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3 hours ago, knittinggirl said:

They're saying something like 17 x 14 x 4 for land tours.  It's the four inch depth that's a problem.  My camera bag is much thicker than that.  I'd hoped to take a super zoom for Alaska, but the bag won't fit.

That bag size is important to fit under the train seat and the overhead bin on some of the buses.  If it is larger, it will ride on your lap.  This smaller bag is only for the items you will need on the train/bus (snacks, meds, headphones, camera) and your super zoom camera can fit in the single piece of luggage that is transported by truck to your next hotel stop.  FWIW your luggage will probably arrive before you do.

 

I pack a Lowepro 100 AW camera bag (collapsible) for excursions and for the train/bus so that I only carry the camera gear needed for that excursion.  I fly with all of my camera gear in a Think Tank camera bag that I put in the one large piece of luggage transported by truck to the next destination.

 

FWIW roller bags are permitted on the buses and train only if they contain pre-approved medical equipment.

 

It is not certain that a super telephoto lens would be viable on a moving train.

 

Here is a link that might be helpful:

 

https://www.hollandamerica.com/content/dam/hal/marketing-assets/manage-my-cruise-already-booked/faqs/Tour_Tips.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

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On 11/7/2020 at 4:14 PM, Crew News said:

That bag size is important to fit under the train seat and the overhead bin on some of the buses.  If it is larger, it will ride on your lap.  This smaller bag is only for the items you will need on the train/bus (snacks, meds, headphones, camera) and your super zoom camera can fit in the single piece of luggage that is transported by truck to your next hotel stop.  FWIW your luggage will probably arrive before you do.

 

I pack a Lowepro 100 AW camera bag (collapsible) for excursions and for the train/bus so that I only carry the camera gear needed for that excursion.  I fly with all of my camera gear in a Think Tank camera bag that I put in the one large piece of luggage transported by truck to the next destination.

 

FWIW roller bags are permitted on the buses and train only if they contain pre-approved medical equipment.

 

It is not certain that a super telephoto lens would be viable on a moving train.

 

Here is a link that might be helpful:

 

https://www.hollandamerica.com/content/dam/hal/marketing-assets/manage-my-cruise-already-booked/faqs/Tour_Tips.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is the Lowepro 100 AW an Apex or a Slingshot, please?

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1 minute ago, DeeDee Groff said:

 

Is the Lowepro 100 AW an Apex or a Slingshot, please?

Slingshot.  It holds my Olympus EM1-MKIII with mounted 40-150 mm lens, 12-40 mm lens, poncho, snacks, water bottle on the outside, point and shoot camera, cell phone for excursions, and meds for the train/bus.

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19 hours ago, Crew News said:

Slingshot.  It holds my Olympus EM1-MKIII with mounted 40-150 mm lens, 12-40 mm lens, poncho, snacks, water bottle on the outside, point and shoot camera, cell phone for excursions, and meds for the train/bus.

 

Thank you so much for your reply!

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