Hubbard Glacier
Hubbard Glacier
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First mapped in 1895, Hubbard is considered the largest tidewater glacier in North America.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Lee M
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I normally do not leave reviews but Hunter was truly exceptional
    Hunter was phenomenal! He was very attentive and was able to answer all of my questions. We had a very good chat about all of the history and he was extremely informative, enthusiastic, and engaging. He truly went above and beyond expectations for everyone in our group. You guys are lucky to have him as a part of your team!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Arthur M
    Hamilton, Canada1,418 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's insanely massive, and the background mountains perfectly complement the glacier!
    If you're lucky enough to see the glacier without fog, viewing the glacier would be a one-of-a-kind experience. Near the glacier, a lot of icebergs and growlers are seen everywhere, so cruise ships tend to stray away from the glacier. However, small boats actually come towards the face of the glacier. However, they are prohibitively expensive ($399 USD) just to see the glacier in 2 hours. You can have the exact same experience in other glaciers for far less (Kenai Fjords, 26 Glaciers, Valdez) as examples.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Ray T
    Toronto, Canada52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nature is Impressive
    OUTSTANDING WORK OF NATURE. Cruised with Celebrity Cruises as the captain brought us to within a 1/2 mile of the glaciers front on a beautiful sunny morning. Overall a great cruise but this one piece of nature was worth the entire price of the cruise. We would highly recommend Celebrity and nature's Hubbard Glacier.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 July 2023
  • YorkMax
    209 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most breathtaking, magical experience!
    It was the most magical experience seeing the Hubbard glacier, hard to put into words. We spend 5 hours on the deck of Celebrity Eclipse, within 1/2 mile of the glacier, on the most perfect of days. It was so special, we did not want to leave. Watching this magnificent glacier and witnessing carving of the ice was spectacular, nature at its best. ‘Breathtaking’!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Robert D
    3,872 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent Scenery
    The Viking Orion visited the Hubbard Glacier in the morning. It was magnificent to see. The weather was perfect. Even though it was a bit cool, I went outdoors and stayed quite a while as the ship sailed near the glacier and turned around so all sides of the ship could get a good view. Breathtaking scenery!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 July 2023
  • MickeyGW65
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get Close with a Catamaran!
    We took a tour through Princess Cruises to board a catamaran to get close to Hubbard Glacier. It was incredible! We saw the glacier calve at least 20 times. Even the guide said the glacier was putting on a show for us! The sound and beautiful is absolutely breathtaking! Don't miss!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 27 July 2023
  • sashakeena
    Vancouver, Canada11,717 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Experience!
    First time cruiser & were very lucky that the Celebrity Eclipse Captain Leo got the ship to within a half a mile of the Hubbard Glacier. It was amazing to witness, however I did see the glacier 40 years ago & it's sadly a lot "smaller" in size!! Well worthwhile adventure for everyone to see!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 31 July 2023
  • srimanone
    Joshua Tree, California1,031 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCES
    Went in this area with celebrity millennium and spent quite a long time there. Captain was great in keeping the ship close to shore and safe. Wow, what an amazing site. 7 miles wide and 1500 ft depth 809 above and 700 below. We could hear the crackling sound as part of the glaciers broke off. This is a must see as we don’t know how much longer these glaciers will be around due to climate changes.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Brad
    Albuquerque, New Mexico387 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous Glacier
    Fantastic! Gorgeous views, we had great weather and beautiful ice. We were on a RCL cruise that had an excursion where you get on a smaller boat (150 passenger, 3 story). Got nice and close and good appreciate the calving glacier.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Gary S
    Honolulu, Hawaii13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A life long dream to do the Alaska cruise fulfilled.
    We went on a Silversea 7-day cruise in July. We decided to begin our cruise in Anchorage so it would end in Vancouver BC so we could spend a few days there. The cruise was beautiful on the whole we saw spectacular scenery as well as whales, sea otters and eagles galore. Seeing the Hubbard glacier close up from our lanai at the front of the ship was breathtaking. All of the cities or town has something to offer some more attractive or exciting than others. After the Hubbard Glacier personal favorites were Sitka and Ketchikan. Sitka was beautiful on approach and walking through a rainforest on a well-tended path was a great pleasure. Ketchikan was a bit larger and also had plenty to see and enjoy. The final leg was a slow trip through the inside passage which was also breathtaking to see. We completed the voyage in a suite which proved to be a good decision as you spend a lot of time on board traveling between cities. So cabin size for us was important. As we had learned by day 3 of the cruise you may want to seek good restaurants on shore as the food on board while in abundance can be tiring. There were some great breakfast spots in each city that provided some relief.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
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Ronnie B
Glasgow, UK369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This was one of the items on the cruise that I was looking forward to seeing most, and its didn’t disappoint. The captain was able to manoeuvre the ship very close to the glacier. We spent 2 hours on the deck even though it was raining and was very cold. Watching and listening to the calving was something I will never forget, a truly remarkable experience.
Written 9 June 2024
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David R
32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The weather was awful,it was cold raining and misty for the majority of our visit. We saw no wildlife . Spring is not the right time to travel here. Wait until later in the year.
Written 27 May 2024
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Princess279
East Brunswick, NJ1,090 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. You can hear the "thunder" of him calving with the background barking of the nearby harbor seals, icebergs crackling in the water and the seagulls. A humpback whale made an appearance as we were approaching this breathtaking glacier. His view is hypnotizing...truly once in a lifetime kind of an experience.
Written 22 May 2024
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stryjeff
Blandford Forum, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Views are unbelievable - serene and majestic. Visited on a cruise which would not be our‘thing’ but to see where a glacier falls into the sea can only be viewed by boat.
Written 12 October 2023
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RuthyGlasgow
Glasgow815 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
What a sight to behold. To me it is another Wonder of the World. Quite emotional to see it all in its glory. We were lucky to have a clear day and the cruise ship we were on the Celebrity Eclipse managed to get up to the half mile boundary for us all to get great views and great photographs. Silence and then the crack of thunder when the ice was calving! Beautiful pale blue colours. The ship had put on seminars explaining all about icebergs and glaciers, so very interesting and lucky to have been able to see it.
Written 10 October 2023
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Bob K
Vancouver, Canada142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
On the Crown Princess, Vancouver round trip. Ship cruised up and circles so everyone could see the glacier. It was cold! And windy! But good viewing as the sun was out. Understand glacier is melting at an alarming rate, but no calving today.
Written 4 October 2023
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL3,343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Spent about 1 hour sailing into the fjord with clear weather and rising sun. Spectacular landscape but the real reason we were there was yet to come.
Then we rounded a bend and sighted this magnificent glacier shining like a jewel. We spent about 2+ hours idling about 1500 yards from the base of the glacier getting spectacular photos and watching small bergs floating by--what a fantastic experience!!! There's only one Alaska and we can't get enough of its sheer beauty---this was our 4th cruise to the last frontier and we booked another for next year bringing the grandkids with us--they'll love it!!!!
Written 24 September 2023
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Sue S
Kingston, Canada374 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
If you have the opportunity to visit this glacier, then go. Words don't do justice to this massive glacier ,the largest one in North America spanning 6 miles in width and over 300 feet in height. The layers of ice marked by dark blue and various shades of white were stunning. We were lucky to witness some calving and were also lucky to have sunny weather which allowed us to see some of North America's highest mountains. Definitely worth visiting!!
Written 22 September 2023
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aceslr
Weaverville, NC57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Must see to appreciate the Hubbard Glacier. It is Majestic in nature. We were luck to have such a great view. The Captain got to within 1/2 a mile of the face
Written 21 September 2023
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Craig R
Yarrawonga, Australia2,031 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
There is not much to say except absolutely amazing. Just a magnificent site. At 350 feet (106 metres) high and 7 miles (11 kilometers) wide, it is just something you have to see. Photos don't do it justice.
Written 21 September 2023
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