Glacier Bay, Alaska

Glacier Bay was beautiful and peaceful. When we pulled into the calm waters a National Park Service representative boarded the MS Westerdam. Throughout the day she provided a running commentary on what to look out for, including helpfully pointing out glaciers, unique land formations and wildlife I would have overlooked.

IMG_2093The ship got closest to Margarie Glacier and we were lucky to see it calve a few times. I loved watching the birds resting on large chunks of ice that broke away.

Date: 5 July 2016
Travel with: 20 Komarinskis
Weather: A few rays of sunlight broke through the mostly overcast skies; 50s; calm seas
Accommodation: MS Westerdam, Inside Stateroom 1060

  • Watching glaciers from the ship, including calving of Margarie Glacier. Saw Lamplugh Glacier from the spa.
  • Commentary of National Park Service personnel who boarded ship for the day
  • Spotting wildlife around Gloomy Knob including black bears, seals, humpback whales, bald eagle, seagulls, puffins, scoter birds

IMG_2118Food & Drink:

  • Onboard MS Westerdam

Transportation: MS Westerdam