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Saw that literally right after I posted (should have read the whole thread before asking a Q, lol).

 

Thank you for checking, though! Your review is definitely inspiring us to go to Alaska in a couple of years.

 

I posted the Local menu earlier. I’m actually having lunch there now. Don’t see the sticks on the menu though...

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I'm asking both of the Bliss cruisers - how's the post-Juneau glacier viewing? Second-guessing myself about Tracy Arm excursion, wondering if it's good enough from the Bliss. Please share pix or opinions! thanks

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Another request :) Is there a possibility you get a photo of the kids menu that they use in the specialty restaurants - that are free - I have a very picky 10 year-old and I'm debating on buying a specialty package for him. Thank you in advance -

WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR MK hooded hat - is that a jacket or a vest? super cute!!!!!

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I'm asking both of the Bliss cruisers - how's the post-Juneau glacier viewing? Second-guessing myself about Tracy Arm excursion, wondering if it's good enough from the Bliss. Please share pix or opinions! thanks

 

We booked the Tracy Arm excursion but wonder if Big Ship changes location what happens to excursion

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Another request :) Is there a possibility you get a photo of the kids menu that they use in the specialty restaurants - that are free - I have a very picky 10 year-old and I'm debating on buying a specialty package for him. Thank you in advance -

WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR MK hooded hat - is that a jacket or a vest? super cute!!!!!

 

We will try to ask for a kids menu when we are at Cagneys later this week and I’ll post the picture here for you.

 

The MK is a hooded vest. I believe that we found it at a Nordstrom Rack. Or perhaps it was at Saks Off 5th. We got it about a week before our cruise.

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I'm asking both of the Bliss cruisers - how's the post-Juneau glacier viewing? Second-guessing myself about Tracy Arm excursion, wondering if it's good enough from the Bliss. Please share pix or opinions! thanks

 

We booked the Tracy Arm excursion but wonder if Big Ship changes location what happens to excursion

 

The Tracy Arm Excursion is TOTALLY WORTH IT!!! Unless you are doing the Misty Fjord excursion in Ketchikan already I would highly recommend the Tracy Arm Excursion in Juneau.

 

I will post photos later (once I get the 1000+ sorted out) but we saw two humpback whales up close, two bears, four bald eagles, three harbor seals, countless waterfalls, and large blue icebergs literally bumping against the side of the boat. And the best part was spending over an hour within 150 - 200 yards from the face of the glacier and witnessing multiple ice calving. And they had free coffee and hot cocoa as well as donut holes to keep us warm and fed during the voyage. There was a naturalist on board who explained everything and they stopped for each animal sighting to allow everyone to get photos.

 

The Bliss came up behind us but stopped maybe 1/2 mile from the glacier. You could still see it but only from a distance. The excursion boat was MUCH MUCH closer.

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Are people using the pools and water slides

 

Yes. But not Floridians. Must be Alaskans or some brave northerners.

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Ocean Blue

 

The Review:

We chose the specialty dining package as one of our Feel Free perks when we booked our cabin.

And since we are sailing into a region well known for its seafood, we decided to choose OceanBlue as one our dinners.

 

The service was a little slow at the beginning with no drink order, water, or bread for some time. Having reservations for the Havana musical in two hours we reached out to the next person that walked by. She said she would talk to our waiter. That waiter never came. But eventually the female waitress ended up taking over our table. It was smooth sailing afterward!

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Are you confirming $9.95/8 laps?

 

Yes. That’s exactly what we got.

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Here is a new question for you - how long is it daylight there? I have never been to Alaska and I know they are daylight a good chunk of the day/evening. Thanks a million!

 

The night sky at 11 pm.

 

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We will try to ask for a kids menu when we are at Cagneys later this week and I’ll post the picture here for you.

 

The MK is a hooded vest. I believe that we found it at a Nordstrom Rack. Or perhaps it was at Saks Off 5th. We got it about a week before our cruise.

Thank you for possible getting me a photo of the Specialty kids menu - AND I'm googling the MK vest ;) - So have you just worn jeans on your trips off to the ports? I was only going to pack 1 pair - but due to the rain, I may need more?;p

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Enjoying your review. Alaska Fish House. This is where we are embarking for halibut fishing in Ketchikan in July. They will cook your catch, but we are hoping to catch and have them ship it home for some good halibut on the grill when we return.

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The set of the Havana show.

 

No photography is allowed during the show. But I’m pleased to say that it was fantastic! Would’ve loved to see it a second time!

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The Tracy Arm Excursion is TOTALLY WORTH IT!!! Unless you are doing the Misty Fjord excursion in Ketchikan already I would highly recommend the Tracy Arm Excursion in Juneau.

 

 

 

I will post photos later (once I get the 1000+ sorted out) but we saw two humpback whales up close, two bears, four bald eagles, three harbor seals, countless waterfalls, and large blue icebergs literally bumping against the side of the boat. And the best part was spending over an hour within 150 - 200 yards from the face of the glacier and witnessing multiple ice calving. And they had free coffee and hot cocoa as well as donut holes to keep us warm and fed during the voyage. There was a naturalist on board who explained everything and they stopped for each animal sighting to allow everyone to get photos.

 

 

 

The Bliss came up behind us but stopped maybe 1/2 mile from the glacier. You could still see it but only from a distance. The excursion boat was MUCH MUCH closer.

 

 

 

Is it called The Tracy Arm Excursion. I’m going on the Bliss in September and I can’t find that shored listed.

 

 

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Is it called The Tracy Arm Excursion. I’m going on the Bliss in September and I can’t find that shored listed.

 

 

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That is the name of the excursion. Someone posted that it wasn't showing up on the September 8th cruise. Not sure what date you are booked, but the small print does say it stops in September, not sure when, because of earlier darkness and more ice. Hope this helps.

 

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I've been following along since you started this thread and just wanted to pop in to thank you for the travelogue and amazing pics. You are a GREAT photographer!! Appreciate the pics and ship info. AND the Seattle info. You are an active young couple! Hubby and I have been to Seattle twice but this will be my mom's first visit. She's 88. She is just a wee bit excited about the whole trip. LOL! :D(We're on the last Bliss Alaska cruise of the season - Sep 22.)

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The Tracy Arm Excursion is TOTALLY WORTH IT!!! Unless you are doing the Misty Fjord excursion in Ketchikan already I would highly recommend the Tracy Arm Excursion in Juneau.

 

 

 

I will post photos later (once I get the 1000+ sorted out) but we saw two humpback whales up close, two bears, four bald eagles, three harbor seals, countless waterfalls, and large blue icebergs literally bumping against the side of the boat. And the best part was spending over an hour within 150 - 200 yards from the face of the glacier and witnessing multiple ice calving. And they had free coffee and hot cocoa as well as donut holes to keep us warm and fed during the voyage. There was a naturalist on board who explained everything and they stopped for each animal sighting to allow everyone to get photos.

 

 

 

The Bliss came up behind us but stopped maybe 1/2 mile from the glacier. You could still see it but only from a distance. The excursion boat was MUCH MUCH closer.

 

 

 

Did they make you wear life vests or was it optional?

 

 

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The Tracy Arm Excursion is TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!

 

I will post photos later (once I get the 1000+ sorted out)

 

The Bliss came up behind us but stopped maybe 1/2 mile from the glacier. You could still see it but only from a distance. The excursion boat was MUCH MUCH closer.

 

I CAN'T WAIT to see your pics. Thanks for all the info. We booked this excursion today! July 14th sailing. Just wondering about how many ppl were on the excursion?

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I’m looking forward to seeing your pictures from the Tracy Arm excursion. It sounds wonderful!

 

 

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The Tracy Arm Excursion is TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!

 

I will post photos later (once I get the 1000+ sorted out)

 

The Bliss came up behind us but stopped maybe 1/2 mile from the glacier. You could still see it but only from a distance. The excursion boat was MUCH MUCH closer.

 

I CAN'T WAIT to see your pics. Thanks for all the info. We booked this excursion today! July 14th sailing. Just wondering about how many ppl were on the excursion?

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