hi everyone, first time post here, but have been reading the site for a week or two. planning a trip to alaska, for 2014 or 2015.
-i like what i see about princess so far, but is the price difference worth it compared to other lines, such as carnival?
-we live 40 min from san fran. should we do the 10 day cruise from san fran, or should we do the shorter trip, and fly to seattle? it seems it would be less expensive to fly to seattle, however it appears we should get a hotel while we are there, so that we are not late? if so, this would basically make each trip the same price.
-do you need a passport for the alaska cruise? on a different site, a couple said that people who did not have passports had trouble in victoria, BC port??
-how much do people usually spend for excusions?
-lastly, is it worth it to upgrade to oceanview or balcony room? this is a once in a lifetime trip for us, i want to budget wisely, and the money spent on oceanview or balcony could be used towards excusions instead. thoughts?
thanks VERY MUCH!!