Wow, i cant beleive i am under six months for my first cruise.
i just had to tell someone and since i am on the boards 'what better place'. i have been planning this cruise since last august so im pretty excited. i hope all of you have great cruises in the future. please be happy for me also. this will be my first cruise and i am going solo to alaska. yippppppeeeeee.
We sail on our first cruise in exactly 2 months! Alaska was our first choice, actually our only consideration. We are sailing on the Prinsedam, a rather SMALL ship compared to others. I believe it only carries around 790 passengers total. Have booked a few excursions on our own. Still deciding on a few other excursions in a few ports. Our cruise is a 14 night R/T from San Francisco. Keeping fingers crossed that we don't find out we suffer from seasickness. Already have our prescriptions for patches, which we will put on the day before we embark. Happy sailing to all. The count down is on!!!!
We sail on our first cruise in 6mo. 1day!!!!!!!!!!! sooo excited please post your cruise reviews as you return so that all of us still waiting can read up on what we can look forward to :0) We are sailing NCL Sky 9/20/03.
Time flies when you're having fun! guess thats why its DRAAAAAGGGGGIIINNNNGGGG
waiting for my Alaska trip 7th of June. First timer to Alaska. Whats the #1 thing I shouldn't miss on this trip??(besides the plane and the ship) BG. Has my watch stopped??geeeeeze! c'mon JUNE!!!!
Peace &Love , ED
I have been reading about your laundry idea. In Skagway, is this a drop off laundry and you pick it up later or do you give up excursion time and wash clothes. What kind of rates do they offer if they do it? I have family of 4 and already dreading the amount of clothes my wife is going to put in the suitcases. 100% of the time we overpack and this may be a good way to lose a few suitcases. Let me know...
Laundry in Skagway, located at Second and State does have drop off service, but I have never used it and always use the self serve. I have had some splended conversations with people. Anyway if you use the big propane dryers you can be done in a little over an hour. You could contact the visitor site and get the laundry contact and inquire of rates. www.skagway.org
As for sailing in August- no it's not too late, I never book more than 60 days ahead myself. But if you are set on a cruiseline or ship, you need to inquire and book soon. It can pay to be flexable.
i think the smaller ship will be more personal and you will get more attention from the staff. it sounds like a great trip. do the patches really work. this will be my first cruise so i dont know if i will need to take something or not. do you have to go through a dr. to get them. i am leaving from vancouver so i hope i dont run into rough sea's like you might. have a wonderful time and let us know how it goes.