Hi everybody, My husband and I are planning to go on an Alaskan cruise sometime in August or September, along with another couple. We are all in late 20s and early 30s. I've started my research, but there seem to be so many options we can choose. What are your thoughts about going for a round trip, or just one way northbound / southbound? Which one is better? Also, which cruise company should we go with? I've read that in August we could see salmon eating bears. Is it something we can see from the ship, or do we have to take excursions for it? I would appreciate any suggestion you may have for our first cruise trip! Thanks!