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Slide 1 Ketchikan AK
Bears—cubs and adults— enjoying a salmon feast . . . See More
Slide 2 Juneau AK
Whales, the Mendenhall Glacier at the end of a hike . . .
and a stop at the fudge shop in town! See More
Slide 3 Icy Strait Point AK
A morning boat ride
to see whales, bears, and more . . .See More
Slide 2 Anchorage AK
Enjoying the train ride out to Grandview,with a few stops along the way . . . See More
Slide 2 Homer
Fishing, reality TV, and free, fast wi-fi!See More
Slide 2 Kodiak AK
Fishing, Alutiiq and Russian cultural
influences, in an area known for its wildlife. . .See More
Slide 3 Sitka AK
A modern island city where wildlife shares the land and waterways . . . See More
Slide 3s Victoria BC
Passing up the city's
opportunities for garden wonders ButterfliesSee More: Flowers
Slide 3 Inside Passage Waterway
Scenic cruising along Southeast Alaska's watery highwaySee More
Slide 3 Tracy Arm Fjord
Scenic Cruising through a fjord . . . See More
Slide 3 Hubbard Glacier
Scenic cruising as closely as possible to the glacier . . . See More
Slide 3 Seattle WA
A fascinating city is our starting and ending point . . .Final Slide
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Cruise to Alaska: Roundtrip Seattle; 14 days

We've been to Alaska with Holland America before, but only visited the "usual" places. The extra week allowed us to see some smaller places and gave us a full day in Anchorage so there was time for a train trip into the countryside. We were delighted to see so much wildlife; our plan-ahead efforts to line up tours that would get us out of the port area worked out very well. We hiked out to see bears in their natural setting and arranged for a couple of lengthy boat tours to visit locations where whales and sea lions were known to frequent and where, if we were lucky—and we were—we'd see bears on the shoreline. We enjoyed the port of Seattle very much as well, both on the day prior to embarking the cruise and for the balance of our disembark day before a late flight home.

The cruise offered three opportunities to see glaciers "up close" from the ship; the photos for these events are listed in the "Scenic Cruising" menu tab.

Each port (see menu bar at top or links on the photos) has a page of photos similar to the page above that introduces the ports. For close-up photos, check out The Gallery, described below. Feel free to write with questions and comments; our e-mail addresses are in the footer.

The Gallery

The Gallery for this cruise features photographs sorted by type; i.e., Birds, Bears, Whales/Orcas, Other Sea Life, Flowers, and Butterflies. The photos are different from the ones that are displayed in the Slider Box on each page. We hope you'll enjoy The Gallery!

Itinerary Map


Google Map

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