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    Royal Caribbean & NCL or whoever our next cruise is booked with :)
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    The next one....

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  1. And finally, here is a video from our whale watch in Icy Strait point:
  2. We seemed to be very lucky this day with whale tails!!!
  3. The boat we were on was quite unique....it moved at speed to get us out to the whales but once it slowed down, they opened the windows along both sides so every had great views. You can see here the window is swung in and hooked to the ceiling. There was a second group of folks from Azamara doing just the whale watch portion of the tour. There were alot fewer folks on our boat..... And back to the whales....
  4. It wasn't long before our first humpback sighting!!
  5. We typically plan our own port excursions however today we actually booked through Azamara to do a combined whale and bear tour. We knew going in the likelihood of seeing bears was minimal given how early in the season we were visiting (i.e. before the salmon were running). But we were here so we thought we would try..... We met on the dock: Our tour boat.... And we were off... Our first wildlife sighting.....
  6. Monday May 27 - Icy Strait Point (Hoonah) Today was our first actual port, a stop in Icy Strait Point, an Alaska Native owned-and-operated community, with all profits directly supporting the community of Hoonah, Alaska’s largest Native Tlingit village. You can learn more about Icy Strait Point here: https://icystraitpoint.com/ We were racing with the Celebrity Millenium to get into ISP. They ended up docking and we were tendering today.
  7. Thanks for sharing!! Great photos and glad you had a great 1st cruise! Sounds like cruising may have been a great fit for your family! Enjoy!
  8. Thanks for the review, and your great photos!!! Similar to you, I can see us heading back to Alaska as well. There is just so many options that you can't possibly do them all on one trip! Thanks again! Jerry
  9. We ended up seeing 6 or 7 calving events in total. By now the Golden Princess was sailing onward...... And I will leave you with one final calving video from our day at the Hubbard Glacier....
  10. We were very lucky as we saw yet another calving......
  11. We were now about half a mile from the glacier which was as close as we could get, but the sky was clearing and the detail of the glacier was amazing as you could see the compressed layers.....
  12. And then we heard the loud cracks again.......
  13. By now the Crown Princess looked like it was surrounded by ice.... We continued to see more detail emerge in the glacier, and it was starting to get brighter!
  14. We continued to edge slowly closer And then we saw our first calving of the glacier.....
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