Originally Posted by Grannyx3
Anybody out there booked on the Westerdam sailing RT Seattle starting June 21, 2009? Any non-cruise excursions planned? Want to go on a fishing charter in Sitka for less than the ship price of $465? Would love to hear from you!
Sorry not going on your sailing, but one word of warning.
Sitka is a tender port and if you book with a non-cruise excursion company and something should happen that you cannot get back to the ship before the last tender leaves the port, then you could be in trouble. Sometimes the charter company will pick up and return passengers directly to the ship.....check on this. If you are on a HAL excursion, the ship will wait for you.
Last year the weather was so bad that we could not dock in Ketchikan, so all HAL excursions were cancelled - fees were returned to the passengers.
If you do book with an outside company, check to make sure that if the ship does not make it to the port, that your money will be returned.
You will love Alaska - so much to do and see.