Hi there.. well I’m back from my ‘once in a lifetime’ trip to Alaska.. I cruised on Norwegian Cruise Lines on the Jewel. I had a fabulous time and I was elated to see the glaciers. Of course there will be pictures posted and layouts made to commemorate my epic trip. If you ever have a chance to go to Alaska… do so.. I cruised:
Ketchikan is a city in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, United States, the southeasternmost city in Alaska. With a population at the 2010 census of 8,050 within the city limits, it is the fifth-most populous city in the state.
Juneau was founded as a gold-mining camp in 1880. It became Alaska territorial capital in 1900, home of the Legislature in 1912 and Alaska state capital in 1959 upon statehood. There’s no highway access to rest of Alaska or to Canadian provinces. It’s the home of University of Alaska Southeast.
Welcome to the Municipality of Skagway, Alaska. On June 28, 1900, Skagway became the first incorporated first-class city in Alaska, and on June 25, 2007, the city was dissolved and the first-class Municipality of Skagway Borough was formed, also the first of its kind in Alaska. Skagway is historically considered the gateway to the Gold Rush of 1898.Skagway is located in the Upper Lynn Canal and is considered the northernmost point in Southeast Alaska, 80 air miles from the capital city of Juneau and 110 road miles from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. The Port of Skagway is the northernmost ice-free, deep-water port in North America, and serves as a year-round transportation hub between Alaska, the Yukon Territory, Northern British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Europe. The Municipality of Skagway Borough encompasses 452 square miles.
Sawyer Glacier from the ship
This was a dream come true for me… I can now check this one off my bucket list.