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Old August 21st, 2005, 08:38 PM
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Going to Alaska on Radiance Sept 10th. I was wondering if you only had one excursion in Alaska , What would you choose and why? Going in Sept and not sure what to choose. Thanks
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Old August 21st, 2005, 10:02 PM
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I'd choose the Helicopter/Glacier walk/Dog Sled tour offered by Coastal in Juneau that I am booking for my August 2006 cruise. I asked about cancellations because of weather, and they'll keep you on the helo.glacier walk if they have to cancel the dog sled because of weather. (the dogs are at a higher elevation)
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Old August 25th, 2005, 04:12 PM
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I loved the helicopter ride up to the Mendenhal Glacier. What an incredible experience!
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Old August 25th, 2005, 11:45 PM
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Hands down, Mendenhall Glacier and dog sledding...
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Old August 27th, 2005, 06:59 AM
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The Helicopter/Glacier trek was increidible,but the float plane with the 30+ mins on land with Michelle was really nice over the Misty FJords.The Fjords are awesome!

I cant wait to go back to Alaska! Hubby and I were just talking about booking again last night. Dot
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Just returned 4 days ago...did the helicopter glacier landing tour and the Whitepass Railway....both were good. However have to agree that the glacier landing is a once in a lifetime experience.!
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Old September 9th, 2005, 07:49 AM
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Glacier dog sledding is over by the end of August, so won't be available in Sept. Last 3 years was closed by the 3 rd week of August, so make back up plans if going around that time frame. Flightseeing is the top tour choice in Alaska, my opinion only. This isn't the place to skimp, budget fully.
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Just got back from Alaska we did the helicopter/glacier walk in Juneau and took the float plane out of Ketchican to Misty Fjords. There was 4 of us total and all of us said the float plane to Misty Fjords was our highlight of the trip even after the glacier walk. The scenery is just breath taking and when you land and can get out and walk on the planes floats and take in the sights and sounds it is awe inspiring.
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Old September 19th, 2005, 04:13 PM
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8) Many thanks for your replies. Just got back 9-17-05 from RCI cruise to Alaska. In Ketchkan ,did the Misty Fjord tour with Michelle, Spectuclar, she is a wealth of information and has a great interchange with passengers. Did the shuttle in Juneau, to Mendenhall Glacier. Beautiful and walked most of the way to Nugget Falls. Skagway did the White Pass Railroad. Wonderful sights, as Karen 16 has said many times, one trip is just a minute sample of this glorious state.
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Hands down, Mendenhall Glacier and dog sledding...
Well Since I am a "Mendenhall" I will have to see 'my' glacier! This is a planned excusion for me and Hubster...May 17th 06 Carnival Spirit! Julie
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