Alaskan Royal Caribbean Cruise Explorer of the Seas Part 2

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I’m sharing the rest of the details from our cruise to Alaska today! If you missed the first post, it can be found here. Following our port in Skagway, the cruise headed onto the Tracy Arms Fjords and Glacier which we saw the next morning.

As we made our way through fjords onto the glacier during breakfast we saw icebergs which were so beautiful. They are truly this blue in real life, if not more so. Once we were in front of the glacier the ship slowly spun around several times so that you could view the glacier from all parts of the ship. We found the best spot to be from the helipad (where they were serving hot chocolate), but there really wasn’t a bad view on the ship.

All the performances we saw were amazing! Not only did we get to see this incredible ice skating performance but we went ice skating one morning as well. We saw shows daily from comedians, a magician, several musical and dancing performances as well.

I also have to say I really enjoyed eating on board! There was an endless array of food and practically anything you could think of they offered. Our dinners every night consisted of three courses but really ended up more like five or six once you added up all the dishes. It was delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed not cooking or cleaning for the entire week. 🙂

Sweatshirt: adidas | Jeans: Kensie | Purse: Kate Spade

Our final port was Victoria, BC, Canada. It’s a beautiful and very walkable city. My husband and I had been to Victoria last year so it was nice to go back and revisit some of our favorite spots. We enjoyed a few hours in Canada and then headed back to the ship. I have to say it’s nice to get back on the cruise ships early when you’re in a port because it’s mostly empty. Elevators arrive to you almost instantly and hardly anyone is making use of the onboard amenities like the gym, pool and miniature golf.

One tip I have is that if you are planning to take a cruise or trip to Alaska I would recommend you take a lot of layers. Prior to our cruise I read that frequently from other bloggers and travel sites as well. It’s really true as the weather changed frequently while we were in Alaska, especially at the Skagway port. It was cold, rainy and then sunny throughout that day.

This was truly an incredible trip and we really enjoyed it all! I can’t wait to take another cruise. If you have any questions about our trip, please leave them in the comments below as I will be happy to answer them!

xo

Hillary

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