I'm also on the Sept 17 Cruise on HAL...Ryndam, by chance? The Alskan Tour book has coupons in it (for your information) that could save you- the floatplane/Misty Fjords tour is normally 199 a person, and I have a buy one get one free coupon, so it's half price, basically. I've been reading (after booking!!!!) that some poeple prefer the helicopter ride?
Also looking forward to just touring the palces- seeing the cathedral, etc.
I can't wait to go! First cruise, first time to alaska