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Old January 11th, 2005, 07:44 PM
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Need some help and opinions, please. Two of my co-workers are planning to cruise Alaska (one is in her mid-fifties, the other is in her mid sixties, and they will be traveling with their husbands). They want to go in May and do the cruise tour. I told them I would post a message and get some opinions. They have it narrowed down to HAL, RCL, and Princess. They want a newer ship, lots of activities, and they want the cruise tour to take them into Denali. Any suggestions?

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Angie:
Princess and HAL have been doing the land portion of the cruise tours the longest and have the logistics and facilities down to a science. Royal Caribbean and Celebrity have less time in this portion but I have heard good things.

I personally would choose Princess for a cruise tour based on the criteria you have. There ships are nice and I feel they would provide a bit more of a lively atmosphere.

If I was doing just a cruise I would choose Celebrity or Princess.

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Old January 12th, 2005, 11:55 AM
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Thanks, Mike. I passed the info along to them. They are like kids in a candy store planning this trip!

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Hi,
With their criteriae,narrowed down as they are, I would suggest
Princess, specifically ISLAND or CORAL.
Of the 3 companies they listed,they are the newer ships ( '03 )
Princess Cruise tours have a wide choice and are well operated.
Denali is on the menu for virtually all of their tours.

My second choice would be Celebrity's SUMMIT...although not on their
"short list". The ship itself is spendid, '02 vintage, and the company's
Royal Celebrity Tours operates " top of the line " tours.

We've taken both. Princess is quite good......but you can by now suspect
we think Celebrity is tops....

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