5.23.2017

travel: Alaskan cruise

                Happy Tuesday! I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far. I can't believe it's almost Memorial day weekend and almost June already!! Time is flying by. Reed and I just got back from an Alaskan cruise on Sunday and I wanted to share all the details and more as I have had several people ask about what areas of Alaska and Canada we were in.

                We were gone for 10 days on The Ruby Princess Cruise and spent 2 days in Seattle before and after the actual cruise. It was our first time being in Seattle, Alaska, and Canada and Reed's first cruise. We had the absolute best time and vacation and from the pictures you can definitely tell. We only took several thousands of pictures (not kidding) but I won't post them all obviously haha!

Here is a quick overview our our trip:

Day 1: Seattle, Washington 

Day 2: Boarded the cruise to Alaska 

Day 3: At sea (cruise activities) 

Day 4: Juneau, Alaska -Whale watching tour 

Day 5: Skagway, Alaska -Yukon Railroad tour

Day 6: Glacier Bay National Park-scenic cruising

Day 7: Ketchikan, Alaska - Deadliest catch crab fisherman's tour

Day 8: Victoria, Canada -Shopping & Dinner 

Day 9: Seattle, Washington  -Shopping, Space Needle, Pike Place Market 

Day 10: Seattle & traveling home 


               We learned so much on our trip from all of the excursions and activities that we chose and we were so glad that we chose each of them. The Deadliest catch crab fisherman's tour was definitely our favorite. If you have the opportunity to go to Ketchikan I would highly recommend this. We were able to learn all about crab, octopus, prawns, fish, and bald eagles. It was really interesting and we enjoyed it so much. We loved being able to hold the crabs and prawns as well.

             The Yukon pass railroad was also a highlight of our trip as we were able to go on a 3 hour train ride. The views were amazing as you can see from the pictures below. I think what this trip reminded us to do was to slow down, disconnect, and enjoy the great outdoors and be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery. It's so easy to get caught up in work, computers, television, media, the news and social media platforms but disconnecting for a few days without wifi was really wonderful. We both agreed we needed to do it more often and that is a personal goal for us on our next trips as well. Being able to relax and unwind!

             I love sharing photos and being able to keep an online journal of our trips to be able to look back at one day. Dotsandetails has been a wonderful creative outlet for me but more importantly it keeps all of my memories and pictures together as well.

            Here are several pictures of our trip, I hope you enjoy them as much as we do :) If you ever have questions about any of the places that we visited in Alaska, Seattle, or Victoria I can definitely do my best to give you all the information that you need when planning any trips.

Enjoy and thank you for stopping by xo :)