SueBees Alaska Cruise 2013, ms Zaandam
Welcome to my trip journal!
Hi everybody! Well, it's almost here.....yep, we're going to cruise Alaska again. My folks who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary earlier this year thought they'd celebrate with a cruise...you know...any excuse to go on another, right? Well...I'll be celebrating 50 yrs later this year, so I may as well go too! Some of you who know me, KNOW that I need no real reason to cruise again. This time we are taking my Nephew, Kasey, who is 10 (going on 30! ha, ha). He went with us 2 yrs ago when we did a 7-day Inside Passage cruise. He enjoyed it so much, he wanted to go again for longer!
I've had a few people ask me if I was going to blog this cruise. Hadn't really thought too much about it as I thought most of you who followed the last couple that we went on, would be bored with it again. We're doing pretty much the same as we did in 2009. This is called a b2b (back to back) cruise as we're doing 2 separate 7-day cruises, the first, one-way from Vancouver British Columbia to Seward, AK. The second week, will be the reverse, Seward, AK to Vancouver.
Join me here if you'd like. I'll try posting something every day, maybe some photos too. Remember, the internet is slow on the ship, so there may be times that I can't get much done, so will do it later as time allows.
Next post will probably be from beautiful Vancouver....see you there!
Here's our itinerary:
Saturday July 20 - fly to Vancouver, stay overnight
Sunday July 21 - Board Holland America Line Ship, Zaandam - Depart 5pm
Monday July 22 - Sea Day
Tuesday July 23 - Ketchikan, AK
Wednesday July 24 - Juneau, AK
Thursday July 25 - Skagway, AK
Friday July 26 - Glacier Bay
Saturday July 27 - Sea Day
Sunday July 28 - Seward, AK
Monday July 29 - Sea Day
Tuesday July 30 - Glacier Bay
Wednesday July 31 - Haines, AK
Thursday August 1 - Juneau, AK
Friday August 2 - Ketchikan, AK
Saturday August 3 - Sea Day
Sunday August 4 - Vancouver, Canada - sad, sad day getting off the ship and flying home
Order: oldest at top ( reverse )
Heading West -...
Sea Day, Vancouver to...
Glacier Bay AK,...
Sea Day, Northbound...
Sea Day, Southbound...
Glacier Bay, Southbound
Juneau AK - Will...
Disembarkation, & Flying...
Half-Way Home, Salt Lake...