July 31, 2010

Alaska Cruise: Victoria

Our last port of call on our Alaska Cruise was Victoria, BC, Canada. Since we had been to Victoria before we opted out of the excursions which included popular sites such as Butchart Gardens, Craigdarroch Castle and the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Instead we walked about 20 minutes from the ship to Downtown Victoria.  Here we stopped at several shops and walked along the Inner Harbour. We spent some time admiring the Fairmont Empress Hotel and watched the street performers. As we made our way back to the ship we passed by the Parliament buildings which were beautifully lit. There was a cadet event at the Parliament buildings, with a parade, so we stayed and watched for a while. As we approached our cruise ship, we marveled at the beautiful sunset behind the brightly lit ships and came to the sad realization that our trip was nearly over. Below is a video of the highlights of our Alaska Cruise.