Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Alaska Cruise 2009 - Mush My Friends

We have been waiting since January to head out for this trip and we leave tomorrow!

Our travel companions, Rob and Katy, almost didn't make it. They pulled it out at the last minute thank god. Here are a couple of oldies from past trips (Mexico and NYC).

We head out via Amtrak to Seattle and then transfer to a coach to Vancouver. We decided to do this as opposed to flying and to see more potential sights (also it was $120 bucks for both of us all the way through with business class on the train).

We will then be in Vancouver BC for 2 nights and plan to hit Vij's Indian Restaurant on Thursday after Rob & Katy Arrive. Not sure where we will eat tomorrow night and will play it by ear. Possibly West Restaurant & Bar.

This is our first cruise ever and pretty fuckin excited (and concerned at the same time). We will be sailing the recently refurbished (2007) Celebrity Millenium for 7 nights, Concierge Class on the Sky Deck (with veranda of course). We will be on the right side of the ship for ultimate viewing all the way north.

We also have pre-booked the helicopter sightseeing and glacier walk about tour out of Juneau and the 5 hour Kenai Fjords boat tour out of Seward. Our expectations are high for both and we should not be disappointed.

Here is our travel map screen shot from Tripadvisor.com and our planned itinerary below that.

Departure PortDateArrival TimeDeparture Time
05:45 PM

KETCHIKAN, ALASKA 08-09-2009 07:00 AM 03:00 PM
JUNEAU, ALASKA 08-10-2009 08:00 AM 09:00 PM
SKAGWAY, ALASKA 08-11-2009 07:00 AM 08:30 PM
ICY STRAIT POINT, ALASKA 08-12-2009 07:00 AM 05:00 PM
HUBBARD GLACIER (CRUISING) 08-13-2009 07:00 AM 11:00 AM
SEWARD, ALASKA 08-14-2009 03:00 AM

We will try and keep updates going as the trip progresses but, we shall see.

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