This is the plan –
Right now we are at the Coast Hotel, literally over the back fence from SEATAC. It was after 2300 when we arrived relatively exhausted. After a bit of confusion about rooms I don’t remember much after setting down my suitcases and climbing into bed. It was comfortable, I was wiped with it suddenly being morning.
Day Date Port or Activity Arrive Depart
Sat Jul 30 Seattle, WA 4:00pm
Sun Jul 31 Inside Passage (Cruising)
Mon Aug 1 Ketchikan, AK 7:00am 3:00pm
Tue Aug 2 Juneau, AK 7:00am 1:30pm
Wed Aug 3 Skagway, AK 7:00am 5:00pm
Thu Aug 4 Prince Rupert, BC, Canada 4:00pm 10:00pm
Fri Aug 5 At Sea
Sat Aug 6 Seattle, WA 8:00am
and sailing out ……
Enjoy! (I was madly jealous of your trip to Lacis Museum too.)
We liked ketchikan totem pole museum and also salmon hatchery. Wedid not do ship tour there – we walked.
Sitka – leon and Ira kayaked. I went to mmuseum and walked thru woods.
Skagway we looked at gold rush museum – Skagway was kind of dumb.
Whalewatching and glaciers are great.
Have a great time on the Alaska cruise. We loved our Alaska Marine Highway trip years ago (no cabin…slept on the floor). Yours will be so much more comfortable. We especially loved Sitka and Skagway. Have you read Michener’s Alaska? If not, do so now before the cruise. You’ll be so much more familiar with the landscape as you go along. It’s a “big” book but I know you’ll eat it up in a few days (or hours).
Now *THIS* is my kind of cruise! Alaska? Pacific Northwest? Yeah! Enjoy!
That’s the cruise that Jacqui and I want to mjake our first. Hope you enjoy it!
I hope you’re feeling better.
The photo (not included in comment) is me at the edge of the Arctic Ocean (actually Prudhoe Bay, latitude 70 degrees/18 minutes, Beaufort Sea). We drove there on the Dalton Hwy last week.
Having visited the area I’d vote for extracting oil and NG from the ANWR.
Enjoy the sights.