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We arrived in the morning onboard a Celebrity Cruiseship. All the way in the visibility was almost... read more

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Went to Alaska for the first time this past July, the Hubbard Glacier was awesome! seeing the big... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Celia R
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First mapped in 1895, Hubbard is considered the largest tidewater glacier in North America.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived in the morning onboard a Celebrity Cruiseship. All the way in the visibility was almost zero but as soon as we entered the bay in front of the glacier we had a clear wiev of the entire front. Lots of minor calfing took...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Erik Z
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to Alaska for the first time this past July, the Hubbard Glacier was awesome! seeing the big chunks of Ice floating near the ship was cool!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Celia R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing this for the past three years is amazing. Every single trip is a different experience. You're lucky if the Captain makes sure you come close. Sometimes its rainy or cloudy but on some days, the day is so clear you could see the mountains...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jlnps
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The glacier was beautiful, colorful and calving regularly. You can see the chunks falling off without binoculars, but it is far more spectacular with them.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank TruthBTold00
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Visited Hubbard Glacier as a stop on a cruise ship, where we could see it for a couple hours off the balcony in our stateroom. The immense size of the glacier is difficult to see from photographs...it was several times the height of our cruise...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James T
Reviewed November 4, 2018

This was an amazing experience. The cruise ship went quite close to the majestic glacier and stayed there for a good couple of hours - sufficient to enjoy and absorb the experience. Though the decks were crowded, we got excellent views of the glacier, especially...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Indrajit C
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Hubbard Glacier was the highlight of our 10 day cruise with Celebrity Millennium up the inside passage. The sound of the glacier breaking is rather surprising and heartbreaking as well. Alaska is just beautiful, each snow capped mountain is breathtaking in itself. A must see!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Paula K
Reviewed October 19, 2018

The Captain got us up close to the Glacier. I was amazed at the sounds coming from the Glacier, the sight was incredible, but the sounds were a surprise to me.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vera C
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Like what hundreds of other reviewers described, it was "WOW" experience. The pics posted are exactly what you see. We were fortunate to have good weather and had a clear day to view the glacier. The thunder noise (when ice breaks) added to the overwhelming...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Karina D
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We sailed on board the Celebrity Infinity Cruise Ship on a 7 day trip through the inside passage to Hubbard Glacier Alaska. Extremely impressive, viewing the glacier was like looking at our ancient past. Our ships captain cut the engines and we could hear the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank diva763844
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EttieD
August 20, 2018|
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Response from luvroma2 | Reviewed this property |
We were on the Crystal Serenity. We loved the cruise but I did not see many teenagers on our cruise and there were no activities geared specifically for teenagers.
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stan j
July 25, 2018|
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Response from BrussoDallas | Reviewed this property |
If you you're taking a cruise you don't actually get off the ship, the ship just gets close to the glacier.
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Mogambler1
July 15, 2018|
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Response from sphunt | Reviewed this property |
Partly Sunny. High around 58...I have no idea. You are asking for a scientific prediction,
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lcb47
London, United Kingdom
Which of these short itineraries would you recommend? (35 Replies)
Hi all, Firstly, thank you to all of the forum regulars who have provided such an array of information- it has made planning a trip to Alaska much less daunting. I have spent some time looking at my options and was hoping for some opinions on the possible itineraries I have put together. Background: I (age 22) will be travelling with my mother (late 40's) to Alaska in September. We have booked a cruise with Innersea Discoveries (Eastern Coves itinerary) leaving Juneau on September 8th...More
March 16, 2012|
Response fromcoalminer|
okay - I am biased, but since you are doing the cruise and will have other opportunities for marine wildlife and ocean scenery, I would definitely do your option 2 and come to Denali - it would be an excellent contrast to the rest of your trip. Do book your car as soon as possible. :)
Fraumutter
Canada
Please help me plan a trip to Alaska! (7 Replies)
My dad has cancer, but is still working full time. He told me it was always his dream to travel to Alaska and see the wildlife, like bears fishing for salmon. He is turning 74 this fall. I would love to make his dream come true while he still with us and able to travel. Being a workaholic, he will never plan this trip himself. I think I might make it reality if I plan it all out and invite him to simply come along. My mom would also come and I'd like to take my 2 boys, ages 17 and 12. What...More
March 06, 2011|
Response fromdefault20181004|
Hi, welcome to the forum. You're all over the place with this....it's hard to get a grasp on what you want. My suggestion is not to drive...spend your time actually IN Alaska. Cruises are a very economical way to see SE Alaska, and if the port of Ketchikan is included, your dad could take a tour to see bears catching fish at either Anan Creek or Traitor's Cove. Not cheap...they involve a flight, but if that's his dream.... Have a look at Island Wings for prices... While you might see...More
Vktran
Adelaide, Australia
Is this a good itinerary? (10 Replies)
Hello! Would love to hear peoples opinion on the itinerary I have below. I am traveling with hubby, 15mth old infant and my mother. Flights and northbound celebrity cruise are already booked- 8th June  Arrive in Seward early morning, disembarking from northbound inside passage cruise Visit sea life centre and wander around seward township Would this take all day? Anything we can do not requiring a car? Overnight Seward 9th June Kayaking day trip with hubby at either bear...More
December 11, 2011|
Response fromVktran|
Sorry, forgot to ask - is there a nicer place for us to stay closer to whittier instead? I read that it isn't really that nice there? Thx again!