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    travel, wine, boating, shopping
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    Royal Caribbean, NCL
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    St.Thomas, and the Caribbean

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  1. wow Crew News..those are incredible photos!!!! Thanks for your opinions and info..really helpful!!!
  2. rkacruiser...yes, I thank you so much for your opinion!!! Those are exactly what I needed!!!! I certainly didn't mean to cause any squabbles, yikes!!! This is a great forum to help make decisions on which excursions to choose!!! Thanks for the advice, it is appreciate it!
  3. Budget Queen..no time for both darn it!!!! So will have to choose! Which would you go with if you had to pick one? And then maybe save the other for the next Alaska trip!!!
  4. yes, PL1, I believe it is the smaller ship that meets up with Bliss so that looked pretty cool....but the seaplane to the lodge also looked pretty incredible....thanks!
  5. Will be on the Bliss end of June, for Juneau we are down to these two tours...They both look incredible and so not sure which to choose! Has anyone done both or either and have any feedback on the tours? Thanks!
  6. We stayed in the H9 Spa suite on the Getaway..and really loved it and loved having access to the Thermal rooms...plus it is generally one of the cost effective suites in the Haven...will be staying in the same type of Spa suite room on the Bliss next year...for an Alaska cruise, I am thinking the access to the Spa would be awesome! Hoping they don't have issues with the spa area due to the virus situation however...we didn't mind the walk to the Haven area, wasn't that hard to get to. But I can also imagine that being in the Haven proper would have some major convenience factors as well!
  7. BQ and the taxi service is that arranged in advance? Or just when you get into the port?
  8. We don't have that long in Juneau (730a to 130p )which is disappointing but otherwise I really like the itinerary...And so you try to catch the Red Dog Saloon and the Alaska Hotel if time permits?
  9. BQ,,,the trip is next year (hopefully!) June 26th on the Bliss...we do ISP which is where we plan to whale watch with Glacier Winds..so then in Juneua thinking what to do and really considering Mendenhall and the hatchery if that's a good time of year to do that? Or maybe the Mt. Roberts tram excursion might be nice too? Would have thought about Harv and Marv whale excursion, but wanted to break that up a bit since we are doing that in ISP...although I'm sure you can never miss a chance to see more whales!!! Any other suggestions for Juneau?
  10. So looking at the Mendenhall Glacier and Hatchery Tour with NCL on the Bliss for next year...It's a 3 hour tour, and thought that would be good to leave us a little time to visit Red Dog Saloon or the Alaskan Hotel! (Are either of those close to the Port?)...Anyone have any experience with that tour with NCL? It's pretty reasonable, but is there a better or different way or tour to see Mendenhall (hatchery as well if possible)...Of course the Bliss is there for a short time, 730am to 130pm..which is a bit of a bummer so trying to make the best of the short time there! Thanks....
  11. Wow..Crew News...those photos are amazing!!!! I think we are going to have to do that tour...I see what Budget Queen means about the ship, that they had to put all those seats in for tourists...but I guess how else can you have a tour..right?? Looks like a very fun one...The crab feast at the Inlet looks great too, may have to return to Alaska to do that one on the next trip!!!
  12. Aha...I got you now BQ..read a little about their ship the Alleutian Ballad..makes sense!
  13. Thanks..Budget Queen...I appreciate that...I may have to research a bit more on the Alleutian Ballad..forgive my ignorance but what is that? I think I could flip a coin! We've watched Deadliest Catch some but not enough to be considered die hard fans..Many reviewers also said the eagles you get to see are awesome...The Lumberjack show is a bit less $$ but not enough to make a huge difference..I just read in some of the reviews that the Lumberjack Show was very entertaining although a bit corny (some people said..) but they did say the Crab Feast was amazing too..So it's definitely a coin flip...Thanks!
  14. Will be in Ketchikan on the Bliss June 2021(hopefully!!!)....really interested in the Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's tour (Deadliest Catch..) or the Great Alaskan Lumberjack show with the Crab Feast (looks kind of corny but seems to get good reviews), and can't decide between the two, they both look great.....Anyone who has done either or both have any recommendations or advice? Thanks!
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