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Old 03-06-2007, 08:41 PM
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My travel agent says it is time to book the Skagway Whitepass rail excursion for our June Princess Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise. This is the only excursion my husband and I want to do. I have heard a lot about it. My travel agent said she chose for us a bus up and then meal stopover and train back for $176 each. I thought that was awfully expensive, and if I did that combination, I think I'd like the train up and bus back. So I told her we might like to do the shorter three hour train excursion which with the cruiseline, is a little over $100 each. I see pros and cons of each. Which should we do?
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My travel agent says it is time to book the Skagway Whitepass rail excursion for our June Princess Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise. This is the only excursion my husband and I want to do. I have heard a lot about it. My travel agent said she chose for us a bus up and then meal stopover and train back for $176 each. I thought that was awfully expensive, and if I did that combination, I think I'd like the train up and bus back. So I told her we might like to do the shorter three hour train excursion which with the cruiseline, is a little over $100 each. I see pros and cons of each. Which should we do?
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:41 PM
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Sounds like you are paying $76 extra for lunch and a bus ride.
I would take the $100 trip--you'll see pretty much the same thing and still have time to wander around Skagway on your own; the dock is a short walk from town.
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:56 PM
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I concur with f-mattox. If you take the train both ways, be aware that half the trip will be less scenic in that you will have a mountainous wall 10 feet outside the window at which to look. I'm not discouraging the trip; it is well worth the money and time.
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We did the rail last year and loved it. I would not do the luch thing. Grab something on your own.
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We did the 3 hour train ride to Whitepass (Canadian Border) with RCCL /99 USD). It was absolutely great. We had also time to see Skagway on our own, which is worth to see!
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