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Old 01-12-2009, 02:10 PM
Akitadog Akitadog is offline
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Alaska is AWESOME! We were the last tour of the season in september and had a wonderful time as all the wildlife was visible. It's hot during the summer so everything "alive" disappears but in the spring and fall bears, whales, otters, seal, etc. are feeding and out in the open. Catamaran whale-watching in Juneau was awe-inspiring! Fully guided horse-back riding the original Chilkoot trail was not to be missed. Just the van ride getting to the trail was amazing. Scuba-diving was almost a religious experience!!! Who would have thought to scuba dive in Juneau but it's a rainforest! Make sure you view College Fjord and Glacier Bay national park from the best seat in the house - The Rear Hottub!!! LOL We witnessed (and videotaped) calving ice-bergs. We had a naturalist on board so everything was explained. I would go back to Alaska in a heartbeat!!! We had stunning weather with only 45 minutes of rain the entire time! We cruised Whittier Bay (Anchorage) to Vancouver. The only down side was that it was chilly so ship maintenance was "off", but the Sun Princess was also heading into San Francisco for a full re-furbish so the push wasn't on to keep her exactly "spiffy".