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Green Jeep tours. 5 stars. 10 min walk from dock. Provided car seat at no cost. I heard 3 hr trip beforehand, we probably spent 7+. Great tour if you want to stop and take photos at your leisure. 3b02265a5d671d0a2b5d05882cc106bd.jpg35707fddea0d8a8e59b6f340bdbbde2d.jpgebdf503d6c41f62e7009bab7d813d29d.jpg740d2e2ead5ac2c9f813984e6ad46edc.jpg5f59e1c539d4797a5e5400db0e11d844.jpg8db2d3c3d1c7702d901c8796e8299aa1.jpg

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Yukon Suspension Bridge ... nice little

stop for 45min or so. There’s a few exhibits within the site, including an inukshuk  “park” for you to build one for yourself before you depart.

 

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Drusierdmd ... outstanding! I did Carcross/emerald Lake/etc via private a few years ago and it was awesome. Glad you posted about that.

 

Btw, to everyone reading, I am truly

sorry to say that VOOM is officially a joke. Don’t waste your money unless you go in with very low expectations as Biker has already mentioned. My post above with 7 photos?.... loading with VOOM about 5 min in and 1.5 photos loaded, it logged me out. I switched to land carrier, all 7 photos loaded and post submitted I less than a minute.

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drusiermd....glad to hear Green Jeep tours was good!  We have one reserved in August.  I saw on their website that they now offer picnic lunches and iPads for tour guide info with the Jeeps.  Can you confirm that?  Or maybe just with new reservations.  

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drusiermd....glad to hear Green Jeep tours was good!  We have one reserved in August.  I saw on their website that they now offer picnic lunches and iPads for tour guide info with the Jeeps.  Can you confirm that?  Or maybe just with new reservations.  
That's an on new reservations and was added as an option after we booked. We got a picnic lunch from popcorn factory with a cooler and a few bottles of water. ( I think this is who they are going to use anyways for lunch). Plenty of pull off for pics. We pretty much stopped every mile on the way up and only once or twice on the way down. There is a secret pull off right at the start of emerald lake (before the private drive and overlook). There is an awesome beach at caracross turn by the metal caribou sign.

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I had never done the White Pass Railroad. It’s a must at least once in my humble opinion. An easy excursion for anyone with amazing views... I spent the entire time outside standing at the end on one of the viewing platforms.

 

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Right now.... sailing out of Skagway. 

Twangster, if you have time lapse or even photos of this sailaway tonight, would love to see it ☺️

 

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For those of you wondering about site lines... being able to see all around you without obstruction top deck, it’s exactly like Radiance Class. Remember I mentioned earlier in the review there’s barely a forward view top deck due to the running track and Solarium roof top

 

I’m Standing right beside Northstar

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View from starboard 119xx balcony.
Samsung s10 killing the picture game. 41b92c7dc8b10cb6e8b407b9e77ef09a.jpg

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Solarium at night.... the two person bed chairs are full of couples watching the Alaskan scenery go by through the huge glass windows that I feel makes Ovation a huge winner in cold weather climates. The front row of loungers in front of the bow also full with many in the hot tub. It’s currently 9:45pm.

 

Note the bridge wings close at 6pm.

 

Last photo is the view sitting in one of those 2 person bed chairs.

 

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And tonight’s view from my “obstructed” balcony.... or is it?

 

 

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Ok... I guess it is 😉

Not too shabby unless you roll your eyes down a little bit. 

 

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One more killer my wife captured. It was helpful having a second set of eyes...so much to see. 9868c12615fb8ca7897aeb6f1bdf6254.jpg

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And tonight’s view from my “obstructed” balcony.... or is it?
 
 
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Ok... I guess it is
Not too shabby unless you roll your eyes down a little bit. 
 
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We are booked on Ovation for next year and started to read this thread. It is awesome and the pictures are incredible. 

Thank you  so much for taking the time and trouble to share with us your fantastic trip.

Regards

Ron.

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For those on board, just in case you haven’t done it yet, here is a pro tip.  If you have cellular connection while on board shut your wifi off. Your device will bounce back and forth while trying to see if wifi is better than cellular, and we al know that answer.😉  While on the ship your upload times will increase if you do this. 

 

I was amazed at spots where you have cellular connection in the narrow channels of Alaska. 

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Carcross Dessert is an amazing place. Was there in the summer of 1994 when I went on a Yukon Road Trip at the age of 20.  Would love to go back one day. 

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11 hours ago, drusierdmd said:

Green Jeep tours. 5 stars. 10 min walk from dock. Provided car seat at no cost. I heard 3 hr trip beforehand, we probably spent 7+. Great tour if you want to stop and take photos at your leisure. 3b02265a5d671d0a2b5d05882cc106bd.jpg

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WOW, amazing shot

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Good morning from Endicott Arm.

I’ll be going up NorthStar again this morning... $49 during peak time. Im hoping tomreport that NorthStar turns side to side as it did at Hubbard

 

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Great views from the Solarium... most chairs and chaises from any window front is occupied now

 

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Coming up to and gong through sizeable icebergs in the channel. Capt is Going about 2-3 knots I figure, slowly crawling along in a zig-zag fashion as we can here the bow thrusters turn in every once in a while

 

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I’m a little worried... my last sailing up here on Rhapsody was in a September.... we were re-routed from Tracy Arm to Ensicott due to ice. We never got to Endicott either as Rhapsody had to stop short  even before this point due to the amount of ice floe. We are supposed Tto be at Dawes glacier already however at this speed and from what I remember, it looks to me we have at least an hour to go if not more....

 

interestingly enough, as I prepared this post we’ve picked up speed... perhaps the we just hit a patch of larger deeper ice that Capt has to manoeuvre Through 

 

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14 hours ago, drusierdmd said:

Green Jeep tours. 5 stars. 10 min walk from dock. Provided car seat at no cost. I heard 3 hr trip beforehand, we probably spent 7+. Great tour if you want to stop and take photos at your leisure. ebdf503d6c41f62e7009bab7d813d29d.jpg

Ummm...Just WOW!!!

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Great pictures....can you tell me what time is main seating dinner and what time the Diamond lounge opens at night for happy hour drinks and for how long...thanks....

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14 hours ago, drusierdmd said:

Green Jeep tours. 5 stars. 10 min walk from dock. Provided car seat at no cost. I heard 3 hr trip beforehand, we probably spent 7+. Great tour if you want to stop and take photos at your leisure. 3b02265a5d671d0a2b5d05882cc106bd.jpg

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HI! Your pics are amazing!

I've a reservation with Green Jeeps for August!

How did you get to the lake in the pic.?

Do you have any tips for the excursion?

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Beautiful scenery at Endicott watching from our balcony.   You can hear all the waterfalls and the occasional ice cracking. Just spectacular!    Then our neighbors woke up and came out on their balcony. They like their glacier and mountain views  with music.  They even sing along, mostly 70’s and cool jazz.  I guess it could be worse.  

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