As a UNESCO World Heritage site, Glacier Bay National Park is one of the major reasons why cruisers choose to sail a particular itinerary.
To make the experience here truly unforgettable, Holland America has park naturalists come onboard early in the morning to educate everyone on the protected area. Guests out on the public decks can listen to commentary via the outside speakers and those who choose to stay in the comfort of their staterooms can tune in with their TV.
I recently discovered after following From the Deck Chair‘s Live Voyage Report aboard the Zuiderdam that an iPod containing podcasts on Glacier Bay may be signed out from the the ship’s library.
Something else I didn’t know — there’s also the option to download these podcasts straight from Holland America’s site before your Alaska cruise to play on your own iPod, MP3 or media player.
There are 16 podcasts totaling 4 hours and 21 minutes.
1: Welcome & Tips
3: A Park for Science
4: For Kids
6: Native Perspectives
7: Early Exploration
9: Tidewater Glaciers
10: Climate Change
11: Bears on the Beach
12: Sea Otters
13: Goats & Bears
14: Humpback Whales
15: Birdlife to Watch for
16: Plants from the Deck
Don’t think you can get through the 4 plus hours? No need to listen to them all. What’s neat is you can conveniently pick and choose which topics you’d like to learn about!
This is a nice touch, and whether or not you download them pre-cruise, there’s no way you’ll leave Glacier Bay without learning a few things when sailing aboard a Holland America ship.
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