It doesn’t come close to the full-on experience, but this time-lapse video shot on Disney Wonder gives a good idea of what it’s like to cruise to Alaska . . . in just under two minutes. Click that button in the bottom right-hand corner and watch it full-screen.
Shot by Matt Stroshane, it shows the panoramic Vancouver skyline and follows the ship under the Lions Gate Bridge, along Alaska’s Inside Passage, around icebergs in the Tracy Arm and to the ports of Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchikan.
I hope Hurtigruten will do something similar with the 8,040 minutes of footage which was shown live over the past few days as Nordnorge sailed through the Norwegian fjords from Bergen to Kirkenes. The coverage became a hot on Norwegian TV, with more than half the country’s population glued to it over the weekend.
I always wondered how the Norwegians occupied themselves during the long summer nights when the sun never sets . . .