August 2015 - Crown Princess to Alaska - Inside Passage
Our cruise started with 1st class flights on American Airlines-totally unexpected! We experienced great food, service, ambiance & entertainment. We especially enjoyed our balcony which we opened up to share with the other couple we travelled with. The scenery was majestic! Having the Naturalist onboard kept you informed about whale sitings and special points of interest. We also enjoyed his lectures. Our whale watching excursion was unusual because we were able to experience "bubble netting", -rarely seen. We had to skip Skagway due to gale force warnings but the captain took us to see more whales. The bear county sxcursion in Kachikan was great-saw a bear catching salmon & 1 in a tree. I thought we might see more but still thrilling. The Tracey Arm Fyord was magnificent! There had been an earthquake a few days before we got there, so there were many blue icebergs floating around. Seeing the glaciers actually moving and breaking off in to the sea was so exciting. The whole trip made you feel "small". This was the best cruise we ever took!