thanks for your information. Can anybody tell me whether an itinerary MUST say Inside Passage if they sail there, or do you assume you're doing the Inside Passage if the itinerary says ports like Sitka, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, etc? This is confusing to me because I'm looking at lots of itineraries and sometimes they actually say "sailing the Inside Passage" and sometimes they don't but the ports are the same. Help!!!