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doing some research to help decide

I have been too busy and swamped to check the cruise message boards but finally made some time tonight. These folks that post on the boards LOVE cruising - and there are a TON of them. They do it again and again and again. From what people are saying, it's the best vacation you can take in your entire life. I can imagine why, since you get to relax and enjoy meals and activities on board and then all kinds of unusual and once in a life time adventures at all the ports.

Word on the boards is that if you're going to do the dog sledding, you need to choose the one on Mendenhall Glacier. Even tours of the Mendenhall glacier without the dogsled ride is supposed to be so breathtaking and beautiful that it can't even be described in words because there are not sufficient words in the English language for anything this stunning. But all the daytime dog sled tours on Mendenhall Glacier are sold out and there is only a 4:15 left. I wonder how cold it's going to be at 5:00pm at night on a Glacier? And how many on board activities will I miss if I do this? I will certainly miss dinner with my group.

I have also been told you can book a tour and sled ride that is not provided through the cruise line and my research has turned up 3 other companies that do this. But I also have to be very careful not to end up on one that makes me miss the cruise ship actually leaving at the end of the day. Note to self, call cruise line tomorrow and ask what time we leave Juneau and call Temsco helicopter tours and ask the price of the dogsled tour.


The outdoors in general, when it comes to places such as that, are breathtaking. However, if you don't like the outdoors much, are you likely to really enjoy them? I think a dogsled trip would rock, but I really enjoy that kind of thing.

One thing to check into is if you are actually riding on the sled (Sitting in it, with the dogs pulling you) or if you are riding the runners at the back (Standing on the runners). One is quite easy, the other...takes some practice. ;)
They give you the option of either one.
I should also mention that while I am not a fan of nature, I am a HUGE fan of snow. I love it so much.