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Glacier Bay

Address: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, AK
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$644*
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & wildlife areas, Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Type: National Parks, Nature & wildlife areas, Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Pekin, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We floated through Glacier Bay on a Princess cruise ship. There wasn't much snow on the glacier but it still looked beautiful with the contrast of the texture of the glacier reflecting off the milky blue water. It was awesome to sit on our private balcony of our cabin and and float by this amazing scenery!

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Newcastle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Visited here on the cruise. Just beautiful seeing the icebergs carve off the glacier! The ship gets pretty close so you don;t need binoculars, though they were handy.

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Amarillo, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We cruised through Glacier Bay and for us it was breath taking to observer the different formations in the bay. We were broadside for many of the formations and observed some of the glaciers doing the natural sloughing off of huge chunks of ice.

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Campbell Hill, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Even if cold weather isn't your thing, seeing the Glacier's in Alaska is something that you should do at least once in your lifetime. We went on the Princess Cruise from Vancouver to Fairbanks, traveling through Glacier Bay on our route. It was breathtaking to say the least. We traveled here in July so our weather was more like spring... More 

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86 reviews 86 reviews
71 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We went on a cruise back in 2009 It was like 2 degres Celsius in May We loved it It's amZing beautiful You hear like thundercracks and see Ice falling in water You see blue yellowish green color in ice Water is so pure you want to drink it Of course you can spot some seals or whales if you... More 

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Southern AZ
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91 reviews 91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Walking the trails was a very moving experience. The nurse logs and thick forest was beautiful. When walking along the shore, we could hear whales exhaling loudly--didn't know what it was at first. Altogether the best place we visited in Alaska, and much better than Denali.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Inside passage cruise into Alaska,,,,,,,,,,,,,, my highlight was viewing Glacier Bay,,,, and seeing in real,,,,, the magical sea world of ice.....

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Ridgecrest, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
51 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

You always hear that glaciers are big. You hear or read about it all the time and think, "Wow! That's impressive!" Then you go to Glacier Bay and really get some perspective. Seeing these magnificent wonders in person really takes your appreciation of glaciers, and of nature in general, to an entirely new level. I was fortunate enough to visit... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We had such a great time on this cruise. First cruise we have ever taken. Norwegian Cruise Line was brilliant. Glacier Bay was only one of the places we visited. It was a great experience. Even our service dog enjoyed the trip.

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Brisbane
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254 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We arrived in Glacier Bay by cruise ship and the ship sailed around the Bay visiting a couple of the glaciers (Grand Pacific, John Hopkins and Geikie) that come down to the sea. On board was a ranger/naturalist who gave an interesting commentary while the ship proceeded around the Bay. It was a glorious sunny day and it was great... More 

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