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“Glacier Bay, a must see experience”

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
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Hoonah Whale Watch Adventure
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Aboard the NCL Pearl Sept. 6, 2012. Before we left on the cruise the weather forecast was for a 60% chance of rain and cloudy everyday. We had no rain and many sunny days. We were very very lucky. This was an out of this world all day experience. I will tell you it's a big gamble to take a cruise to Alaska. If your into viewing spectacular scenery the weather can make or break your trip. It rains a lot up there.

Thank Goldvsmith
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We couldn't get really close and the weather was bad (rain and fog) so my photos don't do it justice.

Thank ViviCharlotte_NC_USA
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Glacier Bay was disappointing. Not it was not the drizzle (which we had through many activities and did not detract from other boat tours) we took the boat tour with the ranger on board thinking to learn something, and get some explanations on what we see. The ranger on the tour was NOT knowledgeable. He was dry, boring and tedious. I would recommend doing the Kenai fjord tour instead of this one.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is as close to being in Antarctica as one can possibly get...the icebergs and glaciers are glorious.

Thank KatherineAR
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

The ship, Volundam, had a US ranger on board who pointed out glaciers and animals. It was hard to hear her thru the ship's speaker system. But it was still great. You could follow along with printed materials. Got lots of great photos that I havent been to look over. It was cold--need long pants, hat and warm raincoat. We were there 8/26/12 and the sun was shining the whole time. Ship photographer took photos of everyone and you could purchase them later. Our photo was not expensive and a glacier was in the background. Worth going on Holland America cruise for this. We were only on ship 4 nights since we did the land tour first.

Thank Paulab354
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