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Early Anniversary Cruise

Discussion in 'International Boating' started by Vikingstaff, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Vikingstaff

    Vikingstaff Well-Known Member

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    Our wife and I decided to take a cruise for our 25th anniversary. Technically our anniversary isn’t until the end of July. However, we wanted to do a June Alaskan cruise, so we will be celebrating it a month early this year. :D

    Vancouver, British Columbia to Whittier, Alaska. We have a few spectacular excursions pre-arranged! We are very excited as this is our first cruise, AND our first time to the Pacific Northwest. :)

    We sail on the Island Princess, pictured below:

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    The Bennington will simply have to wait until we return later in June. :eek:
     
  2. TexAgg56

    TexAgg56 Well-Known Member

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    from one Captain to another...he should let ya drive the boat! Do they use 303 on that bucket??? Is it a "G Series" helm?? Lifting strakes?? So, if he switches to a SS prop.....Alaska is the bomb! Gorgeous. I have a good friend who charters out of Homer, Alaska. Salmon fishing, bear hunts, you name it.
     
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    Jeff, at first I was thinking you'd be taking a cruise on your Benny around HL. LOL!
     
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    Have a great time! We've done 40+, but never Alaska.
     
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    Enjoy. I've been watching a lot of Alaska State Troopers lately. Watch out for the drunk locals and moose poachers!
     
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    Happy Early Anniversary.... Hope you enjoy your trip!
     
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    Anxious to hear your review on this as my wife wants to do the Alaska cruise as well. Is the cruise only water only or do you have a land tour before or after as well?
     
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    We stuck with the base trip: water cruise only, and then going a bit all in on some of the daily excursion options on stops. I will let you know what we thought about the cruise destination/excursions, and the cruise line/ship afterwards. Only caveat will be it is our first cruise, so no baseline of comparison for us.
     
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    You're gonna love cruising!
     
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    We’ve only done one cruise and it was Alaska. Water only - no extra trip before or after (would have liked to do that too). Did lots of shore trips at the ports - helicopter trips to glaciers, float plane, panning for gold, canoe trips etc. Our trip went north to south though and I would go the opposite way like yours if we did again. Seemed to be more ports north and more water traveling in the south. Loved the trip!!
     
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