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poppadock September 13th, 2010 10:22 PM

Princess rail tour.
How is the rail tour by princess in Alaska. :-D

LisaK September 14th, 2010 09:04 AM

we haven't done it yet, but have only heard really good things about it

worthew8 September 14th, 2010 09:21 AM

must do

Originally Posted by poppadock (Post 1316588)
How is the rail tour by princess in Alaska. :-D

Awesome, one of my favorite memories of Alaska. The train actually stops for wildlife.

kenna September 16th, 2010 11:02 AM

A great trip with beautiful scenery. It is long, but worth the time spent.

hankm September 17th, 2010 09:04 AM

We started in Fairbanks and ended up in Whittier then cruised to Vancouver. As the previous said "it is a long trip but worth it". My suggestion would be look for a tour that does two days in Denali. It is a marvelous place to visit. You will then rail to Mt McKinley Lodge. This requires about an hours bus ride from the railhead. Chances of seeing the mountain are about 30%. It was fogged in and we did not see it. I am going off the point of your question a bit. The trip via rail is great. Food on the train is good but expensive. Princess is the best when it comes organization. The only thing we did not like was the seating situation on the train. You are seated in a booth with two other people. We got lucky and sat with a lady from Florida and her daughter. We had a lot of laughs. If,as some people encountered, you are not compatable with your tablemates it could be a very long ride. If the train is not full you can easily change seats. Ours was full ! Sorry to be so long winded but if you go you will never forget the beauth of Alaska.

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