8-27-13 Tuesday (Day 5, Choo-Choo)

Cruise Itinerary

Welcome to Skagway, our last Alaskan port.  It’s a long excursion day for us.  We hopped aboard a tour bus at the port.  Our tour started with a narrated ride through the downtown area with some residential drive throughs mixed in.  We road on the Klondike Highway into British Columbia and as far as the Yukon Territory Sign. We made several photo stops along the way. The bus turned around and headed back to the Fraser, B.C. where we boarded the White Pass & Yukon Railway.  The train car was reserved for our group.  It was 2 hours back down the mountain to Skagway.  This time we were on the opposite side of the valley/gorge.  This was a great excursion although it was long… maybe an hour or two, too long.

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Salmon video:

Upon arrival to Skagway, we got off the train and decided to make a pit stop to a river nearby where at the beginning of the tour we clearly saw salmon jumping wildly.  We were able to get some fantastic up close photos.  Awesome. 

We hoofed it back to the ship. We ate the canapés platter.

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We also ordered room service for a snack, then showered, dressed and met up with Mark and Michael for cocktails in the Molecular Bar.  What a cool bar! 

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We had a great meal with them in the main dining room, returned to the Molecular Bar for another drink then hit the main theater for the tail end of a show.

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Here’s Celebrity’s excursion description if you’re interested.  If not this is the end of this entry:

Yukon Adventure & White Pass Scenic Railway (SK76)

Skagway, Alaska

Explore the historic White Pass Trail of '98 from several different perspectives. Climb aboard the White Pass & Yukon Railway and ascend into the mountains, hearing stories of the miners who made this sojourn on foot more than a century ago. At Fraser, BC transfer to a deluxe motorcoach and begin your adventure along the historic Trail of '98 to the White Pass summit and into the Yukon. Stop at the Yukon sign for a photo and view of the Yukon Territory. Continuing down the Klondike Highway visit the Yukon Suspension Bridge where you can cross the suspension bridge, 57 feet above a class 4 and 5 river. Enjoy a bowl of Bison Chili before your return drive into Skagway. Bring your passport.

This one-of-a-kind excursion allows you to explore the historic White Pass Trail of '98 from different perspectives. First, climb aboard the White Pass and Yukon Railway and ascend into the scenic mountains, hearing stories of the miners who made this sojourn on foot more than a century ago. At Fraser, British Columbia transfer to a deluxe motorcoach, designed for highway travel, as you begin your adventure along the historic Trail of '98 to the White Pass Summit and into the Yukon. You will make a photo stop at the Yukon Territory sign. Continue down the Klondike Highway and visit the Yukon Suspension Bridge at Tutshi Canyon, where you will enjoy a bowl of Bison Chili. Listen to the awesome silence, interrupted only by the rushing rapids below the bridge.  View three-dimensional interpretive displays detailing the history of the area. Let the exhilarating experience of crossing the suspension bridge, 57 feet above a class four and five river take your breath away. Continue your journey down White Pass with views of waterfalls and Alpine Valleys before returning to Skagway.

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