So finally, after YEARS of trying to get there, Alaska has indeed worked out for us!!! Thanks to airline credits from last year's fiasco, we are flying FREE of charge to Seattle on Southwest. From there, we will board a bus to Vancouver to catch our ship, the Celebrity Millennium, for a seven night Inside Passage cruise to Seward (outside Anchorage). We'll hang out for a few days in Anchorage, and then fly to Fairbanks for a few days. Destination: Arctic Circle. We'll then return to Anchorage and fly back to Orlando on US Airways credits. Not *quite* as good a deal, since we have to pay a combined $300 change fee, but not bad considering.
So yeah, that's the plan. Ship leaves June 12 from Vancouver.