I have been reading forums and doing research for next year's cruise. We are planning to go on 10 days Celebrity Cruisetour northbound from Vancouver to Fairbanks. We have about 10 people age from 25-65. We are on a budget, so we want to choose the Excursion wisely. We love to see wild animals and sightseeing.
Question 1: Ketchikan: Flight to Misty Fjords or Tongass National Forest?
Question 2: Skagway: Is White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad worth it? We are getting the rail ride from Denali to Fairbanks, so can we skip White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad?
Question 3: Juneau: Is there a trail that we can walk on Mendenhall Glacier? Or the only way to walk on Mendenhall Glacier is by Helicopter? Is there anyway to walk on the Glacier without Helicopter?
Question 4: Is the tour to see Northern Lights worth it? Since we are not planning to rent a car at Fairbanks. Is there a big difference to see Northern Lights in rural area and Fairbanks city?
Thanks for your help.