Alaska 2010: Island Princess

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About Us
Chris and I are a married couple of DINKS (Double Income No Kids) in our early 30′s. This was our 4th cruise and 3rd cruise in the last 2 years. We have sailed Disney twice and Royal Caribbean once but this was our first Princess cruise.

We did not do a cruisetour and booked our land portion (2 nights in Anchorage, 2 nights in Denali, train to Whittier, and Prince William Sound cruise) independently, though we used Princess for the Denali portion. For more info about this, see my Day 2 post. Other than the Vancouver Overview tour before flying home, we also booked all our excursions independently.

Feel free to post any questions in the meantime or send me an e-mail!

Trip Report
Below are links by day to my DETAILED trip report with photos:

+ Day 1: Anchorage, Alaska – Historic Anchorage Hotel
+ Day 2: Denali National Park, Alaska – Alaska Railroad, Denali Princess, Husky Homestead Tour
+ Day 3: Denali National Park, Alaska – Eielson Shuttle Bus
+ Day 4: Denali National Park, Alaska – Canyon Run Whitewater Rafting, Historic Anchorage Hotel
+ Day 5: Whittier, Alaska – Alaska Railroad, Prince William Sound Cruise
+ Island Princess Review
+ Day 6: Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
+ Day 7: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
+ Day 8: Skagway, Alaska – White Pass & Yukon Railroad
+ Day 9: Juneau, Alaska – Mendenhall Glacier Dog Sledding
+ Day 10: Ketchikan, Alaska – Anan Creek Bear Viewing
+ Day 11: Day at Sea
+ Day 12: Vancouver, Canada

Planning Tips

+ Getting started on planning an Alaska cruise
+ Newbie’s Guide to Princess Cruises
+ Alaska Packing List
+ Alaska Shopping Tips

Overall Thoughts
This vacation was literally day after day of amazing experiences! Like many, I thought this might be a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Alaska but I definitely plan to return in a few years. I loved everything we did but there is so many more things I want to do!

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