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Old June 12th, 2005, 07:59 AM
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Default glacier bay v. hubbard glacier

Ships cruise either glacier bay or hubbard glacier. We're first time cruisers. Which cruise do you prefer?
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Old June 12th, 2005, 06:15 PM
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Default Re: glacier bay v. hubbard glacier

My vote is for Glacier Bay. Hubbard's awsome. Glacier Bay is better IMHO.
I must say however that on our two trips to Glacier bay the weather was perfect. On our trip to Hubbard the sea was pretty rough getting there and by the glacier was quite overcast although it didn't rain.
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Old June 12th, 2005, 09:57 PM
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I've sailed all three glacier areas on the Inside passage, and by far my favorite is Glacier Bay.
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Glacier Bay is my vote, but even better was College Fjords but as far as I know you can only do it on a northbound/southbound voyage.
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Old June 15th, 2005, 06:47 PM
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Default Re: glacier bay v. hubbard glacier

Which we prefer is a matter of preference obviously.

I've been to Glacier Bay, College Fjord and Hubbard. All are spectacular and unique. Hubbard was my first, and I think it's breathtaking. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.
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Old July 15th, 2005, 04:16 AM
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Glacier Bay is magnificent, & College Fjord is right up there, too. The naturalist who lectured on my cruise said he prefers Hubbard.

So it's a win-win proposition for you - can't go wrong no matter what you do! And how often in life does that happen?

Have a great trip!
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Old July 16th, 2005, 03:39 PM
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How great of an experience you'll have with the glaciers depends on weather and sea conditions on that day. On my cruise, we were able to get within 1/2 mile of Hubbard Glacier, and it was a beautiful sunny day, so it was perfect. But in Alaska, sea/weather conditions really aren't too predictable.

Know that whatever you pick, I'm sure that you'll have a fantastic time, so don't worry about it. Take a look at the other parts of the itinerary, and go from there :-).
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Old July 16th, 2005, 06:31 PM
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I've only seen Hubbard and I thought it was absolutely amazing. We did have a beautiful day there, even the captain commented on that, said the last few weeks, the days there just were not that great, so we lucked out, got pretty close and heard and saw a lot, so that will be my favorite for a long time to come.

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