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Cruises to Glacier Bay

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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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Norwegian Bliss
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7 Night
Alaska - Seattle

1,252 Reviews
Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Zuiderdam
Zuiderdam

7 Night
Alaskan Inside Passage

1,004 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Norwegian Spirit
Norwegian Spirit

16 Night
Hawaii - Other

2,055 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Oct 3, 2022
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Zuiderdam
Zuiderdam

7 Night
Alaskan Inside Passage

1,004 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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7 Night
Alaska Cruise

1,705 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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10 Night
Alaska Cruise

1,900 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 7, 2022
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11 Night
Alaska - Seattle

2,055 Reviews
Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Sep 21, 2022
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7 Night
Alaska - Northbound Whittier

2,295 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Sep 19, 2022
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7 Night
Alaska - Northbound Whittier

2,295 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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9 Night
Alaska - Other

2,295 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Oct 10, 2022
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7 Night
Alaskan Explorer

1,137 Reviews
Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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14 Night
Great Alaskan Explorer

888 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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7 Night
Alaska - Vancouver

2,295 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Oct 3, 2022
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7 Night
Alaskan Inside Passage

785 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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10 Night
Alaska Cruise

570 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Aug 7, 2023
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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


Glacier Bay Cruise Reviews
We chose Crown Princess for Glacier Bay. Very few ships get the privilege to sail Glacier Bay NP. Princess should have switched ships and provided a fully functional ship for this itinerary. I am sure it will cost thRead More
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rorito
Glacier Bay was beautifu.Read More
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starla3t
You cruise thru Glacier Bay for several hours. The scenery was great. Read More
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JavaMan7
Don't go on any Alaska cruise that does not include Glacier Bay!Read More
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