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LizzyjaneFromGA 04-12-2008 12:01 PM

We are going on a land cruise tour with Princess the last week of August the first week of September (land first then cruise) and I would like to know if that is too late to see the wildlife and what the temps are usually like.

First time to Alaska (2nd cruise) and I am so excited. I have been studying up on all of the different things to do and want to get as much knowlege from you guys in the know as possible.

I am so excited.....I am driving my husband and family crazy.

Cruise Fanatic 04-15-2008 05:43 AM

Welcome to cruise chat. You should be able to see animals. You see more baby animals in the Spring time though. Alaska weather is hit or miss so take a combination of both cool and warm weather clothes. You can dress in layers.

Kraftsinc 04-15-2008 04:39 PM

Hi Lizzyjane,

We have been on Alaskan cruises twice. Once in early July and once in late August. We saw a lot more wildlife in late August. Because the salmon are running in August, there are more bear sightings. At the Mendenhal glacier in Juneau, there was a mother bear feeding salmon to her twins, just off one of the paths.

We also saw many whales spouting alongside the ship and even some dolphins.

Lucky you - enjoy your cruise.
Judy


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