Subject: Re: Alaska Marine Highway ferry or cruise ship?
Dear Patti,

I haven't done either the ferry or a large ship but we did enjoy the Tauck Tour Inside Passage aboard the Yorktown Clipper. http://www.tauck.com/docs/frameset3.htm

There are no night clubs or gambling. Each tour has a naturalist. Several people on our trip, kayaked in Haines. The tour guides will do everything they can to help you do what you like to do most. My 85 year old mother took the trip two years ago and they arranged a special tour for about ten elderly passengers while the others were rafting.

Barbara in CT