cassidy - Answered a Question by simpson (26 Nov 08 19:33)

The better pre cruise is the canadian rockies 6 day tour going from calgary we seen no end of wild life grizzilys black bears and moose done tthis cruise in 02 and going back in 2010 for a second look .

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
aldrich - Answered a Question by simpson (18 Nov 08 12:38)

There is a better place to ask or look for the answer as far more contributions - It is easy to find recommendations of local tour operators and hotels etc, - go to a browser and enter 'message alaska cruise' and the first link returned should give you all the info you need.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Castle - Answered a Question by simpson (26 Nov 08 20:01)

They are all very nice, I would rate Kenai lodge best, lovely area and scenery beautiful walks, Mt McKinley very nice too, you will be very lucky if you see the peak of the mountain, fortunately I did and have some beautiful photos to prove it Ken Castl.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Smith - Answered a Question by simpson (28 Nov 08 20:29)

We did this same tour in Autumn 2006 and enjoyed Kenai very much, the location is very good the cabins have log fires and there are good walks but you need to be bear aware. With one night in Denali we only had the 1/2 day tour included but we did see Moose, Snow hare etc. The train journey to McKinley is lovely although there are no guarantees you will actually see the peak when you arrive, it was mist shrouded whilst we were there. The included trips at Fairbanks are very good and if you are flying there via Seattle its a lovely trip with good views of McKinley. We stopped at Anchorage for lunch on our way to Kenai. We loved it. When we flew BA London to Seattle, with an overnight at a Seattle airport hotel, the onward flight had a reduced luggage allowance, we got away with this as our flight was early morning and I argued it was a connecting flight but fellow guests travelling later that morning had to pay excess baggage. We have done the Rockies trip as well but also loved the Alaskan interior, there is something very evocative about the sound of float planes.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Reportrbuqetdftubx
Hannah Wilson's blog

My Wonderful Day with Emirates!

By Hannah Wilson

Well what a fab day I’ve had today! A day out of the office thanks to Emirates, an what an interesting day it’s been. Myself and a group of colleagues were invited to join them at Birmingham airport for a sneaky peak around their Airbus 380 during it’s turnaround this lunchtime and then join them for lunch in the Emirates Business Class lounge.Our first sighting of the Airbus was while we were enjoying a very informative presentation in a conference room. We saw her circling...

Read More

Dec 7 2017 06:48:12:000PM


Winter Sunshine

By Charlene Thackeray

Charlene Thackeray's blog

Next week we are heading off to Miami for our first Christmas overseas with Charlie. As Chris & I met whilst we were working overseas as holiday reps this isnt really anything new for us. We are both excited to spend Christmas in the sun rather that the cold weather we have up in Scotland.Firstly we have a night in Fort Lauderdale before we board Allure of the Seas. As part of our booking offer back in January we didnt have the drinks package included and I have been waiting out for a dea...

Read More

Dec 7 2017 02:31:11:000PM

Princess to take over Europe in 2019!

By Tom Harding

Tom Harding's blog

Princess Cruises are set to fall upon the UK Market in 2019 with a record breaking year as they base, not one, not two but three ships in Southampton and that accounts to more than 1 million sailing nights from Southampton and Dover. They will base the Crown Princess and surprisingly enough the Sapphire Princess as we had been lead to believe 2018 would be the only year shed sail from the UK Well it isnt and she will be back from the Far East for 2019 and they will also have the Pacific Prin...

Read More

Dec 5 2017 06:46:29:000PM