Category Archives: Washington

Seattle Waterfront

Cruise ships in Seattle dock either at pier 66 or pier 91. Most start and or end cruises there, but sometimes Seattle is just a port stop. Pier 91 is nearest the cruise parking for cruises beginning and ending there, … Continue reading

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Fort Worden

Located at Point Wilson near the town of Port Townsend on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, Fort Worden was originally built as part of the triangle of fire protecting the entrance to Puget Sound. Nearby Fort Casey on Whidbey Island and … Continue reading

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Seattle Underground Tour

Royal Princess docked in the center of the waterfront activity at Seattle’s Pier 66. This pier is so much nicer for a port stop than being stuck out at pier 91 where ships often board for cruises usually heading out … Continue reading

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Hiking the Dungeness Spit

On the north coast of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, Dungeness Park near Sequim is divided into two sections. (Sequim is pronounced Squim – rhymes with swim.)The recreation area is a county park and has hiking trails and a campground where … Continue reading

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James Island State Park

For cruisers of a small private boat nature, Washington State’s San Juan Islands have much to see. The San Juan Islands vary from tiny rocky outcroppings used only by birds and marine life to islands big enough to hold towns … Continue reading

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Leavenworth at Christmastime

Nestled in Washington State’s Cascade Mountains near Stevens Pass sits a Bavarian-themed town called Leavenworth. It’s a great tourist destination year-round, but near Christmas the town really comes alive with a festival of lights. Strung with Christmas lights Bavarian style … Continue reading

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Naval Undersea Museum

The Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, WA on the Kitsap Peninsula has quite a lot to see. You can’t beat the admission price – it’s free! The hours are a bit short, open just 10am to 4pm daily May to … Continue reading

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The Beer Cruise Experience

The Olympic Wilderness and San Juan Islands cruise on Un-Cruise Adventure’s Wilderness Adventurer sometimes has themed sailings.  Sometimes the theme is beer.  On a beer-themed cruise, each day brings about a new adventure in a new place just like a … Continue reading

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Cruising Through the Ballard Locks

  People take cruises through the Panama Canal and marvel at the 3 sets of locks they pass through as the ship transits the canal.  You don’t have to go all the way to Panama to find locks.  Seattle Washington … Continue reading

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Seattle Tourist Attractions

Many Alaska cruises start and/or end in Seattle. Anyone who has some extra time there can find numerous things to see on or near the waterfront. Some attractions are even free, such as the Gold Rush Museum in Pioneer Square. … Continue reading

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