Planning Excursions for Alaska Family Reunion Cruise

Planning excursions for my Alaska family reunion cruise has in some ways been easier than planning for my personal family cruises and in some ways been a bit more challenging.

The hardest part was getting all of the attendees to look at the information and then getting them to name their preferences. Once we got them to do that it raised some questions and answered some more.

Heres how it went.

My sister-in- law said she knew exactly what she wanted to do: Whale Watching, the Mendenhall Glacier Helicopter, and The Skagway White Pass Train. Well as we looked into it, the Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier were both in the same port and conflicted with each other.

My brother-in-law knew he wanted to go Halibut fishing, but also wanted to spend time with his wife on tours too.

My husband doesnt want to spend a lot of money on excursions, but told his Brother-in-law that hed got fishing with him.

I want to do the Skagway White Pass Train ride, but am pretty flexible about what to do in Juneau and Ketchikan. Since Ive done the Helicopter to Mendenhall, I can skip the expense of doing that for 4, and would like to take the kids to the Great American Lumberjack Show in Ketchikan, which would leave time for a walking tour as well.

My Mother-in-law, was kind of œWell you decide what you want to do, and then I might come along.

So after much œhemmin and hawin we have pretty much decided on the following:

SIL, BIL, and MIL will do the Whale Watching in Junea, while hubby, the kids and I will do the State Museum in Juneau and, time permitting, the Mendenhall Glacier observation station. In Skagway, MIL, SIL, Kids and I will do the train, while BIL and Husband do the bars. In Ketchikan, BIL and Husband will go Knudson Cove Salmon Fishing, while the kids and I do the Great American Lumberjack show, and MIL and SIL do the DUCK tour.