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Address: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, AK
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Breath-taking beauty

The beauty of Glacier Bay and its glaciers cannot be put into words. Make it a bucket list item to see this in person. The day our cruise was there, the glacier calved several... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The beauty of Glacier Bay and its glaciers cannot be put into words. Make it a bucket list item to see this in person. The day our cruise was there, the glacier calved several times! It was stunning every single time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Our Princess Cruise spent a full day in Glacier Bay and it was wonderful. We got to hear glacier cracking and carving. This is a incredible experience. A park ranger came onboard and talked about the Glaciers and the area in general. This is a most do!!! Only Princess Cruises take you a few hundred yards from the glaciers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Weather could not have been more beautiful to view the majestic, blue glaciers. Who would have thought that there was such beauty in watching a 350 ft wall of ice, with actual calving (fall sheets of solid ice, crashing into the sea) for 2 hours. Wonderful how the Princess Cruise made a 360 degree turn so that both sides could... More 

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Winter Haven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We could have stayed here for days..... the blues of the glaciers were unlike anything we had ever seen..... we were lucky enough to have booked a balcony suite so we were able to sit out and watch the seals and other animals from our veranda.... also, a few of the glaciers were calving and the noise was totally awesome....... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We cruised NCL Jewel through Glacier Bay. It was a perfectly sunny day. We got to see several glaciers. The ship would make rotations in front of them. I'm glad to have seen glacier bay.

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Norwegian cruise lines Pearl made 2 rotations to allow all passengers to see the glaciers. We actually got to witness some calving - the sound was loud and impressive. You could hear the cracking sound before the ice fell. Lots of blue ice floating in the water. Everything you expect to experience in Alaska!

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kalamazoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went on a Holland America cruise. Weather was fantastic. We saw mountain goats, sea lions, whales. There were no other boats or people the entire day. The glaciers are awe inspiring and beautiful. We stayed at each one for a half hour or so. It was nice just to stay on deck and pick up the subtle beauty. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We cruised to Glacier Bay on the Crystal Symphony ,we boarded in Tokyo and i think this was my favourite day on the cruise . The ship takes you right through the bay, we sat on our deck and watched all the beautiful glaciers crack, move and on one occasion the face of one crashed down .It was an amazing... More 

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It was amazing to see the many layers in the ice representing years of history. It was much larger than I expected. There were seals sitting on floating chunks of ice and we were lucky enough to see a bald eagle as well.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The crisp air flying off the glaciers will meet you where you stand. Like a crack of thunder you will see ice fall from its resting place. Birds, lining the hills surrounding the bay, waiting for their meals in the crystal blue waters beneath. Layers can be found in the glaciers, different shades of blue, layers of time. This place... More 

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