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Blingz's Port Reviews of Juneau, Skagway
Star Princess cruise in September 2013
Member Name: Blingz
Cruise Date: September 2013
Embarkation: Seattle
Destination: Alaska
Member Review: Blingz's Star Princess Review
Juneau
Mendenhall Glacier Rating: 3.0 out of 5+

Low rating was due to the fact that our tour company only allowed us 1 hour here. Not enough time to walk out to the waterfall and back. If we missed the bus, he said it was a $32. each person for cab fare back to town. So we opted to be sure to catch the bus back and spent the cab fare at the Red Dog instead. ((:
,Low rating was due to the fact that our tour company only allowed us 1 hour here. Not enough time to walk out to the waterfall and back. If we missed the bus, he said it was a $32. each person for cab fare back to town. So we opted to be sure to catch the bus back and spent the cab fare at the Red Dog instead. ((:




Whale Watching Rating: Not Rated

Went with the White school bus people. They have smaller blue boats that are the perfect size for whale watching. We were taken to a large protected area where we found a large pod if humpbacks. They came very close to us. Got lots of tale shots and even a rainbow !




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Skagway
Helicopter Tour Rating: 5+ out of 5+

Glacier Helicopter trip with Temesco. You are briefed on helicopter safety while being driven from the ship to the Temesco headquarters where you are fitted with Glacier boots that fit over your shoes/ boots and a life jacket. There were 8 passengers per chopper. The trip to the Glacier was absolutely amazing!!! We probably only spent about 45 minutes on the Glacier. We were toured by our Glacier Guides around the area. The huge boulders and the beautiful blue ice is really something to see. It's very very cold and it was also raining on us too. You are not allowed to take any bags at all with you. I had to put my good camera and iPhone (camera) away because of the rain and use my waterproof camera for most of the pictures. Being on this Glacier put its size into prospective!be sure to wear a good rain jacket!! I highly recommend this trip!




White Pass Scenic Railway Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

We boarded the last car and took the last seat. We spent most of our time on the outside platform taking pictures. It decided to sprinkle off and on during the trip which was fine. Nice effects in the photos! You must stay in your train car, no roaming from car to car. We went up the mountain and back. I thoroughly enjoyed it!




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