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  1. Try Downy Wrinkle Releaser. Works like a charm. I don't cruise without it.
  2. It only includes beer and wine with lunch and dinner. For $20 PP you can upgrade to the premium package and get the open bar. You purchase the upgrade onboard the first day.
  3. Thanks again for the input. R class ships only have Handicapped interior cabins and there is no way I'm doing one of those! Looking forward to full breakfast in my cabin in my fluffy robe.... lol. My hubby will love it. I was on Azamara Quest in 2015 and the Insignia is a sister ship. Same layout. Will miss Jacques though, Sailed Riviera in 2016.
  4. Ok, decided to go for it and upgraded to a PH. I have cancer and you only go around once. I love the R class ships. I can manage the shower lip just fine. I'm going to surprise my hubby once we get to the port.
  5. Thanks everyone. Now I just need to decide.
  6. Booked on Insignia for 7 day Caribbean. Currently in a B2 balcony. I use a scooter that will be jammed into my cabin. Are the PH amenities and size worth the extra $1000 for the upgrade? Looking forward to your thoughts.
  7. If you select the house select beverage package as one of your free perks, can you pay the additional $20 pp and upgrade to the premium package?
  8. I read somewhere that the Pride is being taken off the Bahamas schedule due to over crowding. She will be doing Bermuda in e summer and Canada, New England in the fall. I think it was an article in the Baltimore Sun paper. They are proba bly working on the new schedules.
  9. 1. Anchorage is the place to do a seaplane tour over the interior. We did one for 2 hours for $250 each. and we landed on a lake in the middle of nowhere. This is about what you will pay for a 20 minute tour on the ship. Google seaplane tours for Anchorage and call them. One bit of advice... don't sit in the very back of the plane. I got really sick and it ruined my experience! 2. The Deadliest Catch tour in Ketchikan. My hubby and I both loved it. Very entertaining and scenic. You will see a lot of eagles and crabs. It seemed to be the same price booked through the ship or direct. We thought it was the best tour we took for 2 cruises. 3. Yukon and White Pass railroad in Skagway. We just did the tour that went up the mountain and turned around and came back. You can buy tickets online direct from them and save a bit. Very scenic and informative ( there is a tour conductore in each car ). You take the sme path the gold miners took. 4. The sled dog tour in Skagway. Ours was on a dirt path and a sled that sat about 6 people. Same experience as snow without the high cost. We also bought this directly from the tour company 5. We also had a rental car in Anchorage and I agree with the one comment above. There isn't much to see there. We did pan for gold near Alyeska and that was fun. A lot cheaper than the cruise ship tour. Also took the tram to the top of the mountain at the ski resort. Covered with snow at the top but green and lush at the bottom. We just parked and went in. 6. You can take a shuttle bus to the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau and save a lot of money. You do n't need to do an organized tour there. You can grab the bus in the Juneau central area.
  10. I am a retired travel agent. It sounds like you booked an Early Saver rate, which allows for a good discount, but involves a penalty ( usually $50 pp) and the issuance of Future cruise credit for the rest of the deposit. You must read the fine print on line when booking a cruise. If you booked through an agent they should have explained all this to you. I always recommend using a TA for booking cruises. Good ones know their stuff and can answer all your questions and sometimes extra perks. And it costs you nothing additional to book with them
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