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Explore the glaciers and scenic coast of Alaska

Discover the remote places of Alaska - our planet's last frontier. Journey to the famous 'Inside Passage', see humpback whales at play, and sail close to magnificent glaciers

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.

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.

Our Alaska Guides

Read our Alaska Highlights

Check out our Alaska Wilderness Landtours extending your holiday to explore the wildlife and sights of the Alaska National Parks, most famous of which is the Denali National Park.

Check out our Rocky Mountain Landtours extending your holiday to visit the highlights of the Rockies. See Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, by coach or the famous Rocky Mountaineer Train.

Alaskan scenery
Float planes operate like buses in Alaska Customer Picture: Margerie Glacier, Glacier Bay Customer Picture: Creek Street, Ketchikan Customer Picture: Whales diving in the waters off Juneau Princess ship amongst the glaciersCustomer Picture: Vancouver Cruise Terminal

Alaska Holidays - Cruise and Land Tour

Alaskan Explorer

11 Nights - Seattle and back

Titan Hitours
Norwegian Pearl Norwegian Pearl

Explore Alaska with an NCL voyage through the Inside Passage to Alaska and Glacier Bay, combined with a 3-night stay in Seattle. Includes flights and VIP home departure service

2014 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep

Alaskan Explorer
From £2275pp
Book now to save up to £200pp!

Rocky Mountain Tour and Alaska from Seattle

16 Nights - Seattle and back

Titan Hitours
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

2014 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Rocky Mountain Tour and Alaska from Seattle
From £2595pp
Book now and save up to £200pp!

Rockies and Alaska Grand Discovery

17 Nights - Vancouver and back

Titan Hitours
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

2014 - May, Jun, Sep

Rockies and Alaska Grand Discovery
From £3095pp
Book now to save up to £100pp!

Alaska Voyage and Rocky Mountains Rail Tour

16 Nights - Seattle and back

Titan Hitours
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

2014 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Alaska Voyage and Rocky Mountains Rail Tour
From £3245pp
Book by 30 Apr 2014 to receive our exclusive £50pp discount!

Deluxe Alaska and Rocky Mountaineer

17 Nights - Vancouver and back

Titan Hitours
MS Zuiderdam MS Zuiderdam

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

2014 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Deluxe Alaska and Rocky Mountaineer
From £3495pp
Book now to save up to £200pp!

Alaska Cruise and Rockies Tour

19 Nights - Calgary to Vancouver

Travelmarvel by APT
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

2014 - May, Jul, Aug, Sep

Alaska Cruise and Rockies Tour
From £3795pp

Alaska Holidays - Luxury

Discover Alaska in Luxury

7 Nights - Vancouver to Seward

Silversea
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

2014 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Discover Alaska in Luxury
From £2150pp
Complimentary scenic train transfer between Anchorage Airport Train Station and Seward!

Alaskan Glory

10 Nights - Seattle and back

Oceania
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

2014 - Jun, Jul

Alaskan Glory
From £2317pp

Majesty of Alaska

7 Nights - Vancouver to Seward

Regent Seven Seas
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

2014 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Majesty of Alaska
From £3299pp
Free flights and unlimited shore excursions!

Alaska Holidays - Luxury Expedition

Alaska Inside Passage Luxury Expedition

16 Nights - Vancouver to Nome

Hapag Lloyd
Hanseatic Hanseatic

This luxury expedition takes you from Vancouver through the spectacular Inside Passage to Alaska and regions other ships cannot reach, with Zodiacs taking you within touching distance of unique habitats to see the vaired wildlife including humpback whales and bald eagles.

2014 - Jul

Alaska Inside Passage Luxury Expedition
From £6780pp

Luxury Northwest Passage Expedition

21 Nights - Kangerlussuaq to Anadyr

Compagnie du Ponant
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

2014 - Aug

Luxury Northwest Passage Expedition
From £8303pp
Book now and save up to 10%!

Alaska Holidays - Large Ship

Voyage of the Glaciers Northbound

7 Nights - Vancouver to Whittier

Princess
Diamond Princess Diamond Princess

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

2014 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Voyage of the Glaciers Northbound
From £499pp

Alaska Inside Passage

7 Nights - Seattle and back

Princess
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

2014 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Alaska Inside Passage
From £499pp

Voyage of the Glaciers Southbound

7 Nights - Whittier

Princess
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

2014 - May, Jun

Voyage of the Glaciers Southbound
From £549pp

Alaska and Tracy Arm Fjord

7 Nights - Seattle and back

Princess
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

2014 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Alaska and Tracy Arm Fjord
From £649pp
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