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On my recent trip to阿拉斯加州I sailed with Disney Cruise Lines, although based on the research I did of other companies sailing to the “49th state” the itineraries are basically the same (when leaving from the port of加拿大温哥华)。所以我想我会做什么阿拉斯加邮轮就像一个七夜的航行一般的破败。

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当一个人的阿拉斯加州, the image of the enormous land mass that is America’s largest state usually comes to mind. The Alaska land portion is home to sites and places like Denali National Park and Anchorage. Well, “Inside Passage” sailings (what seven night cruises are commonly referred to) don’t go anywhere near them.

What’s the Inside Passage, you ask? It is a coastal route for vessels along a network of passages which traverse through the islands on the Pacific coast of North America. So yes, it’s Alaska, but the land directly to the east. To go deep into the heart of Alaska, one needs to either visit himself, or do a popular “land/sea” combo, meaning you get the best of both worlds.

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Cruise lines will list Tracy Arm as one of their stops, Disney’s included. However, due to a near constant high density of ice, they are not able to visit (no cruise ships visited Tracy Arm during the 2016 cruise season). Well, 2017 seems to be off to the same start. I was on a sailing in the first week of June and we went to Endicott Arm instead, an equally beautiful and impressive fjord. (As substitutes go, I think this was probably the best I’ve ever had.)


When we first entered the fjord, the scenery greatly reminded me of Norway, specifically theGeirangerfjordarea. But as we drew nearer to the famed Dawes Glacier, we started seeing chunks of ice in the water, which was neat. I had signed up for a port excursion that would transport us on a catamaran (a much smaller sized boat compared to a cruise ship) and being on a smaller vessel really allowed us to get up close to the glacier. No words can describe the thrill and amazement of seeing something like a glacier and also learning how it had created the fjord (Endicott Arm). And let me say, the sound of ice breaking off a glacier (what an iceberg is) truly sounds like thunder. No joke.












My biggest tip for Juneau-go on the funicular here. My guidebook had said there was one in Ketchikan (our next port) and as we had already had a full day in Juneau on our excursion, I figured I’d save the funicular for Ketchikan. Well, that was a mistake. While the one in Juneau literally goes up a mountain, the one in Ketchikan is more like a tram going up a hill. Major disappointment.


Ketchikan is best known for its many Native American totem poles that can be found throughout the city. It’s also close to Misty Fjords National Monument which is glacier-carved. Any nature enthusiast, mild or extreme, would adore it. Some popular attractions near to the cruise ships’ terminal include the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show and crab tours (the Bering Sea Crab Fisherman’s Tour is the number one attraction for Ketchikan on TripAdvisor).

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Creek Street也是可爱的,只是沿着它的家漂移从上世纪许多风景如画的木制建筑(忽略,在同一时间它安置在城市的红灯区的事实)。

Pre and Post Cruise

温哥华is Canada’s third largest city and has a ton to offer visitors, so be sure to leave time to explore this gem of British Columbia. Seriously, the sea air and those mountain views- be still my heart.

The cruise terminal is located right in the downtown, literally in the heart of its popular attraction Canada Place. In theory this seems good; depending on where you stay, you could walk to the terminal on embarkation day. However, it’s a madhouse there in terms of traffic. Another cruise also left (and arrived back) on the same days as my cruise and especially on the day we returned to Vancouver, it was a nightmare getting a taxi (endless lines). If you can swing it, I would almost advise doing the Vancouver tourist portion post-cruise and walk to your hotel after you disembark.


bob体育官网红为首的旅行者’s pro tip-大多数航班回东海岸要么离开温哥华机场清晨(之前,你可以得到后续的邮轮停靠机场),或在深夜(可怕的红眼睛)。但太平洋门户酒店提供机场每天速度房间里,花费低于$ 100美金,你必须使用一个房间,而不是挂在机场的意思(也有在现场池)。当你考虑你多少钱已经支出,这是绝对值得的。


I had read that the weather in May/early June would be less rainy than in September (the two times of the year I was considering). Well, take that with a grain of salt. The weather wasn’t too bad and for the most part I packed the right clothes. And I think spending hours out on a boat near to a glacier, well anyone would end up feeling chilled to the bone. Most days were in the high 50s to low 60s.


阿拉斯加州cruise temperature

阿拉斯加州cruise temperature

The worst weather we had was in Ketchikan when it lightly rained, mildly hailed, turned semi-sunny, and then repeated. Fortunately, none of these weather patterns seemed to last longer than 10 minutes. My biggest disappointment was that I never had any blue sky days so none of my pictures look that phenomenal but c’est la vie, it’s Alaska.



My favorite thing

年轻的我做梦也不会想到来访阿拉斯加(即我的出国留学年期间)。我只是一直对获取到尽可能多的国家可能更多的兴趣,完全基于自然水平的旅行?通过。但现在我很喜欢参观所有50个州在我的国家的想法,我只是高兴我做到了一个遥远的阿拉斯加,因为我已经去过夏威夷。And of course the自然主题游, j’adore now as a 30-something traveler.



It really is a cruise like no other

A lot of people told me that while they would never have interest in going on a cruise (they’re most likely referring to加勒比海的人), they would consider an Alaskan one. And now having done both, I can safely say that an Alaskan cruise is entirely unique and different in that regard. The clientele is also a bit different but more importantly, most people are there to see the stunning and varied landscapes and natural phenomenon that grace them. You’re not there to sip tropical drinks and sunbathe (well, for the latter it’s much too cold). You’re there to appreciate Mother Nature.




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    I really am happy you enjoyed Alaska. The calving glaciers are spectacular and am happy you are adding more nature into your travels. As I get older, I am actually getting into more culture that didn’t interest me before.

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      June 24, 2017 at 11:52 am

      Thanks Angela, definitely a hard place not to love! I love seeing how much we evolve as travelers the older we get. Based in Europe and now jetting around Asia, you are definitely getting to see beacoup of culture which is awesome

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    Bridget @ A Traveling B

    爱你的回顾!它带回我的旅行到阿拉斯加的美好的回忆。这是疯狂的天气如何被击中或错过 - 我们在六月初去了,有充满阳光!它是这样一个惊人的美丽的地方。喜爱的日费行程黑客酒店 - 我要更经常寻找那些!
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      June 24, 2017 at 11:54 am

      Thanks Bridget! It’s such a wonderful and beautiful destination and truly perfect for people of all ages! Ugh, so jealous of what I’m sure were stunning pictures We did a day rate at Hyatt hotel in Orlando’s Airport one time and it really is such a blessing-beats bumming around an airport and sitting in uncomfortable chairs all day

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    Sarah Shumate

    阿拉斯加看起来太美了!不要失望,你没有得到很多的蓝天天 - 我认为像阿拉斯加看地方甚至更好的戏剧性,喜怒无常的天空!好笑的急剧的温度变化,但!该并排双方的样子,他们在今年的完全不同时间拍摄!
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      我一直有点在沙漠景观踢year but I will say that Alaska’s scenery was truly out of this world. And you’re probably right, bright blue skies in Alaska probably do look more artificial than real, lol. The dramatic, moody skies are definitely more the norm there than anything else! I know, to think I was hot and sweating in Vancouver and then bundled completely up a mere few days surrounded by ice was surreal.

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    Michael Lee
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    My wife and I have been talking about making reservations to go an Alaskan cruise. It is a good idea to go to Vancouver in Canada also. I think that this would be a very memorable vacation for all that are involved.

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      Thanks for commenting Michael! An Alaskan cruise is definitely one of the most memorable ones you could ever do. And I thoroughly enjoyed leaving from Vancouver and having some time there ahead of time.

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