Glacier Bay Glacier Bay National Park Excursion Reviews

If you're cruising Alaska, and Glacier Bay National Park is on your itinerary, you're in for a treat. Stunning views of the tidewater glaciers and snow-capped mountains alone are worth the visit, but you're likely to catch glimpses of incredible wildlife including coastal bears and whales.
This was the best part because all the glaciers were so huge and beautiful!
This was the best part because all the glaciers were so huge and beautiful! When we watched as chunked of ice fell off of them, it really showed how small we are compared to these huge creations that have been formed over hundreds of years.... Read More
This was the best part because all the glaciers were so huge and beautiful! When we watched as chunked of ice fell off of them, it really showed how small we are compared to these huge creations that have been formed over hundreds of years. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Park Rangers were knowledgeable!
Park Rangers were knowledgeable! Gave a wonder presentation. Wish we could have gotten off the ship to get closer.
Park Rangers were knowledgeable! Gave a wonder presentation. Wish we could have gotten off the ship to get closer. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
No one got off the ship because the experience was on board.
No one got off the ship because the experience was on board. Instead, we picked up two naturalists who remained on board all day to tell us about what we were seeing as the ship cruised through the bay. The same thing happened on the ... Read More
No one got off the ship because the experience was on board. Instead, we picked up two naturalists who remained on board all day to tell us about what we were seeing as the ship cruised through the bay. The same thing happened on the following day when we went through College Fjord. Both days had magnificent view both from our cabin and from all parts of the ship. I did enjoy being able to relax and view the scenery from bed, balcony, or on our stateroom TV, but also have the choice to go to another part of the ship to enjoy the scenery. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A brief, but inspiring turn through the bay shows how our persistent negligence has caused the ...
A brief, but inspiring turn through the bay shows how our persistent negligence has caused the recession of these ice masses. Enjoy them while you can. Experts agree that the sins of the past 100 years are locked into what happens next. ... Read More
A brief, but inspiring turn through the bay shows how our persistent negligence has caused the recession of these ice masses. Enjoy them while you can. Experts agree that the sins of the past 100 years are locked into what happens next. Of course, the views could not be appreciated from all quarters of the ship, nor from our private balcony, due to the cigarette smoke that was at times pervasive onboard. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It's a no-extra-cost on-ship excursion with everything of interest on the Port Side (get a port ...
It's a no-extra-cost on-ship excursion with everything of interest on the Port Side (get a port side balcony). This is tied with Mt McKinley / Mt Denali as the best thing on the trip. A narrator that you can hear on the balconies ... Read More
It's a no-extra-cost on-ship excursion with everything of interest on the Port Side (get a port side balcony). This is tied with Mt McKinley / Mt Denali as the best thing on the trip. A narrator that you can hear on the balconies discusses several glaciers you pass by and how they were formed and are still forming. The ship sits still and spins 360 degrees at the end of the bay so everyone can see the final glacier no matter what side you're on (but you'll only see the other glaciers from the starboard side when the ship is returning down the bay, without the narrator). At times, the silence is total, then a glacier moans, and you'll know you've witnessed something special. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Oh had sad to see the glacier depleted so much in the 12 years since we saw it last.
Oh had sad to see the glacier depleted so much in the 12 years since we saw it last. Of course nothing to do with the cruise line.
Oh had sad to see the glacier depleted so much in the 12 years since we saw it last. Of course nothing to do with the cruise line. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Glacier Bay is the high point of any Alaska cruise.
Glacier Bay is the high point of any Alaska cruise. Nothing can compare to it. It is a world class National Park. The scenery on this cruise was spectacular. We have only seen it this way on one other cruise.
Glacier Bay is the high point of any Alaska cruise. Nothing can compare to it. It is a world class National Park. The scenery on this cruise was spectacular. We have only seen it this way on one other cruise. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We had a reservation in The Sanctuary which was fun for our group ...
We had a reservation in The Sanctuary which was fun for our group ... From 6:30am - 5:30PM ... Private, comfy beach chairs ...blanket, ear muffs provided ... Bloody Marys and Mimosas from 8:00 - 12:30. Private buffet (B+). No children ... Read More
We had a reservation in The Sanctuary which was fun for our group ... From 6:30am - 5:30PM ... Private, comfy beach chairs ...blanket, ear muffs provided ... Bloody Marys and Mimosas from 8:00 - 12:30. Private buffet (B+). No children ... no crowds ... Only downside is that the wind glass is tinted so you have to leave the area to take photographs. So, I was in and out and in and out and in and out and up and down and up and down. Now that I think about it, that was probably good 'cause I had a lot of Bloody Marys and Mimosas!! Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The NPS were absolutely amazing and so informative.
The NPS were absolutely amazing and so informative. Our captain rocked this part of the cruise by bringing our ship so close to the glacier that we practically could touch them!
The NPS were absolutely amazing and so informative. Our captain rocked this part of the cruise by bringing our ship so close to the glacier that we practically could touch them! Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great tour.
Great tour. We actually had a moose walk on the road with us!!!
Great tour. We actually had a moose walk on the road with us!!! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
No off ship options, ship takes up pretty close to glaciers.
No off ship options, ship takes up pretty close to glaciers. Interesting to see calving. Ship stops near glacier and then begins to rotate around. We thought we would be able to see glacier from our aft cabin, but ship did not rotate ... Read More
No off ship options, ship takes up pretty close to glaciers. Interesting to see calving. Ship stops near glacier and then begins to rotate around. We thought we would be able to see glacier from our aft cabin, but ship did not rotate around for us to see, so had to go up to outer deck. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
A religious experience!
A religious experience!
A religious experience! Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not really an excursion.
Not really an excursion. Ship was in Glacier Bay for several hours. We had park rangers on board for narrative about the park, glaciers, wildlife, history, etc... Amazing scenery. And awesome glacier views up close on the ship.
Not really an excursion. Ship was in Glacier Bay for several hours. We had park rangers on board for narrative about the park, glaciers, wildlife, history, etc... Amazing scenery. And awesome glacier views up close on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Part of the onboard, at sea experience; rangers came aboard to give presentations and narrate.
Part of the onboard, at sea experience; rangers came aboard to give presentations and narrate. Narration was canned and a bit hokey, but the scenery is amazing.
Part of the onboard, at sea experience; rangers came aboard to give presentations and narrate. Narration was canned and a bit hokey, but the scenery is amazing. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Glaciers were simply beautiful
The Glaciers were simply beautiful
The Glaciers were simply beautiful Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful weather and amazing scenery.
Beautiful weather and amazing scenery. Narration was very well done as well.
Beautiful weather and amazing scenery. Narration was very well done as well. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great
Great
Great Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line