United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Cruisetour or Independent Land Travel

Jump to last reply

We are two 60-ish couples who will be taking an Alaskan cruise on Holland America in August 2013. We also want to do some land touring and are trying to decide whether to do a HAL CruiseTour or travel independently. Points of interest for us include Denali and Kenai Peninsula. We have traveled independently in Europe and generally avoid bus/group touring. However, we might choose the CruiseTour if: a) it is cheaper than renting a car or arranging for our own train travel and b) there is an opportunity to do some quality independent or small group sightseeing (ex. hiking, kayaking). There are some HAL CruiseTours that allow 3 days in Denali and would seem to allow for some independent activities (does the Tundra Wilderness Tour take us where we want to go in the park?). Is the Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise worth doing? Another post has recommended Homer, which we would have to do independently. Should that be a priority? If we were going to travel independently, should we rent a car or can we get where we need to go by rail? Any advice you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks?

9 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 4 week family trip ideas
  2. 2 NYC becoming a battleground for Air BnB apartment rentals
  3. 3 Richmond highlights?
  4. 4 Broadway this week
  5. 5 Relocation: Where Do We Fit In
  6. 6 Washington DC in Spring?
  7. 7 East Coast to West Coast travel route
  8. 8 What do you do when your VRBO rental is a nightmare in Lake Geneva?
  9. 9 Packer game hotel on the bus line.
  10. 10 Trip Report Weekend in NYC
  11. 11 Accommodations in Floriday keys
  12. 12 Quick advice needed for 1st visit to HNL & Kauai
  13. 13 DC in Dec-Restaurant ideas near Hilton Mark Alexandria
  14. 14 Booked our NYC hotel (thanks!), would like restaurant recommendations!
  15. 15 Drinking a beer in all 50 states for cancer reseach. Need bar suggestions!
  16. 16 New York, New York...
  17. 17 Shuttle Service from Newark
  18. 18 trains in Europe
  19. 19 Grand Teton & Yellowstone & ???
  20. 20 Road trips - CHI-ATL and MEM-NOLA - April/May 2014
  21. 21 USA trip
  22. 22 Need condo suggestions in Destin
  23. 23 Road to Hana and continuing on backside of Island
  24. 24 Trip Report Kanab and Page with Kids Trip Report
  25. 25 Cedar Point / Put In Bay
View next 25 » Back to the top