Post # 1
My fiance and I are finally settling the great honeymoon debate. He didn’t want to go to Hawaii because everyone we know who has gotten married in the last 2 yers has gone there. I didnt care about that, but he wanted to be different.
Initially I was opposed to Alaska, but the more I read about it , the cooler it is. AND our honeymoon falls in Alaska’s best weather month – June!
So – has anyone gone, can anyone reccomend itineraries?
Post # 3
I think it’s a wonderful idea! So beautiful up there! Especially if you go in a good weather month…no sense in going when it’s constantly dark. Have a great time!
Post # 4
Would you be taking an Alaskan cruise?
Post # 5
My Fiance would be so jealous! He’s always wanted to go to Alaska. I think you should do it!
Post # 6
I heard the cruises are really great, but you really have to splurge and do a balcony room otherwise it isn’t really worth it. Also, we wouldn’t have been able to get a ship out of where we wanted until like the Wednesday or Thursday after the weedding. I forgot where, but you can find a cruise calendar that lists when all the ships depart.
There are some really cool all inclusive resorts up there that I had looked into. Some of them pick you up at the airport and fly you to their remote resort, really cool. But it was too expensive for us (we live in FL).
Good Luck and Have fun!
Post # 7
I never really cared much about Alaska, but my mom went on a cruise and the pictures I saw were AMAZING, even with a crappy camera and her really bad photography skills lol Besides, what’s more romantic than getting all cuddly to keep warm :p Sure, tropical vacations are nice, but they don’t exactly lend themselves to closeness, with the heat and all. It’s going to be really nice! My aunt has gone in the summer as well and they have some beautiful gardens and such too.
From my mom’s cruise (I think it was in March? maybe Feb, idk)
Post # 8
are you doin a cruise? there are a lot of great prices on cruises up here right now. with not as many people taking vacations here because of the economy..
There is so much to do up here its gonna be hard to decide, depending on time and money.. June is a beautiful month here and I just love taking walks at eleven at night and familiies are still having BBQ’s and playing with there kids at the park.. Im in anchorage and I moved up here almost 3 years ago and i still have so much to experience. I will be going to chena hot springs in a couple of weeks.. I would recommend going there in june cause its stinks ive heard.. and nothing better then going into hot water when its cold outside, and its dark. hopefully I will see some northern lights.. havent seen any yet. saw more back home in michigan.
My husband has worked in Juneau. He said it was beautiful there and wants to take me.. Its definetly a tourist town though so dont know what your looking to do. You should have no problem seeing moose they are everywhere. I definetly loved halibut fishing, but I love to fish.. If you love to fish look into charters. if you go on your own you will most likely be combat fishing as they like to call it.. which means you have no room way to many people. although I did see a grizzly about 20 ft. from me eating fish on the bank.. people here are pigs when it comes to fishing if you go were evryone else goes.. its kinda sad.
denali national park would be a great place to go. they have some beautiful resorts.. also loved girdwood.. not alot there except alyeska resort.. you can do some paragliding for a couple hundred a person.. I will definetly be doing that this summer didnt have the funds last year.
We have also done one of those day cruises in the prince william sound.. 90% of the boat was sea sick.. not me but I love boats.. but we saw so much wildlive and the glacier was so cool.
anyways if you have any questions let me know and have fun.
Post # 9
I went on a cruise with my family in June of 2006 and LOVED it! However…cruises to Alaska are kinda an older crowd and very popular with the extended familes.
Have you considered Vancouver? Kinda the most beautiful city ever, far north and kinda exotic, AND after the Olympics, so there will be more cool stuff to see!
Post # 10
The Kenai pennisula is amazing in the summer! Wildlife, amazing scenery, seriously – rent a car and just drive around. There are so many cool artists communities up there.
Post # 11
Anchorage is also a world class city. They have museums, opera, ballet, and amazing food.
Plus if you are need of a new fur coat . . . jk!
Post # 13
One of my friends and her husband went to Alaska on their honeymoon in August and they LOVED it. They went on a cruise, and got to do really cool things like hike through a glacier, take a scenic tour on a helicopter, etc. It sounded really amazing and very unique — their pictures were beautiful, too!
Post # 14
i went on the princess cruise from anchorage to vancouver with my family a couple of summers ago and it was AWESOME. seriously. it may have been an older crowd, but it was so gorgeous every day and every stop was cool. I would recommend taking an alaskan cruise to anyone. you don’t get sick because you’re on the channel so it’s not rocky at all (compared to mexican cruise that i took where we were all woozy by day 5). we can even spend a few days in vancouver or if you do a seattle one, you can spend some time there.
makes me want to go right now!
Post # 15
Oh Oh OH! My fiance’ and I are trying to figure out what we want to do…it’s between an Alaskan cruise and a road trip (washington/oregon coast).
Post # 16
WOW! You guys are on this like white on rice! No, we’re not going to take a cruise – we’re more hands-on people than that, so I think it will be a combo of a train ride and a rental car. Some of those fly in resorts are ASTRONOMICALLY expensive – so we probably won’t do that, but I would like some pampering…sounds like wherever you go there’s a lot to do.
On another note, the “subscribe to topic” button sucks, because I click it but it usually won’t send me an update on the topic. So, today for example, I signed up for updates on this post and JUST got one. Boo.