I am going on the Princess Cruises' 7-day cruise to Alaska from Seward to Vancouver
on the Coral Princess. We will be there from May 31 - June 7. Anyone going our way.
Has anyone ever cruised on this ship before ?? any comments??
Any advice on seeking alternate excursions that are independant of the cruise ship??
Any advice on cost savings such as cheaper and better excursions than what the
cruise ship offers?? I feel the excursion by the cruise lines are very expensive, and
We're on the same cruise, same ship - 1st time cruisers and very excited. We're taking the White Pass train trip/Bernard Lake kayaking out of Skagway, A.m. fishing and then Mendenhall Glacier helicopter trip out of Juneau. Nothing booked for Ketchikan - playing it by ear. Would like to hike there if possible. Heard Perserverance Trail and Ward Lake are possibilities? Our trips were booked independently. I hope we've made wise choices - guess we'll find out soon!
A.m. fishing and then Mendenhall Glacier helicopter trip out of Juneau. Nothing booked for Ketchikan - playing it by ear. Would like to hike there if possible. Heard Perserverance Trail and Ward Lake are possibilities? Our trips were booked independently
A great deal depends what you are fishing for???? If fly fishing, then I would recommend Juneau otherwise, Ketchikan is far better all the way around- you should be near peak for Kings. Ward Lake will require a rental car, I have rented from Alaska car rental several times. In the past they have allowed me to drop off at the dock.
I would verify what you are in season for on your fishing. Ketchikan would be cheaper, but if halibut is your priority you have to go to 'proven" areas. Perserverance Trail is the best out of Ketchikan in my opinion, there is Deer Mt, that is walkable from town but not as good in my experience.
SROSE: we are booked on the August 16th cruise from Vancouver to Seward. We too have booked the White Pass - Kayaking Bernard Lake. You'll have to let me know how it was. Our excursion is booked for the one that leaves at 7:40am and returns at 12:15 pm.