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Alaska Glaciers Guide

Our Alaska itineraries will bring you face to face with at least one of these icy mammoths in places like stunning Glacier Bay National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site and named a Cruise Wonder of the World by Condé Nast Traveler — or breathtaking Tracy Arm Fjord, and farther north at College Fjord or Hubbard Glacier.



Alaska Glaciers

Thunder doesn’t just come from the sky. Glaciers creak, rumble and calve explosively with a stupendous roar often referred to as “white thunder.” The sound and fury, the icy colors and the massive icebergs they shed make Alaska’s glaciers one of the greatest shows on earth and you can see it all up close with Princess Cruises.

Every Alaska cruise with Princess offers at least one unforgettable glacier viewing opportunity, and many voyages include a visit to spectacular Glacier Bay National Park. Princess is just one of a few select cruise lines permitted to cruise this National Park and it’s included on every Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary, as well as on many Inside Passage sailings.


Of course, why stop at seeing glaciers when you can touch, glide or soar above them.





Alaska Shore Excursions

There are optional excursions for further glacial exploration, like combination helicopter/hiking tours that put you square on the surface of these massive ice beds. You can also take a flightseeing tour over glaciers, kayak around them and even ride a dogsled across. Learn More.


Ice-Age Wonders That Never Cease to Amaze

Glacier Bay National Park
Spanning 3.3 million acres, this UNESCO World Heritage Site features an array of massive glaciers, none more spectacular than Margerie Glacier, which is 40 stories high and over a mile wide. The park is teeming with humpback whales, sea otters, harbor seals and more. Featured on every Voyage of the Glaciers cruise as well as many of our Inside Passage cruises. Princess Cruise Line is an authorized concessioner of Glacier Bay National Park.

Tracy Arm Fjord
Located southeast of Juneau, the narrow 26-mile waterway of Tracy Arm Fjord offers dramatic views of the epic twin Sawyer Glaciers as they calve, sending giant chunks of ice crashing into the waters of this stunning fjord. You'll sail past snowcapped mountains, dazzling waterfalls and steep granite canyon walls that disappear into deep and narrow fjords. Featured on select Inside Passage cruises roundtrip from Seattle, Vancouver or San Francisco.


College Fjord
In the northwest pocket of Prince William Sound you'll discover magnificent College Fjord, home to 16 tidewater glaciers. Named for the Ivy League schools by the Harriman Expedition scientists who discovered the glaciers in 1899, College Fjord offers some of the state’s best glacier viewing. Featured on the northbound Voyage of the Glaciers cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage (Whittier).

Hubbard Glacier
At 76 miles in length, Hubbard Glacier is the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska. The cliff face is over six miles wide and is a very active calving glacier, making an exciting experience for visitors. It is situated at the head of Yakutat Bay in southeast Alaska. Featured on the southbound Voyage of the Glaciers cruise from Anchorage (Whittier) to Vancouver.







Important: Please note that Medicare and many health insurance plans DO NOT cover the cost of medical care at sea, in foreign countries, or for air evacuation. For this reason, guests are encouraged to obtain travel medical insurance prior to travel.


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