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Address: Yakutat Bay , Alaska, AK
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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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If you hear it you've missed it

On Celebrity Infinity in May 2016 and the Hubbard glacier was on the itinerary. Took a really slow journey and the closer you got, the colder it got. My advice; wear your coat, a... read more

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On Celebrity Infinity in May 2016 and the Hubbard glacier was on the itinerary. Took a really slow journey and the closer you got, the colder it got. My advice; wear your coat, a hat and some gloves. you may find hand warmers useful too, especially if you go early in the season like we did. The helipad is opened... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw Hubbard Glacier aboard the Star Princess Cruise Ship and luckily, we were "parked" in front of it for a good hour or more. So so amazing! We even got to see the glacier calving several times!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The colour,the sound the temperature being out on the water all add to the sense of awe and wonder that Hubbard is.Every direction you look you see a different aspect of ice and how it has formed.Bring your best camera, binoculars and a jacket and gloves.Stunning on a sunny day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Nature in all its glory. It was absolutely breathtaking beautiful. What a sight. The captain of the Regatta 'parked' the ship in front of the glacier for a couple hours so that all the passengers had enough time to wonder this marvel of nature.

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Toledo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Our cruise ship's itinerary carried us to Hubbard Glacier. Wow! Hubbard Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in North America, was a spectacular sight and awe-inspiring. It was a beautiful but cool day when we visited. You will need layers, a jacket, and perhaps a hat or scarf. I had never seen a glacier and of course had never seen calving... More 

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Evans, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

In August, we took a cruise on the Celebrity Millennium. For our last day at sea, the ship sailed into Yakutat Bay for us to see the Hubbard Glacier. It's beautiful and huge. The ship was able to get less than 1/2 mile from the glacier, and turned 360 degrees 3 times so you could view the glacier from anywhere... More 

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

This was one day on our Alaska cruise from Vancouver that we will never forget. Our ship's crew managed to gently ease the Celebrity Infinity gradually closer to the face of the Hubbard Glacier, and slowly moved the ship around so that everyone on board had a good view. The glacier was spectacular, blue/white solid packed ice. And we heard... More 

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The Entrance, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

If you are cruising in Alaska, this is a must. To see a glacier mooving and calving is an incredibe sight. You can hear the creaking and cracking of the ice as the glacier slowly moves forward to the sea. The sight of hundreds of tons of ice breaking away and falling into the sea is incredible. This is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

This was absolutely the most breathtaking experience we had on our trip to Alaska. You think you know what to expect, but then mother nature just takes it up a notch. This is a MUST SEE.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Our cruise ship took us close to the glacier from where we could see it in its totality. The sight is amazing - several glaciers can be seen merging into one before it meets the sea. The entire frontage of the glacier can be seen. One can also see the ice blocks breaking from the glacier and falling in to... More 

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