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Old May 14th, 2008, 12:30 AM
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Last Alaska cruise we went Glacier Bay - awesome trip! This time we are going southbound (same port of calls with Sitka added) but tell me I won't e disappointed in the scenery along the way. We do see glaciers, right? Have an aft balcony.
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Sitka is the most beautifully-situated of all the Alaska ports. Why would you be disappointed is you're going the same places plus Sitka??????
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Just wondering about the scenery as compared to glacier bay. Want to see those glaciers. :-)
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If you are going to Hubbard Glacier, don't get your hopes up of sitting there and seeing the calfing of the ice like Glacier Bay. We went 2 years ago, in May, and there were too many icebergs for the Captain to go all the way into Hubbard so we got half way there and had to turn around. Don't get me wrong, it was still beautiful and we enjoyed the scenery, in fact we are going again next week. If you want to see a glacier, take the glacier tour in Juneau to get up close and personal. Enjoy the wonder of Alaska and make the most of it no matter what

I agree Sitka is a wonderful port.
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We went on Hal last August . We got up and persnal with Hubbard and it was amazing. Sitka is beautiful. My wife and son journied to Sitka 9 years ago to check out thier university because our son was interested in it. He straitaway realized that it wasn't for him. They boyh raved about Sitka and finaly I got to enjoy it for myself. Just being docked there was eyepleasing. Have a great time.....MD
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I guess it depends on the time of year you travel. I think in May the ice has yet to break up and melt a little, but as the summer goes on you can get closer to the glacier. I am going next week, and I pray we get closer than last time. I agree with MD, Sitka is fantastic!
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Last Alaska cruise we went Glacier Bay - awesome trip! This time we are going southbound (same port of calls with Sitka added) but tell me I won't e disappointed in the scenery along the way. We do see glaciers, right? Have an aft balcony.
You will cruise College Fjord and see lots of glaciers also your port time in Juneau will allow you to take a day cruise through Tracy Arm via small boat..
Last year we cruised the same ship and itinerary and you will not be disappointed..

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If glaciers are your priority, then I strongly suggest you consider a Prince William sound boat tour before you get on your ship. Best of the best is a tour to Esther Passage. Don't be in a rush to get on your late sailing ship and take advantage of something WAY superior to anything seen from your cruise ship.
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We hit Glacier Bay at the right time in June and saw two instances of "calving" when a big chunk of ice breaks off from the main ice pack. It is quite a sight. Mendenhall Glacier is also amazing. Lots of ice in the water. Got to see a polar bear on an ice floe, but from a distance.
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