Day 11 – Victoria, British Columbia on Star Princess

Day 11 – Victoria, British Columbia on Star Princess Gail Jessen, Live Voyage Reports Victoria is known as “The City of Gardens.” It sits at the southern tip of Vancouver Island and it’s the western most point in Canada. Established as a trading post in 1843 in honor of England’s Queen Victoria, it’s the oldest city […]

  • April 4, 2014

Day 10 – Sailing Toward Canada on Star Princess

Day 10 – Sailing Toward Canada on Star Princess Gail Jessen, Live Voyage Reports The Star Princess spent all day at sea, sailing south toward Victoria, British Columbia. We only have two more days onboard before we disembark in San Francisco. At this point in our itinerary the inevitable return to reality is starting to settle in. We’re looking […]

  • April 4, 2014
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Day 9 – Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska on Star Princess

Day 9 – Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska on Star Princess Gail Jessen, Live Voyage Reports [This report was filed on the morning of Day 10. The satellite internet connection was out for over 12 hours. I discussed the conundrum of connectivity at sea in a previous post, so check it out for tips. #lifeatsea] Our […]

  • April 4, 2014
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Day 8 – Skagway, Alaska on Star Princess

Day 8 – Skagway, Alaska on Star Princess Gail Jessen, Live Voyage Reports The indigenous Tlingits called it Skagua, meaning approximately “the place where the north wind blows.” The gold rush stampeders mispronounced it Skaguay. and it has since been spelled Cquque, Schkague, Shkagway, Schkawai, and Skagwa. In 1899, someone in a Washington, D.C. post […]

  • April 4, 2014
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Day 7 – Juneau, Alaska on Star Princess

Day 7 – Juneau, Alaska on Star Princess Gail Jessen, Live Voyage Reports Heather and I booked different shore excursions in Juneau today, but both discovered the epic, bucket list Alaska we’d been waiting for. The Alaska we explored today is the Alaska you can’t believe is actually real. Nothing can be that huge, that […]

  • April 4, 2014
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Day 6 – Ketchikan, Alaska on Star Princess

Day 6 – Ketchikan, Alaska on Star Princess Gail Jessen, Live Voyage Reports What we were told about Ketchikan prior to arriving: Ketchikan is the rain capital of Alaska. It rains 240 days a year. Locals measure rain in feet, not inches (13 feet annually). The town is nestled in a coastal rainforest. Locals are […]

  • April 4, 2014
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Day 5 – Last Day At Sea On Star Princess Before Ketchikan

Day 5 – Last Day At Sea On Star Princess Before Ketchikan Gail Jessen, Live Voyage Reports In anticipation of rainy Ketchikan tomorrow, the sun politely showed up in full force today to wish us farewell. With moderate temps in the high 50s, the Star Princess was buzzing with activity. The top decks (Lido and […]

  • April 4, 2014

Day 4 – Still Sailing Toward Alaska on Star Princess

Day 4 – Still Sailing Toward Alaska on Star Princess Gail Jessen, Live Voyage Reports Sailing, sailing, sailing, with nothing but ocean and the Star Princess from dawn to dusk. Today was our second full day at sea. My friend and I intentionally opted out of every planned activity offered. We decided to not only […]

  • April 4, 2014
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