We’re Soon Sailing Alaska With Crystal Cruises
Crystal Cruises Majestic Alaska – Vancouver to Anchorage on Crystal Serenity
Carol and I will soon be sailing with Crystal Cruises in Alaska.
We love cruising in Alaska, and we chose Crystal Cruises for our third Alaska sailing because we wanted to see for ourselves what all the hullabaloo is about with this cruise line.
You see, according to the Crystal Cruises website, “Crystal Cruises consistently ranks among the top luxury resorts— at sea or on land— in the world. For more than a decade, Crystal has won an unprecedented number of top awards across multiple categories including being voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler more than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history”.
That’s quite an extraordinary achievement. Particularly when you consider that they’ve been able to accomplish this with only two ships and what some would say are older ships as they were built in 1995 and 2003.
Now, before I get started, you should know that their ships have both enjoyed major multi-million dollar refurbishments, and with a new owner announced this year, Crystal Cruises is on a tear building new ocean liners, smaller luxury yachts, luxury river cruise ships, and even a massive jumbo jet that will take folks around the world on luxury journeys. So, things are pretty exciting in the strategic planning rooms of Crystal Cruises.
So, rather than tell what I think about Crystal, or what our peers and clients have told us, I’m going to be sharing our Crystal Cruises experience with you from aboard ship. We’ll share information and our own photographs about the staterooms, our first impressions, the food, the restaurants, the entertainment, the destination, and much, much more.
Keep an eye on our website, Facebook Page and Twitter beginning next weekend as that’s when all the fun begins.
Lastly, for those of you who are clients of our travel agency, don’t worry, we’re not abandoning you. Simply call our travel agency and our team members Oscar and Leah will take great care of you. And, we do have cell phones and Internet on the ship and in Alaska. Remarkably, ours is a business that we can operate from anywhere in the world. How cool is that?
Stay tuned. We can’t wait to share our experience with you!
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Must see Margarete Glacier in Glacier NP.
Mendelhoff Glacier in Juneau.
Town of Skagway & Liarsville Salmon BBQ Bake.
Zipline in Knudson Cove, Ketchiken Area.
& Oh yes, Ketchiken is home to King Salmon,
Canoe out to Mendelhoff Glacier, unique experience.
Sailed Princess to Alaska, late May-June cruise time.
Skagway then had Blue skies.
Juneau & Ketchiken were overcast, Juneau had misty rain.
Must see Victoria BC area.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your suggestions. Lot’s of goodies in that list. 😀
Until Alaska, my only serious nautical experience was crossing the Irish Sea on a car ferry. For lovers of the life marine, as you can imagine, Holyhead to Dublin is pretty hard to beat. So my problem initially with our 12-day Islands Glacier cruise was trying to imagine how the luxury ship Crystal Symphony was in any way likely to be better than a storm-tossed journey on Stena Line.
And what is your verdict?