Well, I finally made a decision. I am booked on the Holland Volendam for May 5th out of Vancouver. I am 29 yrs old and going alone. The ports will be Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan. I am completely clueless on what i will do in the ports. Right now, I know that i will have to spend a couple hours in Juneau looking at their University. I am seriously considering the college and want to transfer up there in their Winter/Spring Semester.
For this cruise, I got a fairly good price and got my own cabin. I am paying a very low single supplemental % for having my own cabin. I am staying in an inside cabin. Right now, they have me down as a Guarentee L category. Only available cabins are at the front of the ship, back ones are taken. Since cabins are going fast, and i want a cabin in the back or middle, she said if I went with a Guarentee, I would most likely be bumped up. There was no additional cost going guarentee. I end up booking this through the cruise dept at my parents timeshare.
Now, i am just trying to figure out about getting a hotel in Vancouver for the night before the cruise. I know I will take amtrak up to Vancouver the day before I board. Any good hotels somewhere between amtrak and Canada Place (where i get on the cruise).
Anyone else going this time as well. What will the weather be like? I have traveled many times on my own but never on a cruise, so this will be the first for me. I love the idea of only unpacking once and going to bed and waking up in a new port. Plus, this cruise will go up to Glacier Bay which i heard is great.