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Margaret headed to Alaska for her birthday!  

Her group enjoyed celebrating with her.  

 

 

 

August 3, 2018 - August 10, 2018

Explorer of the Seas

Original birth certificates or passports are required

 

Travel Insurance is suggested

 

  • Here's this week's tip for your trip to Alaska
  • While it is legal to shoot bears in Alaska, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.
  • (giggle)
 
Weather in Alaska is very changeable.  You need to be prepared for a variety of conditions.  Main thing is to consider dressing in LAYERS.  Below is a list that will give you some suggestions on what you might need to pack. 

 

  Downtown Juneau, Alaska sits snugly between Mount Juneau, Mount Roberts and Gastineau Channel, and is a maze of narrow streets running past a mix of new structures, old storefronts and quaint houses featuring early 19th century architecture left over from the town’s early gold mining days. The waterfront bustles with cruise ships, fishing boats and floatplanes zipping in and out. With no road access to Juneau, it is the only state capital in the United States that can only be reached by airplane or boat. Surrounded by fjords, forest and snow-capped mountains, Juneau is one gorgeous state capital. Its historic downtown harkens back to its gold-rush origins and you can still pan for gold. But nature is the priceless treasure.  (12:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

 

  Skagway, Alaska  is nestled at the northernmost reaches of the Inside Passage, the streets are lined with wooden boardwalks and restored buildings, looking much as they did 100 years ago. The great Klondike Rush lives on in Skagway’s charming downtown of restored 19th-century buildings and its historic railway. From the vintage train, admire the mountains and see the 1898 trail that fortune seekers traveled on foot. ​It is from here that visitors can take the train ride into the mountains along the path that many of the miners once travelled.  (7 AM - 8:30 PM)

 

 Victoria BC is the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia, and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast.  It is a bustling city with modern touches and elegant old statues and buildings. The capital of British Columbia is filled with blooming gardens, heritage architecture and historic charm. The heart of Victoria is its scenic harbor and Old Town, compact areas that are made for strolling and easily explored on foot.  (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

 

      Seattle, Washington   Famously rainy and picturesque, Seattle sits on Puget Sound against a spectacular mountain backdrop. Soak up the city's scene in one the many coffeehouses or head down to the lively Pike Place Market to feast on artisanal and local foods.

There are so many options for shore excursions.  Here is information on the tours, prices and availability.  You can book it from this site or wait until you get on board.  If you like a particular tour, it might be a good idea to book it early or try to book it the first day on board.

CLICK HERE FOR IDEAS ON SHORE EXCURSIONS

There are also options for drink packages.  Reminder that Coffee, tea, and water are available at meals.  Anything else is a charge item.  (Cokes are usually $2, alcohol runs from $6 on up.)  So you can get a variety of packages from water to soda to alcoholic drinks.  If you choose to buy a package 1/2 through the trip -as long as there is atleast 4 days left- they will prorate the package.  Often you can get a discount if you order it on line ahead of the cruise. 

CLICK HERE FOR BEVERAGE OPTIONS

Internet options are also available.  There are hot spots and other plans you could choose.  This is something you can purchase ahead of time. 

CLICK HERE FOR INTERNET OPTIONS

Get to Know the Cities you will be visiting!

(I will continue to add information for each area so check back often.)

Skagway

Part of Skagway’s charm lies in its preservation: the Park Service has rescued some 15 buildings from the Gold Rush era, and today those historic relics make this small town—just 23 blocks long and four blocks wide—as authentic an example of 19th-century life as you’ll find anywhere. 
 
Gold Rush fever truly lives on here. Yet even with the preserved buildings, it’s hard to imagine the lawlessness and hardscrabble life that prospectors faced when tens of thousands of them poured into Skagway beginning in 1897. Just three months later this sleepy town had become a city of about 20,000 fueling a treacherous trek to the Klondike gold fields. 
 
The stampede had virtually ended by the summer of 1899, but the short-lived event was to Alaska what the Big Bang was to the universe.
 
​Today you can do a walking tour of the town (yes, they even have headsets that you can rent to add to your tour.)  see the historic buildings, window shop, or enjoy the beautiful foliage that the town creates each season.

CLICK HERE FOR SOME OF THE TOURS FROM THE SHIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent question "Are there still cabins available?"  The answer is easy..."NO".

 

 

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