Anyone taken a cruise in Alaska?

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    Feb 24, 2009 2:39 PM GMT
    Okay

    Looking at taking my grandmother to Alaska this summer, and would like to do a cruise. She's getting on up there in years, and has a wheelchair for extended distances she'd have to walk.

    I'm curious about the cruises that are available, and which ones are best. I got on the alaska website, and it just confused me, with untold options, and no good descriptions that seemed to help me choose.

    Thanks guys,
    Evan
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    Feb 24, 2009 4:58 PM GMT
    my folks went on a Holland-America Alaskan cruise lst fall. they really enjoyed it and have recommended it to other people since.
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    Feb 24, 2009 5:51 PM GMT
    I work in cruise travel and the two above posts are spot on.

    Holland America is not only age-appropriate for seniors, they are also widely regarded as the best cruise line to accommodate mobility issues.

    The best deals on Alaska cruises are either early in the Alaska cruising season (April/early May) or late (late August/September). There might not be too many other folks your age, but if you make friends with the Cruise staff or other crew members, they'll most likely involve you in their activities.

    Have fun if you go. There are amazing excursions up there. Helicoptering onto a glacier was one of my faves, but there are many that are a lot of fun!
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    Feb 24, 2009 8:35 PM GMT
    i've never been on a cruise personally, but i've also heard good things about Princess cruises too.

    Definitely try to go in fall or spring, you can catch some amazing scenery in the southeast. Which website were/are you using?
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    Feb 24, 2009 9:58 PM GMT
    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I"ll go check out their tours and see what's there. Alaska looks amazing. I know there's a lot to do, the challenge will be deciding what to do...