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  1. OTT has mobile tickets for use on your cellphone
  2. Just go to your ship's roll call board and hopefully you will run across more people
  3. Fuji XP130 is a nice camera for around $150. The Panasonic TS30 is also good right around $120 Both will fill the bill for a 9-year-old and won't hurt your wallet too much.
  4. For me, as I am extremely prone to motion sickness (reading in a car, roller coasters and other amusement park rides, etc) I can say that it really doesn't matter where I experienced it. Taking Dramamine or Bonine will counter the effects - at least for me
  5. LMAO!! I'm extremely prone to motion sickness and found Meclizine HCL (aka Bonine) works for me. Take it the night before and I'm good for up to 24 hours and its makes me less sleepy than Dramamine. But different strokes for different folks - what may work for me may not for you' I've tried the holistic approach - ginger chews, sea bands, etc and they don't work for me. Talk to your Family Physician - they know you best
  6. With the discount code we found online and prepurchased, with tax it was about $127 pp. this was a 3-4 hour whale watching tour and Mendenhall Glacier for as long as we want, until their last shuttle back to town
  7. We have never booked an excursion thru any cruise line and have always had great experiences with third party groups - just need to do your due diligence. In Juneau we were very happy with booking a whale watch/Mendenhall Glacier excursion with Juneau Whale Watch and it was a lot cheaper than other tour groups Ketchikan is one port where we just got off and did our own thing - walked around and souvenir shopped, walked Creek Street and visited the Totem Heritage Museum and Deercreek hatchery
  8. If you can do without a viewfinder, the Sony A5100 is a great little mirrorless. You can still find them new at Adorama or B&H or used all over the place - I've seen them on Facebook Marketplace for right around $300, and that includes the kit 16-50mm lens. Its predecessor, the NEX-5 and 7 are decent as well and you can find them sub $200 used
  9. Awesome pictures, Oakman! Howd you get the eagle to pose for you like that, lol!
  10. Sorry about your family member's illness You really need to talk to someone from a site like InsureMyTrip.com, Squaremouth.com or whomever you are considering purchasing trip insurance from. Keep in mind that the best rate and coverage, especially for your situation would have been when you booked your trip but that point is now moot. We always purchase trip insurance for any travel we do because you just never know. Good luck
  11. I do both as I handwash but also admit I don't always do it properly (at least per the CDC and Mayo Clinic) - soaping for a minimum of 20 seconds. And I'm not the only one judging by how I've seen people washing their hands - some just rinse with water for a couple of seconds!
  12. In the past I traveled with a compact super zoom travel camera - a Panasonic ZS50. Small and light enough enough to fit in my pocket but shoots in RAW, has an EVF and full controls and an equivalent zoom to 720mm. It has a 12mp sensor which I preferred for lower light shooting. I had considered a bridge camera but this little sucker was pretty comparable in a tinier package minus the extended zoom Purchased a Canon D200 - a small, lightweight DSLR that I took to Prague last year and Rome this year. I think this will be my new travel camera.....
  13. Just curious if you know that for sure. It probably wouldn't hurt to ask at Guest Services once you board, but I would imagine that if they are like other cruise lines, they sail full or very-nearly full. Higher level cabins are usually "upsold" in the week or so prior to sailing, which then frees up some mid-level cabins to be "upsold." Once the upselling process is complete, the remaining cabins are usually filled by either last-minute purchases, or by travel agents
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