How our planning for Alaska is going

We leave for Alaska in exactly 1 month.

And we are SO FAR from being prepared!

It’s not that I’m not looking forward to the trip … it’s more that I am SO MUCH looking forward to being ON the trip that I just mentally skipped over all the prep work.

What I still have to do to get ready:

Buy luggage. That’s right, ladies and gentleman. We don’t have any luggage. We have BORROWED in the past, and that is not an option this time. Any suggestions? I’ve been told Costco and Ross/Marshalls

Check-in/etc. I have to do … something online with the cruise company. Confirm or give them my passport # … I don’t even know. I just know they keep emailing me telling me to come check out such and such. Plus I need to confirm what we need to bring. I assume there will be at least 2 “formal” nights during the week, but I haven’t even looked.

Call Princess Cruises. Since Andrew and I and Katie and Julie booked separately, I need to confirm our reservations are linked (so we have dinner assignments together). I also need to confirm that our bed will be set up as a king (instead of 2 twins) … And I *think* that’s all I have to confirm with them.

Check out the excursion choices. I don’t think we’ll be booking any excursions through Princess, but I honestly haven’t even looked. I should do that. Just in case.

Pack. This obviously can wait, but once I know what kind of formal attire we’ll need, decide how much water-proof stuff we want to bring, figure out how to bring ALL the cameras I want to bring, etc.

Maybe I’ll do all this research this weekend.

Probably not.

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  • Julie Schubert May 29, 2011, 8:52 pm

    I’m feeling the same way. I’m so excited for the trip but I haven’t done anything to prepare for it. Everything you wrote is what I am experiencing.

  • Nancy June 2, 2011, 9:38 pm

    Wish we were going with you. Hope you all have an amazing time. I’m sure you’ll take lots of pictures that will be much better than the ones we took on our first trip. Can’t wait to see them. Hope you have great weather! Eat some seafood for me.

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