12/03/2012 07:47 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Alaska's Breaching Whales (VIDEO)

On the first morning of our cruise, we were excitedly awakened by our crew for the best display of breaching whales any cruiser could hope for. This is tough to capture on video, because you can't know exactly when and where the whale will pop out of the sea, but these clips offer a taste of the experience, which made me much more enthusiastic about being on a cruise ship and extremely happy to be headed north toward Alaska.

The ocean isn't a bad place to sleep and it is almost always a wonderful place to wake up.

This video taken by Trish Feaster, captures the fun of our recent cruise with American Safari Cruises, through Southeast Alaska.