Sailing to Splendid Sitka

  What a great surprise it was to see Sitka on the itinerary of this Alaska cruise.  Although it is not on many cruise itineraries, it’s not due to its lack of interest. With a National Park and historic buildings, along with fabulous photo ops, Sitka makes for a delightful and impressive...

Na Pali Coast

Pride of America Pointers

I recently sailed on Pride of America(POA) visiting the largest four Hawaiian islands. In my opinion, this cruise is the best way to see lots of Hawaii without having to pack, fly and change hotels every few days.  The ship allows over 100 hours in port leaving plenty of time to explore...

Icy Strait Point Welcome

Icy Strait Point

  Icy Strait Point gets a spot on several Alaska cruise itineraries and although a smaller port, it is a mighty one. Each time that I return, I try something new. I have done the zipline, hiked in the forest and enjoyed the museum. This time, I enjoyed everything new at the...

Cruising Glacier Bay

Often the highlight of any Alaska cruise, a visit to Glacier Bay National Park shows the best of Alaska. Cruisers get very close to calving glaciers and within view of all sorts of wildlife. The 3.3 million acres of this park showcase Alaska nature at its finest.  Fjords, mountains, rainforests, wildlife and...