May 2015 - Coral Princess to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
Took the Coral Princess from Vancouver to Anchorage and then a land tour to Denali National Park.
There were too many days at sea. The first was after leaving Vancouver. The schedule showed two days cruseing Glacier Bay. The first day we only saw Glaciers at mid morning and the second day at 6 in the afternoon. I was under the impression we would be floating by Glaciers all day.
We went with a group of friends up to Denali. If I had reviewed the itinery, I would have backed out. The first day was consumed by a 10 hour train ride. The third day a 3 hour bus ride and the fourth day another 3 hour bus ride back to Anchorage. Oh, at Mt McKinley Lodge, there is a one hour ride into town since there is nothing around the Lodge.
I did see two glaciers, a moose, a bear, 6 eagles, and two caribou. There were two many cruising - riding hours to justify not seeing more animals or glaciers.