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Old 08-04-2006, 08:21 AM
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First time cruisers taking inlaws on Golden Anniversay trip. Mom uses a motorized scooter for lengthy outings. I have read mixed reviews of Haines. I thought the low key beautiful scenery and shopping might be nice as long as the ferry was reliable. Also, father is into history and might like strolling the Fort. White Pass railway would be a cruise tour so less stress.

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Old 08-04-2006, 01:13 PM
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Haines is a nice town, but I don't recommend it for wheelchair (or scooter) passengers because it is very hilly!! We had a fellow passenger on our cruise that needed a wheelchair onshore, and it was a long hard push to get her up the hill from the dock to some of the stores. It's a beautiful town, with gorgeous scenery. If you want to stroll and relax, I'd stick to Skagway - more crowded, but pretty flat in town. Or better yet, enjoy the RR - that is supposed to be spectacular!
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Thanks so much for the info. We will do the train trip instead.

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Monica
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Old 08-17-2006, 03:42 PM
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yes, my mother did the railway and really enjoyed it. Very nice scenary and you can sit the whole way. There are a couple excursions, you can do the railroad and have lunch/dinner at the top of the Mountain or just do the railway...

And Karen is correct. If in a wheelchair, Skagway is the better choice to "take in the town" and shop... easier to get around there.
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I highly recommend the White Pass railway trip. We took that trip and although we are younger, we really enjoyed it. The scenery is beautiful and even if the weather is not perfect you are in a warm train. It was September and a little chilly so we sat near the woodstove and stayed warm for the whole trip. I think that is the best option for your inlaws. Have fun.
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Old 09-12-2006, 11:17 AM
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To Cruisedragon. When did you take your trip. We were in Skagway on 8-30. We took the train as well. My mom is in a wheelchair but can walk some. She sat by the heater while I was on the platform outside enjoying the scenery and some people from England. We were sailing on the Ryndam.
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I've not been to Haines, but I do think White Pass would be a great excursion for older people...and ALL ages for that matter.
 
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