Emma has been learning all about Princess Cruises forthcoming 2024 Alaska programme in quite an unusual place – Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, England! Princess Cruises invited Emma to sample a flavour of Alaska by meeting Vickie Pullin of Arctic Quest to hear all about her time in Alaska. Vickie also brought along a selection of herContinue reading “Princess Cruises Celebrating 55 years Cruising Alaska in 2024”
Juneau, the capital of Alaska since 1906, was our first port of call. It is the only American State Capital not accessible by road – everything and everyone arrives by boat or air! Named after one of the two men -Joe Juneau and Richard Harris – who discovered gold in the area back in 1880, the town quickly grew up as mines flourished in the hills above and by 1906 Juneau was centre of the worlds gold mining trade. Unfortunately it was a short lived title and by the 1940s labour shortages due to WW2 meant that the mines closed. Today the cruise industry is the main source of income and employment history of Juneau for the town and the Mendenhall Glacier is its most promoted attraction.