Well I'm still mulling a cruisetour versus doing it ourselves . We are looking to arrive in Alaska the last week in July of 2007.
What I was looking at was the 11 or 12 day Cruisetour South Bound where you begin with either an 8 day or 7 day land tour followed by a 4 night Cruise from Skagway to Vancouver.
What I liked was a shorter cruise and longer land segment. I'm not sure if I could combine my own land tour with the shorter cruise.
Has anyone had any exp with this tour or line?
By cutting back from a 7 night cruise to a 4 night cruise what sights are we missing. The 4 night cruise Departs from Skagway goes to Glacier Bay National Park , Ketchikan, Inside Passage scenic cruising & arriving at Vancouver. How does this compare to the regular 7 night Inside Passage or Gulf of Alaska Cruise?
The the 11 day trip would be:
1 ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
2 McKinley Explorer® rail to Denali National Park
travel aboard Alaska Railroad. Arrival at Denali National Park transfer to resort-style lodge.
3 Denali Tour and McKinley Explorer to Fairbanks
Travel up to 53 miles of the Denali Park road, on narrated Tundra Wilderness Tour. Later, reboard Alaska Railroad route a National Scenic Byway. Arrive in Fairbanks .
4 FairbanksThe sternwheeler Discovery riverboat cruise
5 Explorer Coach to Beaver Creek - Yukon Rendezvous Dinner Show (included).
6 Explorer Coach to Whitehorse
7 Whitehorse to Skagway; embark on cruise
8 Glacier Bay Scenic Cruising
9 Ketchikan, Alaska
10 Inside Passage scenic cruising
11 Disembark in Vancouver
Any help/input would be appreciated.