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Jun 7, 2013 - College Fjord

After leaving Glacier Bay we rounded Cape Spencer and entered the Gulf of Alaska enroute to Prince William Sound and College Fjord. We entered the Fjord in the afternoon and spent several hours viewing the multiple glaciers found there. College Fjord was impacted by the severe, 9.2 earthquake that shook Alaska on Good Friday, 1964. That quake caused three masssive tidal waves that obliterated the town of Valdez on Prince William Sound, near College Fjord. It also caused the eastern shoreline of the Fjord to rise six feet, and the western...

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Jul 1, 2012 - College Fjord

Today we spent another day at sea. During dinner we took a scenic cruise through College Fjord. It's called College Fjord because the glaciers are named after East Coast Ivy League Colleges. We were extremely fortunate that our dinner table was next to a window that happened to be on the correct side of the ship for glacier viewing. What a great way to end the trip. We said our goodbyes to our new friends and retired for the evening. Good Lord, it's still light at 11:00 p.m.

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North to Alaska

Sep 3, 2010 - College Fjord

Day 23 College Fjord Alaska Today we spent the whole day at sea making our way to Whittier where we disembark tomorrow morning at 7.10am. So this morning was spent re arranging our suit cases as only one will travel with us to Denali and the other will be delivered to us in Fairbanks after our Alaskan land tour. What a task that was as the bags are picked up in the evening so you have to be careful what you pack or you'll end up starting the tour in your pjs! After lunch Annette and Jennie participated in a 5 km walk around the ship to...

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Canada 2010

Aug 2, 2010 - College Fjord, July 24

Saturday - July 24th College Fjord Still a little rock 'n roll going on with the ship. We will be in the Gulf of Alaska all day and expect to arrive in Seward around 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. I took 2 more Bonine tablets and later ate some yogurt and a bagel for breakfast. We attended another meeting giving details about luggage for when we depart the ship tomorrow. All the crew members from various departments were called on stage to be acknowledged. It seemed like hundreds and hundreds of them. Most of the crew members were from Indonesia or...

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May 28, 2010 - Day 7 - College Fjord

On our last day at sea we had the unique opportunity to cruise into a very scenic area called College Fjord. A fjord is what’s left behind when glaciers retreat – high steep cliff walls filled in with sea water that can be a much as 1,000 feet deep. Again…these fjords were created after the little ice age that occurred in the 1700’s. As we travelled through Prince William Sound, we noticed a lot of spruce at the water’s edge that were dead. It was explained to us that on Good Friday in 1964, a massive earthquake hit South-central Alaska. It...

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Freebirds

Aug 31, 2009 - Alaska Cruise Day 2

Alaska Day 2 College Fjord and the Gulf of Alaska We were “up and at ‘em” by 6 AM on this morning. As we were having breakfast up on the 14th deck, we began seeing ice-fields and glaciers. We were in College Fjord with dozens of glaciers, mostly named after famed East Coast colleges and universities. The fjord was discovered in the late 1800’s. This fjord has the largest collection of tidewater glaciers in the world. The surrounding mountains go up to ten thousand feet high. Until the time of this cruise, I didn’t know anything about this...

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Jul 5, 2009 - College Fjords - Our last day

Unfortunately, this is our last full day. We were worried because the forecast said overcast and a high in the 50's. However, we were lucky and we had warm weather, fairly sunny skies and light winds. It was more in the high 60's. Today was another awesome day. We can't believe the things we've seen in the last few days. Everyday has been full of raw untouched beauty. Today we sailed into the College Fjords where we are surrounded by 6 glaciers all named after ivy league schools. The most impressive glacier was the Harvard, at the back of...

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Alaskan Cruise

Jun 2, 2009 - College Fjord

College FjordFirst full day at sea…..The salmon run is just beginning, trawlers were out for their short window of opportunity for catching lox for our bagels  :) Lots of mountains, ice and snow, Dean wishes he was on land skiing.Each morning we begin our day with breakfast on our private deck, watching the mountains and glaciers go by. The weather here has been wonderful. The views are spectacular.Otters seem to be having fun.  Saw our first whale, so amazing!  (Too far off for pictures). 

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Jun 17, 2008 - Day 1 at sea...and formal night!

This was our first day at sea...the ship cruised through College Fjord early in the morning...we slept too late to see it...LOL We toured the ship and found our way around, had lunch, enjoyed the scenic views, rested, played bingo...and actually won a little money! The girls and I went to a wine tasting and then back to bingo. Hit the casino for a bit and then it was time to get ready for our formal dinner and a celebration for the Cavode's Anniversary.

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Aug 6, 2007 - Day 8 (College Fjord)

After sailing all night and much of the next day, we arrived at College Fjord. This is another awesome place with many glaciers, each named for a college or university in the USA. Once again, the scenery was just too beautiful to describe. You simply must go to Alaska yourself to see it. Pictures make things too small and I don't have the words to describe it. The words of the song, America the Beautiful, come to mind. God was having a really good day when he created Alaska. One of the neat things which happened on the cruise was that one...

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