More by good luck than planning our Holland America cruise was diverted from Kodiak and Homer to Glacier Bay to stay ahead of a storm in September.
This was not "Bartlett Cove", it was a cruise through marvellous "Glacier Bay" which has no human population or towns and is only accessible by water.
This was my second trip, the first in 1998 and although there seemed to be fewer glaciers the scenery was still amazing. We had a glorious sunny day and the blue / white colours were outstanding. The weather can change in minutes from sun to rain then fog making it a photographers dream. Large chunks can break off the large ones as the ship sits silent in the narrow bays.
On our way in there was a pod of whales (30 or more) breaking the surface and on the way out small islands were covered with seals. More wild life than most paid tours enjoyed from land ports.
I can not say much more, please see the pictures as this is the only way to see parts of this wonderful area which words really can not describe.
If you get the chance to cruise this marvellous area I would make it a number one priority.
I would also recommend the Holland America cruise (does not do two weeks next year in Alaska) as everything is well planned, the food is above average, and staff is very friendly.
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