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Old 01-09-2005, 10:05 AM
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Which cruise line would you recommend for a family of 5, youngest 13.
On which line do you get the best views of the Hubbard Glacier?
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Which cruise line would you recommend for a family of 5, youngest 13.
On which line do you get the best views of the Hubbard Glacier?
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Old 01-10-2005, 08:43 AM
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My choice would be one of Royal Caribbean's ships folowed by the Norwegian Star. HAL, Princess, other NCL ships and the rest will have a much older passenger load on them. Of course, each passenger laod is different for each cruise, but this is where your best luck will be found.

Hubbard glacier will treat everyone to equal views, as it will approach the face of the glacier and then rotate the ship so that everyone gets an equal view. Hubbard Glacier is more spectacular than Glacier Bay, in my opinion.

Have a great cruise!

Tom
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:35 AM
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Thanks for the reply, Tom. One more question though!
Does it matter what side of the ship your cabin is on? Does the deck you are on make any difference? And what about motion sickness?
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It really doesn't matter which side of the ship you are on because what you don't see heading north, you will when you head south on the return. When sightseeing, the ship will rotate 360 degrees so that everyone on board can have the same view. They do this for the folks located in balconies so that they can take in the vies as well.

Many people feel the higher that you are located on the ship, the better the view. Be sure to bring a pair of field glasses so that you can see smaller animals and birds a long way off.

The inside passage cruises are almost entirely on completely calm water with the exception of a small portion of the passage about half way up the route. You should feel no motion whatsoever.

Have a great cruise.
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Old 01-11-2005, 01:40 PM
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Dear Tom,
Once again thank you. If you didn't reply, it looks like no-one would!
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Old 01-11-2005, 07:10 PM
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Jenny,
I am a Princess girl, and cruised Alaska twice with them.
My favorite included Glacier Bay. I did prefer that to Tracey Arm.
Both called on Juneau, Skagway & Ketchikan. All awesome places, with tons to see & do.
To be honest no problems at all with rough seas with Alaska cruising.
For cabin location, this is one you want to have a balcony for. It is worth every penny!
Mid ship is good. They rotate the ship when cruising the bays, so to be honest not much of a difference being port or starboard.
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Tom

If you are on a cruise that is either north bound or south bound what side would be the best?
 
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