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Cruise Diary: Touring Ketchikan, Alaska

Cruise Diary: Touring Ketchikan, Alaska

Journalist Pat Woods sailed on Oosterdam’s seven-day Alaska Explorer cruise and chronicled her journey for us. The southernmost town of the Inside Passage, Ketchikan, is neatly laid out on a narrow strip at the base of the 3,100-foot Deer Mountain. The first inhabitants were Tlingit tribes who established a fishing camp on Ketchikan Creek. Their…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Touring Alaska by Seaplane

Touring Alaska by Seaplane

HAL guest Regina sent in these great pictures she took during a seaplane ride in Alaska. Thanks Regina! I was on a seven-day Alaskan Cruise on board the ms Zuiderman that went to Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan. I flew on a seaplane from Ketchikan to Misty Fjords National Park and got these pictures which were…   read more of “Touring Alaska by…”

Misty Morning in Alaska

Misty Morning in Alaska

Special thanks to Mariners Mike and Di Weeks for sharing these photos from their August sailing aboard Westerdam. Here are a few photos from our cruise aboard Westerdam showing the sunrise in Ketchikan and at anchor in Sitka. The Ketchikan sunrise was just after 5:00 a.m., and ten minutes later a “pea soup” fog rolled…   read more of “Misty Morning in…”

Bear Watch in Neets Bay, Alaska

Bear Watch in Neets Bay, Alaska

Here are a few shots taken at Neets Bay, just a floatplane away from Ketchikan’s dockside.