We toured the Hubbard Glacier area the day before . . . Thought nothing could rival it. How wrong we were. The entire day, from breakfast on, was spent in Glacier Bay. We were on board the Island Princess. The Princess ships include many programs given by naturalists and Park Rangers, but the ones given while viewing the Hubbard Glacier(ship's naturalist) and Glacier Bay (Ranger) were informative, even fascinating. If you are taking a cruise, pay the little extra for a balcony room. It's worth every penny! We tuned our TV to one of the ship's own channels, kept the balcony door open, turned the volume up and were thoroughly entertained by viewing the areas AND hearing the facts about what we were viewing. You would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful spot on earth. We felt we were witnessing history and science happening at every new sight! The largest glacier called a few times while we were watching . . . What a treat. Saw quite a few seals and a few bald eagles. A bear was spotted just as we entered the bay. This is one place not to be missed on any trip to Alaska.
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