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Forum: Alaska April 22nd, 2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,930
Posted By garden4cook
tour 1 or 2?

Considering last year I went on a 3 1/2 hour flight out of Healy and up into the snow capped mountains near Mt McKinley - Ruth Glacier landing (in a small bush plane) and had the time of my life...I...
Forum: Alaska April 22nd, 2007, 01:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,598
Posted By garden4cook
We did the Yukon combo tour and White Pass train...

We did the Yukon combo tour and White Pass train back to town just last June and it was great. the Yukon was absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! We were so glad to have seen it and it looks like we may go...
Forum: Alaska April 22nd, 2007, 01:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,240
Posted By garden4cook
which flight?

I was in Alaska last June and July - cruise thru the inside passage and then a week in Denali. We splurged on a flight in Denali - and it was the most awesome experience of my life. We had a small...
Forum: Alaska October 29th, 2006, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,608
Posted By garden4cook
ALASKA: Up-close and personal

I am very very very much like the original poster...love to be "upclose and personal" with nature. On a larger ship - you will be anything but... I was on the Island Princess (1970 passengers) in...
Forum: Alaska October 26th, 2006, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,684
Posted By garden4cook
We too had a Salmon Bake at the Orca Point Lodge...

We too had a Salmon Bake at the Orca Point Lodge out of Juneau. It was a good marinade, but the salmon was overdone. I was not the only person who commented that it was overdone. A properly cooked...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines October 7th, 2006, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By garden4cook
I forgot to mention, we had coffee on our...

I forgot to mention, we had coffee on our balcony each morning - from room service. Therefore, if we decided to go simple that morning and have breakfast at the Horizon court buffet -- we will...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines October 7th, 2006, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By garden4cook
Island Princess Coffee

I was on the Island Princess in June/July of this year, I am a foodie, and here is what i found for the quality of coffee::

Horizon Court buffet coffee -- whatever it is, it's very poor! just...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines September 13th, 2006, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By garden4cook
I forgot to mention, that the cruise i was on was...

I forgot to mention, that the cruise i was on was to Alaska, and a fair number of people used the pool. If the cruise you are going on is to someplace warm, then perhaps there could be some noise....
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines September 12th, 2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By garden4cook
Coral Princess Aloha deck under the pool

We had the Aloha Deck room A-347 on the island Princess (identical sister ship to the Coral) this past June. I too was concered about possible noise from the pool area. Luckily, there was none!!! :)...
Forum: Alaska September 12th, 2006, 02:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,684
Posted By garden4cook
For the Best fresh Salmon...

I was just in Alaska, and had fresh salmon as much as I could, and each time i was disapointed. They simply overcooked the salmon. I suggest the better places for having fresh salmon is NOT Salmon...
Forum: Alaska September 9th, 2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,353
Posted By garden4cook
Original poster here... Marc, thanks so much...

Original poster here...

Marc, thanks so much for the details you just gave in the last post. I researched the Regent web site and found that the ship you were on carries only 700 people. The...
Forum: Alaska September 8th, 2006, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,353
Posted By garden4cook
original poster here. I have read the last post,...

original poster here. I have read the last post, and sounds like we had 2 different cruises. Scenic Cruising means coasting/cruising slowly in order to see things. That is NOT what we did at all. We...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 25th, 2006, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,917
Posted By garden4cook
I took 7 bottles of wine and champaign on board...

I took 7 bottles of wine and champaign on board the island Princess this summer, no problem they were all in our luggage and cary-on. In addition, our travel agent (AAA) sent us 2 bottles of...
Forum: Alaska August 14th, 2006, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,353
Posted By garden4cook
To clarify - we left Vancouver on time at 4:30pm....

To clarify - we left Vancouver on time at 4:30pm. Apparently, we cruised thru the Canadian Inside Passage at night...did a verrrrrrry small portion of land in the am, but then we went out to sea. the...
Forum: Alaska August 12th, 2006, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,353
Posted By garden4cook
Sales brochures misleading..."scenic cruising Inside Pa

I recently go back from a northbound cruise to Alaska on the Island Princess. My BF and i read the Princess brochure and brown brochure they send after we pay in full...and for day 2, they say that...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 25th, 2006, 12:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,093
Posted By garden4cook
I just got off a Princess cruise 3 weeks ago - it...

I just got off a Princess cruise 3 weeks ago - it waas our first. It was also a flawless cruise, much to my surprise! The services was awesome, the food better than i had expected, and the ship is...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 25th, 2006, 12:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,193
Posted By garden4cook
I was recently on the Island Princess - got off...

I was recently on the Island Princess - got off 3 weeks ago. So, I can tell you all about the coffee:

Room service - coffee is freshly brewed, and is good

Dining Room - coffee is freshly...
Forum: Alaska July 16th, 2006, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,806
Posted By garden4cook
"4. We really wanted to stay on our balcony for...

"4. We really wanted to stay on our balcony for the narration during Glacier Bay day and College Fjord, but the glaciers were really all on the PORT side. "

In addition to this, I wanted to say,...
Forum: Alaska July 16th, 2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,806
Posted By garden4cook
I am the original poster of the message. I just...

I am the original poster of the message. I just got back this week from my cruise (first) and we had a balcony cabin on the starboard side, northbound out of Vancouver. By the end of the trip, both...
Forum: Alaska July 12th, 2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By garden4cook
HELP! need WPRR pics -battery ran out

Just got back last night from my first ever cruise - to Alaska. Took the combo Yukon/White Pass Rail Road excursion in Skagway...and my battery ran out just as we were starting off on the White Pass...
Forum: Alaska June 24th, 2006, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By garden4cook
We're off -- thanks to all! :)

6/24/06

Ok, the day has arrived - our first ever cruise, and to beautiful breathtaking Alaska. We take off early tomorrow morning 6/25 from LAX to Vancouver with a night at the Four Seasons Hotel!...
Forum: Alaska June 24th, 2006, 04:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By garden4cook
*HELP! - too cold for wine on balcony?

6/24/06

Ok, I need help fast... I leave for my first cruise (Alaska) early tomorrow morning --- 6/25...so I need answers FAST....

We are taking wine on board - and we have a balcony room.
...
Forum: Alaska June 15th, 2006, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,328
Posted By garden4cook
Shopping in Skagway if time...

We are doing the combo bus ride into the Yukon/return via white Pass Rail to Skagway --- its an 8 hour excursion appx. I am wondering if we will be to otired to shop afterwards in Skagway.

We...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 15th, 2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,159
Posted By garden4cook
IP Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse - anyone been?

In less than 2 weeks, i will be on my first cruise (to Alaska), and will be on the Island Princess. I was wondering how the food is in the Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse? Is it a combination steakhouse and...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 14th, 2006, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By garden4cook
Just what is a "Sail-Away"

Never been on a cruise before, but my first one is coming up in less than 2 weeks. I am curious..just what is a "Sail-Away"????
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