Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (Scenic Cruising)
This spectacular national park and preserve displays massive glaciers that stretch 3.3 million acres from the St. Elias and Fairweather mountain ranges to the ends of the fjords. It is home to an amazing world of marine life, including humpback whales, sea otters, porpoises and harbor seals. It also possesses the highest concentration of tidewater glaciers on the planet. And access is extremely limited.
At the head of Glacier Bay is the Tarr Inlet, where scientists have found exposed rock that is believed to be more than 200 million years old. The Tarr Inlet is also home to the active Grand Pacific Glacier.
Johns Hopkins Inlet
The northeastern edge of the Fairweather Range is home to nine glaciers. Framed by rocky slopes that stretch for more than 6,000 feet, these wondrous bodies are eclipsed only by Mt. Fairweather itself, which, at more than 15,300 feet, is the highest point in southeast Alaska.
With such a diverse landscape, the park provides a variety of habitats for animals, big and small. Large colonies of seabirds, migrating ducks and geese, black bears, seals, sea lions, porpoises and whales are all common here. Witness it all for yourself onboard Princess Cruises to Alaska.