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Wanderlust Wednesdays: Alaska Cruising

In 2005 my Grandmother organized a family cruise up to the Arctics. We all flew into Vancouver, Canada and then left for seven days on a Royal Caribbean cruise up to Alaska. Since this trip was over ten years ago, I couldn't find many photos on file but I was able to dig up some from Facebook.

Before we left for the cruise my entire family spent the day exploring Vancouver. We went to check out the Totem Poles in Stanley Park which are carved out of red cedar wood. There are nine poles in total and each one tells it's own story. We also checked out Lion's Gate Bridge and several other attractions/monuments.

The next day we left on the cruise and stopped at three Alaskan ports - Ketichikan, Skagway and Juneau. Although my ideal vacation typically includes sun, sea and sand, it was an amazing seven days spent with my cousins and family at sea. We saw whales through the window while eating dinner, enjoyed the icy scenery and got lots of quality time with each other. More importantly, it made my Granny extremely happy to have all of her family together since we all live in different countries/cities.

The time-stamp on some of the photos below are incorrect. This trip was in 2005 despite my cousin's camera saying 2004.

Alaska was beautiful but that will probably be my first and last vacation there. It was good to experience it but Europe, several US cities, and lots of tropical islands are on my radar for the upcoming years.

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Travel Tuesdays: Cruising to Alaska

A few years ago we went on a 7-night cruise to Alaska on Royal Caribbean. This was a family trip organized by my grandmother so all of the cousins got to spend time together. The cruise left from Vancouver, British Columbia so we arrived a day early to do some site-seeing in B.C.

 Alaska was very beautiful and serene. We stopped in 3 different ports in Alaska - Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.

We had a great time on the ship, however I prefer tropical weather for a cruise so it was a little different from the usual sunny vacation. The cousins of course found ourselves drinking at the bar every night.

Linking up with Helene today for Travel Tuesdays.
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Good times!