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Old April 27th, 2005, 07:19 PM
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OK...all you experts, can you give me your opinion? I have booked gold (literally I think). Going on the Spirit Sept 14-21. Not sure of the weather?? Anyone know in September? But, the excursions I have booked are as follows: Mendenhall Glacier & Wildlife Quest for Juneau, White Pass & Yukon Railway for Skagway and Best of Ketchikan for Ketchikan. What do you all think? I figured, I'm not going all the way across the world to not 'do it all' because I don't know if I will ever be back!!! Thanks for your advice, opinion, etc.
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Weather will be anywhere from chilly to very cold, especially near the glaciers. Some of it depends on how cold you usually get. I would pack lots of layering clothes, hat, gloves, scarves. Not sure where you are from but since that is about end of season, it could really be cold. However, it is a great place to go, I've done it 3 times and am sure I'll go again.
The excursions you picked sound terrific. I'ce done them all except the Junau one.
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Thanks Norma...I am from south louisiana...so I am sure it will be cold (but I won't mind that!!). cheryl
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does any of the tours offered go to Glacier Bay Nat'l Park? It's breath taking!! The weather will probably be rainy and quite chilly in late Sept. The advice to bring clothes that can be layered is right on the mark.

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no, but we cruise a day through glacier bay....what excursion did you go on?
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I did not exactly the same but a very similar mix/type of excursion in each of those ports and was very satisfied.
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Sorry, I haven't taken an Alaskan cruise, so haven't taken the Glacier Bay tours. (I just know its beautiful) <G> We sailed on the Alaska State Ferry a couple of times from Bellingham, WA to Haines and from Haines to Sitka and back. The inside passage is great. Being an Alaskan resident, we sail to the Caribbean to escape the snow and darkness in the winter!!

Enjoy your cruise to the Last Frontier!!

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I've heard the dogsledding adventure is awesome. Many folks like the helicopter tour. Then there's the fjords tour which is highly acclaimed. It's all expensive, but like you said....you're already half way around the world, and I think the cruise lines adjust the prices for that, skyward, accordingly. Have lots of fun.
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