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24 July 2014; Sitka, Alaska.

A little delay in posting this blog. Yesterday the Amsterdam was on a Southerly course and that means that the funnel blocks the sat dish. We are not having much luck with the weather this cruise. Although on the second day it looked like as if the clouds would break, but it did not turn out…   read more of “24 July 2014;…”

23 July 2014; Juneau, Alaska.

23 July 2014; Juneau, Alaska.

The weather that was supposed to change for the better really did not. It remained overcast with dark clouds gathering at times but it remained dry. Which was fortunate for all the guests we had on board, and on the other ships.  Four ships in port, two HAL, two Princess, meant a full house and…   read more of “23 July 2014;…”

20July 2014; Seattle – USA.

20July 2014; Seattle – USA.

Everything went as planned and by 0630, the ship was all fast under an overcast sky and with next to us the Grand Princess who is basically sailing the same cruise as we do and therefore never very far away.  In some ports they sail earlier than we do and in some ports they arrive…   read more of “20July 2014;…”

19 July 2014; At Sea.

19 July 2014; At Sea.

This band of rainy weather is stretching down all the way from Ketchikan to Seattle and the normally very green island of Vancouver looked very grey and dull when the shore line came into view around 11 am, when the ship approaches Strait Juan de Fuca. Normally it comes into view as thin green line…   read more of “19 July 2014; At…”