Planning Your Trip

  • What will my overall Alaska experience be like?
  • When do you travel to Alaska? When is the best time to travel to Alaska?
  • What ships travel to Alaska?
  • What type of weather can I expect during an Alaska expedition?
  • What are the water conditions in Alaska?
  • Is there a time difference in Alaska?
  • What is included in my trip cost?
  • Are airport transfers included?
  • Can I bring my children or grandchildren to Alaska?
  • What are the requirements of minors under age 18 traveling with one parent/or legal guardian?
  • Do I need any vaccinations? Is a medical form necessary?
  • Do I need a valid passport?
  • Is a visa necessary?

Packing and Preparation

  • What footwear is a necessity in Alaska?
  • What kind of clothes do I need?
  • Do I need to worry about mosquitoes?
  • Will I get seasick? Will I need Dramamine or seasickness patches?
  • How much cash should we bring per person?

Life Aboard

  • What are the ships’ amenities?
  • What are the cabin amenities?
  • Do any of the cabins connect to each other?
  • Will I be able to access the internet while on board?
  • How will I pay my bill for personal items on board?
  • Are gratuities included in the cost of the expedition?
  • When does the ship travel from location to location?
  • Are the ships wheelchair accessible?
  • Can my family and friends contact me in case of emergency at home?
  • What is the food like on board?
  • What types of special meal requests can be accommodated on board?
  • Do I need to dress up for dinner?
  • Are snacks available during the day and in between meals?
  • Is alcohol available on the boat and on shore?
  • Is there a gym or fitness center on board?
  • Is there a spa? What kind of treatments?
  • Is there a doctor on board?
  • Will there be talks or presentations on board?
  • What is Recap?

Activities

  • Lindblad Expeditions often refers to the value of flexible schedules. What does this mean to me?
  • How will I explore Alaska?
  • How many Zodiacs, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are available on board for exploration in remote areas? And how often are they used on each voyage?
  • Where will we go ashore? The usual cities and towns, or does the expedition have permits for the exploration of remote areas?
  • Can we go fishing?
  • What whales and other wildlife will I see?
  • Is Alaska physically challenging? Will I be able to walk unassisted, or is the terrain difficult?
  • Are there short hikes and long hikes?
  • Would hiking sticks be helpful or just get in the way? Are they even permitted?
  • What is a wet landing?
  • Are there activities that can be done on our own while on the voyage, and will we have free time?
  • What activities are available for children?

Expedition Team

  • What can you tell me about the expedition staff on board?
  • What is the role of the video chronicler?
  • What is a certified photo instructor?
  • What is the difference between photo expeditions and other expeditions?

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