What are Cruise Lines Doing to Avoid Whales?

(9:45 a.m. EDT) — Since last week’s unfortunate incident in Alaska, in which a dead whale was discovered on the bow of Princess Cruises‘ Sapphire Princess, travellers have been asking what cruise lines do — and what they can do better — to avoid such situations. Because large mammals are too small to show up on radar, cruise ships must … Read more

Cruise ship strikes whale near Juneau

by Channel 2 News staff The whale was discovered around 8 a.m. Wednesday (Photo courtesy National Marine Fisheries Service) The ship’s bulbous bow lies beneath the water. (Photo courtesy the National Marine Fisheries Service) ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A cruise ship struck a whale Wednesday while cruising south of Juneau. According to radio station KINY, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration … Read more

30 Ways To Save Money On A Cruise

by Ron – The Wisdom Journal My wife and I recently celebrated our 20 year wedding anniversary by taking an Alaskan Cruise through the Inside Passage. Simply put, we loved going to Alaska and immensely enjoyed the cruise itself. Although we’ve been on several Caribbean cruises with Carnival Cruise Lines, we chose Princess Cruise Lines this time. We were “kid-less” … Read more

Whale Watch in Juneau, Alaska

We saw many Orca and Humpbach whales. We even saw a few Orcas making kills as listed on the map.

Mendenhall Glacier

This picture was taken returning from a whale watch

Celebrity Cruises Award Certificate

I just finished a Celebrity Celebration honoring me as being the passenger with the most Celebrity Cruises on this sailing. I have 13 on Celebrity and this cruise is number 73 for CruiseExpertBob.

From Alaska

Alaska Cruise – Mercury 7-11-10

Passport fees set to increase Tuesday

Many travelers are unaware the cost of an adult passport will go up by $35 to $135; fees for renewals, passport cards and other consulate services are also changing.   BY JENNIFER PALMER Oklahoman    4 Published: July 8, 2010 Modified: July 9, 2010 at 5:12 am Passport fees will increase Tuesday. But travelers aren’t rushing to application offices to … Read more