After one of history’s deadliest maritime disasters, the Titanic, one would think that passenger ships would want to avoid going near icebergs. But nearly 100 years after the sinking of the Titanic people actually pay money to go to areas with icebergs. Why would anyone want to go where it is cold, dreary, and there exists a potential for sinking? Whatever the reasons, we are about to find out. Tomorrow morning we drive to Vancouver British Columbia to go on a 7-day Alaskan Cruise.
Most of our trips have us heading south, in search of sun and warm beaches. But this time we are heading north, in search of icebergs, or something. In 2003 BC (before child) Kerri and I went on a 7-day Caribbean cruise and had a great time. Our lodging, transportation, and food was provided, so all we had to do was sit back, relax, and hop off the boat at each of the ports to buy cheesy souvenirs and postcards. You don’t get a lot of time at each port, but it is long enough to get a feel for the place and do some local activities. This Alaskan cruise should be much the same, in regards to the all-inclusiveness, and will take us to Tracy Arm, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, and Ketchikan. We really don’t know much about those places except that they are cold and in Alaska. We considered getting an Alaskan guidebook, but that would have taken the mystery out of it. So, off we go, blindly, into the land of the midnight sun. And hopefully we are not eaten by grizzlies or giant mosquitoes. Wish us luck!