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Old 05-20-2005, 02:40 PM
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We are planning on a cruise to Alaska in either Sept. or early June we have never been there so, what is the best time and what passage inside or outside? And do we get a package deal with air included or purchase that seperately?
Any particular cruise better than another?
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June, especially early June, is blessed with warm sunny weather with long days. In September you are alm ost guaranteed rain everyday. However the last couple of cruises in September offer outstand shopping opportunities with savings of 50% and more.

Most people do an inside passage cruise as it offers pretty much everything Alaska has to offer.

As to the right ship/lione? A lot depends on the age froup and budget of your party and your expectations.

Hoipe that helps.

Tom (in Amsterdam getting ready to board the Century)
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Old 05-21-2005, 12:12 PM
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We are seniors so it would help if someone knows the better lines to take. ALso, what about the air fare?
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Old 05-21-2005, 02:35 PM
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I prefer Princess. They offer exellent Alaska cruises & tours.
As for the air you can get it included with the cruise cost, or deviate & purchase your own air.
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:40 AM
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I personally find that September is a nice time to cruise Alaska. Mr. Ogg is correct that you may encounter more rain and sometimes a bit more chilly, but overall it is an excellent time to cruise. I personally find that Celebrity M-class ships provide a excellent cruise experience, esp. for the more refined cruiser. The service, food, cabins, and the ship itself are superior to some of the other lines. Only Crystal is a cut above from my experience and of course you pay for it.

You will enjoy Alaska regardless of the ship you choose or even the time of year. But, if you truly desire an outstanding cruise vacation, I would book Celebrity's Summit or Infinity.
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Old 06-20-2005, 05:36 PM
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Originally posted by SEAQUEEN:
We are seniors so it would help if someone knows the better lines to take. ALso, what about the air fare?
Thanks
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Old 06-20-2005, 05:39 PM
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Originally posted by SEAQUEEN:
We are seniors so it would help if someone knows the better lines to take. ALso, what about the air fare?
Thanks

We just returned from Alaska - Mercury from Seattle to Juneau.A VERY rough ride for several hours....and thansk to Boniene taken before leaving all 6 of us were fine.We are Grandparents traveling with Son and family which included 2 teenagers.A terrific trip. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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Old 06-20-2005, 06:56 PM
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Marynhal, welcome to Cruise-Chat.com. The term "New Cruisers" only refers to your karma count, not your status as cruisers. The more you post here, the better the title you receive. It isn't meant to be offensive and no one sees it that way.

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