Monthly Archives: May 2013

Day 3 ~ Ketchikan

Vancouver to Ketchikan    535 Nautical Miles        Speed 14.4 Knots If Vancouver was considered our first port of call then Ketchikan is our first Alaskan Port of Call. It’s still raining. That’s not too surprising because Ketchikan, besides being the “Salmon Capital … Continue reading

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Day 2 at Sea

Last night after leaving Vancouver the Island Princess turned to starboard  at Point Atkinson passing into the Straight of Georgia. Had we been looking we might have seen Point Atkinson Lighthouse at the mouth of Burrard Inlet but we were … Continue reading

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Island Princess Revealed

Like all of the other cruise ships I have ever been on, the Island Princess was huge. From Bow to stern the Island Princess measures 964.3 Ft.  Walk the halls back and forth just 3 times and you’ll almost have … Continue reading

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Day 1~Embarkation

Following our Scavenger Hunt list we explored the ship finding the shopping area including the Art Gallery, the Internet Café, Sabatini’s Italian Restaurant, and finally the Lotus Spa. Beware the spa visit! As we collected our stamp, Spa Attendant Dolly … Continue reading

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Well Once again I am counting my lucky stars! Sandy and I had a great trip on the Island Princess only to come home to news that Royal Caribbean passengers aboard the Grandeur of the Seas are not having such … Continue reading

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All Aboard the Island Princess

We enjoyed a nice lunch before heading to the cruise terminal. I told Sandy that we had been able to have lunch on board when Joe and I went to Cozumel but that we almost missed it because it took … Continue reading

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Thank You to our Veterans

To all the veterans of all the wars and conflicts and even when keeping the peace, past and present Thank you for your courage, dedication, and sacrifices. Because of what you have done and continue to do our country is … Continue reading

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A Rainy Vancouver Morning

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is living up to it’s reputation for rain. Vancouver is Canada’s third most rainy city, with over 161 rainy days per year! Even so we were determined to get in a bit of time exploring Stanley Park. … Continue reading

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A trip of a Lifetime

How does one start to tell a tale of a trip of a lifetime? Maybe I should just say that this was the 2nd trip of a lifetime for me. The first was The Big Island of Hawaii. Now I … Continue reading

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Absence

You guys are awesome. I didn’t expect to be away from my blog this long but internet connections are few and far between and when I can get them they are slow and quite expensive so, my friends, please be … Continue reading

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