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S: Alaska Cruise 6-29-2011 thru 7-9-2011 Published by: Andrea Schulze

BC: "The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." St. Augustine

FC: Alaska Cruise | Inside Passage | 6-29-2011 thru 7-9-2011

1: Our Journey to... | Photographs by: Sherri Arnold and Betty Shuck | Alaska

2: Our Destination Information | Ketchikan is well known as the salmon capital of the world and a paradise for sport fishermen and naturalists alike. The city has a population of 14,500 and is built along a steep hillside, with sections of the town built right over the water on pilings. Ketchikan's name supposedly comes from the native term "Katch Kanna", which roughly translates: "spread wings of a thundering eagle" and rightly named, for you only need to look along the water line and you're likely to see many bald eagles on waterside perches. | Alaska has 17 of the 20 highest peaks in United States. Alaska has more than 3 million lakes. The Kodiak bear found in Alaska is the largest in the world. The coastline of Alaska is greater than the combined coastline of the United States. There are 29 volcanoes in Alaska. Alaska was first discovered in 1741. 25 % of the oil produced in the US comes from Alaska. Transnational Corporation called "Russian-American Company" owned Alaska and in 1867, during the Russian difficult financial position, sold Alaska to the United Sates for 7.2 million dollars. | Juneau is the capital of Alaska, and it is not accessible by road from any other state. | Skagway is a city in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska, on the Alaska Panhandle. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 862. The port of Skagway is a popular stop for cruise ships, and the tourist trade is a big part of the city's business. The White Pass and Yukon Route narrow gauge railroad, part of the area's mining past, is now in operation purely for the tourist trade and runs throughout the summer months.

3: Cruise Itinerary: | 1. San Francisco, California | Port Arrival Departure | 4:00 PM | 2. At Sea 3. At Sea | 4. Ketchikan, Alaska | 7:00 AM 3:00 PM | 5. Juneau, Alaska | 8:00 AM 9:00 PM | 6. Skagway, Alaska | 7:00 AM 8:00 PM | 7. Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska (Scenic Cruising) | 5:00 AM 10:00 AM | 8. At Sea | 9. Victoria, B.C. Columbia | 10. At Sea | 11. San Francisco, California | 7:00 AM 2:00 PM | 7:00 AM | 3,645.5 miles traveled | We were here!

4: L E A V I N G S A N F R A N C S I C O | J U N E 2 9 2 0 1 1 | th

5: The Sea Princess | Aloha Deck Room # 324 | Our View while cruising; was absolutely spectacular | Cabin boy: Richard

6: The Deck of the Sea Princess

7: Inside the Sea Princess | Rooms 300-400 | Gift Shop | Casino | Spa

8: J U L Y 2 2 0 1 1 | nd

9: There is nothing like a great adventure | Zip Line | Expedition

10: The view from above was like spreading wings and flying thru paradise.

11: Juneau | July 3, 2011 | rd

12: Weather Permitting Whale watching excursion | Spectacular, beautiful, breathtaking, dazzling, magnificent, sensational, magical!

13: th | Welcome to Skagway, Alaska first incorporated city in Alaska June 28, 1900 Population 714 | J U L Y | 4 | th | 2 0 1 1

14: Railroad | Adventure

15: Railroad Scenery

16: Forever a memory

17: July 5, 2011 | was designated by the United States Congress in 1980 and is located about 45 miles south of Juneau. The pristine area covers 653,179 acres and consists of two deep and narrow fjords: Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm. Both fjords are over 30 miles long and one-fifth of their area is covered in ice. At the end of Tracy Arm is Sawyer Glacier | Tracy Arm Fjord | th

18: Nature's Beauty thru Tracy Arm Fjord

19: Our special vacation must come to an end; but the time we spent together we will cherish forever. | Until next time Alaska! | MO

20: For years I longed to take a cruise To see Alaska's wild I paid the fare and booked the dates I felt just like a child. My eyes could not believe the sights Each one a blessing to be seen The eagles, icebergs, whales, and Fjord It felt like I was in a dream. The zip-line, wild life, and White Pass Train Were breathtaking to behold Words cannot express my joy They were worth their weight in gold. I'll cherish every moment spent At sea both rough and calm But the highlight of my entire cruise Was that I got to go with MOM! Love, Sherri | My Alaska Cruise

21: Made with pure love By: Andrea Schulze

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