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Old 04-27-2014, 08:35 AM
 
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Default Which Excursions? Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan
Hi,

We are going on the pearl this summer and looking into excursions. Would you recommend booking before the cruise online or on the ship?

We want to take a helicopter to a glacier to go dog sledding that is our "must"

we would also do zip lining and possibly fly fishing but those are negotiable. What do u recommend and where?

Thanks!
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Helicopter excursions are popular and space is limited. If you wait until you board the ship they might be sold out, so I'd book that one now.

Do the White Pass railroad trip in Skagway. Very nice and they have narrators aboard the train who are experts on the history of the area.
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Helicopter excursions are popular and space is limited. If you wait until you board the ship they might be sold out, so I'd book that one now.

Do the White Pass railroad trip in Skagway. Very nice and they have narrators aboard the train who are experts on the history of the area.
Thanks dave!

A few questions about pre-booking.

1. Are the ones listed on NCL the ones they offer? We went to the bahamas and on the nCL site there were 36 options but only about 20 once onboard to choose from

2. do you need to prepay or can it be charged once we are on the ship to our rooms?

I was told by a friend to do the glacier/dog sledding in the first place in case it gets cancelled you can go a different day somewhere else. is that accurate?
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1. Are the ones listed on NCL the ones they offer? We went to the bahamas and on the nCL site there were 36 options but only about 20 once onboard to choose from. Excursions listed on the NCL website for a specific port may show more than what is offered for your particular cruise. You need to look at your particular booking to see the tours you can get online before your cruise. These should be showing up in your online check-in area for your cruise.

2. do you need to prepay or can it be charged once we are on the ship to our rooms? Tours booked before the cruise require payment at the time you make the reservation. You can't reserve something and wait to pay for it with your onboard account.

I was told by a friend to do the glacier/dog sledding in the first place in case it gets cancelled you can go a different day somewhere else. is that accurate? Tours that are canceled are of course refunded, and the excursion desk on the ship will offer alternatives for you.
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