Sunday, August 10, 2014

Alaskan Cruise 2014

Wow! What an amazing trip!! If I'd known what Alaska was like, I would've gone long before now...  Cruising is definitely the way to travel.  Unpack once for a week and arrive in a different port almost every day.  We left from Seattle on Saturday, August 2 and returned Saturday, August 9.  We sailed on the Norwegian Jewel and found many fun activities on board to keep us busy.

We went with a group that had a couple of great speakers--John Bytheway and Jack Welch.  We heard John Bytheway speak 6 different times throughout the week which made an amazing cruise even better!

We were welcomed back to our cabin each night to a variety of towel animals sitting or hanging all over the room.

First stop--Ketchikan, Alaska.  Lumberjack show, Totem Bight State Park, Duck Tour and THE most amazing popcorn I've ever had!

Next port--Juneau, Alaska.  Salmon hatchery and Mendenhall Glacier.

We traveled through Tracy Arm to see Sawyer Glacier.  Temps were in upper 50s, low 60s the days we were in Alaska.

Last Alaskan port--Skagway.  Zip lining, panning for gold, Iditarod dogs/sleds/PUPPIES and the 40-degree below chamber to feel what it's like during the Iditarod race--crazy cold!!

Final port--Victoria, British Columbia.  Butchart Gardens and downtown Victoria.

Early Saturday morning arrival in Seattle with a few hours to spare... Visited Pike Place Market, the famous gum wall (yuck!), monorail to the Space Needle and John's Street.

An amazing and memorable trip of a lifetime--even if we didn't see any bears...

1 comment:

Misty said...

I loved Alaska! Your pics are gorgeous. It looks like it was a great trip!