Our Amazing Family Cruise to Alaska!

Our East & West CRUISE THROUGH ALASKA oureastandwest.com

Our trip to Vancouver and Princess cruise through Alaska was truly a trip-of-a-lifetime! I can’t recommend it enough, and for all age groups. We had 12 family members in our party. From our nieces (ages 7 & 10), to me & John, John’s brother & sister-in-law (the 30-something crowd), to John’s mom & two aunts, and our sister-in-law’s parents (ages ‘they’d definitely kill me if I said anything specific’ so let’s just say they are all retired and end it there ha)- there really was something for everyone on this trip!

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After embarking from Vancouver, Canada

John and I went to Vancouver a few days early and kicked off the trip just the two of us! {We happened to have my family’s annual reunion already booked when this Alaska cruise came about so we had two family vacations back-to-back and we knew we’d need some time just us to reconnect between it all 🙂 } We arrived in Vancouver Sunday afternoon and stayed until our cruise departed on Wednesday. The rest of the crew met us in Vancouver Tuesday afternoon so they also got to see a bit of the city too before we left for Alaska.

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Canada Place in Vancouver

The seven day cruise stopped at three ports, Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway, concluding in Whittier, Alaska. We took Princess Cruise’s Island Princess ship on a one-way journey called Voyage of the Glaciers. This was my first cruise so I don’t have anything personally to compare it to as far as other cruises go but will try my best to give you some comparisons/feedback based on our family’s comments along with my initial cruise experience thoughts. {Basically we loved it!!}

Our family-friendly trip through Alaska- from Vancouver to an Alaskan cruise!
Portage Lake in Whittier, Alaska

Every week for the next three months will be ‘Wanderlust Wednesday’ as I breakdown the cruise in multiple posts so I can give each port and section of the trip it’s own proper spotlight- cause it really deserves it! If there’s anything I don’t cover specifically you have questions on, feel-free to comment or ask me 🙂

I’ll be back next Wednesday to discuss our Vancouver visit first!

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Check out Vancouver Visit, Part 1- Gastown & Canada Place here!


Our family-friendly summer cruise to Alaska beginning in Vancouver, Canada!

 

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