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Hubbard Glacier

Yakutat Bay , Alaska, AK
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Ranked #3 of 537 Attractions in Alaska
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Owner description: First mapped in 1895, Hubbard is considered the largest tidewater glacier in North America.
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We visited Hubbard Glacier as part of our Vancouver to Seward cruise on board Regent 7 Seas Naviator in June. It was an amazing experience sailing up the canal towards the glacier from breakfast time watching the constantly changing scenery, U shaped valleys with low cloud sitting in the bottom of them, majestic mountain peaks, icebergs, seals, eagles etc. Everyone... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We did a self-guided three-week land tour and then took the southbound Norwegian Cruise line to Vancouver. One of the stops was the Hubbard glacier it is definitely very impressive and I'm glad that we got to see. This particular cruise also did Traci's arm/Sawyer glacier this was a very very impressive part of the cruise. I'm not a fan... More

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Riverhead, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A tidal basin glacier reaches the sea. An example is the Hubbard Glacier, which we saw on our Royal Caribbean cruise between Seward and Vancouver. The captain pulled as close as he dared and did two 360 degree turns so everyone could get a look. It was absolutely freezing...cold and rainy... on the bow of the ship (I wore corduroy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We viewed the Hubbard from the helipad of the Celebrity Millenium cruiseliner. What a view. The captain took the ship to as close as he could get and did a great 360 degree turn. The sound of the ice breaking off the glacier was deafening. The beauty of the glacier is indescribable and one can only marvel at the wonders... More

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

visited by cruise ship in may 2014, the up close view from the ship of large pieces of ice falling into the sea was something to behold. the tourist towns of alaska are not much to see, but the scenery and nature (whales etc) was really great. an alaska cruise is a worthwhile check on the bucket list of life

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went on the celebrity century from Vancouver to Vancouver and saw this magnificent glacier on, what started as a cloudy day, but turned into the best sightseeing day as we were able to get up close and personal - around a mile from the actual ice. It is huge and magnificent with visions of ice breaking off constantly followed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Go!! The sounds for nature and the view of watching the glacier calve is a once in a lifetime experience. Make sure your cruise takes in this stop, if not book a different one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you can get the chance to go....GO! Make sure it is part of your Cruise itinerary. You will not be disappointed! Pictures don't do it justice.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We visited the Hubbard Glacier as part of our Celebrity Cruise trip. The ship was able to get relatively close and we saw several calving ice burgs. We got over 100 pictures and several videos. We even saw a bear swimming across the channel, but don't expect to see that bear, the captain said in ten years visiting the glacier,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It was a bright sunny day when our cruise ship, Regent Seven Seas Navigator, pulled up right in front of the Hubbard Glacier. Truly impressive, awesome, magnificent, what other words can be said? If you get a chance to see it, do. You will never forget it.

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