NCL Glacier Route SB Hubbard Glacier
Rivers of ice, colorful ports, brilliant blue seas. There’s much to see on a cruise to Vancouver.
Norwegian Cruises Glacier Route from Seward
A favorite among first-time Alaska cruisers, the Hubbard Glacier Cruise Southbound itinerary hits Southeast Alaska's high points. Two full days at sea bookend four fun and unique ports of call. Of those sailing days, one features an up-close look at the Hubbard Glacier and the other sensational views through the Inside Passage. The shore days in between are just as entertaining, offering everything from adventure tours in Icy Strait, to wild salmon fishing charters in Ketchikan. Some sailings may include an additional port of call in Valdez. The route works particularly well when coordinated at the end of an Alaskan land package. Norwegian Cruise Lines offers this Hubbard Glacier southbound cruise route.
Daily Itinerary & Sailing Dates
Below is a general itinerary for this cruise. Note that there are variations in the exact cruise itinerary between sailing dates. Ports of call, route, and details will vary. Be sure to request a cruise quote using the links below or with our cruise finder to see the most up to date information for the particular voyage you are interested in.
Passengers come aboard this seven-day cruise in Seward. Located on the Kenai Peninsula, the coastal community is bordered by the Kenai Fjords National Park to the west and Chugach Mountains to the east.
In route to the Inside Passage, the voyage spends part of its first day at sea alongside Hubbard Glacier. Here, passengers often see an exciting display of hundred-foot-high hunks of ice calving into the blue bay water. They call this "white thunder" for good reason.
Explore nearby Port Frederick Sound by kayak, or stay on land for a fun and muddy ATV tour around Chichagof Island. Icy Strait is also home to the ZipRider, the world's longest zipline. It's a hit among kids and adults alike.
Over 600 whales commonly visit the ocean channels near Juneau. This makes a small boat whale watching tour an exciting way to spend the morning in port. After a midday departure, the route passes into the Tracy Arm. The quiet glacial fjord and the tidewater glacier at the fjord's end are not as often visited by cruise ships.
Steeped in gold rush history, Skagway has long been a town of optimists and outlaws. Today, even thrill seekers can find some fun in port. Opt for a zipline tour or take a high-speed raft adventure through Lynn Canal.
Cruisers spend their last shore day in the fishing town of Ketchikan. Along with abundant salmon, the town is also known for its abundant totem poles. Several excursions combine guided totem tours with wildlife viewing opportunities.
The route's final day at sea gives passengers plenty of time to enjoy their ship's many amenities, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
The voyage concludes at the Canada Place Cruise Terminal in the heart of Vancouver Harbor.