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Cruises to Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay (Photo:Maridav/Shutterstock)
Glacier Bay (Photo:Maridav/Shutterstock)

About Glacier Bay

Photos don't do justice for Glacier Bay National Park. One of the most sought-after spots on Alaska's Inside Passage, Glacier Bay comprises ever-changing glaciers (including one of the most photogenic, Margerie Glacier), sheltered fjords, rainforests and an abundance of wildlife.

Many cruise itineraries include Glacier Bay, although the experience varies depending on the cruise line, ship and time spent within the bay, as it is regulated and cruise ships don't actually dock in the National Park. Guides also are required to be present on every ship.

While navigating through the park, keep your camera handy at all times. Glacier Bay is a popular hangout for humpback whales; grizzly, brown and black bears; sea otters; bald eagles; and more -- and there's a good chance you'll spot at least one of them.

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DAY 1: Vancouver

7 Night
Cruise to Glacier Bay

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Vancouver
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Ketchikan, Juneau ...
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Norwegian Cruise Line
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DAY 1: Seattle

9 Night
Cruise to Glacier Bay

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Seattle
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Sitka, Icy Strait ...
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Norwegian Cruise Line
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DAY 1: San Diego

10 Night
Cruise to Glacier Bay

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San Diego
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Seattle, Juneau ...
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Norwegian Cruise Line
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DAY 1: Seattle

7 Night
Cruise to Glacier Bay

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Juneau, Glacier Bay ...
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7 Night
Cruise to Glacier Bay

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Seattle
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Juneau, Skagway ...
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Norwegian Cruise Line
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9 Night
Cruise to Glacier Bay

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Vancouver
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Juneau, Glacier Bay ...
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Norwegian Cruise Line
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7 Night
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Seattle
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Icy Strait, Glacier Bay ...
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Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Cruise Line
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7 Night
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7 Night
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Seattle
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Juneau, Glacier Bay ...
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Holland America Line
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7 Night
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Vancouver
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Ketchikan, Juneau ...
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Princess Cruises
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10 Night
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Vancouver
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23 Night
Cruise to Glacier Bay

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Vancouver
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Princess Cruises
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12 Night
Cruise to Glacier Bay

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Vancouver
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10 Night
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Vancouver
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Cunard Line
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10 Night
Cruise to Glacier Bay

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San Francisco
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Princess Cruises
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14 Night
Cruise to Glacier Bay

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Vancouver
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Princess Cruises
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Vancouver
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7 Night
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Vancouver
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Holland America Line
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7 Night
Cruise to Glacier Bay

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Vancouver
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Tracy Arm, Juneau ...
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Holland America Line
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7 Night
Cruise to Glacier Bay

Leaving:
Whittier
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Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay ...
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Princess Cruises
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Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Why go to Glacier Bay?

Pros:

Glacier Bay is considered one of the best areas of the Inside Passage for glacier and wildlife viewing

Cons:

This port is heavily reliant upon weather; a cloudy, wet day could put a damper on scenic sailing

Bottom Line:

As with most Alaska ports, your experience could be life-changing or rained out; be prepared


Awards and Recognition

Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination

  • 2018 Top-Rated Overall Cruise Destinations
  • 2018 Top-Rated Alaska Destinations
  • 2017 Top-Rated Alaska Destinations
  • 2016 Top-Rated Alaska Destinations
  • 2015 Top-Rated Alaska Destinations

Glacier Bay Cruise Reviews

Coral Princess
Lee99
Sail Date: Sep 2019
The ship cruises Glacier Bay and turns around so all sides of the ship have a good view. Keep camera handy for glacier calfing... Read More
American Constellation
Rural Michigan
Sail Date: Aug 2019
This day is spent on the boat traveling through Glacier Bay. This is the only cruiseline that will spend the night in Glacier Bay. While in the bay we saw a variety of wildlife. The ship has a variety of good... Read More
Norwegian Bliss
Pamphockey
Sail Date: Sep 2019
Beautiful area and sad to see how they are quickly melting. Park ranger was brought onboard to navigate the time in Glacier Bay.... Read More
Grand Princess
Gardener222
Sail Date: Sep 2019
The day in Glacier Bay was perfect, sunny not too cold or hot.... Read More
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