Port Buzz: Ketchikan, Alaska

Live Voyage Report: Ketchikan, Alaska via Holland America Line   From the looks of the photo above you would never know that just four hours earlier in the day my shore excursion in a float plane was cancelled due to fog. As an avid cruiser, I knew two things going into Ketchikan: shore excursions involving…

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Port Buzz: Sitka

Live Voyage Report: Sitka via Holland America Line Ultimate  Sitka Adventure When in Sitka, cruise passengers can choose to do a couple of things: stay in town or go out to explore the region. I decided that today was the perfect opportunity to get out of my comfort zone to experience hard-core Alaska-sized adventure travel….

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Port Buzz: Juneau, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska Viator Excursion Review Live Voyage Report: Juneau, Alaska via Holland America Line. Discover what to do in port. Land ho! After a couple of days on the water marveling at the glaciers, we pull into port and get off the ship. I am very excited to return to Juneau, when I was here…

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Cruising Tracy Arm Fjord

Cruising Tracy Arm Holland America Line’s ms Oosterdam sailed from Seattle into Tracy Arm for an afternoon of scenic cruising. Tracy Arm, a narrow, twisting, 30-mile-long fjord that ends at the twin Sawyer glaciers marks our first milestone along the 7-night Alaska Explorer itinerary. Named  after Civil War General Benjamin Franklin Tracy, Tracy Arm is…

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Live Voyage Report: Welcome aboard Holland America Line Oosterdam

Live Voyage Report: Welcome aboard Holland America Line m/s Oosterdam Under clear skies and scorching heat (for Seattle standards), I embarked Holland America Line’s m/s Oosterdam. My stateroom Sporting the signature Holland America Line stateroom amenities (upgraded mattress, flat screen tv, dvd player) my verandah stateroom on the aft of the ship is comfortable. I…

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Alaska Cruise Guide

Cruise Guide: Alaska Explorer Holland America Line This Cruise Guide has links to the ports and instructions for getting to the ship in Seattle.  Specially prepared for Holland America Line m/s Oosterdam 7-night roundtrip sailing from Seattle with calls to Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria BC.   Getting to the ship in Seattle Pier Information for…

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Live Voyage Report Preview: Holland America Line Alaska Cruise

Live Voyage Report Preview: Holland America Line Alaska Cruise iVoyage: 7-night Alaska Explorer via Holland America Line roundtrip from Seattle Cruise Buzz live from Alaska via Holland America Line’s m/s Oosterdam. I am getting really excited to pack up the Buzz Booth and head north to Alaska. This will be my third time to the…

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American Cruise Line's First Visit to Alaska's Inside Passage

American Cruise Line Alaska Inside Passage American Cruise Lines‘ first Alaska cruise of the 2012 season is now complete. The inaugural cruise, which sailed from Seattle to Juneau was a success. The 150 passenger America Safari took guests on an 11-night journey, repositioning the small ship to her summer home in Juneau, Alaska. American Spirit:…

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Cruise ships and ports of call for Alaska 2011

Links to popular Alaska cruise ports, cruise calendars, and cruise line roundup. Popular emabarkation ports For more information, visit Experience Ketchikan Vancouver – 2011 Vancouver Cruise Ship Schedule Seattle – 2011 Seattle Cruise Calendar Seward – 2011 Seward Alaska Cruise Ship Schedule Whittier – 2011 Whittier Alaska Cruise Ship Schedule Popular cruise ports serving Alaska…

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