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Hubbard Glacier
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Geologic Formations
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First mapped in 1895, Hubbard is considered the largest tidewater glacier in North America.
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1-2 hours
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Courtney
Canberra, Australia32 contributions
My favourite Alaskan experience!
Nov 2019 • Couples
This was the absolute highlight of our Alaskan cruise last September! Stunning blue sky day and the colour of the glacier, hearing and seeing the ice crack and crumble fall into the water was incredible, something I’ll never forget! Perhaps they all say this but our cruise ship captain said we were the closest he’s ever been able to get to the glacier due to good weather and visibility (keep in mind this was a massive princess cruises ship). The education we received about glaciers and this particular one was second to none! This is something I could visit over and over again and never get sick of, absolutely incredible! I would love to go out on a smaller vessel next time to get an even closer experience.
Written October 13, 2020
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mlorahga
Augusta, GA1,493 contributions
A Great Experience if you Get Close.
Oct 2019
We took a small boat to get close to the Hubbard Glacier. In this picture you can see two moose who swam out to this small outcropping. Note the spray behind them which was caused by “calving” or the breaking off of ice chunks from the face wall. Even still, Hubbard is still an advancing glacier.
Written September 20, 2020
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Kirsten M
Newcastle, Australia400 contributions
Absolutely mindblowing!
Jul 2019
The Hubbard Glacier was the highlight of our cruise to Alaska. It is the most phenomenal sight I have seen on any coast. Heading the sounds and seeing the ice falls was mindblowing. The true power of nature at its finest. Keep an eye on the waters around, plenty of wildlife to be seen.
Written June 12, 2020
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Karen W
Brisbane Region, Australia2,201 contributions
A sensational visit
Jul 2019
On such a beautiful clear day what a marvel and so lucky to have the opportunity to see in the middle of summer, especially after so many hot days. Due to the heatwave and numerous bushfires at this time was a little discoloured on top of the Glacier but this also allowed for ice calving (due to the high daytime temperatures) of the glacier due to the heat which was sensational for both photography and to see up so close.
Fortunately, the Hubbard Glacier is growing in size which is so great environmentally.
Written March 8, 2020
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Adriatic_100
Temecula, CA79 contributions
From the Cruise Ship
Jun 2019
The clacer is amazing, the colors in the pictures while they look amazing really do not do any justice to the true amazing colors in person. The sounds of the ice cracking echoing through over the sea water to us a mile away is a sound that will send chills down your spine. A sound again you must hear in person, something that cannot be duplicated on a sound system!
Written February 26, 2020
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Christina C
Coquitlam, Canada6,366 contributions
Hubbard Glacier
Aug 2019
We cruised to Hubbard Glacier twice. The first time was in 2010, we were so excited. Despite the cold temperature, we stayed out on the open deck the whole time to see where the cruise ship was leading us. Last August was our second time cruising the Hubbard Glacier, although this time the excitement was gone. I always wondered with all the talk about Global warming; we better took a look at it before it disappears. Happy Travelling!
 
Written February 17, 2020
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skid1127
Chicago, IL138 contributions
Definition of Awesome
Jul 2019
This was my first time ever seeing a glacier. It was beautiful and I never knew that glaciers made noises. Highly recommend to see via Princess Cruises.
Written January 16, 2020
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Zeituni
Jerusalem, Israel1,576 contributions
Impressive sights and sounds
Aug 2019
Visiting this glacier is most impressive. When the ship slowly turns to let everybody on board see the glacier, you hear thunder-like sounds of falling to the ocean icebergs
Written December 30, 2019
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Departure11477404387
Luxemburg, WI2 contributions
A must see in Alaska. You can hear the cracks as the Glacer moves.
Jun 2019
This is a must see in Alaska. We didn't see any "caving", but you can hear the glacier cracking as it moves.
Written December 1, 2019
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Sarah Tan
7 contributions
Hubbard Glacier
Sep 2019 • Friends
Was on Celebrity Eclipse Alaska Cruise, a bucket list cruise for me. Awe inspiring sight, hearing the white thunder when part of the ice broke off and the coldness - an experience of a life time.
Written November 26, 2019
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