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We have often heard friends who have told us that they cannot afford to go on a cruise as it is so expensive, especially shore excursions and all the “extras”. We decided to prove them wrong and embarked on a cruise to Alaska, for 7 days, on a mass market cruise line mega ship, and do it all for under $1,000 per person including all expenses (except airfare).

A little bit of a preamble is required here. We were supposed to go on an Alaska cruise with our older son and DIL this coming August. Since he took a new job in May, the August Alaska cruise is off so we booked something else instead. Then we received words that a major cruise line that seldom discounts is offering a 7 day inside passage from Seattle for $349 plus tax (port charges). We have to jump on it and book our cheapo cruise to Alaska.

For the purpose of this trip report, the ship and the cruise line is not important. The point I am trying to make here is that you can do great self-guided shore excursions on the cheap and see more than people who are paying for an expensive shire excursion. The rule is simple: you have to do your homework. It helps if you’ve been there before but is not a pre-requisite.

So here it goes ….

Cruise to Alaska inside passage round trip Seattle 7 days with 4 port stops. June 2-9.

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