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Our inside passage cruise in Alaska with Alaskan Dream Cruises

Alaska Cruise – Part 14

9-10th June, 2017. A very grey day greeted us and all too soon our cruise was over as we disembarked in Sitka early on the 9th and were transferred to our hotel for the next two nights. Although small, Sitka … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 13

8th June, 2017. Our last full day of the cruise was spent quietly cruising towards Sitka where we would disembark the next morning. However there was no lack of wonderful scenery. We had the most wonderful whale watching experience as … Continue reading

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Alaskan Cruise – Part 12

7th June, 2017. Early in the morning we briefly stopped off at Bartlett Cove to pick up a National Park Ranger and a native Cultural Heritage Guide before proceeding into Glacier Bay, containing 8 tidewater glaciers and a haven for … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 11

6th June, 2017. Next morning we arrived at Alaskan Dream Cruises’ docking facility at Auke Bay across the channel from Orca Point Lodge and some 20km north of Juneau, Alaska’s capital. There we were taken by bus to Mendenhall Glacier … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 10

5th June, 2017 Orca Point Lodge Our dinner this evening was to be a feast of King Crab, Prime Rib with various salads and vegetables followed by desserts and then S’mores cooked over the camp fire. What a view to … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 9

5th June, 2017 continued. One of the pitfalls of writing this blog so long after the event is that sometimes my memory fails me. As it happened, we did have landfall on the 5th. At Orca Point Lodge owned by … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 8

5th June, 2017. Today we were scheduled to cruise Frederick Sound and enter Tracy Arm Fjord with no scheduled landfall. Entering the Fjord we began to see lots of floating ice which only increased the further we travelled. A large … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 7

4th June, 2017. Petersburg Alaska continued. Following lunch on board, the local school bus collected us for a drive around town and to drop us off at the start of the Muskeg Bog trail walk. Emily, our Expedition Leader, guided … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 6

4th June, 2017. Due to our weather enforced itinerary change, we were now a day ahead of where we should be. The Captain, being a resourceful fellow, arranged for us to dock in Petersburg, a town with a rich Norwegian … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 5

3rd June, 2017. Today we were scheduled to visit Kasaan and Thorne Bay but due to gale force winds in Clarence Strait, the Captain had decided to take the vessel all the way around the Behm Canal through sheltered waters … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 4

1st June, 2017. After being shown to our cabins, we settled in the lounge to formally meet the Captain and Crew. Captain Eric. Eric and “Hotel Manager” Amy. 2nd June, 2017. Our first cruise day. Each day the notice board … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 3

1st June, 2017. We had a few hours before we were due to meet the rest of our fellow passengers for a bus tour prior to our transfer to our boat. A few more impressions from Ketchikan. Our hotel. Closeups … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 2

31st May, 2017 Part 2 of our photographic tour of Ketchikan. Closeups of the Totem Poles at the entrance to our hotel. Later in the afternoon Erich decided to walk down to the town along Creek Street, also known as … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise – Part 1

30th May, 2017 The time had finally arrived for our departure to Seattle via a direct flight to Vancouver. As our departure time was relatively early in the morning, we drove down to Brisbane the previous day and spent a … Continue reading

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