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Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show | A Rowdy Good Time!

After two days at sea our first port of call was Ketchikan, Alaska, where we were greeted by enthusiastic short excursion guides – and clear skies! (Ketchikan is known for its rainy weather.)

After Carrieanna and I enjoyed our “private tour” of the Saxman Village Totem Park, we returned to the main part of town for another, more rowdy experience – the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show!
Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show | Lumberjack | Competition | Ketchikan | Alaska | Alaskan Cruise | Celebrity Solstice | Shore Excursion | Rowdy Good Time |Wheelchair Accessible | Images by RJMWe had accessible front-row seating, which provided the added bonus of seeing these good-looking, strong young men up close!

Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show | Lumberjack | Competition | Ketchikan | Alaska | Alaskan Cruise | Celebrity Solstice | Shore Excursion | Rowdy Good Time |Wheelchair Accessible | Images by RJMAction-Packed Competition

Representing Alaska (and wearing silver hardhats) were Ray and Thomas. Their competition, representing Canada (and wearing black hardhats) were Will and Logan.

Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show | Lumberjack | Competition | Ketchikan | Alaska | Alaskan Cruise | Celebrity Solstice | Shore Excursion | Rowdy Good Time |Wheelchair Accessible | Images by RJM
Team Alaska
Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show | Lumberjack | Competition | Ketchikan | Alaska | Alaskan Cruise | Celebrity Solstice | Shore Excursion | Rowdy Good Time |Wheelchair Accessible | Images by RJM
Team Canada

Our lovely lady MC kept the guys in line, and encouraged loud and boisterous audience participation!

Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show | Lumberjack | Competition | Ketchikan | Alaska | Alaskan Cruise | Celebrity Solstice | Shore Excursion | Rowdy Good Time |Wheelchair Accessible | Images by RJMThe arena was divided into two cheering sections, one side chanting “USA” and the other cheering for the Canadians. (We were on the “Oh Canada” side!)

Competition included chopping, sawing, tree climbing, axe-throwing, log rolling, and ladies heart fluttering.

(Okay, that last category isn’t real, but these guys were all so good-looking that our hearts – and our eyelashes – were kept a’ fluttering!)

Photo Highlights

Here are some highlights:

Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show | Lumberjack | Competition | Ketchikan | Alaska | Alaskan Cruise | Celebrity Solstice | Shore Excursion | Rowdy Good Time |Wheelchair Accessible | Images by RJMGreat Alaskan Lumberjack Show | Lumberjack | Competition | Ketchikan | Alaska | Alaskan Cruise | Celebrity Solstice | Shore Excursion | Rowdy Good Time |Wheelchair Accessible | Images by RJMGreat Alaskan Lumberjack Show | Lumberjack | Competition | Ketchikan | Alaska | Alaskan Cruise | Celebrity Solstice | Shore Excursion | Rowdy Good Time |Wheelchair Accessible | Images by RJM

Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show | Lumberjack | Competition | Ketchikan | Alaska | Alaskan Cruise | Celebrity Solstice | Shore Excursion | Rowdy Good Time |Wheelchair Accessible | Images by RJM
A man with a chainsaw – and a look of glee upon his face!

Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show | Lumberjack | Competition | Ketchikan | Alaska | Alaskan Cruise | Celebrity Solstice | Shore Excursion | Rowdy Good Time |Wheelchair Accessible | Images by RJMGreat Alaskan Lumberjack Show | Lumberjack | Competition | Ketchikan | Alaska | Alaskan Cruise | Celebrity Solstice | Shore Excursion | Rowdy Good Time |Wheelchair Accessible | Images by RJMGreat Alaskan Lumberjack Show | Lumberjack | Competition | Ketchikan | Alaska | Alaskan Cruise | Celebrity Solstice | Shore Excursion | Rowdy Good Time |Wheelchair Accessible | Images by RJMGreat Alaskan Lumberjack Show | Lumberjack | Competition | Ketchikan | Alaska | Alaskan Cruise | Celebrity Solstice | Shore Excursion | Rowdy Good Time |Wheelchair Accessible | Images by RJMGreat Alaskan Lumberjack Show | Lumberjack | Competition | Ketchikan | Alaska | Alaskan Cruise | Celebrity Solstice | Shore Excursion | Rowdy Good Time |Wheelchair Accessible | Images by RJMWheelchair Accessibility

This excursion was super fun and completely accessible! And the venue is only a block or two from the dock, which allowed for a leisurely window-shopping return to the ship.

Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show | Lumberjack | Competition | Ketchikan | Alaska | Alaskan Cruise | Celebrity Solstice | Shore Excursion | Rowdy Good Time |Wheelchair Accessible | Images by RJM

(All photos: ©2016 ImagesByRJM)

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By Jeri Murphy

Traveler, photographer, wedding officiant, blogger. Mother, friend, explorer ... that's just a little about me!

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