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Anne & Carolyn's Inside Passage Cruise and Alaska Trip
August 25-September 5, 2012

Overview Days 1-7

Day 1 ~ Saturday, August 25, 2012: Fly from Charlotte, NC, via Dallas, TX, to Vancouver, Canada

Thanks to Clay & Donna for taking us to the airport in Charlotte. When we arrived at 6:00 AM, we were told our American Airlines flight was delayed til 2:00 PM & might not even leave then. Fortunately the clerk was able to get us on a US Airways flight to Dallas - but only after we invoked the trump card, "We made our reservations through Princess & have to board a ship this afternoon." (Next time we'll go a day early, like we did in 2011 on our Scandinavian trip.)

We had a mini-tour of Vancouver during the bus ride from the airport to the ship.

Click on all photos for larger images (unless indicated otherwise).

More Vancouver Photos

on the way to the ship library port
From airport to ship Vancouver Library Sapphire Princess in Port
Anne & Carolyn Safety training Mr. Ranier from Vancouver
Anne & Carolyn ~ No larger image Required safety training Mt. Ranier in the distance
Stanley Park The bridge sunset
Passing Stanley Park Leaving Vancouver Sailing into the sunset

Day 2 ~ Sunday, August 26: Cruise from Vancouver to Ketchikan, AK

More Inside Passage Photos

foggy sunrise getting lighter Sunlight on the water
Foggy Sunrise   Sunlight on the water
cloud bank Anne Carolyn
Fogbank Anne ~ photo by CWS ~ No larger image Carolyn ~ No larger image
more clouds sunset 2 sunset
Afternoon Sunset

Day 3 ~ Monday, August 27, 2012: Ketchikan

More Ketchikan Photos

sunrise Carolyn planes
Sunrise ~ Photo by CWS Carolyn Ketchikan
sign Tlingit dance totems
Saxman sign    
Nathan Jackson Salmon capital Creek Street
Nathan Jackson, master carver ~ Photo by CWS Salmon Capital of the World Creek Street

Day 4 ~ Tuesday, August 28, 2012: Juneau

More Juneau Photos

sight-seeing boat first whale more clouds
Whale Quest catamaran St. Aquilina First whale sighting Scenery
whale 8 seals on buoy bubblenetting
Whale 8 ~ Photo by CWS Iconic photo (one that's on many brochures) Whales bubblenetting ~ Photo by CWS
Mendenhall Glacier Anne & Carolyn Red Dog Saloon
Mendenhall Glacier Anne & Carolyn at Mendenhall Glacier Entertainer at the Red Dog Saloon

Day 5 ~ Wednesday, August 29, 2012: Skagway & Yukon

More Skagway and Yukon Photos

arriving Skagway to Yukon
Arriving Skagway Train to the Yukon
river trail of '98 fireweed
View from train Trail of '98 ~ Photo by CWS Fireweed
Bove Island museum Emerald Lake
Bove Island Caribou Crossing Museum Emerald Lake
Moore bridge fellow travelers welcome center
Moore Bridge - attached at only one end Fellow travelers from Virginia ~ No larger image Skagway Visitor Center

Day 6 ~ Thursday, August 30, 2012: Glacier Bay

More Glacier Bay Photos

sunrise whales Glacier Bay 3
Sunrise Two whales Photo by CWS
Reid Glacier unidentified Johns Hopkins Inlet
Reid Glacier Photo by CWS Entrance to Johns Hopkins Inlet
Lamplugh Glacier 1 Lamplugh glacier 2 Lamplugh Glacier 3
Lamplugh Glacier
over there bears bears
The bears are over "by the brown rock." Three bears Four bears
Johns Hopkins Inlet Grand Pacific glacier Margerie Glacier
Leaving Johns Hopkins Inlet Grand Pacific Glacier Margerie Glacier
Anne & Carolyn at Margerie Glacier Margerie Glacier
Anne & Carolyn Margerie Glacier & Fairweather Mountains Leaving Glacier Bay
Brady Glacier Fog bank Formal night
Fairweather Mountains & Brady Glacier Fog bank on the Pacific Formal night ~ This is as formal as we get!

Day 7 ~ Friday, August 31, 2012: College Fjord & Prince William Sound

More College Fjord & Prince William Photos

It was such a dreary, rainy, cold, gray day that the Princess video for the day shows a few minutes of our trip, then switches to a bright, sunny day on a cruise a few weeks before ours. Although glaciers were being identified on the PA system, we saw only one and don't know which one it was.

clouds & water snow on the mountains glacier 1
    Unidentified glacier in College Fjord
rain sea otter rain and fog
  Sea otter  

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Photos in header: Niagra Falls; Big Sur, CA; Golden Gate Bridge, CA; Sunset on the Baltic Sea;
Virginia Creeper Trail, VA; Emerald Lake, Yukon, Canada; Glacier Bay, Alaska; Sunset on the Pacific; Triple Falls at DuPont Forest, NC.
Header Photo Credits: All Anne S. Napier except Niagra Falls by Herman Stubblefield.

Updated June 4, 2014