Written by Cory Lee, April 2018
I recently had the chance to check off a huge bucket list item of mine: Cruise Alaska! I’ve heard for years that one of the best wheelchair accessible cruises in the world is through Alaska and on at least a weekly basis, I receive messages from others asking about accessibility in Alaska. Since I had never been, I couldn’t answer them very well, but I’m happy to say that I finally visited America’s 49th state this past August with Holland America.
My cruise on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam ship was remarkable (a post about accessibility on the Nieuw Amsterdam is here!) and over the course of a week, we had multiple ports of call in Alaska. We cruised through the Inside Passage, docked in Skagway and Ketchikan, and even spent a whole day admiring the glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park. Our first port of call though, naturally, was the capital of Alaska – Juneau!
I wasn’t sure what exactly to expect in Juneau, but it ended up being one of my favorite ports of call for a variety of reasons. READ MORE