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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.

  • Alaskan scenery
  • Float planes operate like buses in Alaska
  • Customer Picture: Margerie Glacier, Glacier Bay

Alaska

All of our Alaska cruises are shown below. Tick the boxes to filter by date, duration and type.

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    • Princess Ship - Crown Princess
      Crown Princess
      • This 7-night roundtrip cruise from Seattle explores the magnificent Inside Passage, the Tracy Arm Fjord and Sawyer Glaciers or Glacier Bay, and visits the Alaskan towns of Ketchikan, Skagway and Juneau, and Victoria in British Columbia

      • Large Ship
      • 2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

    • Princess Ship - Coral Princess
      Coral Princess
      • Cruise from Anchorage to Vancouver on a choice of ships. See the mighty Hubbard Glacier and the many glaciers in Glacier Bay. Visit interesting ports of call before sailing the Inside Passage to Vancouver. Wilderness landtour pre-cruise extensions available

      • Large Ship
      • 2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

    • Princess Ship - Star Princess
      Star Princess
      • Superb value Alaska northbound voyage from Vancouver via the Inside Passage, Glacier Bay and College Fjord to Anchorage, with wilderness landtour extensions available

      • Large Ship
      • 2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

    • Princess Ship - Golden Princess
      Golden Princess
      • This 10-night roundtrip cruise from San Francisco explores the magnificent Inside Passage, the Tracy Arm Fjord and Sawyer Glaciers or Glacier Bay, and visits the Alaskan towns of Ketchikan, Skagway and Juneau, and Victoria in British Columbia

      • Large Ship
      • 2015 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

    • Ponant Luxury and Expedition Ship - L'Austral
      L'Austral
      • Join L'Austral and follow in the footsteps of gold miners on this superb luxury voyage to Alaska, home to exceptional flora and fauna including the majestic Bald Eagle

      • Luxury
      • 2015 - Jun, Jul

    • Save up to 30% plus receive up to £435 flight credit!

    • Silversea Ship - 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
      • 2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

    • Two-category suite upgrade, $1000 onboard credit per suite or 50% off a second suite!

    • Titan Hitours Ship - 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

    • Book now and save up to £200pp!

    • Titan Hitours Ship - 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 - Jun, Sep

    • Book now to save up to £300pp!

    • Titan Hitours Ship - 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

    • Book now to save up to £200pp!

    • Regent Seven Seas Ship - 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

    • Save up to £800pp - now from just £3299pp!

      • 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 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

    • Book now to save up to £250pp!

    • Oceania Ship - 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
      • 2015 - May

    • American Cruise Lines Ship - 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

    • Travelmarvel by APT Ship - 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 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

    • Ponant Luxury and Expedition Ship - Le Soleal
      Le Soleal
      • This amazing luxury expedition voyage on mega-yacht Le Soleal or 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

      • Luxury Expedition
      • 2015 - Aug
        2016 - Aug

    • Regent Seven Seas Ship - 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
    • FREE flights, free hotel package and unlimited shore excursions!

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 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, Regent Seven Seas, Oceania and Compagnie du Ponant.

Customer Picture: Creek Street, Ketchikan Customer Picture: Whales diving in the waters off Juneau Princess ship amongst the glaciers Customer Picture: Vancouver Cruise Terminal

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 (Seward, Alaska)

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.

Anchorage (Whittier, Alaska)

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.

Denali National Park (Alaska)

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.

Glacier Bay (Alaska)

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.

Hubbard Glacier (Alaska)

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.

Juneau (Alaska)

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.

Ketchikan (Alaska)

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.

Skagway (Alaska)

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.

Tracy Arm (Sawyer Glacier, Alaska)
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