Just curious, anyone that has been to Alaska close to this time frame- wonder what your weather was like. We'll have our FIRST balcony, mid-ship, connecting room with daughter and son-in-law and just beginning to really think about this trip (just got back from the Caribbean and can't help but think of the possibilities next year). It's like I don't really know what to expect at all, like our first cruise, since it's our first time to Alaska- (3 cruises to the Caribbean). Anxious to read what others have found on their Alaskan cruise. This may be our last cruise for awhile, but I hear it's so WORTH all sacrifice to go. I think my daughter wonders how it can compare to the LONGER cruise available to Europe for even LESS money. Thanks to all Addicts- a great, knowledgeable and experienced group for friendly folks.