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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Neets Bay

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Neets Bay

How Neat is Neets Bay? I was fortunate enough to be able to take a HAL tour to visit the bears at Neets Bay, which is a 20 minute floatplane ride from Ketchikan Alaska. We arrived at the floatplane dock and were met by the bear guide. We were given a safety brief, on what…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Dogsledding in Juneau

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Dogsledding in Juneau

When I was in Juneau I knew there was one tour I had to do, the “Dog Sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier by Helicopter” tour. It’s one of those experiences where you know you will remember it forever, and I know I certainly will. Not only did I get to take a helicopter ride over…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Climbing a Glacier

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Climbing a Glacier

My bucket list got shorter after the shore excursions to the Juneau Icefield to land on Mendenhall Glacier. The landscape was just incredible, white, blue, gray and black. Natural ice sculptures that demanded photos were everywhere. Every one of us made it up the wall where the view and exhilaration were equally fabulous. Joanne Gardner…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Haines, Alaska

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Haines, Alaska

This was taken in Haines, Alaska, during the Tukshunuk tour. The tour took you up to 3,000 feet where we got to see amazing scenery, including waterfalls, the clear waters and, of course, the lush canopy of trees. This was an exciting tour (we each drove a four-wheel-drive Kawasaki Mule!) and I would recommend taking…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Glacier Bay Wildlife

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Glacier Bay Wildlife

From bears to birds and whales to moose, wildlife in Alaska is everywhere. Csaba Desvari Assistant Culinary Operations Manager ms Volendam

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Flora in Juneau

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Flora in Juneau

This photo was taken in Juneau, Alaska, and won first place in the ship’s crew photo contest for the month of July 2011. I took this beside the docking area, and I really enjoy photographing the flora in Alaska and the Pacific. I was amazed by the vibrant colors. Michael Macaraeg Wine Attendant ms Zaandam

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

In Juneau, Alaska, several of the crew went on an unforgettable Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip. It’s available for guests as well, and it’s one of those experiences you never forget. We were so close to nature and got an amazing view of Mendenhall. We even got the thrill of some rapids! This certainly is a…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Haines, Alaska

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Haines, Alaska

Statendam called at Haines, Alaska, and it’s a beautiful, quaint town with very nice people. It’s the coolest dock I’ve seen in Alaska to date. It’s a real wharf! And the boats in the harbor make for a picture-perfect postcard. Joanne Gardner Future Cruise Consultant ms Statendam