Thursday, July 05, 2012
Since 1998, we have had a priority of taking one really good vacation every two years. So far, they have all been cruises mostly with Princess Cruises, and, while hard to save for and/or pay off, we've loved every one of them and have absolutely no regrets about any of them. Our winter vacation this past January/February was wonderful, memorable, and, hopefully, repeatable. BUT, we can't wait another two years. Even while we are still paying off that last one, we have booked a new cruise for next July 29th (2013) for Alaska - AGAIN. It's the only one we've repeated, and now we plan on doing it a third time. We love the TOTAL get-a-way of a cruise, and the total package deal of a cruise, but mostly, we love sharing it with friends. As we have said to hundreds of people on hundreds of occasions, if you only do one cruise in your life - do Alaska. AND we have been on some really awesome cruises.
Next year's trip is a ten day cruise out of San Francisco rather than the usual northbound or southbound trip from Anchorage to or from Vancouver. The airfare should be less, since it's round trip to the same city, and it is a city I have always wanted to visit, so we will stay there a couple days at the end of our cruise. Four of the ten days are at sea, but up there the scenery is incredible 24/7, and it's a great time to be with our friends who are with us. It stops at Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and Victoria, BC, which I can't wait to see, and it spends a day touring Glacier Bay National Park - INCREDIBLE!
Alaska is one of the most reasonable cruises, cost-wise, and the most spectacular in terms of scenery. The ship is always fun. Amazing food, entertainment, and lots of activities to do with friends. Did I mention the food? Oh yeah! Anyway, if you are interested in going with us - there are six of us so far - just get in touch with me and I'll give you our travel agents name and number. You can look it up on Princess.com and go into their Alaska cruises, 2013, July 29th, 10 day cruise. It's voyage number A320. Our cruise last winter was on the Grand Princess and it's a really wonderful ship. We've also got pictures from two previous Alaska cruises we'd love to show you if you want to see what it's like.
Love to have you come with us, and yes family, this means we'll be driving our two old vehicles for a little while longer. It's all about priorities - and fun with friends.