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Cruises to Glacier Bay

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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 Alaska 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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Majestic Princess
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10 Night
Alaska CruiseDetails

666 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 16, 2023
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Norwegian Bliss
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7 Night
Alaska - SeattleDetails

1,282 Reviews
Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Sun
Norwegian Sun

11 Night
Alaska - SeattleDetails

2,098 Reviews
Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
May 22, 2023
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Royal Princess

7 Night
Alaska CruiseDetails

1,719 Reviews
Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Great Alaskan ExplorerDetails

910 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
May 7, 2023
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Alaska CruiseDetails

987 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Apr 29, 2023
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Hawaii - OtherDetails

2,078 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
May 8, 2024
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Alaska - Northbound WhittierDetails

2,304 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Alaska - SeattleDetails

303 Reviews
Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Alaskan Inside PassageDetails

814 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Great Alaskan ExplorerDetails

795 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Sep 17, 2023
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Alaska CruiseDetails

585 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Aug 7, 2023
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Alaskan ExplorerDetails

1,150 Reviews
Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Alaska Arctic Circle SolsticeDetails

1,077 Reviews
Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Jun 9, 2024
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Alaskan Inside PassageDetails

567 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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More about Glacier Bay

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
I have been to Glacier Bay before (about 10 years ago) and the amount of glacier melt is significant. You can barely see many of the glaciers. The bay is beautiful, and we were in it for an entire morning. The RangeRead More
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Laura R.
Excellent close cruising in Glacier Bay. Interesting dialogue by National Park ranger.Read More
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Proximo70
Glacier bay is gorgeous - highlight of the cruiseRead More
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sfchilegirl
We have frequently travelled with Holland America and really enjoy travelling up the Inside Passage and will continue to do so while our health remains stable. Glacier Bay has always been the highlight of any trip. TRead More
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