Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Reviews from our guests:
M/V ALASKAN HARVEST
Alaska Cruise Reviews – Every year we receive letters and postcards from our guests thanking us for taking them on their summer cruise on Alaska’s Inside Passage. Here are a sample of our more recent cruise reviews received from guests on the M/V Alaskan Harvest:
Family Group of 10
"Our trip with Bruce and his crew delivered the family holiday I sought with memories and wonderful experiences shared and enjoyed at the time and producing a bond for life for the adult children, cousins and parents. Bruce, the crew and the Alaskan Harvest were so accommodating and keen to deliver special moments that it is hard to imagine ways in which it could have been improved. The animals, scenery and atmosphere all combined to give us a truly memorable holiday we will reminisce about for the rest of our lives.
Of particular note were the awesome Orcas, kayaking among the icebergs and up to the face of glaciers, and taking alternating dips between the hot pools and the cold river – oh and how could I miss mentioning the bears! Our photos are fabulous and will be reminders at many family gatherings of the family holiday that has set the bar very high indeed and will be difficult to reach again."
“Our trip to southeast Alaska was simply amazing. No other means of travel will allow you to experience the diverse landscape and recreational opportunities that the area holds. Parker Guide Service’s 18 years of guiding and conducting tours in southeast Alaska combined with the luxury yacht, “The Alaskan Harvest”, made our vacation truly one of a lifetime. Likewise, the attention to detail by Bruce and his crew was second to none.
The value derived from this trip was definitely worth the premium compared to the high volume, more restrictive cruises offered by other companies. From the living accommodations to fine food, you are always pampered. We also had a terrific time salmon and halibut fishing in the cold waters of the inland passage. Being able to witness Humpback and Orca whales from a close distance is unforgettable.
Our whole family enjoyed the diverse range of activities and the great people taking care of us. Most important, we valued being able to choose our itinerary instead of being told what we had to do. This is a vacation opportunity for every age and interest.”
“Our family vacation aboard the Alaskan Harvest was the trip of a lifetime. Every member of our group, from ages 8 to 68, had an amazing time. There is something for every age, interest, and physical ability. The accommodations are first class with complete privacy for everyone. No detail is left undone from the meals to the excursions. Likewise, safety and comfort of the guests is of upmost importance to the crew and is truly the first priority.
The kids loved sea kayaking, combing the beach for treasures, crabbing and getting to climb on an iceberg left stranded by the tide. The grown-ups enjoyed the beautiful scenery, witnessing calving glaciers, viewing wildlife, hiking, relaxing and some amazing fishing. The wealth of knowledge of the crew about the natural surroundings and wildlife is unmatched.
This trip is not the cheapest one on the market, but the luxury accommodations and the ability to customize the itinerary to the interests of your group is worth the extra cost. Be prepared to make some decisions, because the day’s activities are truly up to you!! Parker Guide Service has done it again with its outstanding service, beautiful yacht and unprecedented service! Be sure to bring your camera, because you’ll be making memories to last a lifetime!”
"What an incredible journey! Sea lions and seals close at hand; eagles flying about; the magnificent view of the blue ice on the glaciers; the thunderous noise of the calving; the coolness of the air; orcas and grey whales; plenty of halibut to catch. It truly was the trip of a lifetime. To top it all off we had good food and an interesting helpful crew. Great family vacation."