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Forum: Alaska April 22nd, 2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By DougH
Generally I'd say any of the dog sled or...

Generally I'd say any of the dog sled or flightseeing excursions book fast. If there is something you really want to do I'd book it now and then see if you can switch payments once on board. Would...
Forum: Alaska April 21st, 2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By DougH
My vote is yes, I can't get enough glacier...

My vote is yes, I can't get enough glacier viewing. (and I've cruised Alaska almost every year since 1995)

Be sure and be out on deck for a couple of hours after the sail away from Whittier as...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 18th, 2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,895
Posted By DougH
I always describe it as more like a large B & B...

I always describe it as more like a large B & B than a typical hotel. Sure can't beat the location and the price was great with the US $$$ value at the time I was there.
Forum: Alaska April 17th, 2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By DougH
Your kids might enjoy the Duck tour and/or the...

Your kids might enjoy the Duck tour and/or the Lumberjack show. Kind of hokey but fun. A walk up to Creek Street and the Married man trail might be interesting. Flightseeing to Misty Fjords is very...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 17th, 2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,895
Posted By DougH
Its been a long time since I stayed there but...

Its been a long time since I stayed there but really enjoyed my week at The Russell Hotel in the Rocks area. Fantastic location for access to the harbor, bridge and ferries
Forum: Alaska April 17th, 2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By DougH
My vote is also for Lake Bennett. The scenery...

My vote is also for Lake Bennett. The scenery along this portion is very nice and can only be viewed from the train. The farther you get from Skagway the better the scenery gets, the people that take...
Forum: Alaska April 15th, 2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By DougH
This was a number of years ago so can't remember...

This was a number of years ago so can't remember the name of the company. I had booked a flight thru the cruise line and it was canceled because of early morning fog. Did a walk up thru this operator...
Forum: Alaska April 15th, 2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By DougH
I've done both, and to be honest my favorite was...

I've done both, and to be honest my favorite was actually a third option. One year I took an extended flightseeing trip and saw much more than on either the helicopter or the Taku Lodge trip. All...
Forum: Alaska April 15th, 2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By DougH
A B2B won't be less but can be less expensive...

A B2B won't be less but can be less expensive than you think if you can get a decent flight price out of Vancouver. The money you would have used for transfers can be applied to tours in Seward,...
Forum: Alaska April 15th, 2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By DougH
5 hours with stops., I'd guess it would be about...

5 hours with stops., I'd guess it would be about 90 minutes or a little less to drive right to Emerald Lake.
Forum: Alaska April 15th, 2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By DougH
By then they should be all open and ready to take...

By then they should be all open and ready to take your money.
Forum: Alaska April 10th, 2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By DougH
If you take a Northbound Princess cruise it is...

If you take a Northbound Princess cruise it is one of the few that has enough port time in Juneau to allow for the all day Adventure Bound trip to Tracy Arm. As a bonus you will still visit both...
Forum: Alaska April 10th, 2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By DougH
Once you sail don't be in a rush to head inside....

Once you sail don't be in a rush to head inside. The scenery on sailing from Whittier is some of the most spectacular on the cruise, stay outside and enjoy it. You can always eat later :)

Last...
Forum: Alaska April 7th, 2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,132
Posted By DougH
Lots of great viewing spots, just move around for...

Lots of great viewing spots, just move around for different viewpoints. I like to spend some time on the promenade deck as you sail in as its less crowded than the top decks and you can sit down. You...
Forum: Alaska April 2nd, 2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By DougH
I much prefer May for the long daylight hours and...

I much prefer May for the long daylight hours and a lesser chance of rain. The later you can go the better, if you go too early some things may not be open yet.
Forum: Alaska March 31st, 2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,237
Posted By DougH
I've sailed Alaska numerous times, mostly...

I've sailed Alaska numerous times, mostly Princess but also HAL, Celebrity and RCL. My preference is Princess but that may not be yours as each had good/bad points .I'd recommend either a one week...
Forum: Alaska March 27th, 2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,218
Posted By DougH
Skipping formal nights I could probably get by...

Skipping formal nights I could probably get by but it would be tight. I'd suggest you wear your heaviest layers on the flights, your sweatshirt and jacket, to save space. One thing I always bring is...
Forum: Alaska March 23rd, 2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By DougH
On my last B2B Princess offered several tours to...

On my last B2B Princess offered several tours to Anchorage for those of us on two sailings. It was a decent ride and I had a couple of hours to wander around town, could have used more time. Only...
Forum: Alaska March 17th, 2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,311
Posted By DougH
Very nice Sherryf that is the closest by far I've...

Very nice Sherryf that is the closest by far I've seen on a cruise ship (I'd estimate about a mile away) What line? My guess is Disney as I think they allow the most time in Tracy Arm
Forum: Alaska March 17th, 2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,311
Posted By DougH
Then you were extremely lucky. I've been into...

Then you were extremely lucky. I've been into Tracy Arm about 8+ times on different cruise ships and have never gotten in closer than the island at channel split. All you could see was the top of the...
Forum: Alaska March 17th, 2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,311
Posted By DougH
There will very likely be calving but unless you...

There will very likely be calving but unless you take the small boat tour option you had no chance of seeing it from your cruise ship. You will simply be way too far away
Forum: Alaska March 13th, 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,558
Posted By DougH
Princess sails into Tracy Arm but the cruise...

Princess sails into Tracy Arm but the cruise ships stop far from the face of the glacier. I'd say I've been here 8+ times on multiple lines and have never gotten farther in than the island where the...
Forum: Alaska March 13th, 2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,307
Posted By DougH
I have to laugh when Coral says this. Most of my...

I have to laugh when Coral says this. Most of my cruise friends (including her) thought I was a little crazy when I started to repeat Alaska cruises and couldn't understand why I would do the same...
Forum: Alaska March 12th, 2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,307
Posted By DougH
Personally I think the most impressive scenery is...

Personally I think the most impressive scenery is up north of Skagway in the Gulf of Alaska. Sailing out of either Seward of Whittier can be very beautiful if you are late May thru June when there...
Forum: Alaska March 12th, 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By DougH
I like Northbound for the fact the scenery gets...

I like Northbound for the fact the scenery gets more impressive as you go along. That said I don't do one way any more but usually a B2B so it really doesn't matter :)

If you go on Princess NB...
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