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prior - Answered a Question by Harrison (06 Jun 08 12:13)

We did the rockies tour and then the cruise up to Alaska, you will need a mixture of clothes. We flew to Calgary and coming accriss to Vancouver it was very warm. The first day of the cruise was also quite warm but after that you will need some warmer clothing. When you get right up into Glacier Bay its freezing, you will need a good coat, jumper , gloves, possibly scarf. We went in August and you could,nt stand outside for too long because it was so cold. They do serve hot chocolate, tea and coffee on the top decks which helps to keep you warm. It may also be raining so you would need a kaghool or something. As for walking boots, we just took trainers, but it would depend on what tours you took. We found that a lot of them were a rip off so be careful which ones you take. The whale watching one was very good, we did see whales. Hope this helps.

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ASHBY TAYLOR - Answered a Question by Harrison (30 May 08 17:59)

Hi, We did this trip with Princess early June 06, weather was a bit unpredictable. Mostly nice but did have chilly and wet days. I found it difficult to choose excursions as there was so much choice, some went on the helicopter over the glacier and it was very misty so limited visibility. Plenty of wildlife to see on the Rockies tour. Lots of bears near rail track and moose in the water, elks and bald eagles, keep your eyes peeled at all times. Blink and you will miss them. I wouldn't think that walking boots were necessary, just comfortable walking shoes or trainers. Some of our party encountered a bear as they were walking along the edge of Lake Louise. We have also done Vegas and the Grand Canyon, we went by plane and it took about 90 minutes each way, it was included in our tour so I don't know the company. Well worth the trip. I was told that the helicopter trips no longer operate. If you have time, go to Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam. We did a night flight over the strip which was good. Walking round the hotels at night is great entertainment. Do go to Fremont Street for the nightly light shows. Was on the NCL Pearl 6 months ago, it is a beautiful ship. Do try the Mexican and Italian restaurants. Sounds like a great trip.

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kaur - Answered a Question by Harrison (31 May 08 11:07)

Hi there, iv been to alaska with ncl(wind) it was the best trip!, the weather was both freezing in glacier bay and warmish through inside passage, i would take some layers and a warm hat for glacier bay ,cuz its freezing but worth the view!, ncl also give you hotchocolate when there, which is so rewarding!.we went on the whalewatching tour in juneu which was a waste of time!,(as we didnt see any whales except a small glimps of a fin) u must go the excursion in skagway to the white pass and yukon train ride the views are to fantastic,the best train ride iv been on and much worth the money! iv been to vegas too, fab place, we stayed at the venetian hotel and the imperial palace, we didint do the canyon so i cant comment, have a fab time in alaska, i will defenitly go back one day.

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shakespeare - Answered a Question by Harrison (31 May 08 11:52)

Hello I you don't mind but i am interested in going on the pearl and would also like to book a tour of the rockie mountains. how have you booked your tour and with whom?I hope you have a wonderful holiday and look forward to your answer on your retur.

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Anderson - Answered a Question by Harrison (31 May 08 12:57)

It won't be cold in June so don't take lots of warm clothing. If the land tour includes the Athabascar(?) Glacier then take a pair of good-grip boots and a warm coat for that only. Amazing deals for warm winter coats and winter clothing can be found in the Alaskan ports of call. Mostly made in China there are shops-full in Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway at half the cost of anywhere else. All helicopter and fixed wing flights in Las Vegas are only allowed by "reputable" operators so take your pick. Make sure to go up the Stratosphere Tower for lunch. The views are fantastic so take a video camera. Book the day before from your hotel room ($10) if possible. Plenty of info in your room re phone numbers etc.

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Grove - Answered a Question by Harrison (31 May 08 16:02)

We did the Alaskain Cruise & Rockies in September and took warm clothing but it turned out to be very hot and I had to by some lighter things, one couple wore shorts all the time!! this was a bit extream! I had looked on the Weather channell the day before our trip and saw that the tenps: were unusualy high. I would advise you to do this before you pack. Packing was revised and we took a bit of light things ie T-shirts and cotton trousers. I did take warmer things and had brought a 'three-in-one' jacket which I thought I would wear most of the time, before I saw the weather forcast, in the end I wore it in its warmest mode only when we were on the Glaciers. However the previous 12 weeks the weather had been dreadful, rained none stop and cold, the crew couldn't beleive the change in the weather. I would think if you take a selection of warm and spring like cloths you will be OK and watch the weather channel for an average for the time of your cruise. As to Las Vegas if you do a flight over the Canyon then you will see all of it and the views are spectacular, however to see the rim at it's best ot os better to be on the ground so to speek, and just about all the flights go from the Vegas airport. Well they did when I was there a couple of years ago. I hope this is of help to you and have a wonderful trip.

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Fleming - Answered a Question by Harrison (31 May 08 18:16)

Layers of clothing are best. Make sure you have a fleece and a waterproof for alaska and the rockies. We have been twice, once in a heatwave and once it snowed! visits to glacier bay are very early in the morning and it can be chilly. The rockies and alaska are both fantastic trips. Most visits in Alaska are accessible on foot. Take the cable car in Juneau and explore Ketchikan on foot unless you want to visit the misty fiords. We booked on the internet and discovered we were on the same boat as people from the cruise ship but paid less.

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Lee - Answered a Question by Harrison (01 Jun 08 11:21)

Can only comment on the 1st part of your question re the cruise. You will probably not need warm clothing in June, but will need to layer up & down & a fleece will probably be enough. We went in May, when the ice was just starting to melt & it was really cold but even cruising Glacier bay was quite warm when the sun was out during the day. We only needed thick coats for the 5am entrance into the bay. In June it should be fine.

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Wright - Answered a Question by Harrison (01 Jun 08 13:41)

We did Alaska and the Rockies last June You will need warm clothing and also waterproof jackets as you still can get alot of drizzle at this time but other days it will be sunny but still cold I don't think you will require walking boots, just comfy shoes, also when you do the grand canyon use a company called Papillion they land you on floor of the Grand Canyon for a Champagne Lunch try and book it for coming back over Vegas as the light go on up the Strip as it is quite spactacular We alos used this company in Hawaii so we do recommend them have a great holiday Alaska is really something.

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Shuster - Answered a Question by Harrison (01 Jun 08 19:12)

Definitely take some warm clothes - a waterproof jacket with hood is a must, and sweaters. We had several chilly days in July, both when sailing close to the glaciers and on shore trips, some of which go up quite high. Also had one very warm day - mid-seventies - so be prepared for anything. Regarding trips, the White Pass & Yukon Railway is a must but you can do it a lot cheaper than the cruise line trips by just walking to the station and buying a ticket. You won't need walking boots for most of the tours, only if you opt for some of the more specialised hikes. NCL should send you a booklet with all the tours described, with details of how difficult the terrain is.

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