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This series of photos are from our May 2016 Alaska cruise trip through the Inside Passage with many fascinating port stops along the way. When we weren’t sightseeing, we luxuriated in our Celebrity Cruise Lines suite and experienced on-board activities. Ports included Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord, Skagway, Juneau, Victoria, BC, and Seattle. Since we have visited Alaska numerous times, we chose excursions we had not experienced on previous visits.
The series of photos begins in Ketchikan with our take off on a float plane over the Misty Fjords. The pilot chose Dick to co-pilot the plane, so he had an upscale view of everything. Joy, who was seated in the back, was happy with this arrangement since Dick has pilot experience. We began our adventure by ascending to the Misty Fjords National Monument, the nation’s second largest wilderness region. Then, onward to New Eddystone Rock, a striking volcanic spire and remnant of early geological activity, plus waterfalls, glacial lakes and wildlife. After these exhilarating adventures, our pilot landed on a lovely lake in the Misty Fjords where we enjoyed incredible scenery and the peaceful and undisturbed silence of this monumental wild country while standing on the floats of the plane and then disembarking onto a man-made pier in the midst of this gigantic body of water to take more photos and enjoy the beauty that nature had provided us.
Our next excursion adventure was riding the Mount Roberts Tramway to a height of 1800 feet above the harbor of Juneau into the Alaskan rainforest. We enjoyed breathtaking views of the Chilkat Mountains, waterfalls, and Silver Bow Basin, where gold was discovered in 1880. At the summit, we visited the Mountain House and explored the Nature Center. During our descent, we saw deer and other wildlife feeding on the slopes of Mount Roberts.
Our last two photos are of downtown Ketchikan. And, yes – there were shops in all of our ports for Joy to explore for those irresistible “must haves.”
Our final port was Victoria, BC, which is not pictured. This tranquil and beautiful city is very British in landscaping and is a port we have always enjoyed visiting on previous trips to Alaska, especially the waterfront and the Empress Hotel.
Next Excursion, thanks to Nature’s Sunshine: Ireland in August 2016. Stay tuned in for a recapitulation of this trip!