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Rocky Mountaineer added to Cruise?

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I am planning cruise to Alaska for myself, husband and daughter, and my mother and father. My Dad's health has been failing. He has neurological problems and has some trouble walking. This will probably be his last major trip. We have decided to do HAL Nieuw Amsterdam round trip Inside Passage from Vancouver. My mother has had seasickness on one cruise, and sometimes gets bouts of vertigo on dry land. So, we are reserving this route there is little open Pacific water on this cruise, and will get a room mid-ship and lower level. Our stops will be Tracy Arm (we will do the small boat excursion to get up close), Glacier Bay, Skagway, Ketchican and Juneau.
After the cruise, we plan to tour Vancouver for at least a day. My question is would it be worthwhile to take Rocky Mountaineer for the final leg of the trip? Also, which train route affords the most stunning scenery?

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    Welcome!

    Whether to do the Rocky Mountaineer depends on your budget and tastes. It's a very expensive way to see the mountains - cost for 5 people could add up quickly.

    It's also important to realize that the train really runs "through" the mountains, not in the mountains. While you do pass through a few mountain ranges on either the Banff or Jasper routes, part of the trip is in hills/flatland and you really see only 2-3 hrs of the Rockies. Both routes are pretty - from Jasper, you would have to arrange a tour back down to Calgary or a shuttle 4+ hrs to Edmonton Airport. From Banff, it's about 2 hrs to Calgary Airport.

    I haven't taken the train, so I don't know whether there might be issues with sway/movement that could be an issue for your father. It is an accessible train, though I think the observation deck might well be stairs only.

    Most folks generally find driving to Rockies much more cost effective, and satisfying in being able to stop/see what they want. I'm not sure if driving would work with your father's issues. You can also fly - you'd have to fly back from Calgary or Edmonton area. Then rent a car, and spend a few days exploring the area at your own pace.

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