This will be my first cruise and first time to Alaska. I have been busy doing research on the ship, the places we will visit, etc.(I can't help it, it's how I'm wired....giggles). I found a group called Olivia's Alaskan Trips. It doesn't have any recent posts, but has loads of information from several previous trips. I've enjoyed perusing it, and have seen a couple of names that are on the group for our trip. Here's the link. http://www.olivia.com/Connect/groups/77/default.aspx.