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Snorkeling in the Last Frontier

When one of my best friends asked if we’d like to join her family on an Alaskan cruise, I was very excited. They love cruising and we love them, so of course we said yes. 710 more words

Ketchikan Port (Food and Shopping)

From other passengers and workers aboard the Alaskan cruise, I was told that Ketchikan had the best shopping. However, I would clarify that in comparison to Juneau and Sitka, Ketchikan has the most shops, but about a third of them are tourist traps. 226 more words

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Misty Fjords National Monument, Ketchikan, Alaska, USA

Following our visit to Ketchikan, Alaska, we spent the next day on our ship cruising through Misty Fjords (National Monument) with two stops – mid-day and late afternoon – to lower our Zodiac inflatable 20 foot / 6 meter boats for “cruising” along the fjords and observing the spectacular geography, flora and fauna.  546 more words

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Ketchikan, Alaska, USA

“Ketchikan is an Alaskan city facing the Inside Passage, a popular cruise route along the state’s southeastern coast.  It is known for its many Native American totem poles, on display throughout town .  1,174 more words

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Ketchikan is a bustling community backed by forested hills and surrounded by waterway busy with float planes, fishing boats, ferries and cruise ships. The little town of nearly 14,000 is built right over the water in many places. 864 more words

Fjordlands (along the Inside Passage), British Columbia, Canada and Alaska, USA

While it had been twenty-five years since we first sailed on a cruise through the Inside Passage along the fjords of British Columbia and into the panhandle of Alaska, it remains a very exciting three-day trip north from Vancouver to Ketchikan (“Alaska’s First City”).  453 more words

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Catching Fish in Ketchikan

I have finally made it to Alaska and the first town on this inside passage cruise, Ketchikan. This place is mostly known for fish and my plan for the day is to head out on a boat and, hopefully, catch some lunch. 649 more words