I posted this on RCL's board also. Any help would be appreciated.
Would any of you mind answering the following please: 1. Would you take the 1-way trips or the round-trip to Vancouver? I hear there is a 3 1/2 hr. bus ride at the Anchorage end. The travel agaent said this is beautiful with nice buses and fabulous scenery. She made it a plus such as an extra tour. Sounds like a long trip. 2. We're mainly going for our 21 year old daughter. We want top of the line so from reading your posts, I think the choice narrows to Holland America, Celebrity, or Princess with perhaps RCL as a runner-up. Any comments as to the best for her to have fun. 3. Is it better to arrange your own flights, or to have them do it for you? I understand you are at their whim and may have to make 3-4 stops. True? 4. Some of you were kind of hard on a previous poster whose kids' cabin was moved without her knowing it. I happen to agree with her that any change such as that can ruin a vacation. The travel agent said she only heard of something like that happening when one of the cabins was for the disabled and was needed for a disabled person. Has this happened to any of you? 5. Where would you get trip interruption insurance?
The one-way trips are well worthwhile, but the bus ride between Anchorage and Seward is not a scenic highlight of the trip. It's a long, jarring ride, coming either at the end of a long plane ride or early in the morning after getting off the ship, depending on which way your ship is going. The scenery is OK -- hey, it is Alaska, after all -- but it's not a highlight of the trip. As for cruise line, I don't know. Princess is pretty boring. Holland America is classy but might also be boring and too old. That's all I have. This board really ought to focus on investors and not get too wrapped up in travel stuff. There are plenty of travel boards around where people ask travel questions.
while this board is for investors...who is to say that the investors may not know a good deal about the company and the services it provides? In fact...it we should know those types of things.....so what is wrong with the fellow picking our brains...... It takes but a second to flip past his message if we have nothing for him