2017 Trip Reports

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Joined Aug 2016

Carnival Legend, Alaska/Glacier Bay, August 15-22, 2017
A Trip To Be (Or Not To Be) Eclipsed


Monday August 14- Fly from Boston to Seattle on Delta Airlines, 7 am to 10:30 (with 3 hour time change). Check into the Hampton Inn, a couple of blocks from the Space Needle. Explore Seattle for the day.
Tuesday- Cruise Day! We booked Seattle Shuttle to take us to and from Pier 91 and boarded the Carnival Legend at 11:30 am
Wednesday- At Sea
Thursday- Juneau 2 pm to 10 pm: Whale Watch and Mendenhall Glacier through Juneau Whale Watch
Friday- Skagway 7 am to 9 pm: Skagway Scenic Tour booked through the ship
Saturday- Glacier Bay
Sunday- Ketchikan, 7 am 1 pm: Alaska Bear Adventure booked through the ship
Monday- At Sea*, Victoria 7:30 pm to midnight, appetizers and drinks at the Blue Crab
Tuesday- Debarkation in Seattle, 8 am. Check into Hampton Inn, explore Seattle
Wednesday, August 23- Flight from Seattle to Boston (9:30 amto 6 pm, 3 hour time difference)

* About a month before the cruise we learned we would be cruising off the coast of Vancouver Island during the August 21 solar eclipse, a few hundred miles from the path of totality.
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Joined Oct 2008
Princess Cruises - Star Princess
Voyage of the Glaciers - NB - Vancouver to Whittier
Aug. 26 - Sept 2 cruise
Excursions: DIY in ports - either with rental cars or using public transportation
Sept 2-6 - DIY land tour to Denali and points en route

Who traveled? empty nest (kinda....) couple in early to mid 50's...

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Joined Jan 2002
Review of the Coral Princess June 17-24, 2017, S/B Whittier vancouver; 6 passengers, includes Skagway Juneau, Ketchikan.

It is loooonnnngggg, but does have a few pics. Enjoy!

Caution: I have little time for Cruise Boards... so if you ask questions, likely it will have to be others who respond. I only ck this about once in a while...

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Joined Mar 2018
Originally posted by Diserella
This is way late, but I finally finished my trip report from last May.

Celebrity Solstice 7 nt. Tracy Arm Fjord out of Seattle, WA
May 18, 2017
Three generations girls trip

Warning: Long with lots of pictures.

Thank you for sharing. We are going on the same trip in August and our plan is basically the same as yours. Great to have some background knowledge before we go.
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Joined Mar 2018
Originally posted by Melabella
You are most welcome! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.
Looking to rent a car and saw that you rented from Juneau Car Rental. I just called and the vehicles we need are a 207 and 2008. Did you have any issues with your vehicle?
If you want to send me a private message that is okay. I tried to send one to you, but I did not know how to do it.
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Joined Dec 2013
Originally posted by juantu
Looking to rent a car and saw that you rented from Juneau Car Rental. I just called and the vehicles we need are a 207 and 2008. Did you have any issues with your vehicle?
If you want to send me a private message that is okay. I tried to send one to you, but I did not know how to do it.
Our mini-van was fine. It was certainly not new or spotless, but it was not in bad shape either. It ran just fine and was clean. If I recall correctly, it did not have power windows or locks, but everything operated as it should. No major damage to the exterior, but there may have been a knick here or there. I took photos before and after just like I do with all other rentals. The other cars I observed on the lot were similar. Older, but in good shape. Juneau Car Rentals was previously called Rent-a-Wreck, just so you know. For the convenience and cost, I had no problems with car we received. Staff was super friendly too. Hope that helps!
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Joined Aug 2014
Originally posted by mapleleaves
Hopefully lots of you will be returning soon, wanting to share information about your cruise experience, excursions, activities, vendors, land travel, etc.

A report can be as short or as long as you care to make it. It can be one paragraph outlining each port you visited and your activity at each one. Or it can be a 20 pg report with photos of your cabin, public areas, meals, dailys, activities of each port, and every sight along the way. Or it can be something in between! Whatever you have time for.

Please create your own thread to post your trip report, then paste a link to THIS thread. It would be helpful if the first line included the SHIP, ITINERARY, DATE, EXCURSIONS, and who travelled ( family with children, a multigenerational trip, active 30 somethings, etc).
Hi maple leaves,
Would you begin a 2018 Trip Report Thread for Alaska, so we can get rolling. You do a superb job! Thanks.
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