Cruises Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Cruises activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Barcelona to Rome
  2. 2 1st time cruise!
  3. 3 Medical and Evacuation Insurance for Alaska
  4. 4 Antarctica One Ocean Expeditions Cruise Canccellation
  5. 5 St Petersburg - guide vs visa
  6. 6 Having second thoughts about a Mediterranean cruise end of Oct/first of Nov
  7. 7 Trip Report Mediterranean Ports Of Call, Carnival Vista
  8. 8 alaska cruise
  9. 9 Cruising from Baltimore
  10. 10 Luxury European Cruise with Teens
  11. 11 Pearl Seas River cruises
  12. 12 Trip Report Viking River Cruise Disappoints
  13. 13 How to plan 1 day in Copenhagen
  14. 14 Trip Report Alaska Shore excursion on the cheap
  15. 15 Oceania: Never again
  16. 16 Trip Report Beware of Grand Circle Travel and Overseas Adventure Travel
  17. 17 Parking at Port Everglades, FL
  18. 18 Sacramento/No Calif GTG Sat Aug 27th
  19. 19 Silversea Silver Wind
  20. 20 Trying to decide cruise wardrobe for late fall Mediterranean
  21. 21 Celebrity Equinox-Cartagena
  22. 22 Family First Timers
  23. 23 Santorini excursions
  24. 24 Croatian Island Cruise - Options for Couple in early 40s
  25. 25 Excursion companies outside NCL
View next 25 » Back to the top

First Alaska Cruise

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are in our 60's (Ok..I'm not quite there...but close enough!) and this will be our first cruise. We want to take one of the 7 day round trip cruises. We are leaning towards one that leaves from Vancouver and does the Tracy Arm, Juneau (because we have heard good things about the bus trip to Mendenahall Glacier), Skagway (because I want to do the rail excursion), Glacier Bay and Ketchikan. We've been looking at the ms Zuiderdan (Holland America Lines) because it has the date late in July that best fits our schedule this year and there are some really good last minute deals on rooms with a balcony.

Any experts want to comment on this itinerary, ship or excursions? What to take on a cruise and what not to bother with? Do we need a travel agent or can we do this on our own? How soon would we want to book the excursions?

Thanks in advance,
Utahtea

37 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement