U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel > Cruises
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-24-2007, 09:21 AM
 
4,270 posts, read 13,971,231 times
Reputation: 3352

Advertisements

Yes, definitely spend a day or two in Vancouver if you can swing it. It's well worth the money! Boutchard Garden in Victoria Island is a must if you stay in Vancouver. I'm not a garden lover by any means but I thought it was worth it!

Definitely do your homework to see what you'd like to do!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-25-2007, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA
673 posts, read 2,918,663 times
Reputation: 325
Quote:
Originally Posted by foma View Post

WOW how awesome!!!! Those pics are amazing, thanks so much for sharing them!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-25-2007, 04:12 PM
 
4,270 posts, read 13,971,231 times
Reputation: 3352
Sure thing! Just to clarify, the two links are from another CD poster, Karla_with_a_K. She just recently came back (like a couple of weeks ago!)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2007, 05:13 AM
 
56 posts, read 309,289 times
Reputation: 32
Default Alaskan Cruise

YES!!! GO! Go! GO!!! We went on one a few years ago (Norweigian Cruise Line, I think) and it was a blast!!! We also went to Hawaii before that and I was not impressed. The Hawaii Cruise was set up like boot camp - you had to eat at a certain time and it was rush, rush, rush. The Alaskan Cruise was more laid back and you paid one fee that included all of your meals and tips - you could order as much as you wanted at any meal - 2 lobsters! 3 desserts. It was great, and I HATE to travel. Go and tell us all about it!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2007, 06:06 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
17,835 posts, read 29,967,828 times
Reputation: 43273
as foma said we just got back
thanks for linking the pictures foma
We were on Royal Carribean I highly recommend a balcony we were able to stay on our balcony while visiting the Hubbard Glacier we also spent time just sitting out there enjoying all the views.
We had a wonderful trip glaciers,whales,sea lions,dog sled puppies the ship casino so many wonderful thing
The weather was cooler 55 to 60 which considering it was 90+ when we left home (Fla) was wonderful.
We left from Seward (about 2 hours south of Anchorage) after spending the day with rance and hannah lots to see in this town and ended up in Vancouver
If you want to go to Buchard Gardens you must have a full day just for this. We had planned on doing this but we only scheduled one night in Vancouver. We didn't get off the ship till almost 10 am and most of the tours to the gardens left at 8:30 am.

We enjoyed Alaska so much we are going back but the next time we are going to do a land vacation.

karla
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-06-2007, 09:44 AM
 
Location: NY
2,007 posts, read 3,448,406 times
Reputation: 905
I'm glad you had a good time. It truly is an amazing place to see. I'd also love to go back and do a land vacation also.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2007, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
1,049 posts, read 5,845,409 times
Reputation: 1118
Quote:
Originally Posted by foma View Post
Yes, definitely spend a day or two in Vancouver if you can swing it. It's well worth the money! Boutchard Garden in Victoria Island is a must if you stay in Vancouver. I'm not a garden lover by any means but I thought it was worth it!

Definitely do your homework to see what you'd like to do!
And just so the homework is correct, that's Butchart Gardens near the city of Victoria on Vancouver Island - about 3 hours by ferry/car from the city of Vancouver.

There are actually tons of things to do in and around Vancouver that will keep you occupied for days on end without having to go to Vancouver Island, and there are botanical gardens also in Vancouver if you don't feel like spending 6 hours in transport just to check out Butchart gardens. I say this because most Alaska cruise tourists underestimate their time in Vancouver and underestimate the distance/time it takes to get to the Butchart Gardens.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2007, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
20,799 posts, read 8,708,145 times
Reputation: 15890
My husband and I took the land tour and then the cruise so we were there for 12 days. We went through Princess and we highly recommend it. When we now look at pics we can still smell it and hear things around us so that was a great time. Jetboating was an absolute blast, we took a helicopter to Juneau over the glaciers and landed on one and went dogsledding. Pricey but so glad we spent the money.
We were so fortunate that we had incredible weather. We got there through a heat wave 89...hot then each day and each area was different to the point we couldn't put enough layers on through Glacier Bay.
Fairbanks was okay not much to do and they had us in a hotel pretty much across from the airport. Then Denali (Mt. McKinley) OMG spectacular.
The people in Alaska could not have been any nicer and they actually went out of their way to say thank you for contributing to their economy.
There is so much respect for the land, people, and tourists.
Every one should see Alaska at least once in their lifetime.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-31-2008, 09:48 AM
 
1,153 posts, read 3,126,193 times
Reputation: 645
Default Alaskan cruise: Any ideas for an alaskan cruise

Any ideas on where to look for a great family alaskan cruise. Looking for something reasonable but nice. Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-31-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
3,871 posts, read 15,513,297 times
Reputation: 2638
The web sites of:
Holland America
Princess
Carnival
Royal Caribbean
and cruisecritic.com
I took Holland America. An aquaintance and his wife are currently on a Carnival.
A cruise to Alaska is a magical experience of a lifetime.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel > Cruises
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top