Oh yes,indeed! I've been wanting to go for years now, and I'm finally making it happen! I booked a cruise from Vancouver to Whittier, and will be spending 4 days in Vancouver beforehand. I'm also spending disembarkation day in Whittier doing a small glacier and wildlife cruise and take the train back to Anchorage.
If anyone has been on a similar cruise, I welcome all input! I have a good idea of what I want to do, but so many options and so hard to choose.
Main points I'm debating:
Is it worth day tripping over to Victoria even though Vancouver has gorgeous gardens on its own? Maybe for the architecture's sake? I like majestic old buildings, but this would add about another $200 to my trip. I'll do it if it's worth it though.
Anything in Vancouver - I'm gonna visit the suspension bridge(s), walk the waterfront, visit chinatown and some other usual stuff, but if there is any non-touristy adventure recommended or place to shop/eat/whatever in early September, I wanna know about it!
Favorite shore excursions - doing seaplane, train ride, ziplining, aerial tram - anything else? I need to get a good camera and binoculars for sure.
Suggestions for clothing for the time of year (early to mid-september) are welcome too. I'm gonna try really hard to just pack the essentials as I'll be mostly out and about walking and hiking, except for the occasional indoor working out (will try, hehe) and formal dinners. I'm thinking jeans, walking shoes, good socks (very important for me), scarves, gloves, hats, fleece and rain jacket (i even have a poncho).
Can't wait, I can hardly concentrate on anything else lately