Alaska and Vancouver 2010
Alaska and Vancouver for a family trip. 7 day cruise on the Celebrity Mercury to see Icy Strait Point and Hoonah, the Hubbard Glacier, Juneau and the Mendenhall Glacier, and Ketchikan. Tack on a few days in Vancouver to explore Richmond's new Chinatown-ish area, the University of British Columbia (UBC), plus the downtown areas of Vancouver: Gastown, Central Business District (CBD), and (the old) Chinatown.
Day 1 - Late arrival in Vancouver airport (YVR), then straight Richmond for a late night snack.
Day 2 - Exploring the University of British Columbia (UBC), plus waiting for the rest of the family to arrive.
Day 3 - Starting the cruise on a belly full of dim sum, 5pm departure on the MV Celebrity Mercury.
Day 4 - Heading north via the Inside Passage.
Day 5 - Icy Strait Point/Hoonah, Alaska. Including the world's longest zip line.
Day 6 - Cruising by the Hubbard Glacier.
Day 7 - Juneau, Alaska: Mt. Roberts and the Mendenhall Glacier.
Day 8 - Ketchikan, Alaska: salmon! (sort of)
Day 9 - Heading back to Vancouver via the Inside Passage.
Day 10 - Vancouver: Central Business District, Chinatown, Gastown.
Day 11 - Heading back to California!