United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Tips for Cruise Passengers-Glacier Bay National Park & Hubbard Glacier

Jump to last reply

Hello People,

In June, I travelled with Norwegian sun and visited 3 port of calls(Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway). On top of that, our ship visited 2 glaciers, namely Glacier Bay National Park and Hubbard Glacier.

Here are some tips for cruise passengers:

1. Do read the cruise itinerary carefully and know what time the cruise will be stopping in the national park. Large cruises are only allowed an hour or two in the waters of the national park. So you do not want to miss it.

2. Wake up early in the morning. I am talking about having breakfast at 6.30-7.30am to avoid the large infux of passengers going for breakfast at around 8-9am.

3. Secure an outdoor seating(find a good spot) to eat your breakfast. This is fairly important to those who stays in interior stateroom. You would want a good spot to view the glaciers and to take pictures.

4. Dress warmly even in summer. It can get quite chilly out there. Dress in layers! No need for down jacket. A good fleece jacket, t-shirts and jeans will suffice. It will be good if you have long john for the bottom half of the body.

5. If traveling with more than 4 people, please book rooms(balcony) on both side of the ship(starboard and port side). This will make viewing of cruise easier as the ship will be rotating 360degree.

6. Bring a good camera/binoculars with a good zoom. LOL. The cruise is not as close to the glaciers as i expected it to be.

For tons of pictures on glacier bay national park, do visit my blog at http://keeewei.blogspot.sg/2013/08/alaska-part-7.html

For tips on Ketchikan,
http://www.fodors.com/community/united-states/trip-report-budget-ketchikan-cruise-passengers.cfm

For tips on Juneau,
http://www.fodors.com/community/united-states/trip-report-fruitful-juneau-cruise-passengers.cfm

For tips on Skagway,
http://www.fodors.com/community/united-states/trip-report-self-drive-skagway-for-cruise-passengers.cfm

Hope this helps.
Cheers!

7 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Please Take Our Survey
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jan 20, 15 at 11:06 AM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Moving to CT
  2. 2 Northwest USA
  3. 3 Mother/Daughter Trip to NYC
  4. 4 More than one hotel at Disney World?
  5. 5 Omni Orlando Resort Champions Gate
  6. 6 Road trip to the Deep South revisited......itinerary for your perusal
  7. 7 Hawaii: Multi-generational family vacation
  8. 8 Charlotte NC Lodging & Driving Question
  9. 9 Charleston, SC Hotels
  10. 10 Trip Report Photos from Texas Christmas Road Trip
  11. 11 First Trip to California with Family of 6
  12. 12 New York City- Henri Matisse Cutouts at MOMA
  13. 13 Trip Report January Jaunt to the Southernmost City ~ Long with Pics!
  14. 14 Itinerary for Vegas - Phoenix
  15. 15 Help with Moab itinerary for an overacheiver
  16. 16 Hotels Philly
  17. 17 What National Parks to visit in Mid-March
  18. 18 Gulf access or beach an hr or so north of Tampa?
  19. 19 Green Flea in NYC
  20. 20 Restaurants near Miami Airport
  21. 21 Orlando in March
  22. 22 New England September
  23. 23 Ackislander
  24. 24 Miami with a 2 yr old -- any activities?
  25. 25 Cross Country RV Trip
View next 25 » Back to the top