This location was so incredibly beautiful we had to make it into two posts. We heard Princess Cruise line is the only cruise line to float into the Bay and get a close up view of the Glaciers. Glacier Bay is a National Park with seven glaciers to view, we saw two and they were amazing!

Check out this link for more details on this incredible location:

https://www.nps.gov/glba/learn/nature/overview-of-selected-glaciers-in-glacier-bay.htm

We did not have a balcony, but if we did we would have had gotten a room on the port side – as the boat enters the bay, stays there for about 30minutes, then completely turns around 180degrees and takes off.

TIP: Get a balcony for this cruise to Glacier Bay on the Port side for the best views!

There are several glaciers on the way floating in, but our favorites and best to view are at the end of the bay, where there is an ice glacier to the left (Margerie Glacier) and a glacier in the front (the Grand Pacific, but it is covered in dirt). We were on the deck and it was almost silent, as people stood, stared, took pictures and admired the glaciers. It was brilliantly sunny, and crisp in temperature, the very perfect day to sip on hot chocolate with rum and lean into the deck overlooking what felt like a spiritual site. Every once in a while there was a crash of ice falling into the water and a loud thunder roar to follow. Birds and sea lions were in the bay, unaffected by our presence. It was Magic!

Boating toward the end of Glacier bay, the pinnacle of the views on the way!

“It’s an irritating reality that many places and events defy description. Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu, for instance, seem to demand silence, like a love affair you can never talk about. For a while after, you fumble for words, trying vainly to assemble a private narrative, an explanation, a comfortable way to frame where you’ve been and what happened. In the end, you’re just happy you were there- with your eyes open- and lived to see it.”  – Anthony Bourdain.

This is the Margerie Glacier, it was our favorite.

This is Grand Pacific glacier above is covered in Dirt

Say goodbye to Glacier Bay!

21 Replies to “Glacier Bay – Alaska – Part 2”

  1. My experience in Glacier Bay was out of this world. We watched a big part of the glacier break away and we felt the movement of the ship as it re surfaced. It was truly magical. Glaciers totally fascinate me. I had my eyes opened to the reality of Global warming after seeing several in Canada and Alaska. Probably the one if most concern was exit glacier in Seward.

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    1. Lyn, for sure we agree. It was magical and the ships deck was mostly silent in just complete stunning awe! We did not see a huge piece break off, just smaller pieces, but we have always been really green in our family, we recycle a ton, I refuse to accept plastic bags a lot, no straws for use for years, and buy almost everything used or at garage sales. I donate everything I can or have a garage sale. Not enough for sure, but my little part to help Global Warming.

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