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Old January 10th, 2005, 10:35 AM
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Default VANCOUVER OR ANCHORAGE? Where should we stay longer?

We will be doing a one-way cruise. We can stay 2 days on only place after (or before) the cruise. Either vancouver or anchorage....which one would you recommend?...than you
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Old January 10th, 2005, 11:56 AM
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Default Re: VANCOUVER OR ANCHORAGE? Where should we stay longer?

Only you can decide. It is not near enough time for Alaska so the edge may be toward Vancouver??? But if there- I would then do a round trip Vancouver cruise. There is only one day different out of 7.
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Old January 26th, 2005, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: VANCOUVER OR ANCHORAGE? Where should we stay longer?

we are goin g on the cruise on the 20th of May on celebrity and have booked 2 days in vancouver and the fling out of seward to vancouver to catch our plane back to home. Thought the 2 days in vancouver would be nice

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Old January 27th, 2005, 11:39 AM
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Default Re: VANCOUVER OR ANCHORAGE? Where should we stay longer?

I would definitely choose Anchorage and drive up to Talkeetna the first day, spend the night, hopefully the mountain will come out for you to see, but certainly you will see some gorgeous scenery, get a taste of the small, interior Alaskan towns. Of course, if you are not into the scenery and more into big city, then Vancouver would be your choice.
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Old January 28th, 2005, 11:27 AM
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Default Re: VANCOUVER OR ANCHORAGE? Where should we stay longer?

The cruise was over. I had to get up very early (~5:30 AM) because the cruise line (RCCL) had a policy where you didn’t get your final statement of charges (excursions and things your charged during the cruise) until early the last morning. All discrepancies had to be reported to the Purser by 6:30 AM! Our statement was correct. We showered and headed up to the Windjammer Café for are last breakfast on the ship. We were pleased to run into Sharon & Brian and ate breakfast with them. We said our goodbyes and headed to our designated place on the ship. It made sense to distribute the people around the ship in some order as it would have been a madhouse if 2000 people all tried to leave the ship and get their luggage at the same time. However, this disembarkation was the only time I felt crowded on the ship. Luckily we were the second group to get called to leave the ship.

It was at this moment when I wished we had taken a northbound cruise (Vancouver – Seward). That way, we would have gotten off this ship and been in Alaska! It was very anticlimactic to be in Vancouver. I would have much preferred the wilderness of Alaska instead of a crowded big city. Oh well, lesson learned.
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