I am in the very early planning stages of a 2014 Alaskan cruise for my wife and 3 kids (ages 21, 13 and 10). We plan to fly into Fairbanks or Alaska (will be using airline miles, so flight cost isn't an issue) and then out of Vancouver. Thinking it will be a Princess Cruise, leaving from Whittier and heading south.
That being said, if I had 3-4 day time frame, what would be a suggested itiineray? I know that we want to see Denali. Any other recommendations...I don't want to spend our limited time driving on the highway, so I wonder if we should just concentrate on Denali? Thoughts?
Almost wondering if it's possible to fly into Fairbanks, get a one-way car rental and drive south to the Cruise port. Does this sound reasonable or would it be better to fly into Anchorage?
Thanks for your help!