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Glacier Calving during Glacier Tour on Alaska Inside Passage Cruise
Glacier calving pictures and videos show images of Earth’s changing surface. Alaska small
cruise ship vacations are excellent ways to experience the Inside Passage, and glacier tours are
even more interesting with glacier calving that can be captured in pictures and video. …
Killer Whales Breaching off Alaska Cruise Ship
Greetings from southeast Alaska! Orcas, commonly called killer whales, are really members of
the porpoise family. Like their dolphin  cousins, orcas swim in small family groups (pods) and
display the same intelligence, sociable group behavior, and occasional playfulness as other
marine mammals in the porpoise family. [
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Alaska Small Ship Cruise Travel Moment
An Alaska small ship cruise can overnight in quiet bays and inlets in which larger cruise liners
cannot drop anchor. This, along with a small group of like-minded passengers on the ship,
makes for a more intimate Alaska cruise travel experience. Inside Passage cruise tours take on
a different sensation when travelers are able to witness sights that are incredibly remote. [
Small Cruise Ships in Alaska for Great Inside Passage Travel
Small cruise ships in Alaska’s Inside Passage are able to provide travelers with incredible,
uniquely Alaskan vacations that the large cruise ship tours can only dream of. The southeast
Alaska small cruise ship I experienced was, without a doubt, one of the highlights of my traveling
life. Fantasy Cruises’ ship, Island Spirit, can hold a maximum of 32 passengers (with a 9-person
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Jennifer Miner is a co-creator,
writer and editor at
Vacation Gals, a fun, friendly
travel blog featuring family-
friendly destinations, romantic
travel, soft adventure and
girlfriend getaways, tips for
traveling with kids, and more.
She is the
luxury travel
columnist at Suite101, and
contributes regularly to other
sites such as Fodors, SuiteTrip,
and Hybrid Mom. An occasional
guest on travel radio shows
and podcasts, she’s been on
panels at blogging conferences
as well. She enjoys sharing
travel experiences with her
kids, and knowing that they are
growing up with the
understanding that there are
many places out there that are
nothing like their home in Los
Angeles. Yes, that’s a good

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Sitka, Alaska Travel Activities
Travelers to southeast Alaska may wonder about what there is to see and do in Sitka. Sitka is
the fourth most populous city in Alaska, with interesting travel activities, but it’s really more of a
maritime town. [
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Brown Bear Video from Alaska Inside Passage Cruise
Here’s a video of a brown bear sighting in Ford’s Terror, in the Endicott Arm fjord/Tracy Arm-
Ford’s Terror Wilderness area of southeast Alaska. Guests of the Fantasy Cruises’ small ship
cruise  through Alaska’s Inside Passage saw several brown bears; our captain and the ship’s
naturalist seemed to have a gift for finding them. [
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