Hi Everyone. My husband and I (ages 33 & 30) are going on a cruise in the middle of May to Alaska, aboard the Star Princess. Being that this has been my dream vacation since I was a little girl, I don't want to miss out on anything. Anyone one have some good advice about what to do once on land? I'm a little leary of the excursions you can book through the ship. I've heard they are a bit expensive, and a little "cattle-like". My husband has no patience for huge crowds and long lines. Also, we are both drinkers, and I was wondering if it's possible to bring Vodka for me, and beer for him. Don't get me wrong, we will be more than happy to spend our money at the ship's bars and restaurants, but we'd like a couple of "nips" in our own stateroom. Can we buy liquor on board, to take back to our room? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!