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TravelerRobMD's Port Reviews of Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
Sapphire Princess cruise in August 2013
Member Name: TravelerRobMD
Cruise Date: August 2013
Embarkation: Whittier
Destination: Alaska
Member Review: TravelerRobMD's Sapphire Princess Review
White Pass Scenic Railway Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

We did the White Pass / Yukon trip. White Pass railway was great (5). We sat on the left side going up and got the full, breathtaking view. Narration was very good...learned a lot. Princess then bused us up to a First Nation village, about an hour north. The scenery along the way was great, but the village was...OK. I give this part a 3 to 4. Enjoyed the bus ride back with some great views of the railroad as we came back.

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Photo Safari Rating: 5+ out of 5+

We did the Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari. WOW! David is great. The boat is very comfortable and very photo friendly (obviously). We saw bald eagles, seals, sea lions, humpback whales and a large, active pod of orca's who put on quite a show. At Mendenhall, we didn't see a bear, but he was nearby (half eatten salmon and plenty of scat). Oh, the glacier is awesome as well! This tour is limited, so it isn't crowded at all.

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Misty Fjords Wilderness Cruise Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

It's maybe a 4.5 - loved it, view is great, naturalist provides good information, and the boat is very comfortable. By this point in the trip, I think maybe I was a little numb to all the beauty. Still enjoyed it, but very little wildlife.

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