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Old 05-11-2008, 09:06 AM
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I just booked a room on the Star Princess.
Baja (towards the front of the ship)
How are the balconies in the area?
What is the noise level like?
This is my second cruise ever, and my first cruse on Princess.
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:20 AM
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Also I just booked my shore excursions...how did I do ?

Ketchikan: Lumberjack & Totems
Juneau: Salmon Bake & Mendenhall Glacier
Skagway: Klondike Summit & Liarsville
Victoria: Butchart Garden Tour
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Old 05-11-2008, 06:43 PM
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You will be very pleased with your balcony cabin on Baja deck. You have cabins above and below you and the farther forward you are, the less foot traffic you will have past your door. The balconies are covered and a very nice size.

I can't comment on the other excursions, not having been on them, but Butchart Gardens is extraordinary. Definitely one of the highlights of the cruise. Take plenty of memory for your camera and have a great cruise.

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We are about to take an Alaska cruise. After tons of research, here is what we'll do....

Ketchikan -
Walk around town
Flighseeing - Mistry Fjords
LumberJack Show

Juneau -
Mt. Roberts Tramway
Mendenhall Glacier
Whale watching (reviews said it is a must-see in Juneau)

Skagway -
White Pass summit/Carcross/Emerald Lake (White Pass is another must-see)
Walk around town

I visited Butchart Gardens many years ago and agreed with f-mattox that it is so pretty that you won't want to miss.
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:20 PM
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Originally posted by Kellorn:
Also I just booked my shore excursions...how did I do ?

Ketchikan: Lumberjack & Totems
Juneau: Salmon Bake & Mendenhall Glacier
Skagway: Klondike Summit & Liarsville
Victoria: Butchart Garden Tour
You will love the Salmon Bake and Glacier


The Lumberjack show is fun.

But make sure you see Creek Street!!

I have not been to Butchart Garden Tour in decades, but look forward to going there again next summer.
You will have a great time on your cruise.
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:46 AM
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Hi Kellorn, welcome to Cruise-Chat. You picked a great deck and a great option with the balcony. Princess is our favorite line, so far. We've sailed on Carnival, Costa, HAL, RCCL, NCL, and Princess, so far, to me, they're the best. I prefer the Caribbean since I love snorkeling/diving. The water in Alaska is just too cold for me. I've had friends that have taken the Alaska cruises and have raved about the sights, food, and itineraries. Best wishes for a fantastic cruise, and once again, welcome aboard!
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:40 AM
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Thanks for the responses....I am all set for my trip in September. I just need to book a hotel for 1 night in Seattle. Any suggestions?
I plan on seeing the Space Needle and Pike's Market while I am there.
I will not have a rental car.
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:51 AM
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Thanks for the responses....I am all set for my trip in September. I just need to book a hotel for 1 night in Seattle. Any suggestions?
I plan on seeing the Space Needle and Pike's Market while I am there.
I will not have a rental car.
I've heard very good things about the Inn at Harbor Steps, a bed and breakfast in Seattle across from the Art Museum and near Pike Place Market and the brewery.

Cheers, Neil
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My Wife and I were on Island Princess last May and we really enjoyed the whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier. Salmon bake was so so, they kept running out of everything. The train ride in skagway is a must. Have a great cruise. Rickyb
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:34 AM
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It was years ago when I stayed there, but I stayed at the Washington Plaza. It was really close to the Space Needle, unfortunately, it poured the entire time I was there. I didn't want to pay to go up and not be able to see.
 
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