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Old June 17th, 2004, 05:51 AM
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Has anyone experienced problems seeing Hubbard Glacier? I've read on several boards the ships might encounter problems and not be able to get close enough to the glacier.
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Old June 18th, 2004, 12:50 PM
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We were there during May repo cruise on Summit - also there last May for same cruise: No problem see glacier either time - lots of ice bergs in the water both time. Absolutely beautiful.....

If you have not done it yet, make sure to take a trip out to Mendenhall Glacier while in Juneau - can get close up and personal and it's just a nice place to visit with a wonderful visitors' center!

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Old June 18th, 2004, 01:00 PM
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Thanks for the info. We leave in 2 weeks. Hopefully things won't change too quickly.
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You are in for a WONDERFUL cruise! Just relax and enjoy.

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Old June 18th, 2004, 03:50 PM
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I was there 2 weeks ago on the HAL Oosterdam. The captain did a marvelous job of getting us REALLY close. The view was terrific. BTW, I overheard two people saying that the best view was when we turned around to leave. They must have been standing on the deck at the aft pool. Happy cruising.
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On our visit there almost 2 years ago, we had no problem getting nice and close, but they did say the previous week they couldn't, so hopefully you'll have no problems and have a wonderful day there, its totally amazing, the hightlight of my Alaska cruise for sure.

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Old June 19th, 2004, 05:02 AM
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Again I just read on another board that they got within 3 miles of Hubbard for the view. I hope things get better by the first week of July. It will be amazing anyway to see an area where I've never been.
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We were there 2 weeks ago and we were about 1 mile off shore. Got as close as the ice would allow. On RCCL Vision and Holland America was right behind us. Definately check out the back as you turn around!
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Old June 21st, 2004, 05:34 PM
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Hi
2 years ago the big lake behind the glacer gave way and the coast graud had to close it off to the ships, not sure what they did instead.
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Old June 24th, 2004, 11:27 AM
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Radiance of the Seas got in less than 1 mile on June 16th. It is amazing to see, to watch and to hear the calving. Look for the little harbor seals on the icebergs. They look like little black dots. Don't forget binoculars! Happy cruising.
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Old June 24th, 2004, 03:13 PM
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Thanks for the info on Hubbard Glacier. Our ship, the Serenade, leaves July 4th. Hopefully we'll be able to get close.
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Old June 25th, 2004, 10:37 PM
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