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“Prince William Sounding”
Review of College Fjord

College Fjord
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Prince William Sound Surprise Glacier Cruise
Ranked #240 of 860 things to do in Alaska
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Cruising along, we stayed in our rooms on the balcony, while on our journey to the College Fjords, what a wonderful experience, you slowly move through the sea, first seeing small ice caps dancing in the water, and slowly moving closer, breathtaking views of the iced capped mountains and sea otters basking in sun on the sea. All I can say, is you have to be there, experience what nature has to offer.

4  Thank alison S
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

It was very overcast and misty the day we cruised through, but in ways that made it even more majestic. The glaciers just lined up like ribbons along the shore, disappearing into the mist, so numerous it was hard to believe.

My favorite part, however, were the adorable otters swimming around and batting at each other in play. Have your binoculars handy for better views of them.

The only thing missing was that we didn't see or hear any calving. There are different types and stages of glaciers, and I guess these just aren't the calving sort. Nature's variety amazes me.

Beautiful trip.

3  Thank Melinda B
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

If you are cruising to Alaska then you may have this ‘sea day’ on your itinerary. Located in the northern sector of Prince William Sound it may also be accessed on a small boat cruise from one of the fishing towns along the southern edge of this state.

This 20-mile long fjord and surrounding snow capped mountains just dwarfs the size of a large cruise ship.The Alaskan scenery here is magically overwhelming in its grandeur. It’s sobering to know that College Fjord was the epicentre for the 1964 earthquake and belies the calm waters that we experienced sailing in this area.

With a bit of luck from Mother Nature (even the sun showed some interest at times) we had a relatively fair day for viewing the five tidewater glaciers, five large valley glaciers, and dozens of smaller glaciers out on the open deck. Some are named for famous colleges on the USA East Coast and at one point we could see several at once. A few did calve and you heard the echoing ‘crack ‘ before you saw the ice topple into the water.

In many ways we thought that this fjord and the Sound were just as impressive as Glacier Bay to the south but does not have such an extensive area.The compact size of this Fjord with the proximity of the tall mountains is perhaps the reason why we enjoyed it a little more.
Keep it in mind for your 'must see' list in Alaska!

Enjoy your visit!

11  Thank Globebugs
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

Get up nice and early to see this wonder! Sailing through College fjord was so surreal, so peaceful and just extraordinary!

7  Thank Kirsten N
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Reviewed June 7, 2011

If you go on a cruise ship and they say get up early to see College Fjord, they mean 5:00am! You will not want to miss the two HUGE Glaciers at the end of the Fjord!!! It was absolutely amazing to witness!!! You can hear the glaciers making booming & cracking noises as they move! I couldn't believe that I was witnessing such an amazing sight!!!

11  Thank 143vrb
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