Magical Alaskan Cruise

Sherry Meagle 21 September 2017
After this, my second full cruise, I am totally convinced - cruising is my favourite type of holiday! So much to see and do, places to visit, people to meet and you only have to unpack once - magic!

To cruise on a 5-star ship on an itinerary that takes in Canada and Alaska is the stuff bucket lists are made of and this is exactly what myself and my daughter had the privilege of doing.

3 glorious days in Vancouver seeing all the sights including Stanley Park, Granville Island, Capilano Park (absolutely amazing suspension bridge) and, of course the great shopping! Can't wait to get back to this beautiful city and next time I will spend a week so that I can get out to Vancouver Island and do a train journey.

Boarding the Celebrity Infinity was so exciting and hassle free. Luggage arrived to our gorgeous ocean view cabin before we were finished looking around.

Our 7-night itinerary took us up the Icy Strait to see the Hubbard Glacier which is the largest calving glazier on the North American Continent. It routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings, sending massive blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes. We got so close it was amazing and the sounds were eerie and magnificent.

The trip wasn't all sightseeing though - we had lots of fun and excitement too - kayaking in Icy Strait and ATV driving in Ketchikan - adrenaline rushes galore! The entertainment on board was great too - from silent discos to late night stand-up comedy - it had it all. The food was wonderful - something to suit all tastes. the cocktails were pretty tasty too!

If you have ever promised yourself a cruise, now is the time to book it - buy one, get one free offers are regularly available and the selection of itineraries available is enormous - from the Med to Arabia to Japan and Africa - the world is wide open to you.