Tag: Cruise

The Cruise North from Monterey to Victoria and Home Again!

In my last post on our cruise down the coast I left you in Monterey.  Time to get us back home!  It was a Thursday night and we headed north for our final port of call, Victoria, B.C.  It would be our longest stretch… Continue Reading “The Cruise North from Monterey to Victoria and Home Again!”

The Cruise Continues to Monterey

So here we are on day 5 of our cruise,  pulling into our southernmost port of call  at sunrise –  Monterey. Today’s  arrival was different than the others. For the first time in my limited cruising experience the ship remained anchored in the bay.… Continue Reading “The Cruise Continues to Monterey”

The Cruise Continues – On to Astoria!

We woke to sunrise on Day 2 of our cruise ready for our first port of call:  Astoria, Oregon, the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, founded in 1811. (Here’s Day 1 if you missed it.) After coffee and a light breakfast I… Continue Reading “The Cruise Continues – On to Astoria!”

After a Week of Cruising

After a week of smooth sailing down the West Coast under summery blue skies and sunshine – lazy days spent at sea and excursions at ports of call –  we returned to beautiful, cold and damp, Seattle. I’m still getting my land legs back… Continue Reading “After a Week of Cruising”

Choosing Cruising

For the second time we booked a cruise. You may remember our first one to Alaska two years ago. Here’s a little reminder if you don’t – Juneau and Mendenhall Glacier. In fact, cruising to Alaska might be considered a gateway cruise – for… Continue Reading “Choosing Cruising”

The Icy World of Glacier Bay

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week Cold, I was reminded of our cruise last year into Alaska’s Glacier Bay, where we glided silently on turquoise waters under cloudy skies up close to ‘calving’ glaciers and into the secluded nursery of baby seals who… Continue Reading “The Icy World of Glacier Bay”

Sunset Glow

For this week’s photo challenge I bring to you a sunset over the Strait of Juan de Fuca from a recent cruise to Alaska. Glow  

Alaska Cruise: Ketchikan

Well here it is already, my last post on our cruise to Alaska with our final stop at Ketchikan! Ketchikan is in fact, the first city you would normally encounter cruising north into Alaska’s Inside Passage.  Our itinerary however, took us to Juneau first,… Continue Reading “Alaska Cruise: Ketchikan”

Alaska Cruise:  Sitka

We left Glacier Bay and after cruising all night, woke up early the next day in Sitka, a small, rainy, town with a large size and history.  Though the town has only 9,000 residents it also happens to be the largest city in the… Continue Reading “Alaska Cruise:  Sitka”

Alaska Cruise Highlight: Glacier Bay

After leaving Juneau we cruised through the night and entered magnificent Glacier Bay the next morning. As we entered the Bay, National Park Rangers boarded the ship and narrated the cruise for us. According to the National Park website:  “Covering 3.3 million acres of… Continue Reading “Alaska Cruise Highlight: Glacier Bay”

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