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8/22/23 via email:
The cruise (Alaskan Dream) was amazing. I am sure the weather tried captain Eric’s patience but we still managed to see Tracy Arms Fjords which was definitely a highlight for me.
The food was great, that crew worked really hard to create all these fish dishes which were excellent.
My ‘improvement point’ feedback would probably be around communication. Very often, we were in the unknown about what the plan for the day was or the potential activities once we get to a specific town or place. I completely understand the weather element so am not debating that as it drives activities. But just clearer communication from the leads and heads up on what to potentially expect would have been welcome.
Apart from that I also wanted to recommend https://seakadventuresitka.com in Sitka for kayaking. I went on a tour with them this morning and it was amazing. Great guide.
I wish I have met you in person in Wrangell, thank you for all your help with organising everything. I can definitely send you pics - if you have any specific location you would like let me know, or specific wildlife.
I loved Alaska and hope to come back again😊
Many thanks Marjy and best wishes!!
(Then she followed up with this the next day, after I replied that I’d share her feedback about the communication. Such a nice client!) :
Thank you Marjy!
Just to add: Captain Eric was fantastic and being on his boat felt very safe even in bad weather. I hugely appreciated it and also how he made every effort to get us to Tracy Arms. If you could pass on my thanks that would be great.
Both excursion leads were super knowledgeable and friendly so it would have been great to hear more from them on what’s coming up, that’s all really. But overall great cruise!
All the best again
8/22/23 via email:
We had the best time – (Australia flight+ hotel package) it was so incredible, and thank you so much for all your help! We were pretty lucky flight-wise - there was some craziness the night before we left when we were flying back to Sydney from Cairns (a passenger on a flight to Malaysia caused the flight to be turned around screwing up all the flights that night) - but considering how many places we went, everything was great!
The Qantas leg from TX to Sydney was amazing, and a huge contrast to the American to LA leg (horrible!).
Thanks again for all your help!
The family W
8/14/23 via email:
So nice to hear from you. Needless to say, we had a fabulous time in Alaska. Everything, including the weather, cooperated.
We changed up our itineray a little on the way to Denali. The weather was looking pretty good driving up from Anchorage so we stopped at the Talkeetna Air Taxi and asked if we could take our ride that day instead of waiting until Wednesday. There was no problem at all. They were very accommodating and we had a wonderful flight over the Alaska Range and saw everything in it's sunny glory! Including landing on the glacier and throwing a few snow balls.
All our accommodations were fine. We also loved the Hotel Juneau, but the only problem we had was getting a taxi from there to the Uncruise office. Our suitcases were just to heavy to try to trek it, and we called all 5 taxi services and none picked up. There was no shuttle service from the hotel, but we were fortunate that the driver was a really nice guy and he was taking another guest to the ferry so we hitched a ride.
The cruise was spectacular in every way. We had adventures every day and saw lots of wildlife. The crew was excellent. They knew so much about the wildlife and the waters we were in. It was a terrific group of people and everyone got along really well.
We definitely have the travel bug now. I came home with a mild case of Covid that I picked up the last night of the cruise, but all good now.
Am attaching a couple of pictures of us in a separate email.
Thanks again for all your help and hard work. It made our trip.
8/06/23 via email:
(ED NOTE - This feedback unfolded as the trip progressed! Here are the highlights)
We are in Austin and so is our luggage and fish. It was a trip of a lifetime. Will follow up with thoughts later in the week.
8/4 Random thoughts to share….
Cape Fox Lodge-great room, food and location! Deadliest Catch Tour-AMAZING! ……… The Landing Hotel-great room. We got there around 11 in the morning and they let us check in and go to our room. The food…marginal but ok. Nice place for a night or two. The Lakefront-we LOVED the McKinney suite! The food…marginal but we only ate there once. We mainly ate in Anchorage, Whittier etc.
Kulik Lodge -Oh my GOD….I can’t say enough. From the minute you show up at Katmai airport till they drop you off….safety is #1. We felt safe in the planes, boats etc. The lodging, fishing and food was MORE THAN we could have ever expected. My husband is a cook and he was blown away by the food. The staff is incredible. We WILL go back to Kulik, probably on our 30th anniversary in 2 years.
Just a few things to share. ………..Thanks for helping us, again, create an incredible trip to Alaska. K&J C
8/06/23 via email:
Hi Marji,,just getting into stuff after return. Hell week at work,,,,
(re trip) it was perfect,,and Wow are you good at what you do is first comment.,,, and “J” originaly found you just by luck of the draw it appears,,,good for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes we made Chicago but but boy did we have to boogie there,,(Ed note, their return home flight was late Chicago was now a tight connection but they made it)
We will be sending you some pics and stuff…we are going to put some stuff together later in week ,,,
A sincere thank you,,from the first issue (Ed note, cruise departure change) to the rebooking to the plane reroutes after Delta said no way (Ed note, their very first flight was late and missed it’s connection, Delta was going make them overnight, nope that wasn’t going to work, got that fixed!) it all worked because of you,,we would have been lost.
8/04/23 via email:
My dear Marj,
I just want to thank you so very very much for all that you did to put me on that spectacular cruise. (Hurtigruten Roald Amundsen, Nome Alaska to Vancouver BC) It really was the trip of a lifetime! Everything about it - the ship, my room, the food, the lecture, the zodiac trips - were all just incredibly wonderful. And it was so good to finally be able to spend some time with you.
But most wonderful of all was the crew. I fell in love with, and bonded with, all of them. They are all very special people who clearly love their jobs and are there just to make sure you have a good trip.
I would travel with this company again anytime, and as you know, hope to do so again to Antarctica, probably about next year.
If you haven't done so already, please go ahead and cancel the Norway trip. I will keep it on my bucket list, but want to go South first.
8/01/23 via email:
Hi there Marjy! We are indeed back home. We had a wonderful time on the Alaskan Dream. No drippiness for us on Saturday. It was another beautiful day.
Having travelled to Alaska several times in our Westfalia, we were honestly not expecting the weather we had. It was perfect!
As you likely know we had Eric as our captain. He was and is just the very best. He was confronted with several difficult issues not the least of which was the toilet disaster. However for us that was OK. His wife, Sarah took a very few of us up to the Mendenhall glacier and Matt and I walked up to Nugget Falls.
In the end there were 35 passengers and six young. Matt had blast with the other teens.
There was only one disappointment for us and that was the fact that I had understood we were going to Carcross. We’ve been there several times and wanted to take Matt to stand in front of the Matthew Watson General Store. We’d given him a framed picture when he was little and it is still in his bedroom. So we were sorry not to need our passports after all.
But it was truly a trip of a lifetime. We met met some lovely people, the meals were excellent, Sandy and the rest of Eric’s crew were top notch.
The experience meshes with the fine way you handled our reservations with care and competence.
Many thanks to you and the entire company Marjy,
Best wishes and in gratitude,
PS I’ll send pictures separately from my phone.
7/06/23 via email:
Yes it was amazing 🤩 Thank you! We had an amazing trip. Thank you for everything! You have been fantastic. We just landed home I will call you in the next few days.
6/27/23 via email:
We had awesome weather and an incredible trip. Thank you for all your help. Attached is a photo of D and I on Mendenhall Glacier.
JH and DR
6/26/23 via email:
Subject line = how we’ve been describing you to people. (ED note, the subject line said "Problem Solver/Miracle Worker/Angel"
We are still settling in, unpacking, going over photos and coasting on the memories of our amazing trip to Alaska, which truly exceeded our expectations. We can not thank you enough for the exceptional job you did, setting up a terrific itinerary and rectifying snafus behind the scenes.
We will send some photos and M will follow up on some feedback he’d like to share.
In the meantime, could you let us know of a couple of restaurants you like? We’d love to treat you, your mom (and we believe there’s a Mr. Marjy?) to a dinner out on the town in Wrangell or in the vicinity. We enjoyed some delicious meals during our travels and would love to invite the three of you to enjoy a meal out as well. (If you can send a couple of names I will forward you a gift certificate.) M and I agreed this was one of the best trips we’ve taken and in great measure it was all your doing. We’d really like to express our thanks.
All the best,
6/16/23 via email:
We're in Juneau and having a great time! Everything going well so far. Yesterday and today a bit rainy but not slowing us down. Just pre-registered for flight and have our boarding passes on my phone. Had fun on Ferry coming down from Skagway (a few whales and sea lions and lots of bird viewing). Looking forward to our Small Ship Cruise!
Had a fabulous cruise! Will fill you in soon - but everything exceeded my expectations!
6/5/23 via email:
Marjy, you were absolutely the best! We seriously can't thank you enough for all that you did for us! We had the best time and we couldn’t have done all this without you. Here’s one quick picture of us at Sawyer Glacier. (ed note – will add later if permission given) We will have to send more later. Thanks so much again and we will be in touch. Seriously, if you’re ever in (town edited out) area let us know.
6/3/23 via email:
Just home Marjy!! We had such a wonderful time and all along the way, appreciated all the tips you provided and the details you took care of that made it awesome!! Great appreciation for all your work on this trip for both couples!! Thank you greatly!!
T&C and J&S
6/4/23 via email:
We want to thank you so much for all the hard work you did, to make our Alaska trip so special. I don't think we would have such a great trip without your help. Your detailed itinerary made the entire trip so much easier.
We can't thank you enough for all your help.
C & B
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