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10 Night Alaska Inside Passage With Glacier Bay (San Francisco Roundtrip) Cruise on Grand Princess

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southerncomf44   Dec 01, 2016 - 4:12 pm

Planning on bringing several memory chip for our cameras. I don't want to miss a thing. But I'm sure this will be the first of many trips to Alaska!

romantikcruiser   Nov 30, 2016 - 10:58 pm

Clear lots of memory off of your phones or camera...you will see many magnificent and special sights...and will want to capture them

southerncomf44   Nov 29, 2016 - 5:58 pm

Yes, this is our first Alaska cruise. I just went on my first cruise since childhood last year. And fell in love with cruising! My partner of 27 years and our good friend and I are sharing a mini suite. Should be a blast!

romantikcruiser   Nov 29, 2016 - 12:16 pm

Yes. My mind handles small numbers. Large numbers make me regress to my childhood and I will roll my eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ sigh ๐Ÿ˜” loudly and throw myself on the floor crying ๐Ÿ˜ญ that I don't want to wait. Not a pretty sight

Is this your first Alaskan cruise ๐Ÿšข?

southerncomf44   Nov 29, 2016 - 1:34 am

Love the way you count, 23 Mondays sound much better than 160 days!

romantikcruiser   Nov 29, 2016 - 12:00 am

Turkey day is over๐Ÿฆƒ...or as I like to call it...my early training for my cruise grazing. And you will โค๏ธ the trip and the dogsled. This is the best cruise. Alaska is beautiful and glacier bay is ๐Ÿ˜‰

And going under the Golden Gate Bridge is a must

The cruise is great fun and relaxing ๐Ÿ˜Ž

23 more Mondays ๐Ÿ˜Š

southerncomf44   Nov 28, 2016 - 9:30 pm

I'm not sure which camp. I've booked through Princess. It looks like fun. First time to Alaska and I have become obsessed! LOL

romantikcruiser   Nov 28, 2016 - 11:46 am

Which dogsled camp

southerncomf44   Nov 27, 2016 - 11:08 pm

We are going to do the dog sled camp, can't manage the one on top of the glacier, but it still should be a blast!

romantikcruiser   Nov 21, 2016 - 12:44 pm

Hmmm. Seems to have not cared for my emojis this time. No matter. Only 24 more Mondays

romantikcruiser   Nov 21, 2016 - 12:42 pm

Happy Turkey Day [emoji884] folks. Soon it will be Christmas [emoji1563], New Years [emoji898], Valentine's Day [emoji177], President's Day [emoji106]๐Ÿฟ, Tax Day [emoji22], Then we are boarding the ship [emoji322][emoji898][emoji925][emoji924][emoji484]heading North to Alaska [emoji16] And we should have the new beds by then too [emoji99]. Only 24 more Mondays HOORAY!!![emoji39]

romantikcruiser   Nov 09, 2016 - 10:36 pm

We are also considering the orca watching in Victoria

romantikcruiser   Nov 07, 2016 - 8:08 pm

So I am planning the whale watching trip. Woo hoo. Only 26 more Mondays๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟโš“๏ธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿพโ›ด๐Ÿ›ณ

romantikcruiser   Nov 07, 2016 - 7:33 pm

Anyone planning an excursion. We always take the Juneau whale watching trip. In August the ship arrived in the afternoon and we left on the whale watching mid afternoon. There were only a few whales out. In May we will be arriving late again. At first we were planning to skip it but I am an optimist. And I figure in August the whales were leaving and in May they will be arriving.

romantikcruiser   Nov 05, 2016 - 11:19 am

Alaska's magnificence has been there for millennia It will still be there An hour after the ship disembarks

When leaving I always choose to leave last. The fussy crowds have moved on and I pick up my luggage and wait for my ride

For the lifeboat drill either plan to take the stairs or bring a good book and wait a half hour. The elevators get packed right after the drill

I hope this helped

romantikcruiser   Nov 05, 2016 - 11:13 am

If you are going to just walk around I would wait for an hour after the ship disembarks. That way the crowds have disbursed and you can just walk off. The ship is large enough that you seldom feel the crowds. But you do feel them when disembarking. Everyone wants to get off first.

romantikcruiser   Nov 05, 2016 - 11:06 am

For walking around on your own. Skagway has some interesting historic spots. But there are lots of shops surrounding them. And if there are more than two ships in port it can feel crowded. Ketchikan is the best for walking around. Historic sites, fish ladders, Eagles

romantikcruiser   Nov 05, 2016 - 10:59 am

In Ketchikan I found the totem state park to be a waste of time

romantikcruiser   Nov 05, 2016 - 10:56 am

I have heard that folks were happy with hiring taxis for a few hours and fishing trips. And they know that their reputation will be shot if you miss the ship. But the ship will only wait for Princess excursions. So that is a small gamble when taking private tours.

The tram in Juneau has magnificent views. I would avoid the Red Dog saloon. It is a crowded over priced tourist trap

romantikcruiser   Nov 05, 2016 - 10:50 am

True. But I would check with others for recommendations Or even check with cruise staff. They have been to port numerous times and they know what's what. In Ketchikan we took s double decker bus tour that we found off ship. It boogied down to...and I am not kidding..."here's the grocery store. That's where we buy or groceries. There's the gas station. That's where we buy our gas. Etc..."

barbabbott   Nov 05, 2016 - 4:30 am

I have heard that you are better to buy excursions when you get off the boat. Apparently can bargain with the locals

ladybulldogssoftball16.yahoo.com   Nov 04, 2016 - 10:55 pm

I am very excited

romantikcruiser   Nov 04, 2016 - 9:09 pm

Are you still juiced. Even though o go there a lot. I am still excited

romantikcruiser   Nov 04, 2016 - 12:22 pm

Hard to get lost and you see similar views as the train. Just from the other side of the valley

Ketchikan the Saxman village is nice

Victoria we are there for such a short time it is difficult to get more than a taste

romantikcruiser   Nov 04, 2016 - 12:20 pm

You are correct. Received the email yesterday. Can recommend some experiences. Juneau the whale watching trip. If you just wish to visit Mendenhall it is cheaper to take the bus to the center. If money is no problem then the dog sledding on the glacier is a bucket list event

Skagway the train offers beautiful photo ops and there are souvenirs that are only sold on the train or you can rent a car.

ladybulldogssoftball16.yahoo.com   Nov 03, 2016 - 11:37 am

Princess has them available now for this cruise

romantikcruiser   Nov 03, 2016 - 11:27 am

You can't book a Princess sponsored excursion until 120 days before departure. You can try to book s private trip. But that would be better done 60 days out. You might have better options and could do some research or ask fellow cruisers what their experiences were

ladybulldogssoftball16.yahoo.com   Nov 02, 2016 - 1:48 pm

Has anyone booked any excursions yet?

romantikcruiser   Oct 31, 2016 - 12:54 pm

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!๐Ÿ‘ป
Starting the week with many many tricks. Will not be around to give out candy. Was planning to take the day off and dress up. But that isn't going to happen. Oh well
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Only 27 more Monday's. Hip-hip-BOO-RAY!!!

romantikcruiser   Oct 25, 2016 - 12:35 pm

Balconies are very nice...and Alaska is one of the very few itineraries where a balcony improves the experience...if you choose not to party it is a peaceful place for the sail away...at the glaciers the ship spins to allow both sides viewing opportunities...so you can see without jostling and it is a peaceful place to view the inside passage..you will not be disappointed

mamasaenz   Oct 25, 2016 - 9:56 am

My parents are on the ruby and they called,and said my husband and I have a cabin off the back off the ship.
They said there would be more to see if we had a balcony on either side of the ship. HELP does any one know?
I read the comments above and I think we made the right choice.

romantikcruiser   Oct 24, 2016 - 10:00 pm

28 more Monday's and I can see how stretchy my sweat pants will be after I spend significant time grazing through the Grand's many eateries

romantikcruiser   Oct 24, 2016 - 4:33 pm

The sharp crystal clear air making distant snow capped mountains appear to be close enough to almost touch

Foods of different styles to match your appetites whether you wish to experiment or to enjoy familiar dishes

Room kept to your specifications without you lifting a finger

New and interesting people to meet or comfortable places to sit and reflect. Or sit and nap

romantikcruiser   Oct 24, 2016 - 4:29 pm

You will love it. Have lots of memory on your camera. My last trip while docked I saw three eagles flying together. They landed on the trees and started crying at each other. And seeing the whales...dolphins playing in the ship's wake. Seeing the glaciers and watching the equivalent of a fifty story building crash into the water.

mamasaenz   Oct 24, 2016 - 12:34 pm

We are so exited for this trip ......we've been on several cruises but never to Alaska๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿป

romantikcruiser   Oct 19, 2016 - 5:49 pm

I love chatting about the cruise...it helps me pass time dreaming until our own Bon voyage day...and we will be able to try the new beds and see the new shows...the grand is being redone a few months before we board

romantikcruiser   Oct 19, 2016 - 5:42 pm

Have you considered the Bon Voyage Experience...it gets you on the ship early and it is a nice thank you for whoever drops you off

ladybulldogssoftball16.yahoo.com   Oct 19, 2016 - 5:40 pm

Yeah the traffic is insane I have played taxi for two different groups of my family taking cruises from sf it's finally my turn

romantikcruiser   Oct 19, 2016 - 5:40 pm

If you have any questions...feel free to ask...if I do not know the answer...I will make it up...I am a guy after all...only 29 more Mondays...woo hoo!!!

romantikcruiser   Oct 19, 2016 - 5:38 pm

This will be our eighth Alaskan cruise...love the itinerary...we just took this trip in August...our sixth cruise on the grand...our fourth trip out of the new terminal...love leaving out of San Francisco and this is far superior to the old terminal...though still hate dealing with the embarcadero traffic...you will love this trip and this experience

southerncomf44   Oct 19, 2016 - 3:20 am

I'm going on that cruise too! I'm aways thinking and dreaming about it.

ladybulldogssoftball16.yahoo.com   Oct 18, 2016 - 9:57 am

Anyone else super excited to leave on our Alaskan adventure! This is my first cruise and I'm busting at the seams excited. It's going to be a long 6 months.




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