Alaska and the Beauty of Tracy Arm Fjord
By Marilyn Jones | Oct 5, 2015
A fjord is a long, narrow inlet created by glacial erosion. Fjords can be found all over the world, but in Alaska they are especially beautiful.
Tracy Arm Fjord — named for Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Franklin Tracy (in office 1889 to 1893) — is a spectacular cruise destination with hundreds of waterfalls flowing down its cliffs, a huge variety of wildlife including humpback whales and the fact you can see it all while standing on the deck of a cruise ship.
Last month, on a chilly, misting day, I stood on my Carnival Legend stateroom balcony and took these photos. It was a privilege to see the dramatic landscape framed in low hanging clouds, to listen to the naturalist as she described the scene over the PA system and simply take in the beauty of our 49th state.
For more Alaska cruise information check the Carnival website.
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