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Experience Alaska: Alaskan Photography Cruise with C.Mae Design Hosted by Princess Cruise tours

This is a dream come true for me. This idea sparked from my mom’s life long dream of going on an Alaskan cruise. Initially she wanted to do it for her 60th birthday but was put off. Now she is 66 and I realized we never know how long we have on this earth. Her health is well and all is well. It just makes you realize how quickly time goes and how important it is to say “YES” to things that excite you and inspire you. To take ACTION on the things on those bucket list items. Don’t wait till you’re dying to live. When I decided to take action and LIVE while I have the chance this was a no brainer. This cruise to me is the opportunity to share this experience with my mom, family, and friends. A gift to ourselves that we will never forget that I’d love for you to enjoy as well.

Alaska is one of the most unique and photography rich cruises known. The wild, nature, and unique landscape provides a photographic opportunity at every moment. Princess Cruises will guide us through the wilderness during the summer solstice while I help guide to you capturing beautiful photographs.

You do not need to be a professional photographer! Classes will contain a simple understanding of photography (whether you’re using an iPhone or professional equipment). Instruction will be in class settings and include one-on-one time as well. I will also be available for questions along the way! You also have the option to not join in on the classes if you’re there to simply enjoy the scenery in the moment! Some of us will want to capture it to last forever and encourage you to join in on the education!

This adventure’s itinerary include:

Saturday, June 13th 2020
Board Ship 4:30pm Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sunday, June 14th 2020
At Sea: Photo Class #1 Camera Basics & Settings (Portrait and Landscape) 10:00am - 11:30am. Class includes understanding camera settings. We will go through the different settings you need to a great photo based on a portrait or landscape. Group setting plus one-on-one time allowed.

Monday, June 15th 2020
Ketchikan, Alaska, United States: Arrive 6:30am - Depart 3:00pm. Opportunity to explore Ketchikan and small shops. On land photography session in Ketchikan. Grab your partner, friend, or family for a photo session with Cassie in Ketchikan. Photo session includes 15-30 minutes, your images uploaded to an online gallery where your professional images taken by Cassie will be collected throughout the trip. You will have access to the high-resolution images available for free download directly from her site copyright free.

Tuesday, June 16th 2020
Juneau, Alaska, United States: Arrive 8:00am - Depart 9:00pm. Begin the day with whale watching & photography. Cassie on-site for technical support for photographers 9:00am - 10:30am. Take the afternoon to explore Juneau.

Wednesday, June 17th 2020
Skagway, Alaska, United States: Arrive 7:00am - Depart 8:30pm. Adventure into Skagway to have a cold beer at a local pub and leisure around the town. Relax, restore, and explore. Cassie available for photography questions.

Thursday, June 18th 2020
Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising), Alaska, United States: Arrive 6:00am - Depart 3:00pm. Amazing photography day for glaciers and scenic views. Photography Class with Cassie on details that make your photographs more artistic 3:30pm - 4:30pm on ship.

Friday, June 19th 2020
College Fjord (Scenic Cruising), Alaska, United Sates: Arrive 6:00pm - Depart 8:30pm. Grab your partner, friends, family for a photo shoot on the ship! Photo session includes 15-30 minutes, your images uploaded to an online gallery 4:00pm - 5:30pm.

Saturday, June 20th 2020
Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska, United States: 12:30am board train. Enjoy a magical train ride into Alaska. Arrive to Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge. This exclusive direct-to-the-wilderness rail service provides a fabulous beginning to an incredible journey. Enjoy the magnificent scenery and more!

Sunday, June 21st 2020
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge: Have a full day to get out into one of America’s best national parks. Tons of sites and tours available.

Monday, June 22nd 2020
Fairbanks: This morning travel by scenic motor coach to Fairbanks, Alaska’s “Golden Heart City”. This afternoon take a Riverboat Cruise down to Chena River or other tours that catch your eye.

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020
Fairbanks: Your memorable vacation end this morning in Fairbanks.

Pricing & Information:
Pricing with cruise, taxes, gratuities, and transfer to Fairbanks airport, all photography classes and C.Mae Design photography sessions:
Balcony $3999
Inside $2608

*Airfare is not included (Typically $600- $700 per person is average depending on flights and airports).

For reservation and bookings please contact Karen Schinke with Chocolate City Travel at 262-492-8747 or at

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