Our Alaskan Itinerary

It’s officially June and Adam and I are headed to Alaska later this month! I’m getting super excited to share shots from all of our adventures (to include kayaking, hiking, and exploring different ports) and hope that some of you can follow along. We’re headed to quite a few places on our fourteen day cruise with Seabourn and it’s time to share our Alaskan itinerary.

GLACIERS

One of the most exciting things that we’re seeing on this epic adventure are the glaciers. A few of the glaciers that we’ll be seeing from the boat include Holgate and Aialik glaciers.

In Juneau, we’ll be hiking to visit the Mendenhall Glacier. This hike has a duration of seven hours, and it includes a stroll through the Alaskan rainforest. If the weather allows, we’re going to head into the ice caves of Mendenhall Glacier. To be honest, we’re both super excited at the chance of entering one of the ice caves. I hope the weather permits it because the memories (and the photos) will be spectacular.

The excursions that we chose not to go on included dog sledding or walking on top of a glacier. There were also opportunities to go on a helicopter ride but, out of all that we chose to do, I think the Mendenhall Glacier hike was the best one.

KAYAKING

I’m not a huge fan of open water (odd, since I’m going on a cruise, I know) but I do love kayaking. During our Alaskan cruise, Adam and I will be kayaking at three different ports.

We’ll start off kayaking in Cross Sound, around the Inian Islands. According to the excursion description, we have the opportunity to see sea lions, puffins (the inner Swan Princess lover in me is dying to see a puffin!), otters, seals, and bald eagles. The Cross Sound is a main gateway for migratory humpback wales too (not sure when they migrate, though).

Our next kayak-venture is a fun-filled adventure that takes us to the twin Sawyer Glaciers on Endicott Arm. This excursion occurs immediately after our our two hikes. I hope my arms still work by then!

Our final kayak exploration is of the Misty Fjords of Rudyerd Bay. Adam has a thing with fjords and he can’t wait for this one. We’re going to see the the very end of the fjord, which is too narrow for our ship to enter.

PORTS

Some of the ports that we’re most excited to visit (to explore the port) are Sitka and Ketchikan. When I searched a lot of the ports for some quick images, we encountered beautiful buildings, small restaurants, and beautiful landscapes. Needless to say, we’re super excited to see the ports in both Alaska and British Columbia.

SCENIC CRUISING

The last thing that we’ll be doing a lot of is scenic cruising. Adam and I will most definitely be admiring some of the views from our balcony and some from the main decks.

Our Alaskan cruise is filled with tons of beautiful landscapes and scenes. We’re so excited to share our adventure with you. Please check out our stories and posts on social media to see what we’re up to.

If interested, check out Instagram to follow along!

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