Southbound Alaska Cruise

August 10-17, 2012

Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas


Glaciers, and bears, and whales. Oh my!  What an amazing cruise! It exceeded our expectations! We also had the unexpected honor and excitement of being invited to have dinner with the ship's captain, Claus Anderson (see picture above) along with three other couples.

The only day we had dreary weather was in Juneau where it was drizzly and cold all day.  Yes, even the weather in Ketchikan was beautiful.  It was such a joy and privilege to have the opportunity to see so much natural, unspoiled beauty.

The sections below show the glaciers, bears, and whales in scenes of sequential events. If you've never seen whales or bears in their natural environment,  you will get an idea of what it looks like to see whales "breaching" through the water, bears trying to catch salmon, and a glacier as it "calves" and releases huge chucks of ice into the sea.

You may notice a slight delay if you have a slow connection. You might like to turn on your speakers before you click on the links below to listen to the background music as you watch the pictures. Enjoy!

Hubbard Glacier Calving

Juneau - Humpback Whale Watching

Icy Strait Point - Watching Bears Catch Salmon

Icy Strait Point - Humpback Whale Watching at Icy Strait Point

Skagway - Around Town and To The Summit

Ketchikan - Walk Around Town

Around The Ship Pictures


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