Tag Archives: Alaska

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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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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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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Sitka

Many cruise ships stop in Sitka during the summer Alaska cruise season, including the Holland America Westerdam on the cruise I took with extended family.  Sitka sits mainly on Baranof Island and partly on neighboring Japonski Island, with the two … Continue reading

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Sitka Raptor Center

The Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka rescues and treats injured birds of prey. Continue reading

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Fortress Of The Bear

Fortress of the Bear in Sitka, Alaska raises orphan bear cubs. The cubs have large enclosures with natural features. Lively happy bears entertain visitors with their antics. Continue reading

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Cruising Glacier Bay

The Holland America Westerdam spent one day of our Alaskan cruise cruising around Glacier Bay. The daily schedule included what time the ship would pass each glacier. Up in the Crows Nest they had a ranger giving a talk about … Continue reading

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Full Speed Ahead on Mount Roberts Tram

Mount Roberts Tram Much like the time I came to Juneau on the Norwegian Sun, on our trip on the Westerdam we returned to town from a shore excursion with just enough time left to ride up the Mount Roberts … Continue reading

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Visiting Glacier Gardens in Juneau, Alaska

Juneau has quite an array of things to do.  With Mendenhall Glacier as the tourist’s top choice, and Mount Roberts tram conveniently located at the cruise ship dock in the center of the tourist shopping area, multitudes of people visit … Continue reading

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