I have thought about a cruise to Alaska but I always jokingly said they won't let me hunt from the deck, so why go? I would much rather go without the touristy stuff but will have to break down and take the wife one of these years. In the meantime I am going back for caribou south of Deadhorse in August.
My folks took a cruise on the inside passage in June, 2001, the same year I went over by Lake Clark on my first moose/caribou unguided hunt. We were out when 911 happened. Anyway me and Mom and Dad were looking over a map after I got back and I showed them where I was. My Mom looked at how far they had gone and said, heck we never even made it to Alaska. I still laugh about that. She will be 90 soon and Dad is gone, so ... guess I better get my act together.