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Whale Watching in Comfort

Spinnaker Lounge
Norwegian Pearl
Glacier Bay Park, Alaska
July 1, 2010

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As the Pearl steamed south from Glacier Bay, we settled into these comfy seats at the front of the Spinnaker Lounge, where we had also taken part in a range of corny cruise fun, including Broadway-dance lessons and Progressive Trivia challenge (we came in about 5th, but won the Spirit Award by bringing our own confetti to the final round!).

From our cozy perch, we saw some whale tails, a few spouts, and some humps as they made their way through the same passage. As whale watching platforms go, it's a little far from the action and high off the surface. But it strikes a 10 on the comfort level.

Our closest encounter with the wildlife of the Pacific Northwest, however, was days ahead of us, and in a place where we didn't expect to find it...