alaska cruise

View of Alaska Marjerie Glacier from Eurodam deck

What to Pack for an Alaska Cruise & Packing List

When it was time for me to pack for my first Alaska cruise, I thought I knew it all.  Halfway through the cruise, I realized I didn’t. Whether you’re going on a small ship adventure cruise like Alaska Dream Cruises or a cruise ship like Holland America’s Eurodam, here’s what you should pack for an […] Read more…

Marjerie Glacier Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

Do You Need a Passport for an Alaska Cruise?

You’re finally taking that long-awaited Alaska cruise.  If you’re like most people, you’ll hop on a plane and within hours be at an embarkation port.  One question I hear a lot is, “do I need a passport  for an Alaska cruise?”  The answer is easy: yes.  And no. On a “closed-loop cruise” – one that […] Read more…

Holland America Westerdam cruising in Alaska

Holland America Alaska Cruise Review

America’s coolest state offers the warmest welcome. As another hot summer dragged on, husband Rob and I decided the best place to cool off was America’s last frontier. So I booked a balcony cabin on a Holland America Alaska cruise.  We chose an Inside Passage cruise aboard the Westerdam. The 7-day journey embarked and ended in […] Read more…

Princess adds new Alaska shore excursions

Finally, something new has been added.  Princess Cruises, a longtime leader in the Alaska cruise market, has updated their shore excursion offerings with 20 new ways for passengers to see the wilderness,  including  a unique opportunity to join a scientific expedition while in Juneau to help study climate change and wildlife behavior patterns.  Guests can […] Read more…