Glacier Bay, Alaska

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is a must for anyone’s bucket list.  It is truly stunning.  It is located along the south eastern Alaska coastline and the inside passage cruises usually spend a day sailing into, around and out of the bay.

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We sailed into Glacier Bay on a rather rainy and windy morning in July aboard the Holland America Line ship, MS Noordam.

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The clouds slowly lifted as we sailed into the bay in the morning revealing the beautiful glacier and snow lined mountains.

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Getting closer to Margerie Glacier, which is where most of the cruise ships spend time allowing photographs, you start to realise the sheer size of this magnificent glacier.

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As we spend time at Margerie Glacier, the clouds started to lift further and blue sky started to appear.  This gave a different, yet just as stunning perspective of the bay.

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Up close and personal with Margerie Glacier.  No we didn’t get this close, but it’s amazing what a telephone lens can show.

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And then there was the wildlife.  I’m sure this seal was playing up to the all the cameras.

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If the above isn’t enough to encourage you to add Glacier Bay to your bucket list, here are some final photos I hope will help.

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RECOMMENDATION:  A bucket list must!

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