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Old May 19th, 2004, 04:17 PM
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Default Dawn princess Vs Diamond??

We know that Diamond is nice new and big, but we have heard alot about Dawn, any input on which one you prefer? Thanks PS Alaska
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Old May 19th, 2004, 05:12 PM
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Default Re: Dawn princess Vs Diamond??

They go 2 DIFFERENT routes. Dawn- one way Whittier/Vancouver, Diamond round trip Seattle. I would think the route would be your first priority on sailing??? My opinion only- the Diamond does too much outside passage sailing and doesn't go to Glacier Bay. Must do's at some point in Alaska travels. If you are looking at a one way- just dont leave/arrive the day of the cruise. Most people don't get to Alaska often. The interior touring options are spectacular- take advantage. Allow at least 7 days if going on a cruisetour- 5 independent (you will see twice as much for 1/2 the cost and my clear preference) Be very informed of WHAT you are purchasing- descriptions are vague. Budget fully for costly excursions- you get only half a trip without them. As for the Dawn- it has supurb front deck viewing space- necessary with any Alaska ship selection. Even if getting a balcony- head out front at least part of your trip- nothing beats the full front views. I have sailed the Sun three times to Alaska- too bad it is now considered one of the "smaller" ships sailing.
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