Category Archives: Alaska

The Oceanview Obstructed Room

Oceanview obstructed rooms come in several varieties depending on what ship you find them on. The most common sort reside behind the lifeboats on ships that have passenger cabins on the deck where lifeboats are stored. Some ships also have … Continue reading

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Skagway Train Ride

Ruby Princess docked at the Railway Dock on the opposite end of the harbor from where the Norwegian Sun was at the Ore Dock on my last visit to Skagway. In between those two docks sits the Broadway Dock. The … Continue reading

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Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau

Ruby Princess arrived in Juneau at lunchtime after an early morning glacier watching cruise through Endicott Arm as a substitute for nearby Tracy Arm, the entry to which had been blocked by ice bergs. Lunchtime is not the best time … Continue reading

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Cruising through Endicott Arm

How many cruises to Tracy Arm do you have to book before actually cruising through Tracy Arm? I don’t know the answer to that, but for me so far it is 0 for 2. Years ago I took a cruise … Continue reading

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Ketchikan Duck Tour

Ketchikan Duck Tour The duck tour in Ketchikan has nothing to do with quacking birds.  It’s an amphibious vehicle. Some places use former military vehicles for duck rides. The ducks in Ketchikan are custom made for the tours because the … Continue reading

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Ruby Princess

With space for over 3000 guests and over 1000 crew, Ruby Princess is one of the larger ships cruising to Alaska. Cruises to Alaska from either Seattle WA or Vancouver BC are popular in the summer, but many of the … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship Cabins on Carnival Legend

Carnival Legend spends a good part of the year cruising out of Australia, where you can book a cruise at Carnival Australia.  In the northern hemisphere’s summer, when it is winter in the southern hemisphere, the Legend moves to America … Continue reading

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Ketchikan Alaska – Dolly’s House

Dolly’s House Museum – touring a former “bawdy house” in Ketchikan Alaska feels like taking a step into the past as all the old fashioned furnishings and appliances remain from Creek Street’s heyday as the red light district of Ketchikan. Continue reading

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What is an Un-Cruise?

People hearing the term Un-Cruise for the first time may wonder just what exactly is an un-cruise?  The answer – an Un-Cruise is the cruise ship experience everyone can enjoy!  If you like boats or nature an uncruise could become … Continue reading

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Ketchikan Trolley Tour

Our large family group sailing on the Holland America Westerdam to Alaska thought it would be nice if we could all get together on at least one shore excursion during the trip. It’s hard to get so many people to … Continue reading

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