Let’s Cruise to Alaska!

Virtually of course! Pandemic wanderlust has struck again and since cruising has been put on hold I thought it only fitting to reflect on my very first cruise – to Alaska – 3 years ago this month!

I came to cruising late in life but I quickly fell in love with it. And I found out how easy it is, especially since I boarded the ship in my hometown of Seattle – that beautiful anarchist jurisdiction – forgive me for that. πŸ™‚

There were several ports of call on our itinerary including Juneau, the capital of Alaska;

Sitka, the most devoid of tourists,

and Ketchikan, one of the rainiest cities in North America! (Despite its reputation Seattle doesn’t even come close.)

All had something special to offer but my favorite port of call wasn’t a port at all, it was a full day of cruising in Glacier Bay.

You can probably tell the weather wasn’t great; there was heavy cloud cover and light rain most of the time.

But that didn’t stop us from getting up close and personal with the glaciers.

I would love to return and take in more of the magnificent scenery of Alaska. But that will have to wait until the pandemic is far behind us and the cruise industry recovers.

Until then, there’s nothing like a sunset from sea.

~ Susanne

21 Comments on “Let’s Cruise to Alaska!

  1. As beautiful as it is there, for me to leave rain at home to holiday in more rain would never happen intentionally, I assure you. πŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • We went in September, in fact we cruised in Glacier Bay 3 years ago today. It wasn’t the best time weather wise. If we go again we’ll probably go in July or August when it’s less rainy and warmer. Either way we loved the whole cruise experience.

    • How fun! It’s always better when someone else pays for it! πŸ˜‰ That was our first and only time but I do want to go back again!

  2. Absolutely beautiful pictures, thank you for posting! Would love to go there some day, but probably won’t happen now as cruises are out of my picture.

    • Thanks so much!! I’m glad you enjoyed the virtual cruise to Alaska! Hopefully cruising will return next year. It’s an easy trip to take since it leaves from Seattle.

    • Thanks so much for your comment! I was thrilled to finally get to Alaska three years ago and definitely want to return. I hope you make it there too! πŸ™‚

  3. I am still missing the cruise not taken(sounds like a Robert Frost poem!) to Bermuda with my best friend that was scheduled for last May. I am afraid it will be a month of Sundays before I can do that again.

  4. I love the concept of a cruise now more than ever – mostly because you take away the complications of air travel and have one main boarding to deal with even while moving great distances…terrific photos of a spectacular part of the world

  5. Beautiful pictures! Alaska is gorgeous. Your post reminds me of our cruise to Alaska in 2013!

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