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Forum: Alaska February 20th, 2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Posted By Yukon
To clarify what's happening (I've been driving...

To clarify what's happening (I've been driving the highway regularly year-round for the past 20 years), you climb up into the clouds (if there are clouds below 3,000 feet). Clouds come and clouds...
Forum: Alaska February 13th, 2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,500
Posted By Yukon
Captain Larry (Orca) will drop you off at...

Captain Larry (Orca) will drop you off at Mendenhall Glacier if you ask when you book and then you can take a shuttle bus ($7) or taxi ($25-30) back to town. I've been out with Orca twice and had...
Forum: Alaska January 12th, 2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,730
Posted By Yukon
The best reply to that question is to ask a...

The best reply to that question is to ask a question - what are your interests? There is no "best" for everybody - that's why there are lots of choices. To answer blind would take a book, and there...
Forum: Alaska January 12th, 2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By Yukon
Most people find 5 hours about right for the...

Most people find 5 hours about right for the whole trip - that allows for lots of stops, lunch, etc. It's only 73 miles each way, so you could do it in 3 hours with no stops (I do it in much less...
Forum: Alaska January 11th, 2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By Yukon
You can take a tour or just rent a car to head...

You can take a tour or just rent a car to head north a few miles to the White Pass summit - there will be all the pure white snow you can possibly want there! See this photo album from Fraser, the...
Forum: Alaska December 27th, 2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By Yukon
On a May 1 cruise there are going to be...

On a May 1 cruise there are going to be snow-capped mountains EVERYWHERE! :) The best whale watching excursions are at Icy Strait Point and Juneau. Whale watching from the ship is very poor unless...
Forum: Alaska December 5th, 2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,754
Posted By Yukon
I agree that the itinerary is more important than...

I agree that the itinerary is more important than the ship. Having been to both Hubbard Glacier and Glacier Bay, I prefer Hubbard - and Sitka and Icy Strait Point are my favourite ports. I'll see you...
Forum: Alaska October 28th, 2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,215
Posted By Yukon
I've been out with Captain Larry of Orca twice...

I've been out with Captain Larry of Orca twice and both trips were excellent. I haven't been out with Allen Marine simply because I like small boats and small groups.
Forum: Alaska September 20th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By Yukon
Fishing makes perfect sense to me - it's part of...

Fishing makes perfect sense to me - it's part of the Alaska experience. It's spending valuable port time shopping for t-shirts, diamonds and other such made-elsewhere junk that I don't understand.
Forum: Alaska August 2nd, 2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,417
Posted By Yukon
Sailing to Alaska from Seattle.

Sailing to Alaska from Seattle.
Forum: Alaska August 1st, 2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,417
Posted By Yukon
Re: Now I'm confused

I'm confused about what you're confused about. Carnival says that the Spirit will be sailing to Alaska from Seattle on Sept 7, 2010.
Forum: Alaska May 21st, 2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By Yukon
Legally you don't need a passport as long as you...

Legally you don't need a passport as long as you don't get off the ship at the mandatory Canadian port. The cruise lines, though, can apply whatever rules they want. That doesn't mean, however, that...
Forum: Alaska April 23rd, 2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By Yukon
The port guides at...

The port guides at http://www.youralaskacruise.com/alaska_cruise_ports.html list all of the independents, and in the lengthy photojournals posted at http://www.youralaskacruise.com/reviews/ you can...
Forum: Alaska April 22nd, 2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By Yukon
In Alaska, we ONLY go with independents unless...

In Alaska, we ONLY go with independents unless there's no choice (some excursions are only available through the ships). While independents aren't always cheaper, they're virtually always smaller...
Forum: Alaska April 22nd, 2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By Yukon
>>I wish they would define "no host mini-bar"...

>>I wish they would define "no host mini-bar" that could mean a shelf with two glasses and an icebucket! <<

The meaning of a no-host mini-bar is well understood. There are beverages of various...
Forum: Alaska April 22nd, 2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,156
Posted By Yukon
>>White Pass is a relatively short ride that has...

>>White Pass is a relatively short ride that has no end. It's round trip to the summit and is more a scenic viewpoint. It's also in the southeast rainforest.<<

You only went on 1/3 of the train...
Forum: Alaska April 15th, 2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By Yukon
This is a great year to cruise Alaska - prices...

This is a great year to cruise Alaska - prices are quite remarkable, and I'm about to book Alaska #5. I have lengthy photojournals of my last 4 Alaska cruises posted at...
Forum: Alaska April 13th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By Yukon
Generally noon arrival at the dock for 1pm...

Generally noon arrival at the dock for 1pm embarkation is the earliest.
Forum: Alaska April 10th, 2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By Yukon
Skagway is good for salmon but not halibut. In...

Skagway is good for salmon but not halibut. In Juneau, Hitime is one of the top-rated charters - http://www.hitime.com/Halibut/Halibut.htm
Forum: Alaska April 7th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By Yukon
You're cutting things far too close arriving in...

You're cutting things far too close arriving in ANC 5 hours before your ship departs! Come in at least the day before - there's lots to do.

On a southbound, the port side is better.

I prefer...
Forum: Alaska April 7th, 2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By Yukon
Welcome to cruisemates. You've chosen an...

Welcome to cruisemates. You've chosen an excellent first cruise, but the cruisetour is very poor, as I'll explain below. For excursions, I always book independently unless there is no choice,...
Forum: Alaska April 4th, 2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,180
Posted By Yukon
You should dress in layers so you can be...

You should dress in layers so you can be comfortable in everything from low 40s to high 70s. A bulky jacket isn't needed when you layer properly.
Forum: Alaska March 31st, 2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By Yukon
We get people coming up here on day tours from...

We get people coming up here on day tours from Skagway and I can't tell you how many times I've heard "how come y'all use this funny-colored money in Alaska?" Even having a Canada Customs guard...
Forum: Alaska March 28th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,417
Posted By Yukon
This would be outstanding if/when it happens ! ...

This would be outstanding if/when it happens !

Is there a timeframe?[/quote]

It's scheduled to open in November '09.
Forum: Alaska March 27th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,002
Posted By Yukon
What a strange thread this has turned into. Of my...

What a strange thread this has turned into. Of my 7 passages of that part of the Inside Passage by cruise ship, 3 have been primarily in daylight.
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