Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Destinations > Alaska
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old March 19th, 2005, 12:46 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12
Default Alaska shore excursions

I will be cruising Alaska in May this year and would like recommendations for shore excursions in the following ports :

Sitka, Skagway, Ketchikan, Juneau, Prince Rupert and as I suffer from Reynaud's disease, will warm clothing and foot and hand warmers be required whilst ashore?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old March 19th, 2005, 05:08 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 3,539
Default Re: Alaska shore excursions

There are way too many excellent tours to recommend, you need to look over a shore excursion list and narrow down YOUR interests. Determine your budget, then repost for ideas pertaining to YOU.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old March 19th, 2005, 11:45 PM
mslvp
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Alaska shore excursions

In Skagway, we took an all day tour (NCL shore excrusion) on a bus driving over the pass into Karcross (sp???) Canada. Stopped several times for pics & other things, had lunch in Karcross - rather casual but good. Didn't see any wildlife but sometimes they do. GREAT driver. All six in my group thought this was GREAT - age-70's 30's, 50's & 12 year old.

Booked parents on same tour in '03 & thought ok, but a bit long. Mother didn't care for the lunch place-I don't think they had same guide/driver. Only wildlife they saw was a wild turkey. (Shore excursion with Princess but it was same tour company I had gone on in '01)

Definitely book a salmon bake - wonderful. We did the short excursion for that in Juneau (again, NCL shore excursion)

Also, In Juneau, I did not take tour including the tram & the rest of my group did - they felt it was a waste. I kept unning into them & I was doing Juneau on my own.

Wanted to take helicopter to the glacier but didn't have $$$$ either time.

I also went horseback riding (Princess shore excursion) in Skagway & LOVED it.

Hope this helps. Feel free to email me with more ???
B
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old March 20th, 2005, 10:58 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 3,539
Default Re: Alaska shore excursions

Carcross
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old March 20th, 2005, 03:12 PM
Ford_Racing_Ron
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Alaska shore excursions

The real topic here is should Jean need hand warmers too because of her disease. I was there in August and it was never cold except on the ship the day we cruised glacier bay, and by on the ship I mean outside on the deck viewing. In Scagway it was pretty cool though so I would think if your hand and feet warmers won't cause your back to slip a disk by carrying your luggage,,better safe then sorry.

Since the weather really changes, someone with more experience should address this question for the month of May.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old March 20th, 2005, 08:09 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 310
Send a message via MSN to DalTX
Default Re: Alaska shore excursions

Ive never been to Alaska,but going the end of May..that being said,Im VERY cold natured,and most ppl here think I might be a little silly,but...my neighbor,who,like me is cold natured,went in June,and she told me she almost froze and that she was SO glad that she took a down jacket.So,I bought a lightweight down that folds down to nothing to have.If I dont need it fine...but I would rather have it than NEED it and not have it.If Ive had major back surgery,and if I get cold and shiver,I become very uncomfortable around my scar area.So much so that it really pulls and hurts.I went to Academy and bought some of those instant hand warmers that you can stick inside your jacket/gloves/shoes..wherever you need one,and they last up to 12 hours.They are very inexpensive and small enough to put in a back pack or purse.If your disease makes you uncomfortable when it gets cold,I would take whatever you need.From what I understand,Alaska is so unpredictable,so I for one will be prepared.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shore excursions-Alaska fpcarm Princess Cruise Lines 3 March 10th, 2005 03:50 PM
New Alaska Shore Excursions Jim Bragg Carnival Cruise Lines 1 April 28th, 2004 03:58 PM
Alaska shore excursions laila Celebrity 1 March 15th, 2004 01:23 AM
Alaska Shore excursions bobbie Holland America 2 May 20th, 2003 11:12 PM
Alaska Shore Excursions Cindy Princess Cruise Lines 4 September 30th, 2002 09:39 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:03 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1