These cruises are very popular with travellers so this question is asked frequently. It could be one of the TOP QUESTIONS ABOUT ALASKA ! If you've taken one of these trips, please share your thoughts on what makes each of these cruises different.
As for me, I've attempted the 6 hr cruise three times; twice we had rough seas so it became a 3 hr Bay cruise. But the one time we DID make it out, was spectacular. Clear blue sky, calm sea, we heard and saw the glacier calving, icebergs, whales, eagles, sea lions. Absolutely spectacular !
I found the 3 hr Bay cruise disappointing. But then again I'm from the Pacific NW so the scenery around the bay wasn't anything new. Rocky coast, trees, mountains, eagles, seals. Don't get me wrong; it's very lovely. Perhaps in nice weather I would have enjoyed it more, but it was cold, windy and raining. Plus I really wanted to see icebergs and calving.
carolEdited: 10:45 pm, February 20, 2010