Diva Goes Ashore in ALASKA
Sights to see & things to do
miles south of Juneau, Tracy Arm winds its way into the Coastal
Mountain Range from Stephens Passage. Rushing
waterfalls and craggy cliffs outline the long, narrow fjord
highlighted by snow-capped mountains. Deer
and black bears are occasionally spotted on the banks; however, it’s
more likely you’ll sight bald eagles flying overhead and whales, sea
lions, and harbor seals around your ship.
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.
Sawyer Glacier calves constantly, shedding huge blocks of ice
that sometimes makes navigating the fjord passage difficult.
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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