Alaska Cruises

Discover the remote and icy beauty of Alaska, see humpback whales at play and sail close to magnificent glaciers

Explore the magnificent Inside Passage on a voyage from Seattle, Vancouver or Juneau to the awe-inspiring Glacier Bay, and watch out for bears, moose, eagles and other exciting wildlife.

Alaska Cruise and Land Tours

A variety of landtours are available, integrated with the beginning or end of your voyage.

The most popular take you into the Denali National Park for wilderness trips in search of moose, bear and caribou. These may include stays in the Park at dedicated Lodges, or overnights in the towns of Anchorage or Fairbanks. A range of excursions are available to let you experience the true Alaska - from float plane trips to tours into the Alaska tundra in search of caribou, moose or bears.

Also popular is a tour in the Rocky Mountains, often with a train through the best scenery. Several routes are possible of different lengths, and may start at Calgary before crossing the Rockies to Vancouver.

Smaller Ships

Our small ships are informal in style and more flexible in their exact itinerary. They may carry kayaks or zodiacs for expeditions in areas such as Glacier Bay. These ships can visit smaller ports and offer a more intimate style with fewer passengers.

Alaska Highlights

Anchorage
Seward is the southern terminus of the Alaska Railroad. The picturesque harbour with its colorful wood-frame houses and background of soaring cliffs looks out on Resurrection Bay. From downtown Anchorage you can view two active volcanoes, the highest point on the continent of North America (Mount McKinley), and six major mountain ranges.
Anchorage
The busy city and port of Anchorage is the most northerly city in the United States and the largest in Alaska. Moose are frequently seen within the city boundaries, with frequent wildlife-viewing tours from Anchorage to Kodiak Island and Brooks River to see bears, and Beluga Whales around Cook Inlet. The Wells Fargo Museum exhibits native artefacts and the work of local artists.
College Fjord
At the northern end of the Inside Passage, College Fjord has some of the best glacial scenery on the Alaskan coast. There are five tidewater glaciers which calve large chunks of ice into the sea, and dozens of smaller ones named after Ivy League colleges by the Harriman Expedition which discovered College Fjord in 1899. In the summer, humpback whales feed in the waters.
Denali National Park
Denali National Park and Preserve is a sub-arctic wilderness area of 6 million acres dominated by 20,000-foot Mt McKinley, North America's highest peak. Crossed by broad rivers and lakes and with hardy plant life, the scenery is spectacular. The variety of wildlife which can be spotted includes grizzly and black bears, moose, wolves, golden eagles, snowshoe hares and dall sheep.
Glacier Bay
A Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glacier Bay National Park protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals within a changing glacial landscape of deep-water fjords, freshwater lakes, all backed by the snow-capped mountains of Mount St Elias. When ice blocks tumble from the glacier into the sea the sound is like thunder and the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anywhere else in the world.
Hubbard Glacier
The 76-mile long Hubbard Glacier is the longest tidewater glacier on the American continent, and is one of Alaska's few advancing glaciers. 'White Thunder' is the Tlingit name for its creaks and groans as it calves huge ice blocks into the sea and moves forward. Its sheer edges rise up to 400ft above the sea and 300ft below, and ice floes carry along resting seals and sea otters.
Juneau
Juneau is the capital of Alaska, and has the Alaska State Museum, rustic shops and excellent restaurants, but it is the scenery which is the main attraction. Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the massive, 12-mile long Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields are at Juneau's back door. Inland is the lush Tongass National Forest, and the Mt. Roberts Tramway which takes passengers up to mountain hiking trails.
Ketchikan
Ketchikan is situated inside Tongass National Forest, and its charming wooden boardwalk, Creek Street, is one of America's finest, housing restaurants and galleries exhibiting work from local artists. The town is known for its totems, and Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village give interesting insights into traditional native culture. Misty Fjords National Monument is a pristine stretch of saltwater surrounded by towering cliffs and waterfalls where the wildlife includes black bear, mountain goats, killer whales and porpoises.
Sitka
Sitka began as a Tlingit Indian village. It has a distinctive Onion-domed church, St Michael's Orthodox cathedral, a reminder of the days when Sitka was a Russian fur-trading port. Totems line the trail through Sitka National Historic Park. Its gift shops sell native arts and crafts and Russian giftware and restaurants serve up a varied cuisine, including Russian, Mexican, Italian and Chinese. The coast is the habitat of hump-back whales, sea otters and puffins, and brown bears are a common sight on land.
Skagway
Skagway is a busy port at the northern end of the Inside Passage, well-known for the historic Klondike Gold Rush National Park, the Arctic Brotherhood Hall, decorated with driftwood and founded by gold prospectors, and the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. The route climbs 3000 feet in 26 miles and was carved out of the mountains to serve the Gold Rush during 1898 in a remarkable feat of engineering. The Klondike National Park has restored buildings housing lively saloons and dance halls harking back to the Gold Rush era.
Tracy Arm
The long fjord of Tracy Arm is one of Alaska's major sights, dominated by the twin, blue-tinged Sawyer Glaciers which calve large chunks of ice into the fjord with dramatic effect. Seals bask on large icebergs, and kittiwakes, Arctic terns, seals and sometimes humpback whales can be spotted, along with bears and mountain goats which live around the granite canyons, waterfalls and forest where the ice has retreated.

Larger Ships

Larger ships visit the major ports, and get as close as possible to the glaciers and natural attractions. These ships offer more amenities, a choice of restaurants, and provide a wide range of entertainment. Optional excursions at ports cover Alaska's many sightseeing opportunities.

Starting at Seattle or Vancouver there are Princess, Holland America, Celebrity or NCL. These are 'out and back' visiting the Inside Passage or the Hubbard or Sawyer Glaciers, or one-way from Vancouver to Anchorage, usually with a day visiting Glacier Bay and its famous Margerie Glacier and perhaps College Fjord with its 16 tidewater glaciers.

Luxury Ships

Our luxury ships have fewer passengers on board than larger ships but have the facilities and service of a top quality hotel, with dining arrangements to match. Typical of luxury lines visiting Alaska are Silversea and Regent Seven Seas.

Alaska Cruises

Voyage of the Glaciers Southbound

7 Nights - Whittier

Crown Princess Crown Princess

A voyage from Anchorage to Vancouver on Diamond Princess, sailing past mighty glaciers along the Inside Passage with wilderness landtour extensions available Large Ship

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Voyage of the Glaciers Southbound from Anchorage to Vancouver
From £549pp
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Alaska and Tracy Arm Fjord

7 Nights - Seattle and back

Golden Princess Golden Princess

This 7-night roundtrip voyage from Seattle explores the magnificent Inside Passage, the breathtaking Tracy Arm Fjord and beautiful Sawyer Glaciers with visits to the charming city of Ketchikan and historic Skagway Large Ship

2015 - May

Alaska Inside Passage and Tracy Arm Glaciers
From £569pp
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Voyage of the Glaciers Northbound

7 Nights - Vancouver to Whittier

Diamond Princess Diamond Princess

Superb value Alaska northbound voyage from Vancouver via the Inside Passage and Glaciers to Anchorage, with wilderness landtour extensions available Large Ship

2015 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep

Alaska Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise Northbound
From £589pp
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Alaska Inside Passage

7 Nights - Seattle and back

Golden Princess Golden Princess

This roundtrip from Seattle explores the magnificent Inside Passage, the breathtaking scenery of Glacier Bay National Park and the Gold Rush towns of Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan Large Ship

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Alaska Inside Passage and Glacier Bay
From £619pp
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Rocky Mountain Tour and Alaska

16 Nights - Seattle and back

Norwegian Jewel Norwegian Jewel

A guided Rocky Mountains coach tour from Calgary via Banff and Kamloops to Seattle is followed by a Seattle roundtrip NCL voyage visiting Alaskan ports and the twin Sawyer Glaciers, ending with a 3-night stay in Vancouver Cruise and Land Tour

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Rocky Mountain Tour and Alaska Cruise from Seattle
From £2549pp
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Rockies and Alaska Grand Discovery

17 Nights - Vancouver and back

MS Volendam MS Volendam

Explore the natural wonder of the Canadian Rockies and Alaska on this superb holiday combining 9 nights hotel stays with a voyage on board Volendam along the Inside Passage to Tracy Arm and the amazing group of tidewater glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park Cruise and Land Tour

2015 - May, Jun, Sep

Rockies and Alaska Grand Discovery Cruise and Tour
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Alaska Voyage and Rocky Mountains Rail Tour

16 Nights - Seattle and back

Norwegian Jewel Norwegian Jewel

Explore the Canadian Rocky Mountains aboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer train and enjoy a fantastic trip along the coastline of British Columbia and Alaska from Vancouver on Norwegian Jewel Cruise and Land Tour

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Alaska Cruise with Rocky Mountains Rail tour
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Majesty of Alaska

7 Nights - Vancouver to Seward

Seven Seas Navigator Seven Seas Navigator

Discover the breathtaking scenery of Alaska on this 7-night all-inclusive luxury voyage from Vancouver to Seward on board Regent Seven Seas Navigator Luxury

2015 - Jun, Jul, Aug

Majesty of Alaska Luxury Cruise
From £3449pp
Free flights, FREE hotel package and unlimited shore excursions!

Picturesque Canada and Alaska

10 Nights - Vancouver and back

Seven Seas Navigator Seven Seas Navigator

Enjoy ever changing vistas and see an abundance of wildlife, from brown bears to the infamous bald eagle on this all-inclusive luxury voyage to Alaska, with return flights from the UK and shore excursions Luxury

2015 - May

Picturesque Canada and Alaska
From £3449pp
Free flights, free hotel package and unlimited shore excursions!

Deluxe Alaska and Rocky Mountaineer

17 Nights - Vancouver and back

A deluxe 17-night holiday including a tour from Calgary to Jasper and the Rocky Mountaineer train to Vancouver, before joining Noordam to sail past the spectacular glaciers of Glacier Bay National Park and Sawyer Glaciers Cruise and Land Tour

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Luxury Alaska Cruise and Rocky Mountaineer
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Alaska Cruise and Rockies Tour

19 Nights - Calgary to Vancouver

Volendam Volendam

Discover Canada's dramatic Rocky mountains and enjoy an unforgettable encounter with stunning coastline scenery as you cruise Alaska's famous Inside Passage on this 19-day Travelmarvel cruise and tour Cruise and Land Tour

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Alaska Cruise and Passage Through the Rockies
From £3595pp
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Alaska Inside Passage from Juneau

7 Nights - Juneau and back

American Spirit American Spirit

Experience breathtaking natural landscapes, rich heritage and native culture on this 7-night small ship cruise from Juneau through Alaska's Inside Passage Small Ship

2015 - Jun, Jul, Aug

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise from Juneau
From £3690pp

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Discover Alaska in Luxury

7 Nights - Vancouver to Seward

Silver Shadow Silver Shadow

Discover the magnificent natural scenery in Alaska on this luxury voyage from Vancouver to Seward on board superb six star ship, Silver Shadow Luxury

Luxury Alaska cruise from Vancouver to Seward aboard Silver Shadow
From £2150pp

Alaskan Glory

10 Nights - Seattle and back

Regatta Regatta

A luxurious 10-night exploration of the grandeur of the Alaskan landscape in summer, with wildlife spotting and visits to traditional Tlingit settlements, on board superb ship Regatta Luxury

Alaskan Glory Luxury Cruise
From £2317pp

Luxury Northwest Passage Expedition

21 Nights - Kangerlussuaq to Anadyr

L'Austral L'Austral

This amazing luxury expedition voyage on mega-yacht L'Austral follows in the footsteps of famous Arctic explorers through the legendary North West Passage from Greenland above northern Canada and Alaska to the Bering Strait and Far East Russia Luxury Expedition

Luxury Northwest Passage Expedition
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