Subject: Alaska Cruises

You asked about our choice of Cruise Lines for Alaska...we have been on the SS Universe Explorer for each cruise. (World Explorer Cruises) The main thrust is the education that is provided on board by PH.D.s in their major field of interest, pertaining to Alaska. Its a casual, no glitz, no glamour cruise, thus the floor shows and gambling are missing. If that's a big thing with you, its not the right Cruise for you. It is fairly big ship, though. Website is

We have spent about 6 months of our life on this ship in the last 6 years and are planning more than 3 months on the ship later this year on a different program that leases the same ship in the off season.

Gretchen, SC