alaska cruise

Dec 21st, 2002, 09:56 AM
  #21  
Fanci
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
In Alaska, the natives refer to the "August termination dust." The new comers always ask what they mean.

In August, the outdoor construction projects wind down [terminate], people pack up their tools and head south on the Alcan highway, producing a cloud of dust.

It starts to get cold in August. May have frosty mornings, cool days needing sweaters, and coats if you're outdoor much in the evening. Not shorts weather.
 
Dec 21st, 2002, 09:35 PM
  #22  
Paul Therault
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Beverly. Yes, you will have to purchase 2 one-way tickets. Might be best to purchase the cruise line air. Also, the transfers may be included (expensive to get to the ship on your own in Seward - or the other way, Seward to Anchorage).

Since this is new to you I would definitely advise you to purchase cruise line air since if something happens to your flight or flight times you may miss the ship. Also Seward to Anchorage or Anchorage to Seward may be a problem for you.

Best to visit a travel agent.

Paul
 
Dec 22nd, 2002, 01:39 PM
  #23  
Another Idea
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Paul, I sure hate paying all that extra money to the cruise lines.

If Beverly has the flexibility to add an extra night before and/or after her cruise, she would have the security of extra time before/after flights. Or she could book a red-eye. Might not save money this way, but at least she would be getting something for it.
 
Dec 22nd, 2002, 04:48 PM
  #24  
Anthony
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
More incorrect info - and especially from Paul.

No, YOU DO NOT buy one-way tickets!!!!!!

You price OPEN-JAW itinearies - that is the the airline term. The pricing IS NOT the same for one-ways vs. open jaw trips.

If you are using the web to check fares, look for 'multi-city' opptions when using websites to check airfares. Also, check each airline's website, NOT just sites like expedia, travelocity, or orbitz. Sometimes the airline websites have better deals than the travel websites, sometimes not. That's why you have to check all sources.
 
Dec 22nd, 2002, 10:04 PM
  #25  
Paul Therault
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Go to it and good luck.

Paul
 
Dec 23rd, 2002, 06:02 AM
  #26  
Mac
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
The information on open jaw tickets is correct. I booked airfare on my own (Pittsburgh to Vancouver and then Anchorage to Pittsburgh) at half the cost of airfare from the cruise line.
 
Dec 23rd, 2002, 06:07 AM
  #27  
Mac
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
The information on open jaw tickets is correct. I booked airfare on my own (Pittsburgh to Vancouver and then Anchorage to Pittsburgh) at half the cost of airfare from the cruise line.
 
Dec 29th, 2002, 02:26 AM
  #28  
Debbie
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Hi,I plan on taking an Alaska Cruise on RCCL's Vision of the Seas in September of 2003 and have a couple of questions:
I have seen Inside Passage Cruises that include Hubbard Galcier and some don't..
Is it worth taking a cruise that includes this area? Also,I've read somewhere the rooms in the 'top' part of the ship tend to 'Rock' less then the bottom?? Is this true? This will be our first 'Cruise' and our first trip to Alaska.Any help or advice would be appreciated.
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:06 AM.