Post by Trevor Noah’s ‘Fro on May 26, 2018 17:03:02 GMT -6
thelittleredm, I've done several cruises. If you have time, look at the excursions the cruise offers. Usually if you go to the company directly, you'll be on the same excursions with other cruisers for a lot less. The only downside is you may have to find your own transportation and if something happens to your "group" if you aren't with other cruisers, the ship could leave you if you're not back by "all-aboard" time. (If it's a cruise sponsored excursion, they won't leave without it)
Check with your cruise line for what they offer. On Disney, non-alcoholic drinks are included and therefore "free" even if you aren't in one of the restaurants. So all you need is a water bottle to fill. On Norwegian, they have a drink package and they cost per person per day. The biggest one is $89/day and that includes alcoholic beverages that are less than $15. Closed bottles of Wine is allowed (but if you have them open it for you, they will charge you) and last time I sailed, you could bring cases of water with you but double check with them now.
I would bring a sweatshirt. When you're at the Fjord, it's chilly and you may want a jacket. Otherwise, we thought Alaska was a wonderful. We did horseback riding, and we did ziplining. If you like Microbrews, Alaska has some and check to see if your cruise will "show" those beers on board. A great way to try new beers.