I am just back from Alaska - WOW is one of the ways to explain it - unbelievable, tremendous, gorgeous, beautiful. Everything was just about perfect. The best weather they have seen in a while - gorgeous - no rain at all - cool - sunny sometimes a little cloudy. Statendam was perfect - everyone was great, courteous, prompt, willing to please. Went on 10 day trip - after Juneau got on the bus to Denali (ONLY MISTAKE ON THIS TRIP) - 9 hour ride!! Found out later that we could have paid about $90 more to ride the train - would have definitely gone that way. Holland has "missed the boat" on their land business - very unorganized and we were left out to dry at times trying to get to excursions in Denai (stayed at the McKinley Village) - I don't think the McKinley Chalet had the same problems!! f course being on the bus we got to see Mt. McKinley - it was OUT - beautiful. The excursions we went on were great - went on Historic tour of Ketchikan, on our own in Sitka - walked the town and saw the Raptor Center, Haines - Canoe trip to Davidson glacier - fantastic - people were wonderful - great sights, Juneau - evening Whale watching tour - GREAT. and also helicopter ride to Mendenhall glacier - everybody should do that one. I am still in awe about all of this - took millions of pictures. Denali - horseback riding on the Tundra, and white water rafting - UNBELIEVABLE - I am still in awe about all of this - took millions of pictures. Anybody have any questions - let me know - I can talk forever about this trip!! Thanks for everybody's advice - it was well worth it.