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Teachers Who Blog Engage Students on a Higher Level

As part of the Science at Sea experience, I talked about the many benefit of teachers who blog as part of their classroom experience. At one end of the spectrum you have teachers who  are using their school sponsored blogs as a way to effectively…

Does the Millenium Hotel Have an Airport Shuttle?

Yes, they do.  Upon arrival at the Anchorage airport, claim your bags first, and then go to the hotel kiosk in the baggage claim area.  Find and push the Millennium button to contact them to have them pick you up.  Their shuttle is not a…

Do You Have Your Passport Yet?

We are just a few weeks away from Science at Sea and the big question is... Do you have your passport? According to new federal regulations, effective June 1, 2009 cruise ship passengers are REQUIRED to have a valid passport or passport card…

Carnival Cruise Documents Have Arrived

Hello everyone! For those of you that elected to have paper documents, I just received them today from Carnival. Keep an eye out for them to show up in your mail box in the next week. If you asked for electronic documents when you filled…

Bus Payment Needed

For those people that have not paid for the bus transportation from the hotel to the cruise port I will need your payment by next Friday May 15th.  You can either mail me a check or call in a debit/credit card.  The cost is $42 per person. Please…

Room Rates Lowered at the Millenium Hotel

I hope everyone is doing well and I know that you all have Alaska on your mind as your school years probably come to a close. In my constant struggle to get the best possible deal for everyone I contacted the Millennium Hotel to re-negotiate…

What Will Temperatures Be Like on the Cruise?

Temperatures are going to vary but I would guess it will be about 60-65 degrees during the day and probably drop down to 40-45 degrees at night. The temperature will feel a lot colder when the ship is at sea and when it is floating through…

Millennium Hotel Payment

I have asked the Millennium Hotel if they would allow payment for the hotel room to be prepaid by a 3rd party (like your school) and they have given me a credit card authorization form that you can use for that purpose.  If the school that…

Are You In Need of Any Special Services From Carnival?

What are "Special Services"?  They are any medical conditions or dietary needs that Carnival should be aware of in order to keep you happy and healthy on your cruise.  Medical conditions are, for example, those that require refrigerated storage…

Science at Sea - Just Six Spots Left

It seems like we've been talking about our Science at Sea program for a few years, and come to think of it... we have. The idea was really born two years ago and now we're seeing all of the pieces come together. Today, we were fortunate to have…