We were overwhelmed by the magnificence of Alaska. It's going to take some time to look back and appreciate all we saw. We were so glad that we did the Denali part of the trip first as you have the on and off the bus many times and in and out of hotels 3 times, but it was handled very professionally and Regent did a great job. I know that some people are put off by having to ride in a "school bus" into Denali, but it has been re-fitted with comfortable seats and is fine for the trip and certainly not a reason not to go. We saw 9 Grizzlies, many Caribou, Moose, Eagles, and a herd of Dall Sheep trying to go to the Alaska. Unfortunately, we missed the Salmon running, but we saw so much else, it was a perfect time to go and we had sunshine every day.
I'll review the cities in the rest of the report, but would like to say that there are too many souvenir shops in all the cities. Really reminded me of St Thomas. I think thats why we liked Denali so much.
Overall, we had a great time, met some wonderful people and would recommend this trip to anyone going to Alaska. The ship was small, but we really like that. The all inclusive was great, there was no signing slips for drinks or wine every other minute. This might add some to the initial price but in the end it was more than worth it and probably saved some. The "free" excursions were great, and if you wanted something else you could get it. The guides were very versed on all subjects. We will certainly go on Regent Cruises again.