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Old 04-21-2013, 09:58 PM   #16
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I'm confused. Where did you hear that you won't be able to go to Tracey Arm on your cruise this summer?

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As with any cruise, it's possible to miss a port because of many reasons. In Alaska, weather is a big reason for missing a port/scenic tour.
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I did the DCL Alaskan Cruise in July 2011(July 12) and we couldn't do Tracy Arm. There was too much fog and the captain knew before he started in that other ships were going to Endicott Arm instead. He went a little ways in and then told us we were going to Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier. We spent about an hour near the glacier with him repositioning the ship so everyone could see. It was fabulous, we were almost right on top of the glacier.

The crew said that we were the first DCL cruise that season that hadn't done Tracy Arm. However, they said that the ship never gets as close to Sawyer Glacier as we did to Dawes.

I guess you'll have to just wait and see. Although I want to see Sawyer Glacier, I didn't feel jipped that I saw Dawes instead. The scenery on the way there was astounding and I can say I saw a glacier!
We were on that same cruise!! It was amazing! Could not believe how close we got to the glacier!! Loved zipping by those other cruise lines' big ships that could not get through. Love the size of the classic ships!!
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When booking a balcony which side would be better to enjoy the glaciers?
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When booking a balcony which side would be better to enjoy the glaciers?
The ship will turn several times to allow all sides to see.

We've always done our viewing from the upper decks, that way you can cross back and forth and have a much larger view of the scenery. And wildlife viewing may or may not be on your side of the ship when visible.
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The ship will turn several times to allow all sides to see.

We've always done our viewing from the upper decks, that way you can cross back and forth and have a much larger view of the scenery. And wildlife viewing may or may not be on your side of the ship when visible.
Thank you. That's just the info I was looking for!
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We were on a Disney Alaskan cruise last May, and we went through Tracy Arm. It was foggy and rainy but still a magical day. The scenery was breathtaking. There was a lot of ice up by glacier, the captain just went slow and maneuvered around it.
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Who was your Cruise Director or Capatain??
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Our our July 2012 it was Captain Thord, and cruise director Jimmy. They were both awesome.
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