Since the Covid-19 outbreak, a lot of people’s vacations, especially cruises, have been postponed. So I thought we could take a look back at my Alaskan Cruise from last year.

It was one year ago today we arrived back in Binghamton from our Alaskan cruise. Chris and I, along with our friends Lori and John, flew to Seattle where we spent a night before leaving for Alaska on Holland America ship.

We made our first stop in Juneau a day and a half after we left Seattle. In Juneau, Chris and I toured the Mendenhall National Park which features a beautiful waterfall from the glaciers. See the photos below. Then we went to the Mount Roberts Tramway that takes you up high into the mountains where you get a beautiful view of Juneau.

The next day we went to see the Hubbard Glacier. That was one of the coolest things I've ever seen in my life. We took a ton of photos of that and you can see them all below. The ship itself pulled right into the cove with almost half the ship being surrounded by the massive glacier.

Every now and then you would hear a sound like thunder. That sound was actually the ice cracking inside Hubbard Glacier. Hubbard Glacier is one of the few glaciers that grow bigger every year. The glacier itself is over 500 years old.

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The next day we went to Sitka and did a pub trolley tour of downtown. While we were there we did a tour of a national rainforest and saw hundreds of salmon swimming upstream to spawn.

The next stop was in Ketchikan where Chris and I did a seafood tasting wildlife cruise, and toured a historic salmon cannery. Our final stop on the cruise was in Victoria British Columbia, and the next morning when we woke up, we were back in Seattle.

While the pictures below are beautiful, they just don't compare to seeing these sites in person.