Originally Posted by Donna
My first Alaska cruise was from Vancouver and truly felt like an inside passage, where when going from Seattle didn't, even though it was called an inside. Just too different and was expecting being very close to land and that wasn't the case....Live and learn...
I would think that todays ships 100,000 plus tons need room to meanuver about, being to close to land with other ship around can be somewhat dangerous specially if a storm hits. Im not sure if I would want to hug the coastline on a cruise ship no matter where it went. They do have river boat cruises that hug the shoreline if that is something you really want.
Remember your not the only ship out there, though there is a limit to the amount of ships allowd to go to Alaska, still it can be a safety issue.