2015 Princess Alaska Cruise
May 14 to June 01 2015 with Daughter and Son-in-law , Heather and Nathan Rappuhn

Ports of Call and Cities Visited

This was a 7-day cruise aboard the Star Princess followed by an 8 Day Land Tour.  { Trip Itinerary & map. }
We, (Bob, Kelly, Nathan & Heather) embarked on the Star Princess in Vancouver, BC and set sail north.
There were 3 ports of call, Ketchikan, Juneau & Skagway. There were two days "at Sea" stopping at Glacier Bay & College Fjord.
We disembarked at Wittier and started the 8 day land tour that included a 2 night stay at each of the following
Princess Lodges, Kenai, Copper River, Denali & Fairbanks.


Seattle - 14/15 May 2015 - stop over
  • Our room in Seattle
  • Streets of Seattle - you can't see how steep they are
  • Streets of Seattle - you can't see how steep they are
  • Some local art work
  • Start of dinner
  • Me - Jack & 7; Kel - some fancy drink
  • Seafood steam to share
  • Crab, shrimp, clams, mussles, corn, red skins, sausage
  • Carousel
  • Carousel
  • Space Needle
  • Our fortunes from lunch in Seattle  Kel thought the timing was perfect so she sent this pixto Heather.
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Vancouver, BC - 16/17 May 2015 - board ship and at sea
  • Our ship from the pier
  • underway at last - view to the stern (rear) of the ship
  • view to the bow (front) of the ship
  • Welcome aboard picture
  • 1st formal night dinner
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at-sea     at-sea
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Ketchikan - 18 May 2015 - 1st port of call 0630-1400
Heather/Nathan - Deadliest Catch tour; Bob/Kel - city Duck tour
  • Ketchikan from the ship - long way down to the pier!
  • Our Cabin  A321 - Heather and Nathan were 3 cabins forward
  • zoom in on the cabin - nice balcony
  • Kel - all bundled up in the Alaska cold!
  • just the view from the pier
  • from sea level to mountians
  • the stern with the night time bar at the top
  • city streets
  • mountians afar
  • mountians afar - snow caps - only snow we saw on the trip was up there!
  • our duck - not military type, designeed for this tour
  • our duck - not military type, designeed for this tour
  • on the bay looking at the ship
  • on the bay looking at the ship - normally 2 or 3 ships a day in port!
  • normally 2 or 3 ships a day in port!
  • Star Princecess
  • the line to getb ack on the ship
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Juneau - 19 May 2015 - 2nd port of call 0800-2100
All - Whale Watching tour; Heather/Nat/Bob - Glacier Float Plane tour
  • Kim - this is for you
  • another for Kim
  • mountians w/snow caps surround the city
  • mountians w/snow caps surround the city
  • mountians w/snow caps surround the city
  • mountians w/snow caps surround the city
  • mountians w/snow caps surround the city
  • mountians w/snow caps surround the city
  • mountians w/snow caps surround the city
  • sister ship, moored out
  • wide angle shot of the bay
  • great mountian shot
  • great mountian shot
  • Heather and Nathan make a new friend
  • Heathers new hat
  • on the way to the whale watching - she is so excited!
  • a smile as she wakes!
  • watching for lunch
  • open bay
  • mama and calf
  • mountian falls
  • Mendenhall Visitor Center
  • Mendenhall Visitor Center
  • Service Please!
  • our plane
  • boarding
  • view forward
  • from the air
  • over the mountians and glaciers
  • all glacier
  • same glacier
  • ice is up to 1000 feet thick
  • ice is up to 1000 feet thick
  • ice is up to 1000 feet thick
  • sunset in Juneau
  • sunset in Juneau
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Skagway - 20 May 2015 - 3rd port of call 0700-2030
Heather/Nathan - Mushers Camp & Sled; Bob/Kel - walk around the city
  • 1st view of Skagway in the river
  • 1st view of Skagway in the river
  • What we saw from the cabin after docking
  • Me and my "Baby" in front of the ship - this was both of our's Bucket List.
  • My 2 girls - look at the smiles!
  • town in front, mountians in the back
  • town in front, mountians in the back
  • town in front, mountians in the back
  • snow capped mountians everywhere
  • looks small in this shot
  • pan of Skagway bay from the ship
  • pan of Skagway bay from the ship
  • Skagway bay
  • Skagway bay
  • Skagway bay
  • Skagway bay
  • Skagway bay
  • Skagway bay
  • Skagway bay
  • Skagway bay
  • Skagway bay
  • dinner at the crab shack
  • Kel after dinner
  • Sunset in the bay
  • Sunset in the bay
  • Sunset in the bay
  • Sunset in the bay
  • Sunset in the bay
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Glacier Bay - 21 May 2015 - at Sea; in the bay
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College Fjord - 22 May 2015 - at Sea; in the bay
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Whittier - 23 May 2015 - Disembark ship - head to Kenai
Whittier is surrounded by mountains - other than water/air only way in/out is this 2.5 mile long tunnel.
1 way/1 lane Vehicle traffic in to the city for 30 minutes and then out for 30 minutes
There are train tracks down the middle for train traffic as needed!

Tunnel from  Whittier through the mountian
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Kenai - 23/24 May 2015 - Kenai Princess Lodge
animal shelter on the way to the lodge, river walk at the lodge
  • Animal rescue center on the way to Kenai - Heather feeding the elk grass.
  • Animal rescue center on the way to Kenai - Heather feeding the elk grass.
  • Animal rescue center on the way to Kenai - Heather feeding the elk grass.
  • Animal rescue center on the way to Kenai - Heather feeding the elk grass.
  • Animal rescue center on the way to Kenai - Heather feeding the elk grass.
  • Animal rescue center on the way to Kenai - Heather feeding the elk grass.
  • Nathan resting - Heather all keyed up!
  • both resting
  • Kenai Main Lodge
  • Kenai Main Lodge
  • Kenai Main Lodge
  • our cabin - from the air!
  • our cabin - ground level
  • our cabin - living/dining area
  • our cabin - fire place
  • our cabin entry way with high vaulted ceiling
  • For Cole - in the main dinning room
  • welcome dinner - think I caught Nat off guard
  • out front
  • river walk
  • river walk
  • river walk
  • river walk
  • river walk
  • river walk
  • river walk
  • river walk
  • river walk
  • river walk
  • river walk
  • river walk
  • river walk
  • river walk
  • Kel's faviorite drink
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Kenai to Copper River - 0900 to 1800 (long bus ride)
Ferry Whittier to Valdez - short time in Valdez, on to Copper River
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Copper River - 25/26 May 2015
All - Copper River Rafting; Bob/Nate - Glacier Flyover
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Copper River to Denali - 27 May 2015 - 0800-1700, long bus ride
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Denali - 27/28 May 2015
Denali Wilderness Tour & ATV Adventure
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Denali to Fairbanks - 29 May 2015 - by Train, 1600 to 2000
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Fairbanks - 29/30 May 2015
Gold Dredge, Riverboat & Goodbye Dinner
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