The Magdalen Islands, Quebec, Canada

The Magdalen Islands are a Canadian archipelago located about the center of the Saint Lawrence Gulf belonging to Quebec. It is a dune area with only a 25% forests, there are kilometers and kilometers of beach. In the south of the archipelago there are two more important islands; du Havre Aubert Island (inhabited by the French) and Entry Island (inhabited by English speakers). The islands of the archipelago are mostly connected by four long dunes and two bridges. There are approximately 200 species of birds that frequent the archipelago annually. Between 1st May and 15th August, it is recommended to avoid the breeding areas identified by signs. There are also several species of seals and some whales and dolphins. There’s Seleine mine where they get salt for the icing roads.

Tips

It’s a nice place to take a quiet holiday but with the possibility to do many activities such as swimming, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, sea kayaking, boat trips, diving, horse riding, golf, among others.
You can also enjoy the gastronomy of the islands and its local products.
If you like museums, visit the Museum of the Sea.

Ketchikan, Alaska, United States

 

Ketchikan is a city in the state of Alaska, United States, located on the southwestern side of Revillagigedo Island (in the Alexander Archipelago); Ketchikan Gateway Borough headquarters. The town is part of the Tlingit territory (an Aboriginal nation that inhabits all of Southeast Alaska) and is oriented along the Tongass Gulch within the Inner Passage. Tourism is the city’s largest revenue entrance, and its growth is also significant with cruise ship tours that bring in thousands of passengers every year. It is also known for salmon, wood and totems that you can find everywhere just walking sround the city. Many activities are offered to visitors, amphibian excursions, scenic flights, guided tours to discover the fauna and flora of the region, etc.

Tips

If you decide to travel the city for yourself, there is the tourist office at the port where you can find out about the activities to do in town or simply ask for a map to better guide you.

If you’re traveling with kids, you can visit First City Salmon, a guided tour to learn more about salmon with a tasting and of course you’ll be able to take the famous photo with the salmon while having Ketchikan’s harbor as a backdrop.

Carnival Miracle

The Carnival Miracle is a ship belonging to Carnival Cruise Lines and put into service in 2001. It belongs to the Spirit class. The ship will be dry laid in February 2020 to do a complete renovation. There is capacity for 2124 passengers and 934 crew members. Its length is 294 meters. You will find everything you need to enjoy a beautiful cruise: restaurants, bars, games room, library, casino, theater, disco, mini-golf, etc. You also have the laundry service, babysitting, breakfast in your cabin, etc.

Tips

Obviously the ship will not be available during the renovations, but you can consult the other ships and itineraries on the company website.

This article is just to show how the ship was before going dry.