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Old September 16th, 2006, 12:24 AM
sealegs sealegs is offline
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Good evening,

Celebrity had to do that in order to stick to their overall target itinerary for MV MERCURY;; originating Seattle, and yet going all the way to Hubbard Glacier ( 1 hour inland from Yakutat Bay, almost dead middle Gulf Of Alaska ), and still doing this in 7 days with Juneau, Skagway,the obligatory stop in Canada once for the infamous ''act'', Ketchikan, one way via the BC Inside Passage...and allowing decent times in port....all of that became a bit challenging.
Celebrity insisting on keeping that product on offer meant only one thing: start off further North, In Vancouver. Mechanically, imo, the ship is in ''normal''shape.

Cheers
Claude G
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