New to Cruising and Alaska Please help with our planning. My wife and I are planning a cruisetour of Alaska next year (2005). I have been reading brochures and messages on the various boards. Still wondering which way to go. We want to do a 7day inside passage cruise between Seward or Whittier and Vancouver followed by a land tour. The land portion depending upon the tour, would include Fairbanks, Denali and maybe Talkeetna. Other possibilities include stops at Coldfoot, Prudhoe Bay or Nome and Kotezbue. We love scenery, wildlife and native culture. We are looking for recommendations for the following: 1. Cruise line 2. Suggestions for shore excursions in or out of: a. Seward b. Anchorage c. Ketchikan d. Skagway e. Sika f. Juneau 3. Land tour excursions in or out of : a. Fairbanks b. Denali c. Talkeetna 4. Pros and cons of the other above mentioned locations. Any and all suggestions/recommendations appreciated.