July 26, 2011 – 7 Night Alaska ~ Bears, Whales, Eagles and Ducks. Oh My!

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  1. Disney Rocks

    Disney Rocks Mouseketeer

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    Hello Everyone:

    We will be joining you on the July 26 Alaskan cruise. We were able to book last Wednesday and are excited to be heading to Alaska with the Disney Wonder. We have only been on the Disney Magic so this will be great. We are in a category 4A room. See you all onboard.
     
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  3. MrsMork

    MrsMork Proud Old Geezer

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    I'm looking at Amtrak from Whitefish, MT. But....it looks like the link from Seattle to Vancouver is by Amtrak bus, not train. That would be okay though. We can get a sleeper car for the two of us for around $325 total. We may think about this. That sounds fun to me!
     
  4. "Got Disney"

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    I did and it was only around $50 a piece less if that...I checked out of LA, and other Airports in the area and all the same. I tryed flying to all different areas in Ca. Seattle, and other and the price had no real change.

    We can afford it. It's just the principle of the thing. The airlines cry no one will fly them but they keep giving us less and charging us more and gas is not going up. These airlines cry bankruptcy and want the GOV to bail them out yet they continue to do what they do.

    Maybe they will have an airline war when it gets close to going and we can fly out for $99 each way :thumbsup2 okay okay...I'm dreaming but it has been known to happen:lmao:
     
  5. "Got Disney"

    "Got Disney" <font color=blue>They’re like Lays chips...just ca

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    That does sound like fun. I will have to see what Amtrak from here would cost for that....I will check that out tomorrow. Would not need a sleeper car either. Wonder if they go into Canada? Any idea?
     
  6. MrsMork

    MrsMork Proud Old Geezer

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    OOPs, sorry, I misread that. It is around $300 each way for us in a sleeper car. Still only around $600 door to door. Easier trip than driving the 12 hours or so to get there. We will see.
     
  7. "Got Disney"

    "Got Disney" <font color=blue>They’re like Lays chips...just ca

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    Where do you live? Your drive is 12 hrs?

    I checked out Amtrac last night. Will take a day and a half to get there and not much different than flying with sleeper car.
     
  8. disneypoor

    disneypoor DH thinks I have a "thing" for Mickey! DVC Gold

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    Hello, everyone! We will be joining you on the July 26th sailing! We are cruising this November and swore we wouldn't book anymore because we are considering building a new house. Well, once the time came around and the itinerary was Alaska, I no longer cared about building a new house. :confused3 We just had to do this cruise!

    We are:

    Brian (my husband)
    Susan (me)
    Brianna (16 at time of cruise)
    Brandon (13 at time of cruise)

    We booked a cat. 11B. We've never sailed in an inside stateroom, but I was trying to keep the cost down, so we'll see how we end up liking it. I really didn't care as long as we were in though! I was in complete sticker shock with the deposit though, but atleast it feels like a big chunk of our trip is already paid for.

    What will everyone do as far as pre-cruise? I went ahead and had Disney add air to our package, but I will probably change it once it gets closer. I did a comparison on travelocity for the same time next summer, and air is expensive! I also found that flying in to Seattle was a lot cheaper!

    I'm anxious to get to know everyone and cannot wait for this cruise to arrive!:goodvibes

    Susan
     
  9. "Got Disney"

    "Got Disney" <font color=blue>They’re like Lays chips...just ca

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    Sorry wrong thread :rotfl2: I edited this post after leaving my comment....still on the 26th cruise in my mind....Susan disregard this.


    I have been doing lots of searching around for all different stuff...thought I would share this with you...

    http://www.bcpassport.com/vancouver-cruise/vancouver-cruise-info.aspx
     
  10. disneypoor

    disneypoor DH thinks I have a "thing" for Mickey! DVC Gold

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    [QUOTE="Got Disney";33767031]Sorry wrong thread :rotfl2: I edited this post after leaving my comment....still on the 26th cruise in my mind....Susan disregard this.


    I have been doing lots of searching around for all different stuff...thought I would share this with you...

    http://www.bcpassport.com/vancouver-cruise/vancouver-cruise-info.aspx[/QUOTE]
    Robin,
    When we did a Thanksgiving cruise, I was posting on the wrong thread for a couple of weeks before I realized I was on the wrong thread.:rotfl2: Atleast you can honestly say you were on this cruise originally! I'm still sitting here tonight in shock that I have to pay 2400 dollars right now. Ouch! Someone please tell me--IT WILL BE WORTH IT, right?

    Susan
     
  11. Jhalkias

    Jhalkias <font color=darkgreen>DIS Geek<br><font color=indi

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    Planning on staying in Vancouver forever Lisa? :rotfl:

    Welcome to the new cruisers. Can't wait to get to know you all, and we have a LOT of time to do so. Even longer than when we went on the Panama Canal Cruise.
     
  12. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    Angie, there is also an option for the train at the same price. We took Amtrak from NC to Orlando one time in regular coach and we were 6 hours late. Not a fun trip but we slept in our seats. This is only a 4 hour trip that shows leaving at 7:40 am and arriving at 11:40 am on the 510 Cascades train
    . Of course this is for a February Thursday run. It sounded like it will be easier to just rent a car when we get to Vancouver. I want to explore the area before the cruise.

    Actually I would love to take the train cross country on the way home but it doesn't look like that is possible. Why would we want to go from Vancouver to Chicago and back North to Toronto? Anyhow...lots of options to consider before then. :)
     
  13. MrsMork

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    PJ, you could do the transcontinental in Canada! Whoa! That would be a great ride! :yay: Maybe we will have to go northeast then head west. :rolleyes1
     
  14. MrsMork

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    It is an overnighter from Whitefish though, then change in Seattle and the route shows a bus for us from there. I could do the seat, but I'm married to an old guy who can't sleep without his fighter pilot mask. (CPAP) :sad2:;)
     
  15. pjpoohbear

    pjpoohbear <font color=blue>Back in DVC point Debt!<br><font

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    Angie, there is one train to VAN and one train back to SEA each day. Then there are several Amtrak buses each day. There is a Amtrak station closer to SEA TEC, but if you chose to get on the train there, they kick you off on to a bus, even though the train is going on to VAN, :confused3. But if you take a cab to the SEA Amtrak station you can take the train all the way to VAN.


    Yeah, for about $2500 CAD each way, lol.

    PJ
     
  16. pjpoohbear

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    My plan is looking like I will cross the boarder to BUF and then take a plane to SEA Tec and either the bus or train to VAN. I wonder what kind of looks I will get at the boarder, lol.

    Toronto to VAN $800
    Buf to VAN $600
    Buf to Sea $340 plus $70(train trip along the coast = extra adventure)

    All the flights from BUF to SEA seem to land in the afternoon/evening, so it will mean a night in Seattle, then the early train to VAN and one night there before the cruise. Would love to do Grousse Mountain and the Aquarium one before the cruise and one after.

    Pj
     
  17. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    PJ the train to/from Seattle & Vancouver runs twice a day. :) Check out February for availability. There is the 7 am run and a 6:30 pm run that gets in Vancouver around 10:45 pm.

    Did I read somewhere that it is a hassle to rent a car in Seattle and take it across the border? We did this once...flew from VA to Boston and rented a car, took the fairy at Bar Harbor to Yarmouth, NS then traveled up to Cape Brenton and then down through NB to St. Johns and back to Boston. That was in 1994 though and different crossings. I think the problem might be what to do with the car once in Vancouver.
     
  18. shutnak879

    shutnak879 Earning My Ears

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    Hi everyone! We have just put our deposit down today! I am traveling with my girls and my parents. We have cat 5A, RM 7580 and 7582 we were lucky enough to get the same rooms we had when we cruised in 2008.
    Our group:
    myself- Sarah (34 at time of cruise)
    Mikayla (8 as of June 2011)
    Megan (3 will be turning 4 August 2011)
    My parents:
    Herb and Ruth (who would probably not be so pleased if I said there age)
     
  19. Bella2000

    Bella2000 <font color=blue>60 minutes feels like 5 on the DI

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    Hi everyone. Lisa yikes that was a trek with the Boston leg. Of course that caught my attention.
     
  20. MrsMork

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    :lmao::rotfl2::lmao: Yeah, that got me laughing after I got my breath back! :laughing:

    Oh, come on Sarah, tell us about Herb and Ruth. They CAN'T be older than DrHug and I!! We out age dirt! ;):rotfl2::rotfl: He will be, um, what did we say.....66 and that would make me 61 at the time of the cruise. Old Geezers and proud of it!! We will likely have an Old Geezer,(OG)Geezer In Training (GIT)Meet at Cove Cafe with cookies and milk. Herb and Ruth are welcome to join us! :woohoo: You could come too as a GIT if you agree to show us the way back to our rooms should we forget where they are. :laughing:
     
  21. pjpoohbear

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    I am a GIT, it is official!

    PJ
     

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