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DH has expressed an interest in an Alaskan land and sea tour. We are on a budget so finding an affordable trip is essential. I'm unsure as to even how to start "shopping for such a tour".

If you have experience with Alaskan trips can you recommend a specific ship or tour that isn't too costly?


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Alaska is beautiful!
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If you want to take a cruise the inside passage cruises are the cheapest.
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We took a 7 day cruise two years ago. "Voyage of the Glaciers" but no land tour. Loved it so much. We wish we had added in the land portion now. Several PTers have cruised recently to Alaska.
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Thanks for asking about this trip. I’d love to find out who folks used as well. Also, what to pack. What us the best time of year to do these cruises?
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We went in July (less rain)...there are several PT threads regarding Alaska cruise packing. Very casual daytime clothing, dressy casual for dinner, one formal night in a 7 day cruise. You will love Alaska!


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Learnforever - Good suggestion. I'll have to look - didn't know there was a thread (or threads). I've cruised to Alaska several times and always enjoyed it.

How about Road Scholars? They used to be known as Elder Hostel. They have really interesting trips that are both fun and really informative!!
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I loved the whale watching boat tour I went on in Juneau. It was about 3 hours long.

I also loved seeing the Myndenhall Glacier in Juneau as well.
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THAnks for all of your replies. I look forward to even more PT wisdom. We most likely will skip the Rhoad’s scholar trips due to expenses. We’re going with another retired teacher couple and our pennies are limited. Keep the suggestions coming.
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THAnks for all of your replies. I look forward to even more PT wisdom. We most likely will skip the Rhoad’s scholar trips due to expenses. We’re going with another retired teacher couple and our pennies are limited. Keep the suggestions coming.
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We did a land and sea tour with Princess Cruises. We really like Princess though I don't think it is budget friendly. How busy are you? I ask because if you are flexible and willing to wait until the last minute (a few weeks before the cruise) you can get some real deals on cruises because they want to fill their ships. However, the air faire can be more unless you just drive to the port.

We would skip the land portion next time because we felt it was extremely crowded and only so,so for actually seeing the countryside. Instead we think we would do a separate land trip, but we would definitely take an Alaskan cruise again. The scenery is beautiful even when on the ship. It was probably one of our favorite trips, and we have traveled quite a bit.


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Thanks for your replies, everyone!
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