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The Number-One Whale-Watching Day

The Number-One Whale-Watching Day

Wednesday, Aug. 3, Juneau, Alaska The shore excursion description says you’ll get a refund if no whales are spotted. Within 10 minutes an adult humpback was spotted. I was pretty excited. That’s not something you get to see that often.

Postcards from Sitka

Postcards from Sitka

While cruising aboard the Amsterdam, May 16 – 23, I enjoyed a port day in Sitka, Alaska. Following breakfast and a quiet morning, my mother and I went down to A deck and boarded a tender for a quiet, calm ride from the ship to shore. The bay was still, and so the ride was…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Catching Crab in Ketchikan

Catching Crab in Ketchikan

Ryndam’s crew had a great time experiencing a different “sea life” on the Bering Sea Crab Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska. Ioana is the crew purser aboard Ryndam.

Spotting Bald Eagles in Alaska

Spotting Bald Eagles in Alaska

During the crew tour “Bering Sea Crab” in Ketchikan I had the chance take some amazing photos of the famous bald eagles.

Postcard from Tasmania

Postcard from Tasmania

May Delory sent us this photo and story: Talk about first-time HAL cruisers having a reason to talk to the animals. My daughter and I cherished each and every moment together on the ms Volendam on our recent New Zealand to Australia journey. This is the sort of friendly treatment our tour group received when…   read more of “Postcard from…”

Rock Climbing in Skagway

Rock Climbing in Skagway

Skagway, Alaska, May 19. Weather is absolutely fabulous, bright, sunny and warm. Three passengers and I climb into a van with Coleman, our guide, and head out of town, all deciding we are probably out of our minds. We are going rock climbing and rappelling, all for the first time. I am, as usual, the…   read more of “Rock Climbing in…”