Diva Goes Ashore in ALASKA
Sights to see & things to do
six miles across, Hubbard Glacier at the northern end of Yakutat Bay
is estimated to be Alaska’s longest ice face.
Its most distinctive feature is its fast-moving nature.
Only about a dozen years ago it moved to block the mouth of
Russell Fjord, effectively turning it into a lake and trapping
hundreds of marine creatures inside its bounds.
Several months later, the glacier receded.
warmly and find a place at the ship’s rail early to view the day’s
spectacular show. Don’t
forget your camera and binoculars. Your
ship will creep slowly through iceberg-strewn waters toward the
glacier before stopping—often for several hours.
Prepare to be stunned when you first glimpse the
color—glacial ice is an incredible and indescribable blue.
ships will lower a lifeboat to snare a small iceberg.
Brought on board, it’s often used as a centerpiece for the
evening’s late-night buffet, either left natural, carved into a
sculpture, or used to chill passengers’ cocktails.
Cruising-- Spring! It's
in the air and cruisers' fancies turn north. North to Alaska, with
thoughts of majestic scenery, frontiers to explore, and what to
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