Traveling by cruise ship is always enhanced by quality shore excursions, giving travelers a feel for the ports of call. While the films, filmmakers and other honored guests are no doubt driving your interest in Pride of the Ocean, we know our destination is also a powerful draw â€“ Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Victoriaâ€¦ and of course, the magnificent Glacier Bay.No one knows the importance of the shore excursion like your fellow passenger, award-winning writer Randall Shirley, one of North Americaâ€™s busiest freelance travel journalists! Over the next few weeks, travel to Randallâ€™s blog and read his recommendations on shore excursions that will apply to many Alaska cruises. A Vancouver native who honeymooned in Alaska, he certainly knows the territory.
Randall has been in the journalism field for 20 years, including roles as editor and travel editor of three national Canadian gay magazines, and appearing on TV and radio as an expert in gay travel, cruise travel, and theatre travel. He frequently writes for publications such as Travel+Leisure, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, Canadaâ€™s Calgary Herald and Up! inflight magazine.
His travels have taken him to (more…)