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Report 1340: Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage

By cubbies from California, Summer 2007

Trip Description: Highlighs of a seven-day Cruise of Alaska's Inside Passage during July 2007.

Destinations: Countries - North America; Regions/Cities - Alaska

Categories: Cruise Ship; Independent Travel; 3-4 people

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Page 1 of 4: Getting Underway

As suggested by friends from the Washington, D.C., area, we signed up with them for a seven-day cruise of Alaska's Inside Passage in May 2007, on the Empress of the North. See the Majestic America Line reference below for details.

We (DH and I) began our adventure by flying to Seattle for a short visit and house-sitting gig with friends before continuing to Juneau the next Saturday to begin the cruise. So far so good. Until... Monday morning when we learn "a ship," and then "our ship," ran aground and evacuated all passengers!

After several rounds of phone calls with our friends and the cruise line, we accepted the offer to rebook for early July. Majestic handled our details very well, especially by covering the full cost of airline tickets for the re-booked dates. We had originally booked using FF miles and since we already began our journey could not use these tickets for the new dates. On to the real thing.

We flew to Juneau one day before boarding, just enough time to allow a cushion for any travel hiccups (none this time). The tram ride up Mt. Roberts was our one outing, providing a great view of the city and some insight into the history of the area.

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