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  • Day22

    VANCOUVER - SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

    May 15, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Arrived Sydney International Airport @ 08:15 Tuesday 15th May, long haul travelled 7756 miles. Cleared customs checked in luggage to Coffs Harbour, travelled by shuttle bus to domestic terminal awaiting flight. Left Sydney @ 14:35 arrived 15:40, meet by very excited Kady,Blair and Philip. Good to be home. Awesome 5 star holiday living in a postcard. What was the best part of the holiday? "EVERYTHING".Read more

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  • Day20

    ARRIVAL VANCOUVER

    May 13, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Sunday 13th May majestic Alaskan cruise ends. Arrived at Water Front Hotel 10:30am. Getting off ship bedlam 3 ship in port at once not normal. Luggage stowed on coach until 7:15pm when we were picked up at Water Front Hotel and transfered to airport for flight to Sydney. Last day in Canada walked to Gastown went shopping for last time, had lunch at The Old Spaghetti Factory and savoured our last long Island ice tea. While having ice coffee at Starbucks guy turns up with his push-bike kept us entertained until coach arrived to take us to Vancouver BC,Canada airport. Flight left at 23:50 for Australia.Read more

  • Day19

    KETCHIKAN - VANCOUVER

    May 12, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Saturday 12th May, 10 degree Celsius last day on ship, all day at sea cruising inside passage. 3pm Farewell Cocktail Party with tour group. Very foggy,ship sounds fog horn every few minutes. Afternoon of packing and weighing luggage, sorting accounts,organising books. Dinner then piano lounge,back to room to finish packing. Big bag had to be in corridor by 11pm. Finished watching movie "White Fang" then goodnight.
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  • Day18

    GLACIER BAY - KETCHIKAM

    May 11, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Friday 11th May arrived 10:00 am, 12 degrees Celsius. KETCHIKAN known as the Salmon Capital of the World.Tour with tour guide walking (another 50cent tour). 1:30pm Ketchikan's Culture discovery Tour (3.5hrs).Toteum Heritage Centre preserving original toteum poles, Alaskan history at Potlatch Park home to antique cars. Toteum poles and carving centre, a fully re-erected native Alaskan Village,gift store and gun museum. free coffee and biscuit. Dinner then entertainment with Emily And Trevor (duo pianists and singers) Enjoyed 2 shows.9:45am waiters brought chocolate treat. "Chocolate Night".Read more

  • Day17

    SKAGWAY - GLACIER BAY

    May 10, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    10th May Thursday woke 7:00 am, 4 degree Celsius very foggy,poor visibility then seal came right up to ship raised its head, gorgeous it's eyes were staring up at us no time for photo. Cruised Glacier Bay to Margarine Glacier - awesome,seagulls,seals,brown bear,whales. Spent most of morning on deck, needed thermal's,Parker,gloves,beanie and boots. Hot tub before gala night.surf 'n' turf steak and lobster tail. After dinner we went to Blues Band and duo piano players. Back in cabin rock n and rolling with the ship.Read more

  • Day16

    JUNEAU - SKAGWAY

    May 9, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Travelled all night on ship arrived Skakway 5:30am 23 degrees Celsius, the northern most point of the Inside Passage once a gateway city for the Klondike gold rush early breakfast,then caught shuttle bus into town. Went back to ship for lunch then 12:45pm caught train and travelled White Pass and Yukon Route 3.5hrs. Caught shuttle bus back into town to find local library which has WiFi. Will caught shuttle bus back to ship leaving 8:30pm for Glacier Bay.Read more

  • Day15

    CRUISE SHIP - JUNEAU

    May 8, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Tuesday, May 8th, 21 degrees Celsius. 6:00am lots of dolphins swimming beside ship.
    6:30am speed boat came out of nowhere and pulled up along side ship (pirates) lol, later captain told us 3 pilots came on board. At 8am 8degree Celsius. Came ashore 2pm. Our tour guide did a walking tour, we shopped, we rode tramcar to Mt. Roberts. Saw a Bald Eagle "Lady Baltimore". Now sitting in library as only free WiFi. Will return to ship soon for evening meal. Will set sail at 10pm. An amazing warm sunny day.Read more

  • Day14

    AT SEA

    May 7, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Monday, May 7th, weather 7degrees Celsius, mostly sunny, ships clocks set back 1hour at 2:00am.Spent time exploring and finding our way around ship. After lunch went to movies saw "Murder on the Orient Express". 1st Gala Night 4 course meal. Listened to Blues Music also entertained by 2 pianists playing and singing,brilliant. When we arrived back to cabin there was an elephant made out of towels.Read more

  • Day13

    VICTORIA - VANCOUVER - CRUISE SHIP

    May 6, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Sunday, May 6th took ferry back across Georgia Strait to Vancouver then transfered to Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal to board Holland America Line cruise ship M S WESTERDAM. 4:30pm social gathering with tour group. Dinner 6pm Pinnacle Grill for a Sail Away Dinner. Clocks back 1hr. each night cabin stewards set room up for the night.,with towels make animals - rabbit.Read more

  • Day12

    VICTORIA

    May 5, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Travelled to by coach to visit and have breakfast in historic dinning room of original Butchart Gardens residence,then explored the amazing gardens. 1pm went for 45 minute tour around the streets of Victoria and Beacon Hill Park in a horse drawn carriage finishing the tour with a spectacular view of the British Columbia Legislature. Tonight 7pm special farewell dinner at the Hotel Grand Pacific.Read more