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Old March 25th, 2005, 10:48 PM
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Default Best month for Alaska

Can anyone recommend a better month than another to cruise Alaska. Also, is there anything you would really recommend, such as a certain area to cruise or any must do's.

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Old March 26th, 2005, 12:41 PM
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Default Re: Best month for Alaska

Many people like the sailing to be around June 21 for the longest amount of daylight.
Cruises around that date tend to fill earlier.
We sailed the last week in July, first week in August, and experienced unusually warm weather with less rain.

Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, and of course Glacier Bay are popular. We enjoyed Seward, Sitka and Kodiak, and Victoria, B.C. was a very nice port. Hubbard Glacier was wonderful.

Excursions that were exceptional for us were the Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest out of Sitka, the White Pass/Yukon Scenic Railway out of Skagway, and the Deluxe Misty Fjord Flightsing Tour out of Ketchikan.
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Old March 26th, 2005, 02:32 PM
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We were on the Vision of the Seas which sailed into Misty Fjords. That was fantastic!!
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Old March 27th, 2005, 10:26 PM
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We went in mid-July & had a fantastic time. I strongly recommend a 1-way itinerary, going north (ie Vancouver to Seward). The scenery gets better every day.
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