Originally Posted by Donna
My main concern is the day the cruise ends, easier to fly out of Vancouver over Whittier...
Indeed. And you also have to consider the cost of the transfer to Anchorage. Either by bus or by train, it adds a considerable amount to the price of the cruise. Offsets some of the price difference.
We took the train in. It leaves early in the morning, and goes past some beautiful scenery.
Along the way we were very lucky to see belugas in Turnagain Arm. So it is a fun thing to do, but a bit expensive.
You can see my movie of the belugas at
Cruising HAL Volendam to Alaska