Alaska

Whale Watching Shore Excursion in Juneau Alaska

This time for whale watching in Juneau, I was prepared.  The words, “Don’t forget to grab a large plastic bag” popped into my head just before I closed the door to my stateroom.  This was my second whale-watching shore excursion from Juneau, but the first time I brought along a real camera. On my first […] Read more…

Sitka Channel from Japonski Island

Sitka Alaska Cruise Port Information & City Guide

If you’re expecting tiny Sitka to be another Alaska cruise port lined with the same glaring jewelry and watch stores that you find in the Caribbean, you’ll be wonderfully surprised. You’ll soon understand why this town was once nicknamed the “Paris of the Pacific.” Welcome to Sitka, Alaska! This small community of barely 9,000 people […] Read more…

Alaska Railroad is Back on Track After Earthquake

Alaskans pitch in to get the train up and running The Alaska Railroad has restored all regularly scheduled freight and passenger services as of last Tuesday, Dec. 4, after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that fanned out across Southcentral Alaska on Friday, Nov. 30. As a result, the Alaska Railroad had to suspend regularly scheduled services to […] Read more…

Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Joy Alaska Cruises Begin After $50 Million Refurbishment

In a recent announcement, Norwegian Cruise Line announced that Norwegian Joy Alaska cruises will begin after the ship undergoes a major refurbishment.  Launched in 2017, and build specifically for the Chinese market, Norwegian Joy will be refitted for a primarily North American market.  The goal of the $50 million refurbishment is to make Norwegian Joy as […] Read more…

InnerSea Discoveries & American Safari Cruises christening two ships

May 18 will mark a special day on the calendars of InnerSea Discoveries and American Safari Cruises as their two ships emerge from major renovations and have a dual christening ceremony in Seattle. Complete with new hull colors, redesigned interiors, new furnishing and upscale amenities, both the 86-guest Safari Endeavour and the 76-guest Wilderness Explorer […] Read more…

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