If you haven’t noticed from my Instagram account or that I’ve been more quiet with interactions lately, we just returned from a trip to Alaska! We finally got to go on a dreamy Alaskan cruise. It was an 11 day trip that included a visit to Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska.
On the first day we went through embarkation at Pier 35 in San Francisco, California and got settled in. We watched them load luggage, food, and other supplies into the side of the boat with forklifts while we were still docked in the terminal. I think that was the boys favorite part about boarding the ship, ours is a bit farther down in this post.
The seagulls were swarming as we began to navigate out of the Bay. Both in port and as we began to move away we enjoyed sweeping views of Bay Area, including: Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid, Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge, Marin Headlands, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Mason, and the Point Bonita Lighthouse.
I think our (the adults) favorite part was when we passed under the Golden Gate Bridge. Everyone was out on their balcony bidding farewell to San Francisco and snapping photos while people on top stopped to wave goodbye and cheer us on. As we passed under the bridge, I couldn’t help but get goosebumps. It’s a sight that we don’t often get to see. We received lots of messages from friends and family letting us know they see our ship moving along and wishing us well on our trip. It was a really festive experience. Be sure to scroll down for our itinerary details and a video!
I can’t wait to share the rest of the photos from our trip and to provide a little insight into what it was like on our first cruise, especially cruising with the little ones!
Alaskan Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Embark from SF
Day 2 At Sea + Formal Night
Day 3 At Sea
Day 4 Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 5 Juneau, Alaska
Day 6 Skagway, Alaska
Day 7 Glacier Bay National Park
Day 8 At Sea
Day 9 Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Colombia, Canada
Day 10 At Sea + Formal Night
Day 11 At Sea
Day 12 Disembark to SF
My husband made this sweet timelapse video from the ship as we left San Francisco.