Getting Back Onboard in Alaska


I thought I would give you an update in real time as I am travelling again. Hubby has joined a new ship in Alaska, so I flew out to Seattle to join him and I am now cruising around Alaska until the end of the season.

It has been such a strange feeling getting back onboard this time. After being on the same little ship for two years, I was in my comfort zone.

Now I am on a huge ship! Carrying 3080 passengers and 1200 crew. The last ship carried 670 passengers and 375 Crew.

At first, I felt like I was first-time cruising as I was adjusting to the ship being so big and the swarms of people everywhere. Now I have got used to it again!

I have been good and got back to the gym. Overall, I am getting a lot more exercise already as the ship is so big so, just walking around gets a lot of steps in and I am taking the stairs!

I will say though how beautiful cruising Alaska is as there is a lot of scenic cruising and you need to look out for whales and dolphins and if you get the binoculars out you may even see bears on the shore line.

On my first day at sea, I saw a group of dolphins jumping through the water and I have seen whale flipping their tails.

Alaska is a beautiful part of the world. The best time to go is between June and July. August to September can be nice, but the weather is usually colder and there is a high percentage of rain.

I have been to Alaska many times before and I have seen a full season of weather. This year I am here from August to September so let’s see how the weather treats me. So far it has been good and bad! Sunny, rainy, cloudy, hot and cold!

I am on a seven-day Alaska cruise that departs and returns to Seattle, Washington, USA. The ports we go to are Ketchikan, Tracy Arm scenic cruising, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria (British Columbia, Canada).

I am going to tell you all about what to see and so in each port very soon as I think each port deserves a separate blog post as there is so much to share.

The other parts of getting back onboard are getting all dressed up for the Formal nights and this made me think that I should write a blog post about how to dress for a formal night on a cruise ship, as I get a lot of questions about this subject so, that will be coming up soon.

Onboard it is all about the food! This ship has so many options for dining with many speciality restaurants. Everything is so delicious, but I am trying to control myself. As if I don’t I can see myself getting very fat here and I don’t want people asking if I’m pregnant! Hahaha

That is all for now, if you enjoyed reading about my life as well as about the places I visit and packing guides, please let me know as if so, I will add this in as a weekly feature. Comment below or reach out to me on the contact page or send me an email

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Take care, happy travels

Love Lucy x


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    • September 13, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      Thank you 😊 Alaska is stunning & I can’t wait to tell you more about it, upcoming on the blog soon!

      • September 13, 2017 / 9:47 pm

        i will be sure to check back … looking forward to reading more!

  1. September 17, 2017 / 12:11 am

    Alaska is really high up on my list of destinations I would love to visit at some point, a challenge I want to do is try and survive a winter in Alaska. I look forward to hearing more about it from you πŸ˜€

    • September 17, 2017 / 10:37 pm

      Alaska is beautiful, you will love it! You are brave wanting to survive in winter! The next blog is on Tracy Arm Fjord and will be published on Wednesday.

      • September 17, 2017 / 10:53 pm

        I’ll be sure to keep a look out for it 😊 yeah Its just one of those challenges I want to put my self through I know how harsh winters get there 😊

        • September 17, 2017 / 11:06 pm

          Thank you 😊 They do, you are very brave, I could not do it! ❄️❄️❄️

  2. September 17, 2017 / 8:15 am

    Love the deep blue of the sky and water merging together! Alaska is on my bucket list too! Nice sweeping views in the background too!

    • September 17, 2017 / 10:38 pm

      Alaska is fantastic for scenery and I’m glad it is on your bucket list!

  3. lukeandmeagan
    September 18, 2017 / 2:56 am

    Alaska seems so incredible. If airfare weren’t an arm and a leg from the East Coast, we’d both be visiting out there in a heartbeat πŸ™‚ I’m glad you’re enjoying!

    • September 20, 2017 / 10:01 pm

      It is a beautiful place to visit & lots to see. That’s a shame, I hope you find a cheap flight to Seattle one summer to cruise Alaska!

  4. September 18, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Wow, its pretty cool that you get to cruise around with your husband! I took a cruise through the inner passage of Alaska several years back with my family and the scenery was stunning. It sounds like a similar itinerary to yours though we started and ended in Vancouver, Canada. We went bicycling in Skagway and whale-watching in Juneau. Can’t remember what we did in Ketchikan… probably just enjoyed the local beer. Look forward to hearing your recommended activities for each port!

    • September 20, 2017 / 10:03 pm

      I enjoy it as I get to be with him & travel! I have done the Vancouver turnaround, very similar to this cruise. Sounds like you enjoyed your cruise! More coming up this week πŸ˜€πŸ›³πŸ’™

  5. September 19, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Wow! With your husband working on a ship, you get to travel too! We have never been on a stay-on-board cruise, and Alaska is the one we are planning for our maiden voyage. When that happens, I will be referring back to all this information.

    • September 20, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      Cruising is a great way to travel, you see so much in a short time & you only have to unpack once! If you need any cruising advice please reach out. Hope you enjoy reading πŸ˜€

  6. September 20, 2017 / 12:47 am

    Cruising can be fun on the right ship and with the right people. It sounds like you’re having a wonderful time with your hubby too. I love Alaska and would kill to go on an Alaskan cruise – hubby or no hubby. Sounds like fun all around.

    • September 20, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Lol πŸ˜‚ I always enjoy it! Alaska this year has been wonderful!

  7. September 20, 2017 / 5:56 am

    Alaska has been on my list forever. You are so lucky to travel with your husband on a cruise. An ideal match of job n life. Your pictures are beautiful.

    • September 20, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Thank you 😊 Being with him is the most important & the travel is a bonus! πŸ˜€

  8. September 20, 2017 / 6:09 am

    We went to Alaska last winter and loved it!! Would really like to go back in the summer sometime soon too. Such a beautiful state and a cruise would be wonderful! That’s really neat you get to join your husband on the cruise–what a cool experience! Can’t wait to read more about the ports and everything else!

    • September 20, 2017 / 10:10 pm

      Wow! You are brave going in winter ❄️ Cruising in the summer is great, hope you enjoy reading πŸ˜€

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