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Holland America Excursions

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Holland America Excursions

We are going to be on Holland America Cruise May 21-28 Stopping at Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway. All Excursions are overwhelming. We are 60 good shape enjoy wildlife, scenery, photography. Is it better to book off the ship? Is that safe? Is is cheaper? Any suggestions would be wonderful. Thanks

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Welcome to the forum.

I almost always book the excursions independently. not akways cheaper but more personal, smaller groups and often longer.

No problems booking independently. they are aware of the cruise departure times. the cruise lines like to scare people into taking their tours.

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Thank you so much for your reply!

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The excursions in AK do cause some sticker shock, that is for sure. It is not like going to the Caribbean. We book mostly independent excursions, but have booked some cruise ship excursions. There are some excursions that are only offered with the cruise ship. Other times the timing could be better when you are trying to fit in multiple activities.

If you book independently just make sure they know you are on a cruise ship and what time you have to be back at the dock. The vendor will not book you if they can't get you back in time. Do your research, ask questions and you are sure to find some great vendors for independent excursions. The cruise line list of excursions is a good place to start to give you an idea of what you can do in each port.

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