Glacier Bay Cruise Port

Port of Glacier Bay: An Overview

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.

  • Glacier Bay: Eurodam
    ElaineFerguson
    Outstanding experience to get so close to a fading landscape of our world. National Park Rangers enriched the day. ... Read more
  • Glacier Bay: Star Princess
    Oriskany
    First glacier we saw up close. It was incredibly beautiful to see firsthand and to hear the thunderous sounds of the ice "calving" (breaking away) from the glacier. ... Read more
  • Glacier Bay: Nieuw Amsterdam
    Treestar!
    If you are lucky enough to have your ship sail in, do yourself a favour and head out on deck to appreciate the natural beauty of an area that is only accessible via boat or plane. ... Read more
  • Glacier Bay: Coral Princess
    gradydude
    This is one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited. The onboard narrator was great and he talked just the right amount. Let us relax and soak in the magic. The Coral Princess never seemed too crowded, plenty of space on the decks. We ... Read more