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Five Ways my First Alaskan Cruise Exceeded my Expectations

5 Ways my First Alaska Cruise Exceeded my ExpectationsAlaska always had that mystical appeal in my eyes. I had often dreamed of its awe-inspiring landscapes and formidable fauna. After spending most of my adult life sitting on school benches with my nose in my books, I finally got to plan my first “adult” vacation and my heart was dead set on visiting the Final Frontier. I was only recently introduced to the wonderful cruising world, yet, exploring the 49th state by sea seemed like the obvious choice... read more

Cruising Alaska on Norwegian Encore, Pt 1 | Whales, Scenic Train Rides, Hiking in Juneau & More!

Cruising Norwegian Encore in Alaska is as much about the places you visit as the things your see passing by your verandah. Sipping hot coffee and watching wildlife pass by one day and exploring old mining towns or taking mountain hikes the next - there is so much to see. On our seven night cruise, we start by departing Seattle and sailing through Alaska's Inside Passage toward Juneau and then Skagway... read more

Alaska, the Final Frontier, on Norwegian Encore!

Until this past week I'd only sailed Alaska once, and I'm thrilled we did it again, this time, on Norwegian Encore.  In the coming days I'll put out some long-form video of our adventures, but in the meantime, I wanted to share some photos and share a high-level view of our late-season adventure to the final frontier... read more

October 8, 2023 - Norwegian Encore

It's been seven years since we cruised Alaska, and because we enjoyed our recent Norwegian Prima sailing so much (check out the vlog here) we've decided to try out Norwegian Encore, a Breakaway-Plus class ship from NCL.  We'll be sailing round trip from Seattle, with stops in Juneau, Skagway, a scenic tour of Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, and Victoria (BC).  Our Mt Roberts tram ride and hike, along with our day in Victoria were stand read more