Personal Navigators: 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver – June 12, 2017

Personal Navigators, and other handouts from the 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver. The Disney Wonder set sail from Vancouver on June 12, 2017. There are additional Personal Navigators from other sailings of this same itinerary for comparison.

Map Wonder 7 Night Alaskan Itinerary A

Day 1 – June 12, 2017 – Vancouver

Day 2 – June 13, 2017 – At Sea

Day 3 – June 14, 2017 – Tracy Arm Fjord Endicott Arm

Day 4 – June 15, 2017 – Skagway

Day 5 – June 16, 2017 – Juneau

Day 6 – June 17, 2017 – Ketchikan

Day 7 – June 18, 2017 – At Sea

Buena Vista Theatre Movies

Thank you Brian Hoffman, Bryan Nelson, Melissa Hatcher and Kristine Segura for all sharing navigators! In addition the the personal navigators, Kristine shared the following overview of her Alaskan cruise experience.

Here’s a little look of what we did on the cruise:

We were unable to go to Tracy Arm because of too much ice, so we went to Endicott Arm instead. We saw a piece of the glacier break off and fall into the water. What a splash! It was cold. Thank goodness for the blankets and unlimited hot drinks.

When we got to Skagway, the weather was nice. No rain, although they got a fresh dusting of snow the night before. We took the White Pass Railway tour. Our tour guide took us past the Canadian Border where we boarded a train that will take us back to Skagway. Passports are a must if you booked this tour. There were a few points of interest along the way. This port is within walking distance of the dock, no need for a shuttle.

In Juneau, it was raining. Rain jackets were very useful. We took the deluxe tour of Juneau which took us to the Mendenhall Glacier, Glacier Gardens, and the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery. This tour gave us the most bang for our money. In the Glacier Gardens, who knew pretty flowers can grow in such a cool weather. The dock is not within walking distance. There are coach buses that will take cruisers back to the ship. There is a drop off and pick up point.

Ketchikan weather is the warmest. We were lucky because it was raining for two straight weeks before we got there. This port is closest to the dock. Get off the ship, cross the street, and you’re there. We took the Rain Forest Island Adventure. Our bus took us to Knudsen Cove to ride a banana boat that took us to an island. It has a gorgeous beach. There was a bit of hiking, but there are wood planks on the trail.

If shopping is your thing, make sure to attend the Port Shopping presentation by Celia. She’ll hand out maps of stores. Make sure to take a look at the Spirit of Alaska section of these maps for these shops are owned by locals. I must say that the jewelry stores can be pushy. The best stores we found are Del Sol—they’re in all ports, Julie’s in Ketchikan, Salmon Etc in Ketchikan if you like salmon and the Alaska Shirt Company for souvenirs. I recommend to comparison shop to get the best prices. Most stores offer free items with no purchase necessary. Most are good quality.

We also stayed a few days in Vancouver. We visited Stanley Park, Granvill Island, Robson Street, and Gastown. We stayed in downtown Vancouver which is only a five to ten minute walk to Canada Place. Check in was a breeze as well as collecting our luggage at the end of the cruise.

My daughter enjoyed the kids club and my husband and I enjoyed the adults only show. The club host Brian was a hoot. My daughter and I also enjoyed the spa and all the ladies working there were really nice.

If you have any navigators you would be willing to share, please send me an email. If you would rather upload the files you can use our upload form.

3 Replies to “Personal Navigators: 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver – June 12, 2017”

  1. Ashley K

    Thank you for posting these! They have been slightly different for each sailing and very helpful for planning purposes!


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