Cruising and the Alaska Glaciers

Cruising Alaska has been gaining in popularity for a number of years and it doesn’t seem like interest will taper off any time soon. All the major cruise lines offer itineraries as do a number of the smaller cruise lines. If you’re looking for a cruise recommendation Alaska’s glaciers is high on most lists. AlaskaContinue reading “Cruising and the Alaska Glaciers”

The Port of Call Skagway, Alaska

Spending a Day in a Gold Rush Town Skagway is a very popular port of call for Alaska cruises. With a population that fluctuates between 700 and 2,000 from winter to summer it is easy to see what the economy is based on. While Skagway is small and isolated that doesn’t mean there isn’t anythingContinue reading “The Port of Call Skagway, Alaska”

Alaska’s Icy Straight Point Port of Call

General – This is a nature port on Chichagof Island which opened in 2004 and is only open when cruise ships are in. It was developed by the Native Tlingits and celebrates their culture. It is the ideal location for viewing wildlife and sea life. Hoonah, the only town on the island is described asContinue reading “Alaska’s Icy Straight Point Port of Call”

Ketchikan Port of Call Alaska

By 1936 there were seven canneries working, producing almost two million cases of salmon a season. The need for lumber fostered the Ketchikan Spruce Mills built in 1903, which operated for over 70 years. The lumber industry collapsed when the Clinton administration moved to reduce timber cutting in Alaska by having the U.S. Forest serviceContinue reading “Ketchikan Port of Call Alaska”

Juneau, Alaska Port of Call

A Day in the Port of Juneau Probably the most isolated state capital in the United States and one of two that you cannot drive to (Hawaii). It is also one of the most frequented cities on Alaska cruise itineraries. Besides being isolated and the states capital it also has a lot to offer. WhereContinue reading “Juneau, Alaska Port of Call”

Selecting A Cruise Itinerary

Todays cruise ships are like magic carpets taking vacationers on adventures to the four corners of the world. Travel in luxury while your resort moves to a new destination every day or two. What’s not to love? Join us and explore itineraries far and wide… The Caribbean Crystal clear, turquoise waters under cloud laced sapphireContinue reading “Selecting A Cruise Itinerary”

A Tale of a Whale

Whale Watching In Alaska A Short Story A few years ago while on an early season Alaska cruise our ship stopped at Icy Straight Point. For a number of reasons we had decided to take it easy that day. The ship was anchored out and we had gone ashore early in the morning and tookContinue reading “A Tale of a Whale”

Port of Call Juneau Alaska

A Day in the Port of Juneau Probably the most isolated state capital in the United States and one of two that you cannot drive to (Hawaii). It is also one of the most frequented cities on Alaska cruise itineraries. Besides being isolated and the states capital it also has a lot to offer. WhereContinue reading “Port of Call Juneau Alaska”