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Happy New Year! I realized that from this past summer, I did a day-by-day account of our Alaskan cruise, but I never wrapped it up with a trip review. Since this was our first cruise and first time to Alaska, I thought I’d write a little bit about the experience. I’ll be honest, up until now, I never had a strong desire to go on a cruise. Some of it was bad… Read More

After walking around Skagway, it was time for our shore excursion! Independently, we had booked Frontier Excursions & Adventure’s Yukon Discovery Tour. At around 9am we met out tour guide/driver, John, at the dock. We picked up a few more people downtown and then we were off! There were 14 of us on board the mini-bus and it didn’t feel crowded at all. Loved this excursion! We could relax, take in the… Read More

With Juneau behind us, it was off to Skagway! Skagway, with a full-time population of around 1,000 (that swells well beyond that in the summer to assist with the tourist influx) still feels like an Alaskan frontier town. It became the entry point for many during the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1800s. It’s also home to the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad – a popular shore excursion for cruise ship visitors…. Read More

Summer isn’t even over yet and I’m planning for next summer’s big trip: an Alaskan cruise. It’s one of those bucket list travel items and something that several of us in the family want to do. But oh the decisions! There’s so much to think about. Everyone should start by reading some of the posts on Cruise Critic, particularly the site’s Alaska forum for ideas and advice. One-way or Round Trip? Many Alaskan cruises are… Read More