When my brother and I both graduated from college – him with his masters and me with my bachelors, my parents took us on an Alaskan cruise to celebrate. To this day, I still have so much gratitude to my parents for cultivating my passion for traveling. I am very fortunate that my parents were in a position to not only take us on an Alaskan cruise but to extend the trip so we could spend a few days in Vancouver.
Our Celebrity Cruises ship stopped in Juno, Ketchikan, Icy Strait and Skagway. I cannot tell you how cool *pun intended* it was to wake up and look out the window and see glaciers. Pretty stunning right?
One of the most memorable moments of the trip was when I was sitting on the deck reading a book when all of the sudden a pod of orcas breached. To see wild orcas jump from the water was so breathtaking. The only bummer was that I left my camera in my room but the memory is still perfectly intact.
When many people think of Alaska one of the first things that usually comes to mind is the ice-sledding dogs. And since I had to be away from my dog for almost two weeks I was in desperate need of some man’s best friend time. We ended up going to one of the places where the dogs are trained and where they keep the huskie puppies. To say I wanted to sneak one away with me was an understatement.
Before I went on the trip I naturally looked on Pinterest for some of the fun things to do. I came across this train ride that you can take called the White Pass Summit in Skagway that was originally built for the Klondike Gold Rush and is more of a tourist attraction today. I kept jumping from inside to the outside of the cart because while it was ridiculously freezing the views were spectacular.
So if you’re planning on taking an Alaskan cruise feel free to reach out if you have any questions! I did so much on this trip that if I wrote it all down you would go from “This is amazing!” to “Dang. Can this girl stop raving?”