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Kayak shore excursion on a Glacier Discovery cruise

Alaska Glacier Discovery

Get face-to-face with frozen giants. Wait breathlessly for ice to thunder into the sea. Each Glacier Discovery itinerary showcases two pristine wilderness areas, home to some of the best glaciers in Alaska. Northbound sailings feature both Glacier Bay and College Fjord. Southbound sailings cruise Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier. Find countless adventures in three charming ports. Reel in salmon in Ketchikan, soar 1,800 feet up on the tramway in Juneau, ride the rails to a gold rush camp in Skagway.

Map of Alaska Glacier Cruise

A 7-day one-way cruise north- or southbound from Vancouver, B.C., or Whittier, Alaska.

Why Take This Cruise?

Cross glaciers off that bucket list. Twice. Two glacier cruise opportunities increase your chance to witness ice calving, one of nature’s greatest spectacles.

EXC Talks presentation aboard a Holland America Line cruise ship

Glacier Bay National Park

We show you Glacier Bay like no other cruise line. Enjoy privileged park access and engaging talks by native tribe members and rangers who join us on deck. Deeply connect to this otherworldly place, its snow-covered peaks, "living" ice and fascinating wildlife.
Alaska's glaciers at sunset

Hubbard Glacier

Sidle up to the tidewater glacier in the world. Vivid blue ripples and an amazing calving show put Hubbard high on the list of Alaska’s best glaciers. See this six-mile-wide beauty on southbound itineraries.
Sea Lion laying on a slab of ice in Alaska

College Fjord

Relive the magic of the 1899 Harriman expedition that put many of Alaska’s glaciers on the map. Glide the College Fjord and gaze at massive tidewater glaciers cleverly named after Ivy League universities.