Alaskan Cruise 2008 on Radiance of the Seas

Our trip to Alaska in June/July 2008 was a cruise on the Radiance of the Seas. We flew to Anchorage from Seattle, then took an amazing train ride south to Seward to meet the ship. For anybody who does this cruise, the train ride is a must. Besides the amazing scenery and fun on the ship, we visited several ports in southern Alaska. In Juneau, we rafted down the Mendenhall river. In Skagway, we traveled up the White Pass and Yukon Route to the Canadian border and kayacked on a glacier lake. In Icy Strait Point, we went whale watching and saw lots of humpback whales (hard to photograph!). In Ketchikan, we went on a zipline adventure in the canopy of the rainforest. We cruised along the Canadian coast and ended in Vancouver.

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Seattle


Mount Rainier


downtown from the space needle


downtown from the space needle


downtown from the space needle


downtown from the space needle

Anchorage & Train Ride South


Anchorage at 1am (as dark as it got)


view from downtown Anchorage


view from downtown Anchorage


view from Anchorage airport


mountains on the train ride south


mountains on the train ride south


mountains on the train ride south


a glacier


a glacier


snow in June


snow waterfall runoff

Seward


first views of the ship


first views of the ship


the dock in Seward


downtown Seward


Marlene in Seward


us in Seward

On the Radiance of the Seas


the elephants getting to know each other


the towel monkey


lobby of the ship


lobby of the ship


lobby of the ship


the towel rabbit


our dinner table group

Hubbard Glacier


the very first ice piece in the bay


the field of ice debris in the distance


the ice debris alongside the ship


the ice debris alongside the ship


ice debris in the bay


Hubbard glacier


Hubbard glacier


Valerie and Hubbard glaciers


Hubbard glacier


Hubbard glacier


Hubbard glacier


us on our balcony at Hubbard glacier

Juneau


misty mountains in Juneau


misty mountains in Juneau


Mendenhall Lake


Mendenhall Glacier


Mendenhall Glacier


bald eagle on the Mendenhall river


the Mendenhall river


the Mendenhall river


Keli and Myles on the raft


us on the raft


all of us with our guide Josh


view of Juneau from the ship


bay in Juneau


the Red Dog Saloon


a raven


downtown Juneau


downtown Juneau mountains


another ship in port


a sea plane taking off


sunset in Juneau


sunset in Juneau


sunset in Juneau

Skagway and White Pass & Yukon Route


the port in Skagway


the view from port in Skagway


downtown Skagway


the Red Onion Saloon in Skagway


downtown Skagway


downtown Skagway


a WP&YR snow plow


waterfall on the road to the Yukon


an earthquake-proof bridge on the road to the Yukon


view on the road to the Yukon


us kayacking on Bernard Lake


view on Bernard Lake


view on Bernard Lake


a caribou swimming in Bernard Lake


mountain view on the WP&YR train


view on the WP&YR train


view on the WP&YR train


view on the WP&YR train


view on the WP&YR train


view on the WP&YR train


view on the WP&YR train

Icy Strait Point


Icy Strait Point


the ship in port


a troop of sea lions


a troop of sea lions


humpback whales


humpback whales


humpback whales


humpback whales


humpback whales

Ketchikan


Marlene getting ready to zipline


the view from one of the zipline treetops


looking ahead at the next zipline platform


looking down from 150-ft up


Marlene on the zipline


eagle flying over the trees


Marlene on the zipline


one of the treetop rope bridges


looking down from 150-ft up


looking down from 150-ft up


one of the treetop canopy platforms


downtown Ketchikan


downtown Ketchikan


downtown Ketchikan


downtown Ketchikan


downtown Ketchikan


downtown Ketchikan


downtown Ketchikan


downtown Ketchikan


downtown Ketchikan


downtown Ketchikan


downtown Ketchikan


downtown Ketchikan


Ketchikan airport (the infamous bridge)


Pennock Island (across from Ketchikan)


Tongass Narrows


Tongass Narrows


downtown Ketchikan

Inside Passage & Vancouver


Canadian inside passage


Canadian inside passage


Canadian inside passage


Canadian inside passage


Canadian inside passage


Canadian inside passage


Canadian inside passage


Canadian inside passage


Vancouver


Vancouver


Port Vancouver (our final destination)


baby sea gulls in Vancouver