Holland America Lines is our favorite cruise line.

Princess Cruises is another line we like.

Carnival Cruise Lines - Owner of Holland America

TIP - if you own at least 100 shares of Carnival stock or Royal Caribbean stock you can get a shipboard credit based on the number of sailing days. That's for any of the cruise lines in that family. For example Carnival owns Holland America, Princess, Costa, Cunard, Seaborn, Aida, and P&O. I bought Carnival stock many years ago and not only has the stock increased in value, we've gotten over $1200 in shipboard credits.


TRAVEL AGENTS: There are thousands of cruise travel agents. Here is just one that we have used and have had good experiences with. Again, this is only my opinion.

UNITED CRUISES - We use them lately to get additional United Airlines miles for cruising. American Airlines also has one if you save their points but we haven't tried them yet.

CRUISE PLANNERS - Nancy Bogert, good to work with and has great deals.

CRUISE WIZARD - Let this help you find the appropriate cruise line.


Cruise Insurance Links (see my notes on insurance)

Comparison of Travel Insurance Plans -- If you have Excel you can use this spreadsheet to compare companies. If not, click here for a PDF file.

Roam Right

UTP - Universal Travel Protection



Alaska Travel Internet Guide

Taku Glacier Lodge - A favorite shore excursion out of Juneau. The best we've ever done.

Temsco Air - We took this helicopter tour twice in Alaska. It was great! They are a very professional operation. (I'm not getting any kickback for saying this either.) They're in both Juneau and Skagway. Click here for our pictures of the Dogsledding & Glacier Flightseeing tour.

Safari Helicopter Tours - Not on the ships list of excursions in Hawaii but we found them to be the best on Kauai and Hawaii (Big Island).


US State Department - Travel Information

Center for Disease Control