Thursday, June 29, 2006

Alaska's Inside Passage - Overview

Formula For Fun or Not? =
12 days
mother (72)and daughter (42)- both rookie cruisers
oxygen, walker, new Canon EOS Digital SLR
2 overstuffed suitcases
2 bus rides to and from San Francisco and Orange County CA
Regal Princess Cruise Ship
Alaska's Inside Passage Itinerary:
San Francisco - Juneau - Skagway - Glacier Bay NP - Victoria BC - San Francisco

Mom's reason for travel: because she is so delighted to be able to go somewhere with the oxygen worries taken care of by someone else
Daughter's reason for travel: to see Alaska and accompany mom

In a nutshell: we survived the bus travel (barely); we tolerated our days at sea when outside of the inside passage on the way north (2 days and 2 nights); we enjoyed the impeccable service on Princess Cruise lines, specifically our wait staff and cabin steward; we were discouraged with being nickeled and dimed to death on the cruise; we loved our shore excursions; we think the Regal Princess is in dire need of retirement and that cruises should be non smoking; Alaska's Glacier Bay is the most beautiful place in North America if not anywhere. Mothers and daughters should take a vacation together at least once in their adult lifetime.

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