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Old 11-21-2005, 03:19 PM
Karen Knowlton Karen Knowlton is offline
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I haven't done the tour with a cruise line, but my husband and I visited Denali independently a number of years ago. Again, we were not camping in the park so couldn't take a vehicle in; we took the wildlife bus tours two days in a row, and enjoyed both. The one offered by the National Park Service used school buses, so was a bit less comfortable than the slightly more expensive tour, which used a touring-type bus. In both cases, the driver stopped whenever anyone on the bus sighted an animal, bird, etc., and "sang out." There was good opportunity for everyone to take pictures - usually from within the bus, but there were a few stops enroute where everyone was allowed off. That tour was our favorite aspect of visiting Denali, though we loved the scenery as well.