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  • I wanted to visit Juneau and after comparing prices of airline tickets from Eugene, Oregon to Juneau Alaska, I found out I could transport myself and my car on the Alaska Marine Highway System for $300.00 less than flying to Juneau and be carless
  • I totally recommend the Alaska Marine Highway System to anyone who wants to really experience Alaska and who can spare three days on the sea


    • by lisastar
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      There are some parts of Alaska that you can only access by either the Alaskan Airlines or by the ferry system. And believe it or not Juneau, Alaska, the Alaska State Capital, is one of these places. I wanted to visit Juneau and after comparing prices of airline tickets from Eugene, Oregon to Juneau Alaska, I found out I could transport myself and my car on the Alaska Marine Highway System for $300.00 less than flying to Juneau and be carless. And I found out the ferry can accommodate any size vehicle from a compact car all the way to full size RVs. They measure

      the length of my vehicle to adjust the total price of my ticket.

      The departure point for everyone traveling to Alaska by ferry is in Bellingham, Washington. So on departure day both my car and I were present and passed through security and boarding without to much of a wait, about two hours total. This voyage did take three days and six port calls at various stops. We were only able to access our vehicles while at each port, a very strictly enforced rule. And there were three places I could sleep, in a cabin if I rented one, on couches or ...


      • the floor and out on the aft main deck under the stars. I actually slept on a couch in the movie room.

        For entertainment, there were guest speakers that talked about Alaska wild life and movies. There was a small cafeteria and meals were relatively in inexpensive. The staff was nice and the captain always warned me ahead of time over the loudspeaker if rough seas were ahead, especially through the Prince William Sound. Those of us who do get seasick could take Dramamine with time to spare. The ferry was remarkably clean, and I was told their employees take pride in having a

        clean ship.

        The showers I did not live very much. They only had safety bars in the shower stall and in the toilet area. I personally would love to have safety bars all over in the bathroom, because the way the ferry rocks back in forth from the motions of the sea, make me really unstable balance wise. Even though I took showers while the ferry was docked, the subtle motions back and forth made me want to fall over more than I wanted.

        I totally recommend the Alaska Marine Highway System to anyone who wants to really experience Alaska and who can spare three days on the sea.




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