From: peter on
X-no-archive: yes On 6/14/10 12:08 AM, in article
NFcRn.34893$7d5.15270(a)newsfe17.iad, "Marcia R."
<Marcia(a)spamlessinlasvegas.net> wrote:

> They said we didn't need it on this train because we don't get off in
> Canada. I was thinking about bringing it with me anyway. Thanks.
> We're also stopping in Victoria, so that's where I'm going to try to get
> it stamped.

It could be that only the combination tours (bus & train or train & bus) go
to Canada, i.e. that only the bus crosses the border. I remember a Canadian
official checking passports in our bus.
>
> Marcia

From: Marcia R. on
peter wrote:
> X-no-archive: yes On 6/14/10 12:08 AM, in article
> NFcRn.34893$7d5.15270(a)newsfe17.iad, "Marcia R."
> <Marcia(a)spamlessinlasvegas.net> wrote:
>
>> They said we didn't need it on this train because we don't get off in
>> Canada. I was thinking about bringing it with me anyway. Thanks.
>> We're also stopping in Victoria, so that's where I'm going to try to get
>> it stamped.
>
> It could be that only the combination tours (bus & train or train & bus) go
> to Canada, i.e. that only the bus crosses the border. I remember a Canadian
> official checking passports in our bus.
>> Marcia
>
I think it's the Sunday morning trip they require a passport. Some of
them get off the train and do a toast, so it may be something like that.

Marcia
From: John Sisker on
"Bill" <billrubin(a)prodigy.net> wrote in message
news:hv4bs1$9k7$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
> On 6/13/2010 1:38 AM, Marcia R. wrote:
>>
>> OK, thanks. You know I over think stuff, but here I go. LOL. Princess
>> offers the train as a shore excursion. For some reason, the price isn't
>> listed, but I printed the info out a while back and then it cost $125.
>
> Interesting that Princess does not seem to have their excursion prices on
> their site. I am sailing HAL to Alaska, and their prices are available,
> and they are $119 for the train, which is cheaper than the price you
> quoted Princess. I know they are run differently but you'd think that
> sister companies would the same formula for calculating what they charge
> for the same excursion.
>
> Bill




Once you have an official booking with Princess Cruises, their detailed
Shore Excursion information is available through the 'Cruise Personalizer'
section on their website, including the prices.

We ourselves have opted for the Princess sponsored shore excursion for the
White Pass Railroad in Skagway, which is indeed $125 per person. Our
scheduled time is 8:10 am to 11:00 am. This is for our Alaska Cruise/Tour
this coming August. This will also leave us time for some shopping and
additional picture opportunities after the train trip, along with plenty of
time to get back to the ship before it sails. We normally choose early
excursion times, just for this reason.

While the price may be $119 for the train from HAL (Holland American Line),
and for what appears to be the same thing on the surface, there no-doubt is
a lot more to this than just comparing surface prices. The bottom line is,
it is what it is.

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From: peter on
X-no-archive: yes On 6/14/10 9:47 AM, in article
K8lRn.6087$hw5.82(a)newsfe04.iad, "Marcia R." <Marcia(a)spamlessinlasvegas.net>
wrote:

> peter wrote:
>> X-no-archive: yes On 6/14/10 12:08 AM, in article
>> NFcRn.34893$7d5.15270(a)newsfe17.iad, "Marcia R."
>> <Marcia(a)spamlessinlasvegas.net> wrote:
>>
>>> They said we didn't need it on this train because we don't get off in
>>> Canada. I was thinking about bringing it with me anyway. Thanks.
>>> We're also stopping in Victoria, so that's where I'm going to try to get
>>> it stamped.
>>
>> It could be that only the combination tours (bus & train or train & bus) go
>> to Canada, i.e. that only the bus crosses the border. I remember a Canadian
>> official checking passports in our bus.
>>> Marcia
>>
> I think it's the Sunday morning trip they require a passport. Some of
> them get off the train and do a toast, so it may be something like that.

That's when you only do the train only trip. According to the railco's site
motorcoach combinations require a passport, as they go to Fraser, BC.
>
> Marcia

From: Becca on
On 6/13/2010 3:15 PM, Marcia R. wrote:
>> snip...
>>
>> Becca
>>
>
>
> We were thinking of doing the shops before the train and taking the
> later one. I found a list of the shops but not the times they open in
> the morning. Does anyone here know? We just have to figure out our
> timing, so we can get back to the ship to drop stuff off, grab
> something in the buffet...if it's open...and get to the train that we
> are booking through Princess. Then we can just relax and get back on
> the ship after the train.

Like Charles mentioned, if the ships are there, the shops will be
open. There will be food in the buffet. Get in line for the train at
least 15 minutes early, in order to get a good seat.

If you sit on the left side of the train, you will see spectacular
views, while they are explaining the history behind what you are
seeing. Like Jean said, no matter which side of the train you are on,
you will see everything, since you will switch. They provide bottled
water on the train and it does get cold as you go up the mountain, so
dress appropriately.

Becca
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