Great start to our cruise

After a week on our own in Alaska with a rental car, we dropped the car off at the airport Saturday morning. Rick, the guide, met everyone by the Alaska Air baggage area and waited with all of us for the bus. The bus had to go to hotels to pick up other passengers before noon, so the airport was the last stop. We made three stops in all on our way to Whittier, 2 stops for photos and a stop for about 45 minutes at the Wildlife Conservation Center. Rick was an EXCELLENT guide, teaching us about Alaska on the ride to Whittier. I would recommend this cruise transfer over the cruise line bus. Not only is it less money, but you get to see bears, moose, caribou, lynx etc. on the way. We arrived at the ship in plenty of time for a late lunch and to unpack before dinner that night. I highly recommend taking the ACT Big Bus and not having to worry about the tunnel. And Rick will entertain you on the ride – he was wonderful- great personality and very knowledgeable! 08/14