What to pack for the Caribbean

You’ve booked your dream cruise to the Caribbean. Now the big questions…what to pack! While you might think all you need to throw into your suitcase is a couple of swimsuits and a pair of sandals, there are many other things to consider. A Caribbean cruise vacation offers so much more than just pristine beaches…though there areContinue reading “What to pack for the Caribbean”

Exploring Sitka – 11 Things to Do

Sitka is located on Baranof Island and is nestled between the mountains and sea. The arts flourish and an ancient native culture still thrives. Surrounded by rainforest, they share their home with brown bears, bald eagles, otters and all five species of Pacific salmon. Cruise ships dock at the island’s Old Dock at Halibut Point,Continue reading “Exploring Sitka – 11 Things to Do”

Icy Strait Point….Hoonah, Alaska

Icy Strait Point is Alaska Native owned-and-operated. All profits directly support the community of Hoonah…Alaska’s largest Native Tlingit village. The dedicated staff….many who call Hoonah home….is committed to providing a unique experience for every guest. You will be hard pressed to find a port that is more infused with local Native culture and hospitality. LocatedContinue reading “Icy Strait Point….Hoonah, Alaska”

Let’s visit Victoria

Victoria….the capital city of British Columbia. Named for Queen Victoria, the city is one of the oldest in the Pacific Northwest, with British settlement beginning in 1843. The city has retained a large number of its historic buildings…..the Parliament Buildings (finished in 1897) and the Empress hotel, which opened in 1908, are two great examples. The city’s Chinatown is the secondContinue reading “Let’s visit Victoria”

Cruising from Vancouver, Canada? Here’s some fun ideas for things to do in the city!

Vancouver is a vibrant city, with beautiful buildings and a plethora of things to do. It is a rare blend of big-city lifestyle and outdoor adventure. Where else can a person ski, sail and dance the night away, all in one single day? Not to mention all the hotels readily available for your vacation! The VancouverContinue reading “Cruising from Vancouver, Canada? Here’s some fun ideas for things to do in the city!”

Let’s visit Seward, Alaska!

Many cruises begin or end in Seward. What is there to do? Is it possible to stay a few days before or after? And how do I get there from Anchorage…or back? First, let’s get there! You need a minimum of about 2 1/2 hours to travel between Anchorage and Seward. The 125-mile trip betweenContinue reading “Let’s visit Seward, Alaska!”