Northamerica – Central America – Caribbean Sea » Travel Reports


Geographically, North America includes Greenland (which is an autonomous part of Denmark), Canada, the USA and Mexico. The Caribbean islands, together with the mainland bridge of Central America, form Central America, which is located between North and South America. The largest metropolises include New York City, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto. North and Central America extend over all four climate zones of the earth: in the north the continent reaches up to the Poloarkreis and in the south up to the tropics.

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1 Day in New York – The Vessel & the High Line Park (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, New York

After 7 hours of flying time, we arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport in the early morning from Alaska at around 8 a.m. Luckily, we didn’t have to go through immigration to get out of the airport because we came from Anchorage and it was a domestic flight. Since our onward flight to Frankfurt did not continue until 6 p.m., we still had enough time to drive in for a short time to Manhattan. There was a new attraction with …

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Anchorage – Seward Highway & Alaska Wildlife Center (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Alaska

After checking out in the early morning on our cruise ship – the Royal Princess – we took the transfer bus from Princess Cruises from Whittier to Anchorage. The transfer took about 90 minutes, so we were at Anchorage airport around 10 a.m. Here we got off and were able to store our luggage for free at the airport in a room that was open especially for cruise guests. This service is offered until 5 p.m., then you have to …

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Glacier Bay National Park – A Scenic Cruise in Alaska (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Alaska

After the last days on our journey through the Inside Passage the cities of Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Haines, the last 2 days of our Alaska cruise with Princess Cruises were a “Scenic Cruise”. This means that the ship no longer docks in a harbour, but that you can admire the highlights of Glacier Bay National Park and college fjord directly from the ship.

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Haines – Bears and bald eagles on the Chilkoot River (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Alaska

One of the main reasons why we always wanted to go to Alaska is the fascinating landscape and of course the wildlife! Once seeing bears in the wild, it’s been on our wish list for a long time ♥ And where’s better than in Alaska? Unfortunately, we were not lucky in Ketchikan and Juneau. Therefore, for our stop in Skagway we had chosen a very special trip to Haines, where the chances of seeing bears in their natural habitat were …

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Skagway – Musher’s Camp & Dog Sled Adventure (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Alaska

Anyone who thinks that dog sledding is just for winter is wrong 🙂 Even in the summer months you can experience this adventure in Alaska. To get a glimpse of a dog sled camp, we took part in the Musher’s Camp & Sled Dog Experience after our walk through Skagway in the afternoon. The trip via Princess Cruises takes just over 3 hours and costs USD 160 per person. For the tour we – and about 20 other passengers – …

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Skagway – A walk through the old gold mining town (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Alaska

The old gold mining town of Skagway was the 3rd stop of our Alaska cruise with Princess Cruises. Since we had already laid out at 6.30 in the morning and our departure was not planned until 8.30 p.m., we had all day to explore the town and the surrounding area. Perfect for us, because we were able to take a bear-watching boat trip to Haines, explore the Old Town of Skagway and take part in a dog sled adventure 🙂

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Juneau – Things to do in the capital of Alaska (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Alaska

After exploring the small town of Ketchikan yesterday, we went on our Alaska cruise with Princess Cruises to Juneau – the capital of Alaska. It is often thought that Anchorage, as alaska’s best-known and largest city, is also the capital – but since Alaska became the 49th state to the United States in 1959, the small town of Juneau has been the capital of Alaska. It is home to the Alaska State Capitol, the Alaska State Museum, and the main …

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Visa – Entry to Canada (eTA application) & to the USA (ESTA application)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, Canada

After spending 7 wonderful days with A-ROSA in France, our journey went even further 🙂 Our next destination was Vancouver in Canada. From here we started our week-long Alaska cruise with Princess Cruises to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park up to Whittier (Anchorage). Via A-ROSA we had booked a transfer, which took us early in the morning from the ship in Saint Denis in just under 20 minutes to the airport Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Luckily, our flight from …

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