Hi Cruisinaz, twenty some yrs ago on a cruise to Alaska, was wanderin up to the front of the ship when a whale breeched, all I could do was watch, couldn't get the camera to go. Never forgot it. It happened that the ship was in the inside passage. A couple of yrs ago, in Alaska, was standin on the balcony, the ship was docked in Icy Strait Point, an was watchin all the goings on, could see whales in the distance, when my roommate came in an said, lets go up on deck an see if we could see anything, well we hadn't been standin on the deck for long, when the whales started circlin the ship again, again an... Wow, couldn't believe it. Took pictures, an perhaps next yr will be goin back to Alaska. It was the highlite of the cruise.