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Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, AK
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water
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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Just finished the Un-cruise Discoverers' Glacier Country on the Safari Endeavour. We went to Glacier Bay, the Icy Strait, Chichagof Island / Baranof Island, Frederick Sound / Stephens Passage and Fords Terror / Endicott Arm. Everyday we either hiked, paddled or puttered around these spectacular glacial areas. Service, food, alcohol, activities on the Un-cruise were all excellent. It was as... More

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Los Angeles, California
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78 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My mother, girlfriend, niece, and I took a one-way cruise from Vancouver, Canada to Whittier, Alaska aboard the Sapphire Princess. I was expecting Glacier Bay to be the highlight of our cruise. Sometimes high expectations aren’t met and you’re left disappointed. That wasn’t the case here! Glacier Bay was magnificent! We took our cruise during summer, so we had very... More

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Burlington, IN
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

There are no words to describe the feeling of this place. It is cold but if you are cruising to Alaska do NOT miss this beauty.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is an opportunity to see nature at work! It is an incredible experience on a grand scale. For others, this is watching paint dry. For those types, read up on what glaciers are in advance and then look for the specifics. If you think it is going to be a "big screen action movie," you will be disappointed!

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Des Moines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had been there 10 years ago, and the glaciers formed a horseshoe around out cruise ship. 2/3s of it is now gone, guessing due to global warming. There had been seals, otters, etc floating on chinks of ice - now there were only 2 eagles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This national park near Gustavus, Alaska is a treasure. The lodge includes a common area, a dining room with deck, an upstairs that has all kinds of information on the park and the wildlife as well as a room for ranger talks and films and a gift shop. The boat tour led by a National Park Service ranger was fantastic!... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Although the skies were cloudy, we could easily see the cascades, mountains, the glassy waters, and, of course, the glaciers. The cruise took us up close to a glacier where we could hear the "white thunder" and see the calving. Literally, a breathtaking experience!

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you are going on an Alaska cruise, or if you plan on somehow getting there yourself, make sure to spend at least one day in Glacier Bay. What an experience! The rangers (as usual) are informative and know the material. The place is perhaps the most beautiful, amazing piece of nature I have ever seen. The water is turquoise,... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There aren't enough words to describe how picturesque Glacier Bay National Park is. Even the best photographs don't do it justice. You simply have to be floating out in the middle of it all, be surrounded by it and breathe the crisp, icy air to appreciate it. Wildlife is everywhere from eagles to otters to seals to whales. We're not... More

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Oshawa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

One of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen. Had sun the whole day. Stopped at one extra glacier because the weather was so great. Seen bald eagles,sea lions, sea otters, lots of whales.

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