Cruise port

Cruise Port Spotlight: Anchorage, Alaska

November 10, 2016

Sailing into the Port of Anchorage, Alaska by cruise ship is a fairly unique experience. To reach this port, cruise ships must sail 180 miles up Cook Inlet from the Gulf of Alaska. This inlet is named for James Cook, who sailed into it during his 1778 expedition while searching for the Northwest Passage. In 2017, Holland America […]

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21 Fun Facts About Ketchikan, Alaska

February 29, 2016

While a city with 8,245 residents would be considered to be small in most places, Ketchikan is the fifth-most populous city in the state of Alaska.   While the self-proclaimed “Salmon Capital of the World” might be a small in residents and in size at 5.9 square miles, Ketchikan, Alaska attracts nearly a million visitors each year, many of them arriving by […]

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A Walk Around Alicante, Spain

February 19, 2016

Last fall, while on a transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to Ft. Lauderdale, we spent a port day in Alicante, Spain. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Alicante is a popular vacation destination on Spain’s Costa Blanca.  In this view from our cruise ship in the port, you can see Mount Benacantil with its Castillo de Santa Barbara overlooking the city. […]

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17 Fun Facts About Kodiak, Alaska

August 30, 2014

Located 250 air miles southwest of Anchorage, the city of Kodiak, Alaska is home to approximately 6,100 residents, and is the main city on Kodiak Island, the United States’ second largest island after Hawaii’s Big Island. Covering 3,588 square miles, Kodiak Island is 73 square miles bigger than Puerto Rico. You can visit Kodiak by cruise ship, […]

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