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Old 08-14-2013, 09:49 AM   #16
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I'm wondering about that, too. I was thinking Nav Verandah might be the way to go. More sheltered from the elements.
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We loved our Alaska veranda. We used it a lot. We went in August and had coffee out there every morning. And on glacier day we had a great view from there. And since glacier day was rainy and cold we could easily go in and out of the weather. However if it is 2k more than a porthole-- well 2k goes a long way toward other stuff.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:41 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by labdogs42 View Post
I'm wondering about that, too. I was thinking Nav Verandah might be the way to go. More sheltered from the elements.
Yep - that is exactly why we booked and wanted a true Navigators verandah! I was on the fence about the cost for a verandah for Alaska (we typically book verandahs) but we were so glad we did. We loved the verandah which is another reason why we are likely waiting until 2015 so we can save up the $$ for the verandah again!

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Old 08-28-2013, 03:18 PM   #19
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Did you spend a lot of time out there? Was it chilly? We are planning on Alaska in the summer of 2015 as well, but I was planning on just a porthole room. The price difference is enormous on the classic ships - will probably cost $2K more for a family of 4. Now you have me re-thinking.

We did get a very good deal on the verandah room and felt it was worth every penny. They provided wool blankets and hot chocolate and, while some days were very cold, because we were the first cruise out in May we had brought coats and hats and scarves and gloves. We were out there morning, noon and night and you could hear the narrator on the stateroom TV. We had food and coffee and hot chocolate delivered and only went upstairs during the Glacier Bay tour so we could see the view from the front of the ship. (well, we went up on deck a lot, but you get the idea). We saw grizzly on the shore and whales from our verandah. Actually, our day in Ketchikan was colder than any days on the verandah in the bays

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