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On 8/7/2019 at 10:03 AM, Qcruise said:

Two benefits to cruising Alaska late in the season......one are the bargains both on the ship and on land as the season is ending and they need to move their merchandise.  On our ship the very next sailing was going to Hawaii so all "Alaska" things were replaced with "Hawaii" things so everything was half price.  We came home with much more than we packed there.  The other thing we enjoyed was that we did see the Northern lights at midnight one evening off our balcony.  As to weather that can be anything anytime in Alaska and we had everything from rain and cold to warm sunshine and pool days.

Northern lights?! 😮 When was it? Where was the ship at the time? Did you see them accidentally or was there announcement about it?

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Our first Alaskan cruise/tour was in September 1997 and we did see some faint Northern Light in Denali. The hotel would give you a wakeup call if they showed up. Also saw Denali clear for three days. Fairbanks was actually too warm if you can believe it, but we also got to see what the locals called "termination dust", when the snow starts, most of the tourism jobs end. Hope you have great weather! We are going back to Alaska for the first time in 22 years on the Amsterdam in September. This time, all by boat. 

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On 8/7/2019 at 9:47 AM, DaveOKC said:

We like Sept so much that we are going again this year.

We're on Nieuw Amsterdam departing 13 Sep.  You?

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