Sitka, Alaska

After leaving the port in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, our cruise ship, the Celebrity MILLENNIUM headed up through the inside passage for our first port of call in Sitka, Alaska. It was in Sitka that the ship took on the fuel we would need for our eight straight sea days before reaching Japan. Half way […]

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Reflecting on Eight Weeks of Cruising

May 1, 2017 We’ve been back home in Boise, Idaho, for a little over a week, but these past nine days pale in comparison to the fifty-six days we were cruising in Southeast Asia. I’m not complaining; I consider it a blessing that Celebrity Cruise Lines likes the presentations that I give to its passengers […]

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In Central and Northern Vietnam

The final Vietnam ports for the season for Celebrity MILLENNIUM. Hoi An The Chan May port is an isolated commercial port that juts out into the South China Sea, making it subject to the vagaries of the weather. Such was the case a couple years ago when strong winds and high waves prevented us from […]

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Going Cruising in SE Asia

We just got back from two glorious weeks in Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico. The weather was beautiful(remember that we left sub-freezing temperatures and lots of snow on the ground in Idaho); the food was delicious (as always!); we had a great time with my brother, his wife, and a friend (including our annual lobster […]

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Otaru, Japan; in Sapporo’s Shadow

September 14, 2016 — Otaru, Japan One of the [many] interesting benefits of being on a re-positioning cruise is that you will often stop in ports that most cruise ships never visit. The port of Otaru, on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, is a lovely area that many people use just as a way to […]

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