It has been such a busy couple of months! I really need to catch up! It is July and no better time to cruise to Alaska. I visited Alaska on a 7 day cruise and 3 day land tour. I can't say enough about this amazing journey. This was 14 years ago. I totally relied on my travel agent at the time to guide me and 3 of my friends that traveled with me. We cruised on the Celebrity Summit and I was blown away! Up until that time I had only traveled on Carnival and Royal Caribbean. I was a lot younger at the time, and felt as though the crowd on the ship was mostly retired. The amazing thing is we found a crowd our own age and had a blast! That's the thing about cruises there is always something for everyone. We enjoyed the food, the martini bar, and Karaoke. When visiting Alaska you must take it all in and experience the different activities. We decided to do the Post Tour (which I would do in reverse next time). We cruised down Hubbard Glacier Bay and you could hear what sounded like thunder. It was the glaciers cracking and falling into the water. I almost missed this amazing act of nature because of sleeping. In Alaska you must remember to get the sleep you need. The long sunny days and short nights. You have to adjust to the time as well. I took my first helicopter ride in Juneau and landed on the glacier and walked around a bit. You would think it would be cold but the sun was very warm. We rode ATV's up the mountain in Denali and witnessed Alaska's first snowfall! It was weird because it was August. We disembarked our ship in Seward and boarded our motor coach for the guided portion of the trip. We stayed in (3) different areas of Alaska, Talkeetna, Skagway, and Anchorage. We boarded the glass dome train for our journey to Anchorage and had dinner and drinks on the train. We then flew home from Anchorage. I can't express enough how amazing this trip was. If you have ever thought about visiting Alaska, by cruise is the best way!
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