Alaska Cruise: Icy Strait Point

Written by Rick Wright. Posted in Features, Other Destinations, Weekend Update

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Published on September 08, 2013 at 12:01 am with 1 Comment

Here’s part four of BC_DisneyGeek’s report on his Alaska Cruise on the Celebrity Century. I’d like a pineapple fritter please. ~~Rick

Part four of the trip has us heading to our first port, Icy Strait Point.

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The Icy Strait is a strait in the Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska. The strait separates Chichagof Island to the south and the Alaska mainland to the north. The strait is 40 miles from its west side at the intersection of the Cross Sound and Glacier Bay to its east side at Chatham Strait and the Lynn Canal. The two largest islands in the strait are Pleasant Island and Lemesurier Island.

The Cape Spencer Light is an important former lighthouse and currently active aid-to-navigation.

The cruise ship Empress of the North ran aground near Rocky Island [1] and took on some water here on May 14, 2007, causing the evacuation of its passengers. None were injured.

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Balinese satay beef and chicken skewers with peanut-chile dip.

Balinese satay beef and chicken skewers with peanut-chile dip.

Brik - Tunisian crisp fired turnover filled with seafood and harrisa paste.

Brik – Tunisian crisp fired turnover filled with seafood and harrisa paste.

Pineapple fritters.

Pineapple fritters.

Another Celebrity ship was leaving as we arrived.

Another Celebrity ship was leaving as we arrived.

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The primary structure in port included shops and displays.

The primary structure in port included shops and displays.

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The process of canning salmon was on display.

The process of canning salmon was on display.

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We were given wood chips when disembarking for throwing into the fire.

We were given wood chips when disembarking for throwing into the fire.

I avoided the pricey excursions and took a walk around the beach and forest.

I avoided the pricey excursions and took a walk around the beach and forest.

This was billed as the world's longest zip line.

This was billed as the world’s longest zip line.

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A tram ride through the forest was one of the excursions on offer.

A tram ride through the forest was one of the excursions on offer.

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 We had to transfer to and from the cruise ship in lifeboats at this port, which I did not particularly enjoy.


We had to transfer to and from the cruise ship in lifeboats at this port, which I did not particularly enjoy.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE NEXT WEEK!

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  • BradyNBradleysMom

    This looks like a thrilling adventure! Can’t wait to read the next part. Thank you for taking the time to share it with all of us!!!