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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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Totally Amazing!

Our cruise ship pulled into disenchantment bay and the weather was superb! The water of the bay was a wonderful green color and the deep blues of the glacier face were totally... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our cruise ship pulled into disenchantment bay and the weather was superb! The water of the bay was a wonderful green color and the deep blues of the glacier face were totally awesome.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our cruise ship took us in here and it was amazing!!! It was raining, but put on a raincoat and get out there. The sites and sounds were off the charts!! Yes, I said sounds. The Ice is always moving forward and as it moves it cracks like the sound of thunder, the sound was like no other. Ice doesn't... More 

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and awesome. Cruise ship stopped here for 45 minutes. Be ready with camera if you want to capture glacier calving. It was cold and windy on our day we visited so jacket and gloves are advised. I also recommend binoculars at the site. The prior week our ship couldn't go due to fog and poor visibility (per report of... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We viewed this glacier from a cruise ship. The ship stayed in the area for almost an hour and the glacier is stunning. On the day we were there the weather was great. Much of the face of the glacier was blue and beautiful. There were several events where parts of the glacier would break off and fall into the... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Hubbard Glacier when the calving was so superior our ship captain stayed 1 1/2 hours longer than usual. He was taking photos as well. Huge layers peeled back time and time again.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a an Alaskan cruise which went stopped in front of the Hubbard Glacier and got a the most amazing view of it. The approach to it was very cold and windy on the open deck but when the ship got closer and sun was out it was perfect to watch the glacier and see/listen to it calving.... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got up close and some amazing views of the Hubbard Glacier with Celebrity on the ship Infinity. We loved the rumbling sounds and the caving. Lots of action the day we were there. Definitely spend as much time as you can taking it in before you sail away!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pictures don't capture the vastness and beauty of Alaska. In person, it is truly incredible! You can hear the ice creaking and cracking and the color of the ice is truly memorable.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable sight you can't get anywhere else! We saw the under glacier river bubbling up and the glacier was calving whike we were there. The sound was incredible and we got amazing video! Can't believe how blue the ice is! Celebrity cruises did a great job of giving us an up close viewing and stayed a little longer since cool... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible blue ice structure. Beautiful views from our cruise ship. Ice calving and the thunderous noises were amazing.

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