We are planning to take our parents (55+) to Alaska. everyone are first time cruisers. Reading from these forums we would like to take a balcony, visit Glacier Bay and also do the helicopter tours - so we want to cut cost in other areas.
We live in SFO and was wondering if it is cheaper to take a 10 day cruise from SFO OR fly to Seattle/Vancouver and do a 7-day cruise.
In case we have to fly to a port, do we have to book a pre and post hotel arrangements also?