We are recently retired and planning a trip to Alaska. We will stay in Anchorage with friends for a few days, one night with friends near Coopers Landing, will probably go to Homer for a few nights, and will eventually cruise out of Whittier or Seward to Vancouver BC or Seattle. It has been suggested we take a boat trip to see the fjords/glaciers/wildlife from Seward, possibly take a train ride from Seward to Anchorage but are hearing a lot of mixed reviews on the train ride. We have 7-8 days to spend in the end of July or early August in AK before getting on a cruise ship, just trying to decide what are "must do" activities. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.