Maarten footage is so beautiful and sad at the same time ☹️

 

Yes, I am watching the current season.    I am pretty sure this season is set in Antigua ?   doesn't really matter, it's all beautiful.       I recorded the last episode and will watch this evening.

I really like the Below Deck Mediterranean as you see a lot more sights. 

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10 minutes ago, Sunshine3601 said:

Yes, I am watching the current season.    I am pretty sure this season is set in Antigua ?   doesn't really matter, it's all beautiful.       I recorded the last episode and will watch this evening.

I really like the Below Deck Mediterranean as you see a lot more sights. 

 

I love all seasons of Below Deck. Captains Lee and Sandy are awesome.  Makes me want to cruise again so bad.

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4 hours ago, vettprincess said:

Yes, our favorite also. French side not much repaired but more done on Dutch side. My daughter was there on the Harmony  3/2019. They visited with our friends that live there and so sad to walk around and see the damage. Her best friend was just there in Dec. for a week on the Dutch side and still not much open or repaired. 72 businesses have closed. Only 2 groceries open and limited hours.

That is sad to hear.   We were there in 2019 too.    I always make a trip to Marigot market on french side and buy something fun from the locals.   This area used to be thriving with a beautiful marina, hotel, upscale shops, etc.    There was cafe that had delicious chocolate croissants I used to stop in and take a couple back with us (snuck on them on the ship - ssshhh!).    last we were there in 2019 that whole area was in disrepair and almost everything was closed, just a few locals with tables at the market, but nothing like in the past.   Very sad to hear they are still in disrepair.     

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12 minutes ago, voyager70 said:

 

I love all seasons of Below Deck. Captains Lee and Sandy are awesome.  Makes me want to cruise again so bad.

There is no way I want to be yachtee.    It's not an easy job with how demanding and strange some of these guests can be

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9 minutes ago, voyager70 said:

 

I love all seasons of Below Deck. Captains Lee and Sandy are awesome.  Makes me want to cruise again so bad.

 

Have you caught any of the Galley Talk episodes?  It is so funny to watch all the old crew's opinions of what is going on.  Kate go really upset when she heard Captain Lee call Francesca Kiddo like he always called her.  

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5 minutes ago, reallyitsmema said:

 

Have you caught any of the Galley Talk episodes?  It is so funny to watch all the old crew's opinions of what is going on.  Kate go really upset when she heard Captain Lee call Francesca Kiddo like he always called her.  

 

Yep love the Galley Talk.  Kate is awesome 

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