Alaska Bound With Crystal Cruises

Cruising
Alaska Cruise

It is finally time to get excited about our Alaskan trip with the fantastic Crystal Cruises. This is set to be our second voyage with Crystal Cruises (which is also our second cruise ever), but this time on a bigger ship and to a far cooler climate.

Setting Sail With Crystal Cruises Alaska

Cruise Alaska MapOur first cruise was aboard the Crystal Esprit, at the time their newest and smallest ship. Well more of a large yacht really as it took just 100 passengers. We had cruised down from Venice to Dubrovnik at the height of the Dolomite summer.

This time we are picking up the Crystal Symphony in Vancouver for a round trip to Anchorage. We’ll be cruising the inside and outside passage, stopping at Prince Rupert, Skagway and Anchorage.

An Alaskan Adventure Awaits

We are looking forward to a great fortnight at sea with Crystal Cruises Alaska. We’ve probably booked too many excursions but hope to see Humpback Whales, Sea Otters, and Bears. Some Wolf and Husky sightings would be an absolute treat too!

I still don’t know what clothes to pack as the weather looks to be on par with England, and not the cold I was expecting. That said, we are visiting the Klondike Mine and ’40 Below’ which might need a jacket! I’ve packed the technology though – I want to ensure no part of this journey is knowingly undocumented!

First, we need to fly to Vancouver, another city to tick off my list. From what I have read, and been told, ‘Van’ is a great city with some great culture and places to eat. No doubt I will be posting more upon my return.

All Aboard!


Want to hear about some of my other adventures? Check out our Croatian cruise trip on the luxurious Crystal Esprit.

Jamie is a luxury travel blogger and the creator of Wine Travel and Song. You can find him on a ‘plane with a head full of music or in the pages of this blog! Next Stops; Tel Aviv, Paris and TBD!