Saturday, July 7, 2012

North to Alaska!

Avie and I took a two-week Holland America cruise on the ms Amsterdam to Alaska. The itinerary was:

Cruising outside Vancouver Island
Cruising Tracy Arm to S. Sawyer Glacier
Icy Strait Point/Hoonah
Sea Day
Cruising to Hubbard Glacier
Sea Day
Victoria, British Columbia (Canada)
The main focus of the trip for us was birding, although we knew we’d see a lot more than just birds. We were right!

Since I spent time journaling every night on the ship, I’m going to post everything so it appears in the order of the cruise, rather than backwards (as most of our other trips appear).

Let me just preface this by saying how impressed we were with Holland America, the Amsterdam, the service we received, and the food we ate. It’s unfortunate this is the last year for this fabulous itinerary. But I hope my posts help others who travel to Alaska, by cruise ship or otherwise, get the most out of their birding and nature experiences.

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