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Alaska's bald eagles truly have a bird's eye view of some of the most stunning scenery in the United States, including the famous Mendenhall Glacier. Fortunately, you don't have to be a bird to share their aerial advantage. A helicopter tour is a must do and the best way to see the glaciers and icy waters of this popular place.


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    "I just wanted to thank you for all your help. Packer Expeditions was excellent and I would highly recommend them again for anyone looking to do a glacier hike. Also, we ended up being upgraded to an outside cabin... It was a truly welcome surprise to say the least. It made all the difference in the world both having a window (even though it was an obstructed view) and having a larger cabin. Alaska was totally awesome and we thoroughly enjoyed the land tours. All the coach drivers and tour folks were very knowledgeable and helpful. So next time we are looking for a cruise I will be in touch! Thanks again, Ann."

    " Our trip was excellent. The room, with the upgrades, was amazing! We saw many eagles (bald and golden), one bear, many whales, including one breach, seals, one bear, one wolf, moose and caribou, and many smaller animals.. If we travelled during salmon run, we probably would have seen more bear and eagles. The scenery is to die for, the vistas spectacular. The ship was great; service, food, etc were all great. Thanks for everything. "  More About Alaska : Go There >>

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    "Hello! I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our Mediterranean Greece trip and to ask you about a future vacation. First, our vacation was wonderful! Princess did a great job. Their excursions were well organized and enjoyable. We had something planned every day so we kept very busy. We took over 5000 pictures! It was warm 109 degrees in Rhodes, Greece but not humid so it was manageable. I have included a couple of pictures you might like. Now we are back to reality and already thinking about our next vacation. I saw an interesting trip to the Galapagos Islands aboard the Celebrity Xpedition. It includes 4 days land and 7 on the Ship. Thank you again for helping us book a great vacation!".

     "I want to thank you for helping with the arrangements for our recent cruise on Princess. My wife, my three daughters, and I had a wonderful time. Everything worked out perfectly. I was anticipating having to bribe the maitre d' to have us all sit together at the second seating, but that turned out to be not necessary. The seating arrangements had already been made. You also surprised us with complimentary wine vouchers and onboard credits, and those extra thoughtful touches by you were the icing on the cake. I won't hesitate recommending your services to anyone I know thinking about a cruise. I also hope to do more business with you in the future. Thank you again for your extra efforts." Learn More About Europe Cruises Go There >>

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    "Hi Marty! I just wanted to take a moment to thank you so much for all that you did for our family/friends cruise on Royal Carribbean's Legend of the Seas. My family loves the RCCL line....and as concerned as I was that we had little ones coming on this vacation, I was SO impressed with the Ocean Adventure's Club. My two little ones wanted to be there all the time. I now have no reservations about bringing them on another RCCL cruise, the staff is just fabulous! When I originally started to research cruises and Travel Agents to help with the process, I was overwhelmed (Let's face it, sometimes the internet can be a good thing and sometimes it can be a bad thing).  I am so happy that I can across your website. I sure didn't expect the response that I received from our family and friends when I started planning the cruise, and you were there every step of the way putting up with my cabin changes, adding new guests at the last moment, and removing guests in some cases, too! You were amazing and I know for a fact that you are responsible for our worry-free and amazing journey through the Caribbean. Everyone that joined us on the cruise was extremely impressed at how well the whole thing fell together with little trouble on their parts. Again I can not thank you enough, and don't forget that we will be planning another one !.  Explore Family Cruises "

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