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Address: Yakutat Bay , Alaska, AK
Description: First mapped in 1895, Hubbard is considered the largest tidewater glacier...
First mapped in 1895, Hubbard is considered the largest tidewater glacier in North America.
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Hubbard Glacier is a Tidewater Glacier in Disenchantment Bay. We viewed it from our cruise ship. It was very impressive. We saw lots of calving (when chunks of ice break off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Hubbard Glacier is a Tidewater Glacier in Disenchantment Bay. We viewed it from our cruise ship. It was very impressive. We saw lots of calving (when chunks of ice break off into the ocean). You can hear it right before it happens. They say the locals call is white thunder. There are icebergs everywhere. I am so glad that we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This was the last stop on our seven day cruise with Royal Caribbean/ Vancouver to Seward, and was the highlight to the end of a great visit to Alaska and the Inside Passage. On the last stop of our cruise we pulled into Disenchantment Bay to view Hubbard Glacier. The name comes from the disappointment when explorers discovered this was... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Well, to my knowledge I think you can only witness amazing glacier either by taking a cruise or through the air. I saw it on a cruise and the cruise ship was able to get incredibly close to the glacier. While there it started cracking and the pieces that fell into the water were enormous to the point it rocked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We took the Norwegian Cruise line Alaska cruise and this is one of the highlights of the entire cruise. The Captain maneuvered the ship through the channel and tried to get it as close as legally possible. To see it that close, live, it is just amazing! A couple officers of the Alaskan Wildlife & Parks boarded the cruise liner.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We took a cruise on Celebrity and saw this fantastic glacier. We haven't seen Glacier Bay yet to compare, but this is worth seeing either way!

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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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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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