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Alaska

Anyone ever visited Alaska? We are interested in taking the Marine Highways ship down along the coast, with stops along the way, and ending up near Vancouver or Victoria Island. Would really really love to hear from anyone who has visited any part of Alaska and particularly what time of the year is recommended. We certainly don't want to go in the middle of winter!

Last reply: 7th Feb 2013 / 3 replies / Post by Benji

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shylady

Posted by: shylady
Posted: 15th Dec 2012

shylady says: I lived in Alaska, Benji, and it's definitely a trip worth making! The cruise is fantastic, you'll get to see the glaciers. Also, if you possibly could do the rail trip over the Rockies through Banff National Park you won't be disappointed! It's worth the extra time. Summertime is June, July, August, but in Autumn (September-October) you'd also experience the gorgeous colours changing. Happy Travels! Reply

Benji

Posted by: Benji
Posted: 15th Dec 2012

shylady says: I lived in Alaska, Benji, and it's definitely a trip worth making! The cruise is fantastic, you'll get to see the glaciers. Also, if you possibly could do the rail trip over the Rockies through...

Benji says: Hi Shylady,
Many thanks for your reply. We have already visited a lot of Canada and had thought of taking an Alaskan Airlines flight to Anchorage from Hawaii, then the Marine Highways ferry down to somewhere where Alaskan Airlines flies back to Hawaii and then home to Australia. I have heard that Juneau and Sitka are both worth visiting and that there are rail trips worth taking too. Have you ever travelled on the Marine Highway ferry? It sound great and goes where the massive cruise ship can't get into so maybe some of the small town would be great for an overnight stop.
Also what month do you think would be the best in summer?
Hope you have time to reply.
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heatherch

Posted by: heatherch
Posted: 7th Feb 2013

heatherch says: I would love to to an Alaskin cruise also, have done quite a few cruises around different part of the world & a world cruise & thoughly loved every minute.My sister did an Alaskin cruise a couple of years ago for her 50th birthday & thoroughly enjoyed it. Reply

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