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Cruise Diva Goes Ashore in ALASKA
Sights to see & things to do Cruise Alaska

Tracy Arm—Sawyer Glacier ~ Alaska

Fifty 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.  

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Dress 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.

Most 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.


Cool 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 pack.

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