When people ask me what I liked about my Alaskan Cruise, I tell them, "I climbed on a glacier and into an ice cave". It amazes me that I can say that! This hike was well worth the reasonable expense. I booked on line with no problems. The group was picked up at the ship. Equipment, water and snacks were provided. Our two guides were skilled, knowledgable, humerous and patient. The Alaskan rain forest was beautiful. The scrub bush and rocky boulder grounds were challenging. The glacier and ice cave were breath-taking. Dressing in layers is key as temperature changes with elevation. A good pair of hiking shoes are a must. The trip is physically challenging, but immensely rewarding!