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Old 08-05-2011, 08:04 PM   #916
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I was going to post this two post back.

The good ship Wonder in Scagway.




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Old 08-05-2011, 10:56 PM   #917
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You guys do know that we didn't go to Tracy Arm, right?

I can't wait to see your pictures Brack...and Dennis' pics too!
Yup. Endicott Arm and the Dawes Glacier is what we saw.
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:24 PM   #918
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Finally back in VA. Had a great cruise! Thanks for the fun Fish Extender gifts! The girls always love finding the surprises!

We thought we had FANTASTIC weather overall. Yes a bit cold and misty at the glacier, but it could have been much worse and the days in Juneau, Ketchikan and at sea were lovely, as was the debarkation day in Vancouver. Absolutely no weather complaints from us at all.

We got some great photos too that I'll post when DH gets them all downloaded.

Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:53 PM   #919
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See we were freezing the whole time, I wasn't happy with the weather. Tracy Arm was so wet and cold we all went to our rooms. Each of the ports we had to where heavy sweaters....>Were we on the same cruise????
We thought the weather was great. Sure we had to wear jackets but we were in Alaska. The day at the glacier was chilly but certainly not freezing like Ohio winters or anything. We thought it was a nice break from the 90-100 degree weather we are having in Ohio.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:58 PM   #920
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We thought the weather was great. Sure we had to wear jackets but we were in Alaska. The day at the glacier was chilly but certainly not freezing like Ohio winters or anything. We thought it was a nice break from the 90-100 degree weather we are having in Ohio.
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The week before we had two 103 degree days in Maryland. Nice to be in cooler temps for the week.

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Old 08-07-2011, 12:19 AM   #921
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We thought the weather was fantastic! No rain! I talked to a cast member on deck that the cruise prior to ours, the weather was very bad. Rain, thunder and choppy seas. At one point, they had to close the deck 9 for a little while - no pool or food. I would go crazy!
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:05 AM   #922
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Thanks everyone!

Just wanted to thank everyone for the great fe gifts! Even my husband (who is a big fireman, truck driver guy) got excited when we came down the hallway and saw stuff in the pockets! Already planning my next fe!!!
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:30 PM   #923
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We thought the weather was fantastic! No rain! I talked to a cast member on deck that the cruise prior to ours, the weather was very bad. Rain, thunder and choppy seas. At one point, they had to close the deck 9 for a little while - no pool or food. I would go crazy!
WOW!!!! That must have been bad. We had 15 foot swells with 50 knot head winds in January and they closed the pools but not the food locations on deck 9. It must have been really bad. When I talked to someone in Vancouver at Grouse Mountain she said that she used to work on a cruise ship that went to Alaska. She warned me that the clouds usually affect visibility and you don't actually SEE very much in Ketchikan, which is why I was happy that it was so clear when we were there.

In Skagway I did try to think about what that town would be like during the winter...Northern Exposure came to mind. I would imagine it would be easy to get depressed if the day we were there was a very good day for the location.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:30 PM   #924
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You guys do know that we didn't go to Tracy Arm, right?
Did I miss something? That big thing of ice was somethng else?
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:31 PM   #925
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Yup. Endicott Arm and the Dawes Glacier is what we saw.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:35 PM   #926
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Really that wasn't tracy arm? How dumb am I........I couldn't understand the captain so he could have said it, but when we were in the events they said we were....
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:58 PM   #927
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Yup. Endicott Arm and the Dawes Glacier is what we saw.
Why no Tracy Arm????
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:02 PM   #928
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We thought the weather was fantastic! No rain! I talked to a cast member on deck that the cruise prior to ours, the weather was very bad. Rain, thunder and choppy seas. At one point, they had to close the deck 9 for a little while - no pool or food. I would go crazy!
I was on the July 19th sailing and we actually had gorgeous weather all around (even made it past the split at Tracy Arm) and I don't remember the pools or the food outlets closing on deck 9 during our sailing. It is funny because on our cruise the cast members were telling us how bad the weather was on the cruise before us
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:41 AM   #929
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I talked to someone from a different ship who had come back on Sunday before our cruise on the way to Grouse Mountain. She told me that it was quite warm in Ketchikan the day they were there. Perhaps the CM got their cruises mixed up.

Regarding not going to Tracy Arm, they said that the visibility there was less than a mile so the Captain chose to go to Dawes Glacier instead. The fog/mist that morning was pretty bad so I was happy that we went where we did. This makes me wonder how many times they have actually gone to Tracy Arm and how many times it has been a diffferent glacier. From the few pictures I have seen of Tracy Arm, what we saw was just as beautiful, if not more so. We didn't see any seals as had been reported in previous trip reports, but that is never guaranteed. The colors were amazing! A couple of the crew members said that we were able to get very close to the glacier compared to other visits in Tracy Arm.
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Huh, I didn't know that wasn't Tracy Arm! I guess we missed that announcement. I'm sure many others thought that was Tracy Arm.
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