I'm just beginning to plan a trip to Alaska for 2013. Never been there before. I'll have 13 days, possibly more, total including days flying to and from Seattle. Thinking about taking a cruise from Seattle or Vancouver. Would like to take a day trip to Brooks River Falls to see the bears. Would also like to see wildlife and landscapes in Denali as well as whales (not in Denali :) ) . I'll be traveling solo and I would like to do as much photography as possible. Open to suggestions regarding time of year, specific cruises, places to see, places to eat, and even train rides. In general, I like to travel after Labor Day, but the criteria above is more important.
I'll start doing my research and thanks for your replies. Tripadvisor has always been a great resource for planning my previous trips.Edited: 2:42 am, December 12, 2012