IMHO Glacier bay is superior to Hubbard......although.......the Hubbard glacier itself is larger and more awe inspiring than the glaciers in Glacier bay. Glacier bay, entering and exiting included, is more scenic as a whole however.
I too prefer Glacier Bay, I'll assume both have College Fjords? The selling point for me however would be in preference of Seward rather than Whittier, such excellent touring to consider. Any cruise is a compromise.
Are you aware that with Princess cruises, that you can go either northbound or southbaound out of Vancouver (or Whittier) and still have the Glacier Bay scenic cruising day??
I am going on my first cruise next month (june 26) northbound with Glacier Bay included, with Skagway, juneau, Ketchikan, and college fjord cruisng included. We could have had same itinerary for southbound cruise as well!
worth checking out. I have heard that Glacier Bay was best for a first time cruise, so that is what we went for. I think if we go again, perhaps we will take another route for the fun of it and to see other things as well.