Naturalist and author John Muir first made his way to Alaska in 1879, where he went to explore Glacier Bay. Later, a valley glacier in Glacier Bay National Park was named after him. Just under 90 miles from Juneau, Muir Glacier was a popular stop for many tourists in the late 19th century, and still is today. Be sure to catch Muir on your cruise through Glacier Bay!
Unfortunately, Muir Glacier is rapidly receding. From 1941 to 2004, the glacier receded over 7 miles, and thinned more than 875 yards. Check out Alaska Glaciers: Then & Now to see what changes have happened to the glacier over time.