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1 hour ago, mworkman said:

Looks like there prices are up too. 🥺 I'm referring to the Alaskan Cruise/Tour prices.

30 minutes ago, melmar02 said:

I noticed that too. Looks like the kids are going to eat a lot of Ramen over the next two years!

I guess the question is how these cruise/tour prices compare with booking just the cruise and then making your own similar / equivalent land tour. I was looking at the 12-night Katmai Bear Trek 12B on Radiance, and that 5-night pre-cruise tour is a flat $3,250 per person tacked on top of the base cruise fare.

I thought it was interesting that they don't charge more for the land portion to suite passengers. I would have thought someone booking a suite would also want an upgraded land tour package with hotel suites / higher-end travel accommodations (whichever ones are included, anyway).

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I put a deposit down this morning for radiance southbound. Got a JS aft balcony. Taking our youngest as a college graduation present. Hope I made the right decision! 
 

Do you have to book the land tour when you book the cruise? Or can you add it later? We wanted to do Denali land tour prior but I only booked cruise today. 

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7 minutes ago, Jill said:

Do you have to book the land tour when you book the cruise? Or can you add it later? We wanted to do Denali land tour prior but I only booked cruise today. 

Since the land tours seem to be getting listed now as combo land tour and cruise, I'm not sure on this. Could be that you'd have to cancel your existing booking and then rebook on the land tour + cruise sailing with the same embarkation date.

Gotta say, after talking with my TA about that Katmai Bear Trek land tour option ($3,250 pp on top of the cruise fare)... I'm not going to be booking one of those if I end up with an Alaska sailing for '22. I had a feeling the price pp wasn't justified, and after she talked with someone at Royal she agrees. Price does not include flight to/from Anchorage; only the hotels, transportation between tour locations, pre-planned activities, and transportation to the ship. And she said that even though doing anything in Alaska is more expensive than just about anywhere else, it ain't that much more for a 5-night trek like that one. She was going to ask around, but felt fairly sure she could find a tour group or other self-made land itinerary that had either an identical or very similar tour for about half that price per person.

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20 hours ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

I still don’t see the Honolulu to Vancouver April 22 leg.  Seems crazy to skip past that one and post the later, summer itin but I guess that’s what they did.

Is that usually longer that 7 days? Carnival have axed all cruises longer than 7 days through October 2021. I guess Royal Caribbean will probably follow. I understand you are talking about 2022, maybe it's related? Maybe not.

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@JLMoranI looked into doing just this, I priced the cruise and all the equivalent tours associated the 8A, I found that it adds up to the same price with the exception of transportation from the ship to hotels/train and airport not being added.  In the long run, I wouldn't like the headache of something falling out of the itinerary last minute and scrambling to find an alternative.

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50 minutes ago, mworkman said:

@JLMoranI looked into doing just this, I priced the cruise and all the equivalent tours associated the 8A, I found that it adds up to the same price with the exception of transportation from the ship to hotels/train and airport not being added.

Seriously, it came out to the same surcharge per person to create the equivalent land tour? That just seems nuts. How can a 5-day trip total over $6,500 for two / $13,000 for four when everyone is doing the same things and presumably getting group rates or other discounts, never mind sharing a room (per pair) in every hotel and no meals being covered?

I mean, I know everything in Alaska is more expensive for the tourists, but still...

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17 hours ago, JLMoran said:

 

Gotta say, after talking with my TA about that Katmai Bear Trek land tour option ($3,250 pp on top of the cruise fare)... I'm not going to be booking one of those if I end up with an Alaska sailing for '22. 

We are looking at this one too, and I hadn't thought about pricing the AK portion separately. I did check on some Canada rail packages that were similar to what RC offers, and everything I found was way more. I'm kind of with you...I would love to see the bears, but my zoo membership is a whole lot cheaper. 

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12 hours ago, mattymay said:

Is that usually longer that 7 days? Carnival have axed all cruises longer than 7 days through October 2021. I guess Royal Caribbean will probably follow. I understand you are talking about 2022, maybe it's related? Maybe not.

I will literally cry buckets if RC cancels my 9 night Odyssey Italy/Greece October 2021. It’s hopefully my 5 year official Remission trip from stage 4b cancer. I could handle knocking 2 nights off but oh please don’t cancel it. 🙏

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