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221001

Oct

1


2022

Norwegian Bliss

7-night Alaska Round-trip Seattle – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Bliss | Roundtrip Seattle

from

448

Details

ID: 1385437

221008

Oct

8


2022

Norwegian Bliss

7-night Alaska Round-trip Seattle – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Bliss | Roundtrip Seattle

from

448

Details

ID: 1385438

221015

Oct

15


2022

Norwegian Bliss

7-night Alaska Round-trip Seattle – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Bliss | Roundtrip Seattle

from

478

Details

ID: 1385439

221002

Oct

2


2022

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Round-trip Seattle – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

499

Details

ID: 1385724

221009

Oct

9


2022

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Round-trip Seattle – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

448

Details

ID: 1385725

221016

Oct

16


2022

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Round-trip Seattle – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

478

Details

ID: 1385726

221003

Oct

3


2022

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska Highlights – Inside Passage from Vancouver Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Roundtrip Vancouver

from

448

Details

ID: 1386332

221010

Oct

10


2022

Norwegian Jewel

9-night Alaska from Vancouver to Los Angeles – Glacier Bay and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Vancouver/Los Angeles

from

499

Details

ID: 1386333

221006

Oct

6


2022

Norwegian Sun

5-night Alaska Round-trip Seattle – Ketchikan and Victoria Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Sun | Roundtrip Seattle

from

298

Details

ID: 1386668

220929

Sep

29


2022

Norwegian Sun

7-night Alaska Round-trip Seattle – Juneau, Ketchikan, and Victoria Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Sun | Roundtrip Seattle

from

448

Details

ID: 1386681

230520

May

20


2023

Viking Orion

10-night Alaska and the Inside Passage Cruise

Viking | Viking Orion | Vancouver/Anchorage (Seward)

from

5299

Details

ID: 1397445

230609

Jun

9


2023

Viking Orion

10-night Alaska and the Inside Passage Cruise

Viking | Viking Orion | Vancouver/Anchorage (Seward)

from

5399

Details

ID: 1397446

230629

Jun

29


2023

Viking Orion

10-night Alaska and the Inside Passage Cruise

Viking | Viking Orion | Vancouver/Anchorage (Seward)

from

5499

Details

ID: 1397447

230719

Jul

19


2023

Viking Orion

10-night Alaska and the Inside Passage Cruise

Viking | Viking Orion | Vancouver/Anchorage (Seward)

from

5499

Details

ID: 1397448

230808

Aug

8


2023

Viking Orion

10-night Alaska and the Inside Passage Cruise

Viking | Viking Orion | Vancouver/Anchorage (Seward)

from

5499

Details

ID: 1397449

230530

May

30


2023

Viking Orion

10-night Alaska and the Inside Passage Cruise

Viking | Viking Orion | Anchorage (Seward)/Vancouver

from

5299

Details

ID: 1397451

230619

Jun

19


2023

Viking Orion

10-night Alaska and the Inside Passage Cruise

Viking | Viking Orion | Anchorage (Seward)/Vancouver

from

5399

Details

ID: 1397452

230709

Jul

9


2023

Viking Orion

10-night Alaska and the Inside Passage Cruise

Viking | Viking Orion | Anchorage (Seward)/Vancouver

from

5499

Details

ID: 1397453

230729

Jul

29


2023

Viking Orion

10-night Alaska and the Inside Passage Cruise

Viking | Viking Orion | Anchorage (Seward)/Vancouver

from

5499

Details

ID: 1397454

230818

Aug

18


2023

Viking Orion

10-night Alaska and the Inside Passage Cruise

Viking | Viking Orion | Anchorage (Seward)/Vancouver

from

5299

Details

ID: 1397455

230415

Apr

15


2023

Viking Orion

36-night Far East and Alaska Cruise

Viking | Viking Orion | Hong Kong/Vancouver

from

31198

Details

ID: 1397483

230429

Apr

29


2023

Viking Orion

22-night North Pacific Passage Cruise

Viking | Viking Orion | Tokyo/Vancouver

from

9599

Details

ID: 1397484

230612

Jun

12


2023

American Constellation

10-night Alaskan Explorer Cruise

American Cruise Lines | American Constellation | Roundtrip Juneau

from

8345

Details

ID: 1402673

230622

Jun

22


2023

American Constellation

10-night Alaskan Explorer Cruise

American Cruise Lines | American Constellation | Roundtrip Juneau

from

8345

Details

ID: 1402674

230702

Jul

2


2023

American Constellation

10-night Alaskan Explorer Cruise

American Cruise Lines | American Constellation | Roundtrip Juneau

from

7945

Details

ID: 1402675

230712

Jul

12


2023

American Constellation

10-night Alaskan Explorer Cruise

American Cruise Lines | American Constellation | Roundtrip Juneau

from

7945

Details

ID: 1402676

230722

Jul

22


2023

American Constellation

10-night Alaskan Explorer Cruise

American Cruise Lines | American Constellation | Roundtrip Juneau

from

8345

Details

ID: 1402677

230801

Aug

1


2023

American Constellation

7-night Southeast Alaska Cruise

American Cruise Lines | American Constellation | Roundtrip Juneau

from

5855

Details

ID: 1402682

230808

Aug

8


2023

American Constellation

7-night Southeast Alaska Cruise

American Cruise Lines | American Constellation | Roundtrip Juneau

from

5855

Details

ID: 1402683

230815

Aug

15


2023

American Constellation

7-night Southeast Alaska Cruise

American Cruise Lines | American Constellation | Roundtrip Juneau

from

5855

Details

ID: 1402684

230822

Aug

22


2023

American Constellation

7-night Southeast Alaska Cruise

American Cruise Lines | American Constellation | Roundtrip Juneau

from

5855

Details

ID: 1402685

230529

May

29


2023

American Constellation

14 night Alaska Inside Passage

American Cruise Lines | American Constellation | Seattle/Juneau

from

9885

Details

ID: 1402691

230505

May

5


2023

Silver Whisper

14-night Japan & Alaska Cruise

Silversea Cruises | Silver Whisper | Tokyo/Seward

from

4450

Details

ID: 1404769

230426

Apr

26


2023

Silver Muse

16-night Transoceanic Cruise

Silversea Cruises | Silver Muse | Osaka/Anchorage (Seward)

from

6250

Details

ID: 1404883

221001

Oct

1


2022

Eurodam

7-night Alaskan Explorer Cruise

Holland America Line | Eurodam | Roundtrip Seattle

from

949

Details

ID: 1407565

221001

Oct

1


2022

Koningsdam

7-night Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise

Holland America Line | Koningsdam | Roundtrip Vancouver

from

899

Details

ID: 1407588

221228

Dec

28


2022

Insignia

198-night Continental Connoisseur Voyage

Oceania Cruises | Insignia | Miami/San Francisco

Call for Price

Details

ID: 1407957

221228

Dec

28


2022

Insignia

214-night Supreme Sojourn Voyage

Oceania Cruises | Insignia | Roundtrip Miami

Call for Price

Details

ID: 1407966

221228

Dec

28


2022

Insignia

218-night Global Expedition Voyage

Oceania Cruises | Insignia | Miami/New York City

Call for Price

Details

ID: 1407967

230115

Jan

15


2023

Insignia

200-night Coast to Coast Quest Voyage

Oceania Cruises | Insignia | San Francisco/New York City

Call for Price

Details

ID: 1407969

230115

Jan

15


2023

Insignia

180-night Around the World Voyage

Oceania Cruises | Insignia | Roundtrip San Francisco

from

97899

Details

ID: 1407970

230507

May

7


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

829

Details

ID: 1408270

230514

May

14


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

829

Details

ID: 1408271

230521

May

21


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

829

Details

ID: 1408272

230528

May

28


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

1028

Details

ID: 1408273

230604

Jun

4


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

1084

Details

ID: 1408274

230611

Jun

11


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

1153

Details

ID: 1408275

230618

Jun

18


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

1180

Details

ID: 1408276

230625

Jun

25


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

1236

Details

ID: 1408277

230702

Jul

2


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

1236

Details

ID: 1408278

230709

Jul

9


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

1254

Details

ID: 1408279

230716

Jul

16


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

1309

Details

ID: 1408280

230723

Jul

23


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

1332

Details

ID: 1408281

230730

Jul

30


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

1198

Details

ID: 1408282

230806

Aug

6


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

1153

Details

ID: 1408283

230813

Aug

13


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

1107

Details

ID: 1408284

230820

Aug

20


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

1060

Details

ID: 1408285

230827

Aug

27


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

1005

Details

ID: 1408286

230903

Sep

3


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

849

Details

ID: 1408287

230910

Sep

10


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

799

Details

ID: 1408288

230917

Sep

17


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

799

Details

ID: 1408289

230924

Sep

24


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

748

Details

ID: 1408290

231001

Oct

1


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

748

Details

ID: 1408291

231008

Oct

8


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

748

Details

ID: 1408292

231015

Oct

15


2023

Norwegian Encore

7-night Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Encore | Roundtrip Seattle

from

699

Details

ID: 1408293

230501

May

1


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska – Vancouver to Seward – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Vancouver/Anchorage (Seward)

from

499

Details

ID: 1408621

230508

May

8


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska with Inside Passage from Seward (Southbound) Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Anchorage (Seward)/Vancouver

from

499

Details

ID: 1408622

230423

Apr

23


2023

Norwegian Jewel

8-night Pacific Coast from San Diego to Vancouver – Seattle and Ketchikan Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | San Diego/Vancouver

from

449

Details

ID: 1408623

230515

May

15


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska – Vancouver to Seward – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Vancouver/Anchorage (Seward)

from

562

Details

ID: 1408627

230529

May

29


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska – Vancouver to Seward – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Vancouver/Anchorage (Seward)

from

589

Details

ID: 1408628

230612

Jun

12


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska – Vancouver to Seward – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Vancouver/Anchorage (Seward)

from

654

Details

ID: 1408629

230626

Jun

26


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska – Vancouver to Seward – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Vancouver/Anchorage (Seward)

from

699

Details

ID: 1408630

230710

Jul

10


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska – Vancouver to Seward – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Vancouver/Anchorage (Seward)

from

654

Details

ID: 1408631

230724

Jul

24


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska – Vancouver to Seward – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Vancouver/Anchorage (Seward)

from

654

Details

ID: 1408632

230807

Aug

7


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska – Vancouver to Seward – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Vancouver/Anchorage (Seward)

from

654

Details

ID: 1408633

230821

Aug

21


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska – Vancouver to Seward – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Vancouver/Anchorage (Seward)

from

608

Details

ID: 1408634

230904

Sep

4


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska – Vancouver to Seward – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Vancouver/Anchorage (Seward)

from

562

Details

ID: 1408635

230918

Sep

18


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska – Vancouver to Seward – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Juneau Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Vancouver/Anchorage (Seward)

from

497

Details

ID: 1408636

230522

May

22


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska with Inside Passage from Seward (Southbound) Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Anchorage (Seward)/Vancouver

from

562

Details

ID: 1408637

230605

Jun

5


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska with Inside Passage from Seward (Southbound) Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Anchorage (Seward)/Vancouver

from

654

Details

ID: 1408638

230619

Jun

19


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska with Inside Passage from Seward (Southbound) Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Anchorage (Seward)/Vancouver

from

654

Details

ID: 1408639

230703

Jul

3


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska with Inside Passage from Seward (Southbound) Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Anchorage (Seward)/Vancouver

from

654

Details

ID: 1408640

230717

Jul

17


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska with Inside Passage from Seward (Southbound) Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Anchorage (Seward)/Vancouver

from

654

Details

ID: 1408641

230731

Jul

31


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska with Inside Passage from Seward (Southbound) Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Anchorage (Seward)/Vancouver

from

658

Details

ID: 1408642

230814

Aug

14


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska with Inside Passage from Seward (Southbound) Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Anchorage (Seward)/Vancouver

from

654

Details

ID: 1408643

230828

Aug

28


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska with Inside Passage from Seward (Southbound) Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Anchorage (Seward)/Vancouver

from

608

Details

ID: 1408644

230911

Sep

11


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska with Inside Passage from Seward (Southbound) Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Anchorage (Seward)/Vancouver

from

497

Details

ID: 1408645

230925

Sep

25


2023

Norwegian Jewel

7-night Alaska with Inside Passage from Seward (Southbound) Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Jewel | Anchorage (Seward)/Vancouver

from

477

Details

ID: 1408646

230412

Apr

12


2023

Silver Muse

30-night Asia & Alaska Transpacific Cruise

Silversea Cruises | Silver Muse | Kyoto (Kobe)/Anchorage (Seward)

Call for Price

Details

ID: 1412113

230419

Apr

19


2023

Silver Whisper

30-night Asia & Alaska Transpacific Cruise

Silversea Cruises | Silver Whisper | Tokyo/Anchorage (Seward)

Call for Price

Details

ID: 1412155

221003

Oct

3


2022

Norwegian Spirit

16-night Alaska from Vancouver to Honolulu – Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Kauai Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line® | Norwegian Spirit | Vancouver/Honolulu

from

898

Details

ID: 1413073

230518

May

18


2023

Regatta

12-night Glitz to Glaciers Voyage

Oceania Cruises | Regatta | Los Angeles/Vancouver

from

2699

Details

ID: 1413150

230410

Apr

10


2023

Westerdam

28-night Japan, Russia, and North Pacific Crossing Collectors' Voyage

Holland America Line | Westerdam | Yokohama (Tokyo)/Seattle

from

5469

Details

ID: 1413258

230424

Apr

24


2023

Westerdam

14-night North Pacific Crossing

Holland America Line | Westerdam | Yokohama (Tokyo)/Seattle

from

2399

Details

ID: 1413259

230526

May

26


2023

Seabourn Odyssey

7-night Alaska Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Cruise

Seabourn | Seabourn Odyssey | Vancouver/Juneau

from

4624

Details

ID: 1423122

230526

May

26


2023

Seabourn Odyssey

14-night Glacier Bay, Fjords & Canadian Inside Passage Cruise

Seabourn | Seabourn Odyssey | Roundtrip Vancouver

from

7964

Details

ID: 1423127

230602

Jun

2


2023

Seabourn Odyssey

7-night Alaska Fjords & Canadian Inside Passage Cruise

Seabourn | Seabourn Odyssey | Juneau/Vancouver

from

4294

Details

ID: 1423131

230609

Jun

9


2023

Seabourn Odyssey

10-night Alaska Fjords Odyssey Cruise

Seabourn | Seabourn Odyssey | Roundtrip Vancouver

from

5999

Details

ID: 1423132

230619

Jun

19


2023

Seabourn Odyssey

11-night Inside Passage & Alaska Fjords Cruise

Seabourn | Seabourn Odyssey | Roundtrip Vancouver

from

6699

Details

ID: 1423133

230707

Jul

7


2023

Seabourn Odyssey

7-night Alaska Fjords & Canadian Inside Passage Cruise

Seabourn | Seabourn Odyssey | Juneau/Vancouver

from

4299

Details

ID: 1423139

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Embarking on Alaskan Cruises

Boarding an Alaskan cruise for your next vacation is an excellent way to see and experience the true American wilderness. As you embark on these journeys, you will have the opportunity to see unique spots unlike anywhere else such as large and beautiful mountains, natural Alaskan wildlife such as bears, whales and sea lions, famous bays and so much more. With a shorter season than typical cruise lines, running from May through September, cruises to Alaska are typically in high demand, making them a bit more costly to enjoy than other cruises. In addition to on-board activities and amenities, passengers are also able to enjoy one-of-a-kind shore excursions throughout different ports of call in Alaska.

What sets Alaska cruises apart from other cruises is what you can see from the ship's rail: the state's geological wonders. They're just as much a part of the Alaska cruise experience as stops in port.

Some of the sights you may see as you sail past include Columbia Glacier (most ships pass it); College Fjord, with its quintessential examples of tidewater and hanging glaciers; and the vast Glacier Bay National Park, with 50 named glaciers and seven active tidewater glaciers.

Hubbard Glacier, Misty Fjords National Monument and Tracy Arm Fjord are other dramatic sights that offer visitors the chance to see nature in action.

Hubbard Glacier

Its vastness may be hard to perceive from the deck of a ship, but trust us: Hubbard Glacier west of Skagway is a whopping 76 mi/122 km long, with a cliff face 6 mi/10 km wide and about 40 stories high. It's the longest tidewater glacier in North America.

It's also one of the fastest. Although most glaciers are very slow-moving (a rate of 3 ft/1 m per day is considered normal cruising speed), some, like Hubbard, possess qualities that propel them in occasional bursts, traveling at up to 200 ft/60 m per day. What causes some glaciers to engage in this uncharacteristic behavior is a combination of glacial plumbing and other environmental factors not completely understood.

Misty Fjords National Monument

isty Fjords National Monument encompasses more than 2 million acres/810,000 hectares of old-growth forest, granite mountains, waterfalls, islands, lakes, rivers and coastal habitat. Boats and cruise ships thread their way through extremely narrow channels to provide access to these remote areas, which begin about 20 mi/32 km southeast of Ketchikan.

Tracy Arm Fjord

This dramatic fjord off Stephens Passage, about 45 mi/72 km south of Juneau, is a popular cruising area for big and small ships. It's less than a mile/kilometer wide and 25 mi/40 km long, and the granite walls climb 2,000 ft/620 m. Several spectacular waterfalls drop from the cliffs.

The stark beauty of the fjord is accentuated by the North Sawyer and South Sawyer glaciers, which frequently send bus-sized icebergs crashing into the blue-green water. Listen to the ice grind and snap as you watch harbor seals haul out of the frigid waters onto the icebergs.

Glacier Bay National Park

When Capt. George Vancouver sailed into ice-choked Icy Strait more than two centuries ago, Glacier Bay was little more than a dent in a mountain of ice 4,000 ft/1,219 m thick and 20 mi/32 km wide. By the time John Muir visited the area in 1879, the ice had retreated more than 30 mi/48 km, creating a beautiful bay. Today, the waterway stretches for 65 mi/105 km and contains 50 named glaciers and seven active tidewater glaciers—more than any other place in the world.

Ships that cruise Glacier Bay usually idle in Icy Strait long enough to pick up two park service naturalists from the Glacier Bay National Park ranger station near Gustavus, 60 mi/96 km west of Juneau. Then they sail up the western arm of the bay. (Smaller ships usually sail in the narrower eastern arm.) The weather is often foggy and drizzly, but if the clouds lift, the views of the glaciers flowing down the steep mountains are spectacular. (Interestingly, the glaciers appear a richer blue on cloudy days.)

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