I'm sure I'll get lots of different answers. We are doing an Alaska sailing in July. Right now I have booked a helicopter glacier tour through an independent operator ( M&M tours) for Skagway. It looks like exactly the same tour offered by DCL. I'm not worried about missing the ship, as it is a morning tour and we'll be back 6 hours before the departure time. The only benefit I see with Disney is that you meet on the ship instead of on the pier. DCL would cost me $140 more. Is it worth spending extra? Am I missing something?