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Alaska 2012 – Part 5

Arctic Circle On Wednesday morning we were again up very early. We had to be at the Northern Alaska Tours office by 6 AM for a road trip to the arctic circle. It was too early to get breakfast so we each just grabbed a muffin by the front desk of the hotel. Then one […]

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Alaska 2012 – Part 4

Denali National Park We left Anchorage Sunday morning on our way to Denali National Park. We would be spending two nights there which was one of the main reasons we picked this particular cruise tour. After one stop at the Alaska Veterans Memorial, we arrived at the Denali Visitor Center in the late morning. Georgia […]

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Alaska 2012 – Part 3

Hubbard Glacier Our last full day of the cruise portion of our cruisetour was a sea day with a stop at the Hubbard Glacier. We started out by watching the approach to the glacier from our balcony. The captain first turned the starboard side toward it so we were able to get a very good […]

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Alaska 2012 – Part 2

Icy Strait Point Icy Strait Point at Hoonah, Alaska was our second port of call and the only tender port of the cruise. We had a whale watching trip booked so, after an early breakfast, we went to the Aurora Theater to wait for our tender group to be called. The ship was anchored close […]

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Alaska 2012 – Part 1

┬áChicago to Vancouver On July 19th, Georgia and I left home for our second cruisetour to Alaska. Our first one was in 2006 with Carnival Cruises. This time we took a longer trip with Royal Caribbean. I can tell you that Alaska is just as spectacular the second time around as it is the first. […]

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Cruisin’ on THE River

Georgia was going a little stir crazy after being kept close to home since her surgery so we made a short, non-strenuous, road trip over the weekend. We drove to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and took two cruises on the Mississippi River. We left home Saturday morning and, after driving through heavy rain as we […]

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New England and Canada Cruise 2009 – Part 2

Day 4 – St. JohnWe pulled into the dock at St. John, New Brunswick early on Tuesday morning. The sky was overcast and threatening rain. We didn’t have a shore excursion planned for the day but, while Georgia slept late, I got off the ship for a walk along the waterfront. After seeing the sights […]

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New England and Canada Cruise 2009 – Part 1

Day 1 – New York Our day started early. I was up at 3:30 AM and got Georgia up at 4:00 to be ready when our cab arrived at 4:45. Since Georgia broke her foot last December, she has had a problem walking. Detached tendons in her left foot make it very hard for her […]

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Hawaii Cruise – Part 4

Waikiki, Oahu – Friday morning, April 24, our cruise ended. We left the ship, collected our luggage in the terminal and caught a cab to the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach. We would be staying there for the next three nights. We checked in about 11 AM but our room wasn’t ready yet so we […]

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Hawaii Cruise – Part 3

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – We had no pre-planned tour in Kona so it was a shopping day. Getting off the ship proved to be more difficult than expected though. This was another tender port but rough waters were making getting everyone ashore a slow process. At one point, tendering was stopped while the crew switched the […]

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