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Jun 2, 2015 - Hubbard Glacier, AK

Tue, 02 Jun: Scenic glacier viewing... Today we headed north to almost sixty degrees of latitude to visit the Hubbard Glacier. The Hubbard Glacier is one of the largest in North America and it's face looms 400' high and seven miles wide. This is our first visit to this monster. The weather, unfortunately, was not very cooperative with leaden skies that provide little in the way of contrast. Our cameras handled the exposure and color balance issues with ease and the attached images required minimal post-processing. Not exactly photo contest...

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Jul 10, 2014 - A Day at Sea and Hubbard Glacier

Today is the first of 2 days we will spend “at sea” to get to our first stop. We are out in the open ocean, so the seas are pretty rough and Betty is not doing too well. It helps to stay on the lower decks where the “rocking” is not as bad, so we spent quite a bit of time in the casino – imagine that!! The boat did make one slight detour into a fiord to view Hubbard glacier. It was beautiful! We had opted to pay the extra for a room with a balcony and it is already SO worth it. Glaciers are blue in appearance, although they are not...

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Jun 24, 2012 - Yakutat Bay, Alaska

Although yesterday was our actual 50th Wedding Anniversary, embarkation day was just too busy to do an onboard celebration, so today our family and the crew of Sapphire Princess gave us a real party. Blue and white balloons, a “Happy Anniversary” poster, and cards from the crew were on our door this morning. Sharon added our wedding picture, although we have hardly any traffic past our door to see it. Unfortunately, fog shrouded the ship all day. We could hardly see the water, and the mountains along Yakutat Bay and the Hubbard Glacier were...

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2012-Adventures

Sep 16, 2011 - The Floating Hotel

Our first cruising in daylight was to Hubbard Glacier in Yakutat of the Gulf of Alaska. Their was commentaryon the bridge from the National Parks Service naturalist. Beautiful sights. And our first (of 2) Formal Dinners followed by the show “Do You Wanna Dance” in the Princess Theatre. Dancers are such atheletes! They were remarkable! Even though the ship was rock'n & roll'n their performance did not appear affected. Enjoy the glacial pics.

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Jun 6, 2010 - Day 16 - Hubbard Glacier

After locating our stateroom and checking out the ship, we went back to our deck for the sail-away. Just three doors down from our cabin was an aft deck that stretched all the way across the rear of the ship…a fantail Dave tells me (a former Navy man and now in the Army). And no one was there, so we had it all to ourselves. This could be cool! During the night, the ship took various courses through Prince William Sound and then headed across the Gulf of Alaska to Yakutat Bay where we would view the Hubbard Glacier. I know you may be...

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Aug 22, 2009 - Hubbard Glacier, 2 - 5pm

Saturday, 8-22-09 - Hubbard Glacier, afternoon Today was similar to day before yesterday when we were at Hubbard Glacier, except today we were there in the afternoon instead of the morning. At first it looked like we wouldn't be seeing any of it as it was very foggy as we approached it. But, the closer we got the more it cleared up. Not totally, but enough to see it. It was very quiet today and hardly any calving. We noticed how much different it looked from two days ago. I didn't think we would really notice, but it was VERY noticeable...

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Aug 20, 2009 - Hubbard Glacier, 7 - 11am

Thursday, 8-20-09 - Hubbard Glacier Today we didn't stop at any port, we sailed to Yakutat and Disenchantment Bay to see Hubbard Glacier. Hubbard Glacier stretches 76 miles to the sea from it's source on Mount Logan in the Yukon territory, and is the longest tidewater glacier on the North American continent with an open calving face of over 6 miles wide. It stands approximately 250-300 feet high!! When we were approaching it, I couldn't even see that there was another cruise ship sitting in front of it. The cruise ship RCCL's Radiance of...

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Aug 18, 2007 - Cruising to Juneau

The Kennicott, 382 feet long and 85 feet wide with nine decks, was built in Mississippi in 1998 and is the newest of the ferries in the Alaska Marine Highway System. Alaska has more coastline than the rest of the US combined and more than half its coastal cities are unreachable by regular roads; hence, the importance of the ferry system. This water highway actually covers 3500 miles and 34 ports all of which I would like to visit at some time. We'll only be stopping at seven. The Kennicott was well equipped with a dining room, observation...

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Aug 17, 2007 - a stop at Yakutat

I didn't know we were going to stop on our way to Juneau, but we did for a couple of hours (6:30 - 9 PM) in a little fishing town called Yakutat, which is fun to say. We got off the ferry and watched the process of opening the lower deck, getting the ramp into place, and allowing a few vehicles to deboard. The town seemed to consist of a magistrate's office, a general store, a police/fire station, and maybe a B&B/restaurant. I'm sure we didn't see all of it because there were quite a few vehicles traveling the dirt roa and we didn't see a...

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Jul 20, 2006 - Hubbard Glacier

We awoke to our alarm clock at 7 A.M. Joyce and I got dressed right away and headed up to see where we were. We were already approaching Hubbard glacier. Joyce went to the Crow's Nest and I headed out to the bow observation deck. I soon determined that was not a good place for the cameras to be as it was raining a little. I found another place that was more sheltered and took some pictures from there for awhile. When I went looking for some breakfast I found Walt and Carol just finishing their breakfast. They stayed with me while I ate and...

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