Cruises to Glacier Bay

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Glacier Bay (Photo:Maridav/Shutterstock)

About Cruising to 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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Norwegian Sun
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More about Glacier Bay

Why Cruise 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
glacier bay is gorgeous and we saw orcas from our balconyRead More
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shazza1963
The ship exploration of Glacier Bay was a once in your life experience. Rangers from the National Park were aboard to explain about the area.Read More
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nemothecaptain
We cruised around Glacier Bay, it was breathtaking. The Captain maneuvered the ship flawlessly so everyone had a chance to see the glaciers. Read More
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CruisingAlaska1
This is just amazing. Can't say enough wonderful things about Glacier Bay.Read More
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