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Cruise Diva Goes Ashore in ALASKA
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Cruise AlaskaPetersburg ~ Alaska

Often called “Little Norway,” Petersburg was settled by Norwegians and their cultural influence is strong. Architecture is Scandinavian and residents sometimes speak Norwegian in this picturesque and unspoiled fishing town. 


Smaller ships can dock at the pier but larger ones must tender passengers ashore amid the well-maintained fishing vessels. Whether you dock or tender, you’ll find yourself at South Harbor, a short way down the road from downtown.

Everything is within walking distance and it’s the only way to experience the area. The Hammer Slough is a wooden boardwalk area of stilt houses that sit just steps from the dock. In Sing Lee Alley is a reproduction of a Viking ship that stands outside the Sons of Norway Hall. Clausen Museum is a jewel that offers insight into Petersburg’s history and development.

For the active-minded, bikes are available for rent in the lobby of the Scandia Hotel. For those who want to soak up local atmosphere, grab a cup of java and take in the sights and sounds of the harbor.

Cool Cruising-- Spring! It's in the air and cruisers' fancies turn north. North to Alaska, with thoughts of majestic scenery, frontiers to explore, and what  to pack.

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