Sunday, April 30, 2017

Pre-trip Planning: Day 12--Seward --> Girdwood

We have the 7.5 hour Major Marine tour today.  I am very much looking forward to this.

I debated back and forth about Kenai Fjords and Major Marine.  I was all set to book a 6 hour tour with Kenai Fjords, because that tour leaves around 8 AM and it would free up our day to be done around 2 PM.  The 7.5 hour MM tour doesn't depart until 10 AM, so we won't be back on land until 5:30 PM.  It pretty much eats up the entire day.

However, I kept hearing that "longer is better", so that affected my decision.

And, when the 40% off Cyber Monday sale rolled around for Major Marine, the decision was made...especially since one of our kids is considered an adult on this cruise.

There is an optional lunch which is available.  We will likely add that to our fare, since that can be our big meal for the day.

So...when we are done, we need to get to Girdwood.  It would be nice if we could swing by Exit Glacier on the way out of town, but we'll have to see.  There are a lot of activities to pursue in the Girdwood area, and like I said, Seward is hosting a special event and the hotel prices were crazy high for the night of our Major Marine trip.  It's about a 2 hour drive, but that won't be too bad.  I don't think we are going to be up for much more touring at that point.

Our last two nights will be in a motel which has two full beds and a rollaway.  No kitchen facilities, no breakfast, but we'll make do.  We've already paid for this lodging, so that helps with the final bill.

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