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13 July 2017; Skagway, Alaska.

13 July 2017; Skagway, Alaska.

The Zaandam led the way into port and docked at the rail road dock under the mountain ridge which separates Skagway from Juneau. It was a very early arrival as the other ships needed to be early as well. By 05.00 the Zaandam was well secured and the other three ships arrived with 15 minute…   read more of “13 July 2017;…”

12 July 2017; Juneau, Alaska.

Today we had a HAL group day. As mentioned before since about three years we have a sub group under the Carnival umbrella, called the HAL Group. This group consists of Holland America, Princess and Seabourn. Today the port was filled up with the fleet and only one other vessel in port, the Seven Seas…   read more of “12 July 2017;…”

09 July 2017; Vancouver, Canada.

09 July 2017; Vancouver, Canada.

After the whole parade had made it through the Narrows everybody swerved out into the wide open spaces of Georgia Strait. Because the ships have not all the same engine configurations, they do not all run the same speed at the same time. Some go a bit faster first and then stop one or more…   read more of “09 July 2017;…”

07 July 2017; Ketchikan, Alaska.

07 July 2017; Ketchikan, Alaska.

Nicely on time we arrived in Ketchikan and of course that is something everybody expects. However as we sail the Inside Passage of Alaska it is not so straight forward. Between Juneau and Ketchikan we have a couple of bottle necks where the ship might have to slow down for a prolonged amount of time…   read more of “07 July 2017;…”