Major Marine Tours

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Seward, Alaska - (907) 224-8020

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Expensive seasick cruise Jul 29, 2009
When visiting Alaska, going to see a tidewater glacier is a must. Even if you have seen one of the valley glaciers or walked on a glacier in the interior. The experience of seeing a glacier coming down onto the water, seeing it break off and splash into the sea while listening the the thundering cracks and crash of the moving is is amazing. But when it comes to companies that take you out to these glaciers I would look for one besided Major Marine Tours. Most cruises will take you to the same glacier and the same route, so wildelife and what you see will be quite similar. They also provide a meal served. This was the fault of Major Marine Tours. The served us immediately before getting out into open water causing many people to get sick on the way out to the glacier ruining their experience. But family members I know who have gone in the past went with another company (through the National Park System) and food was served once people reached the glacier. This water is very calm and give you about an hour before leaving so your food can settle and very few people got sick. In my experience the crew on the Major Marine Tours put their own interests (of getting the serving out of the way) ahead of the comfort and interest of its passangers. This lead to a very memorable experience of helping people in my group recover from sea sickness and watching numerous strangers vomit over the railings and even onto my viewing window while trying to watch for wildlife. There has got to be a better way. While all of these cruises will be expensive this one was not worth the extra money.
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Ailik Glacier
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