On this voyage we were in for a treat as the Captain opened the forward helipad for us to scamper out on to for our viewing pleasure. It was a bit of a climb up and down steep stairs and through the narrow passageways but the view was well worth it and we shared this space with several hundred of our fellow passengers. Hot chocolate and other libations were available to ensure that no one became too cold and it was a great place to watch our final approach to Hubbard. While we did not get as close as some of our other trips, given how early in the year it was and how much ice was in the water, we still got a great view on a beautiful sunny day.
The Captain brought us in as close as he could, spun the ship around so that port and starboard both had great views and then we eased ourselves back through the ice the same way we approached the glacier in the first place.