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Lil' Lori 07-12-2007 07:15 PM

We did alaska 2 summers ago on Princess. We did the tracy arm itinerary. I want to go back for another alaska cruise, to see glaciers calving. RCCL only goes to Hubbard glacier, and princess goes to glacier bay. What are your thoughts, as to which is better/prettier, more iceberg calving? We don't care which cruise line we go with, either one is fine. Any thoughts appreciated. Lil' Lori

Cruise Fanatic 07-12-2007 07:37 PM

Glacier Bay is known for having the most calving.

gdjoslin 07-12-2007 08:15 PM

We just did the Zaandam HAL, it does Glacier Bay and Tracy Arm. It runs out of Vancouver. We enjoyed the ship, and the entertainment, not the service personel or the food.
You can check my prior post for more information.

BTW we did the Sun Princess out of Seattle, it does the Tracy Arm thing. Thought the food was better, had better food, but the Zaandam is a better ship.

gdjoslin 07-12-2007 08:23 PM

BTW here is a photo of Glacier Bay

Lil' Lori 07-12-2007 08:33 PM

Gary, did you see glacier calving at glacier bay?? If so, would you say it was alot? Wonderful pics, thanks for posting them. Lil' Lori

gdjoslin 07-12-2007 09:28 PM

Lil' Lori I felt we saw quiet a few, maybe a dozen. I could never get a picture of them falling, but they were. We really enjoyed the trip.
With that said we plan on doing Hubbard Glacier next year.
I am working on my cruise photos and will post more later.
Have you cruised HAL before? We just got an email offer. !2 days Inside Cabin, Inside passage from Vancouver ending in San Diego I think. $899.00 pp.
Here is the link

Greyson 07-13-2007 06:58 AM

I have done Hubbard, as well as Glacier Bay, to me Glacier Bay was by far the greatest.

Lil' Lori 07-13-2007 09:02 PM

Greyson-is glacier bay overall bigger do you think than hubbard. Why do you think glacier bay was the greatest? Just curious, trying to decide. Lil' Lori

waterart 07-23-2007 09:05 PM

It was calving like crazy when we were there last week too.

Sandy 07-23-2007 10:16 PM

We were at Hubbard Glacier several days ago, and also saw a lot of calving. We were able to get quite close to the glacier, too. We were told by staff that that was the closest the ship had been all season. The previous week it was too foggy to go close or to see anything from the ship. We were lucky.


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