Saturday, August 20, 2022

Alaska Cruise!


My wife and I just returned from an 8 day cruise to Alaska. We had an Alaska cruise scheduled in May 2020 and then the pandemic hit. So, two years later we finally got to set sail! We had never been to Alaska and we thoroughly enjoyed this trip. The scenery was spectacular and the wildlife was abundant. The views from the ship alone were worth the price of the trip. We saw waterfalls, bald eagles and a lot of whales from the ship. Onshore we saw bald eagles, bears and salmon. The weather was very nice with high temperatures of 65 or less. We expected more rain, but were lucky we only go a little rain at one stop in Ketchikan. Our ports were Icy Point Strait, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and Victoria, Canada. We cruised up the Tracy Arm Fjord and took a small boat excursion up close to the Sawyer Glacier. That excursion was incredible and we saw icebergs, waterfalls, seals and one black bear. If you ever get a chance, I highly recommend at least one cruise to Alaska! This is what retirement is all about!

Have you had any recent travels or have anything planned in the near future? Do you feel safe enough to get out these days? We have been vaccinated and double boosted, plus we had a dose of COVID so we feel pretty confident we won't get deathly ill from COVID at this time. 


  1. Oh my! You're like us! We had our Viking Scandinavian cruise postponed for 2 years (or was it 3?) and finally went in May. We had N95s on just about the entire time and survived it. We did have a great time and actually signed on for another cruise to England next year. Sounds crazy, but one of our travel buddies wanted to do it again. He's had a health scare and I believe wants to do what he can, while he can.

    1. My wife's recent cancer treatment gave us a similar health scare. Things like that make you want to get busy getting things seen and done! Thanks for the comment.

  2. I forgot to mention that we did the Alaskan Cruise with my mother and aunt. Everyone was so nice to us because we were with these "two elderly but spry ladies" and bent over backwards to accommodate whatever we needed. They loved it. Your beautiful photos brought back a lot of memories.

    I hope you get to do a lot with your wife with the proper precautions. I'm sorry your wife had to go through the treatments for cancer. I hope she's feeling much better now.