Hi Guys -
I have decided to purchase a cruise for my mum and dad for Christmas. They have wanted to take an Alaskan cruise for some time and would love to go whale-watching. They are in their 60s and fairly conservative. Any insight would be great!
Do you plan on making the actual purchase before Christmas? My suggestion would be to gather up the literature from one or two cruiselines and maybe purchase a book on Alaska and give that to them for Christmas. I would then ask them to help pick their trip. I find that planning the trip is half of the fun. Good luck and let us know what you decide on.
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That is a great idea. I would take Mary Lou and Donna's advice and research the trip as much as possible and do it with them.
If it is affordable I would also suggest doing a cruise-tour. This involves a cruise and land portion. One of my regrets was not being able to see more of Alaska. What I did see on the cruise was fantastic. Remember that on the land portion they will have to pay for their meals. This may be a financial consideration.
Princess and Holland America are two cruise lines that have very good cruise and cruise-tour programs.
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Book quickly! My sister and her husband just booked a cruise with Holland for a May cruise and they got one of the last few balcony rooms on the ship! Apparently they have no trouble selling these cruises out.
What a wonderful daughter you are, BTW!
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