International Space Station sightings
While not unique to Alaska, we will get more than the usual number of opportunities to see the ISS as it whirs around the earth every 90 minutes.
The ISS can easily be seen with the naked eye on a clear night, and is the brightest thing in the sky besides the sun and the moon. Here are the times when we are most likely to be milling about the ship and open to an ISS sighting:
Here's a complete list of all 33 potential opportunities to see the ISS during our Alaskan adventure:
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Whale and other Wildlife Watching
There is a strong likelihood we will be able to catch a glimpse of some magnificent whales right from our cruiseship! While I couldn't find anything specific to the humpback whales we are likely to see, I was able to find some live tracking data on bowhead whales, below.
This link has some great info on other creatures to watch for: http://www.nps.gov/glba/planyourvisit/spotting-wildlife-from-cruise-ships.htm