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Old April 30th, 2007, 09:37 PM
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We are making our way to Alaska via the Coral Princess this May 21-28. This is our first cruise period. We understand that the air temps in Alaska will be around 55-60F, normally in late May.
My question, however, is what might we expect while on the ship. Typically the air feels much cooler when on the water. We live on lLake Michigan where the air temperature on land can reach 95F but out on the water it may be only 60F.
Might we expect to be dressed in heavy jackets even when making our way around the various decks of the ship?
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Most likely you'll be fine wearing a light jacket or sweat shirts while on the ship. You'll feel a breeze, but its not freezing. If you plan on any glacier excursions, thats where the warmer clothing will be needed.
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You will need warm layers, knit hat and gloves on your glacier sailing days- which you have 2, YES it will be cold. And having the proper attire will make all the difference. Many many people are unprepared, you will see them, run out for a glacier look then take off just as fast shortly after.

Unless you are wishing only for inside viewing, camp out at a front viewing area EARLY. Or if you have a PORT side balcony/window, no views/commentary from starboard sides on the way in. But best views are from the front.
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Unless you are wishing only for inside viewing, camp out at a front viewing area EARLY. Or if you have a PORT side balcony/window, no views/commentary from starboard sides on the way in. But best views are from the front.
So if one has a starboard cabin, we could enjoy the views on the way out, right? Would there be commentary at that time? Our hope is to get a good front viewing spot early as you suggest, for the ride into, and relax on our starboard balcony on the way out. Will this work?
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We are making our way to Alaska via the Coral Princess this May 21-28.
Oh, and forgot to mention, we're on your cruise Bob-o! Only 2 weeks from tomorrow!!!
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Unless you are wishing only for inside viewing, camp out at a front viewing area EARLY. Or if you have a PORT side balcony/window, no views/commentary from starboard sides on the way in. But best views are from the front.
So if one has a starboard cabin, we could enjoy the views on the way out, right? Would there be commentary at that time? Our hope is to get a good front viewing spot early as you suggest, for the ride into, and relax on our starboard balcony on the way out. Will this work?
Thanks!
The ship, essentially just leaves Glacier Bay, no commentary on the way out.

My "early" front viewing spot is in reference to INSIDE viewing. This is gone VERY early as people park themselves there all day. Outside front viewing is much more available. People come out, and plenty move on- getting cold- the most common reason. Being underprepared in their attire. Be CERTAIN to have layers and that knit hat and gloves, will make ALL the difference in your enjoyment.
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...Be CERTAIN to have layers and that knit hat and gloves, will make ALL the difference in your enjoyment.
But I dont' know how to knit! Karen, will you knit me a pair of mittens so I can better enjoy MY Alaska cruising? Or are there other options to knit material which doesn't repel wind at all... neoprene, gore-tex, leather...? Or is "knit" the only way to go?

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