We flew on the 7th of Sept by Eve airline of Taiwan, we have to do our transit at Taipei airport. By the time we reached Anchorage it was 11.45pm the same day(7th) we gain 1 day. We were fortunate that The America Best Value Inn that we booked provide free transport to and from the airport.
This is the America Best Value Inn where we stayed for 2 nights in Anchorage with the spacious airport van. Though it is a small inn, but very comfortable with breakfast included and very convenient because it is situated midway between the city and the airport.
We took a cab to downtown the next morning, we wondered around the small town. Visited the visitor centre to gather information of Anchorage but unfortunately most of the places of interest were either close for the falls season or too far reach for us. Thus we just hang around in the town for the day.
We booked a coach that took us about 3 hours from Anchorage to Seward where we board our cruise.
Check in at the port to board the cruise
The swimming pools of the cruise
The handcrafts of fruits at the entrance of the restaurant
The lobby of the cruise
The casino in the cruise
After 1 whole night of sailing, our ship reached The Hubbard Glacier. We were given 1/2 hour to take as many pictures as possible.
The colours of the glacier is due to the different kind of sediments in the ice.
Outside the main dining hall(Cascades)
Prawns and scallops
The foods were so delicious that made me forget to take pictures of the soup and the desserts.
We sailed for another night. Our first of call is Juneau. We joined a 1/2 day offshore excursion to Mendenhall Glacier.
Views from the hill.
We saw a wild bear by the stream looking for food.
Some salmons in the clear water stream.
We were drop off in Juneau town after the 1/2 day tour.
Our ship by the dock at Juneau.
Skagway is our second port of call. It is a small cowboy mining town, and is now a tourist centre. Its just about 15 minutes walk from the dock.
Skagway, view from our ship.
From Skagway, we sail for another night and reached our 3rd port of call, Icy Strait Point. Here our ship have to dock quite a distance from the port because the water was too shallow for her. Some motor boats send us to and fro from the ship to the port.
Full view of our cruise ship from the port.
This is the smallest city hall I ever seen.
A small cafe with sign boards of different languages.
This is part of the view of Hoonah.
A view of a part of Kitchikan.
Back to our cabin saw a monkey hang at the celling , so cute!! Towel folding animals are very popular in most of the cruises now aday. The house maid will fold an animal a day when make up the cabins.
A dog with my sunglasses on
A pair of swan
During towel folding demonstration, the house maid show us the folding of teddy bear and bull dog.
and the elephant too.
A picture of our group at our main dinning table , our last dinner in this cruise.
Prawns and fish fingers
Chocolate moist cake
As an appreciation to us all the guests in the cruise, the management held a full chocolate buffet supper for our last night in the cruise.
All the chocolate desserts were so beautifully crafted and arranged, most of all they taste so good and delicious. We really enjoyed the beauty and the taste of all these chocolates...so......marvelous.
We had a very late night sleep because of our heavy food and moreover it was our last night in the cruise. It was a very enjoyable cruise with good foods, good entertainments, good companies and good and friendly staffs in the cruise. We reached Vancouver at about 7am the next morning. That's ended our 8 days 7 nights wonderful and memorable Alaska Cruise. I will continue my blog with the rest of my whole month vacation from Vancouver to New York.