(Closed) A L A S K A

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

OOOhhh, no we haven’t but that is our DREAM honeymoon.

Ours will be in October, so too late in the cruise season 🙁

I’ve heard from several friends it is amazing. I would defintiely do it!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I went on an Alaskan cruise this last September and I loved it!  My suggestion is that if you can swing purchasing some shore excursions on each of your cruise stops, it is totally worth it.  The excursions were the best part of the trip.  Unfortunately if you don’t choose to do some type of excursion, you are pretty much just stuck at the docking area for the cruise ship with a ton of touristy souvenir shops.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I’ve been dying to see Alaska. Unfortunately, it’s REALLY expensive to fly there from the east coast. And everyone says that the best way to see it is to take a cruise, but I kind of hate cruises.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would love to go to Alaska either on a cruise or just in general!! I think youll have an awesome honeymoon!!!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Don’t worry – we understood you perfectly.  The trip sounds amazing, and I hope you have a great time!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are going to Alaska for our honeymoon, but aren’t doing the cruise.  We are starting in Anchorage and ending in Fairbanks, and driving or taking the railroad to get around.  We are outdoorsy people so are going kayaking, fishing, hiking, etc.  Also mixing luxury resorts with cabins along the way.  Best part was I managed to get the airline tickets with my frequest flyer miles- score!  So excited! 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

my then-boyfriend (now fiance) and i went to alaska just before labor day in 2008. it was the most amazing trip. we didn’t do a cruise but went to anchorage (hiked Flat Top “mountain”), seward (whale watching) and up to denali national park. we did a ton of hiking. we also saw a visited a few glaciers, watched salmon trying to go upstream and tried panning for gold. i hope you have a wonderful trip!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Before you go, go to a website  like Tripadvisor or Frommers where they have forums. Reserach shore excursions and the companies that provide them. Post a request for recommendations.

You wil save mega dollars by booking your shore excursions yourself rather than through the cruise line.

One thing to be very careful of however: ensure that you leave lots of time to arrive back at the ship before departure. They will NOT wait for you and it can be very expensive to catch up to the ship at the next port.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am going there! I have been on an Alaskan cruise which was AMAZING  but for our honeymoon we are going to do a lot of camping/backpacking combined with a few nights in cabins/hotels. We are going to hit up Anchorage, Girwood, Cooper Landing and Spencer glacier and will be traveling by bus, train, and float place. sooo excited!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

No I’ve never been! But I WOULD love to gone one day!! I think it will be SO beautiful and romantic!!!

You can rent a beautiful cabin in the forest and snuggle up in front of the fireplace!!

Ahhh there was this wonderful cabin I saw a while back on some travel blog but I can’t think of the name now!!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I second the recommendation to book your excursions from independent companies rather than the cruise line.  The cruise line’s excursions are much more expensive.  We used Expedia to book our excursions.  If you want more info you can PM me and I can let you know what excursions we did and how it was.  There was pretty much only one where I felt like it wasn’t worth the money we spent for it.

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