Queen Elizabeth Alaska June 20 – June 30 2019


It has been two years 2017 since our last cruise on a Cunard ship Queen Victoria thru the Panama Canal and two years prior that 2015 on the QM2 for its TA 175 Anniversary voyage.

So must be a pattern now we are on the Queen Elizabeth 2019 for one of its four 10 day cruises in Alaska Vancouver – Vancouver

Cunard after 20 years has returned to Alaska and for 2020 will be operating a full May – September Alaska cruise season out of Vancouver with the QE such the demand exceeded their expectations.

Liz and I were surprised when one of our daughters and her family ( 2 granddaughters) plus her mother-in-law decided to join us

Cunard has a wonderful kids club so that helped plus I learned to sample a lot of Gins from the Gin Bar

Our first cruise was Vancouver return on Celebrity Infinity August 2001 to Alaska

It included us visiting Hubbard Glacier again

And visiting Skagway again ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ˜Š

Course the town has grown a lot and with four ships in very crowded.

We decided this time to take a return ride on the WhitePass railway which is about 3 hours long. Not for the faint hearted if heights bother you looking down from the side of the carriage

I had to add a mascot to my collection of Cunard bears so this time bought Mr Bobby or should I say “Constable ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Rob ”

We only had two Formal nights of the ten nights

First night was Black/White and second Formal was Roaring Twenties

Here is my daughter and granddaughter dressed. We were unable due to ships cough , will explain later on

icey Straits is a private island opened up to cruise companies and offers all thing Alaska. A days tender port

Here are some pics around the ship

Easy to walk and find

Our favourite spot was Garden Lounge and to enjoy a midday Hot Chocolate with Cognac and such

 

Not to forget the Library with its two decks and drop off a book and take one in return

I had forgotten I get a few free hours internet being now Gold but I used my $8 CDN daily mobile roaming plan instead when in port

That way I could easily post pictures

Finally the Fanzine members got a picture together at the World Club drinks event

Mr CC Paul Cunane, myself , Liz and Gillian Heard

Cunard just informed us we only have 31 more nights to move to Platinum status

We have cruised on the three Cunard ships in the last four years for a total of 39 nights. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿšข๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿท๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง

Our family and granddaughter did get to the Commodore Club early in evening after a show and being Alaska one could enjoy late sunsets

Of course we enjoyed leaving Vancouver and the Inside Passage day

At one point early in the day I saw a mast outside our Cabin Window 1105

Turns out it was the Canadian Pilot boat come to collect the pilots and the waves were choppy

on about the last few days Liz came down with a dreadful cough and fever such she missed the Roaring Twenties Ball and had even bought a special gown which is now gathering dust.

I thought I had escaped but on the day of disembarkation I was now with such plus a fever

When we got here home I slept from mid afternoon till following day and it took 2 weeks to get back to normal, still cough stacks at times

Our final port visit before Vancouver was Victoria and due to Marine shore rules we could not leave the ship. QE is deemed leaving and arriving a Canadian port for the 10 days

Who says kids do not enjoy Cunard. Here is my granddaughter waiting for desert, outside on deck

To close our cruise

The dreaded luggage in the corridor

The only issue I had was changing our meal times to 5:30 pm especially as tour times did not close earlier

They say it was done to satisfy a group but that group had left three cruises prior to us

Of course we had a great family time together

Now I just have to work out how not to get the dreaded Cunard cough in the future

Did I mention we had just returned from my Nieces wedding in Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง month prior ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿท

4 thoughts on “Queen Elizabeth Alaska June 20 – June 30 2019

  1. Christine Dodd July 20, 2019 / 02:28

    Lovely review. We’re cruising again in October to the Arabian Gulf but given the current tensions who knows!

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    • robbarcruises July 20, 2019 / 11:37

      Thank you
      It was fun
      Tried to keep in sequence ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿšข๐Ÿท

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  2. This Is Cruising July 30, 2019 / 15:53

    Fantastic photographs Rob, I will get on a Cunard ship one day!

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