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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Alaska Inside Passage

Cruise from Seattle to Juneau to experience the majestic splendour of Alaska in the summer, sailing through the Inside Passage, Tracy Arm and Glacier Bay accompanied by local experts and naturalist guides

Cruise Only
14 nights from £7730pp

Small Ship Holiday
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Ketchikan
  • Juneau
  • Sawyer Glacier
  • Skagway
  • White Pass Railway
  • Anacortes
  • Friday Harbor
  • Petersburg

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Complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay with guided tour of Seattle! Available up to 30 days before departure. Subject to availability

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Alaska Inside Passage Special Offer

Discover stunning scenery and majestic wildlife on this incredible cruise through Alaska and the beautiful ports of Washington State, accompanied on board by the best historians, naturalists, expert guides and entertainers.

Sail from the lively city of Seattle through the Puget Sound to Anacortes where there is a trip to SeaBear Smokehouse to sample the famous smoked salmon. Enjoy a guided tour of the Whale Museum to learn more about these fascinating marine mammals then cruise the Strait of Georgia and Queen Charlotte Strait for the chance to see orcas, sea lions and harbour seals.The glacier-fed waters of the Frederick Sound are a favourite location for spotting humpback whales. Learn about Native American culture in Ketchikan with its many totem poles and see the salmon ladder on Ketchikan Creek, then uncover Gold Rush country from Wrangell.

Enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cruise under Tracy Arm’s vertical cliffs en-route to the mile-wide South Sawyer Glacier then sail through Glacier Bay accompanied by a National Park Service Ranger who will provide expert narration as well as a Huna Tlingit Cultural Interpreter who will share stories of native clans. In Skagway learn about the Gold Rush era and enjoy a trip on The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad before sailing to Juneau to visit the impressive Mendenhall Glacier and learn more about this geological phenomenon at the visitor centre.

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Alaska Inside Passage Itinerary

Day 1 - Seattle (USA)

Embark ship in Seattle.

Day 2 - Anacortes

The picturesque waterfront town of Anacortes is located on Fidalgo Island and is home to Deception Pass, one of the most photographed places in north west America. Visit the Skagit County Historical Museum in nearby La Conner then visit the SeaBear Smokehouse for an exclusive tour and tasting of its famous smoked salmon, or enjoy a tour Anacortes accompanied by a local guide.

Day 3 - Friday Harbour

Pretty Friday Harbour is a small coastal fishing village with historic houses and Coast Salish native carvings. Enjoy a guided tour of the Whale Museum to learn more about these marine mammals. An optional, supplementary tour of San Juan Island with a visit to an alpaca farm and a trip to an active lighthouse is also available.

Day 4 - Cruising the Strait of Georgia

Admire the natural beauty of the Strait of Georgia where hundreds of rivers flow into the sea.

Day 5 - Cruising the Queen Charlotte Strait

Enjoy relaxing cruising through the Queen Charlotte Strait where there is the chance to spot orcas, harbour seals and sea lions.

Day 6 - Cruising the Inside Passage and Frederick Sound (Alaska)

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day cruising the Inside Passage and Frederick Sound. Surrounded by majestic mountains, this is the perfect place to spot humpback whales, bears and Sitka black-tailed deer.

Day 7 - Ketchikan

Remote Ketchikan is the perfect place to learn about the rich Alaskan native culture and see Native American totem poles. Travel by duck boat to see the local fishing fleet, seaplane docks and the salmon ladder on Ketchikan Creek.

Day 8 - Wrangell

Wrangell is surrounded by mountains, islands and rainforest. Enjoy an exciting jet boat tour along the historic Stikine river which is home to a wide range of wildlife including moose, bald eagles and bears, or discover Wrangell's Native American culture with visits to Petroglyph Beach and Wrangell Museum.

Day 9 - Petersburg

Founded more than 100 years ago by Norwegian fishermen, Petersburg is a thriving fishing community that maintains its strong Norwegian heritage and continues to make its living from the sea. Enjoy a guided walk of the docks, accompanied by local fishermen and fishery biologists, or tour the Clausen Museum to learn about those who have lived and worked in Petersburg.

Day 10 - Tracy Arm - South Sawyer Glacier

Sail through the magnificent Tracy Arm fjord to the South Sawyer Glacier, accompanied by the on-board naturalist, and see hundreds of waterfalls cascading down the cliffsides.

Day 11 - Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay comprises huge glaciers and snow-capped mountains. Today a National Park Service Ranger joins the ship to provide expert narration whilst cruising through Glacier Bay. Stop at a magnificent tidewater glacier where there may be the chance to hear a calving glacier. A Huna Tlingit Cultural Interpreter will also come on board to share fascinating stories of the area's native people.

Day 12 - Glaicer Bay or Haines

Join a historic walking tour of Haines (reverse itinerary only) to learn about the long history of the Chilkat Valley and the challenges of living in remote Alaska, or accompany expert local naturalists to the Chilkoot Valley for the chance to see brown bears, whales, seals and bald eagles. On the forward itinerary from Seattle there will be an extra day spent in Glacier Bay.

Day 13 - Skagway

Discover the thrill of the gold rush in the atmospheric frontier town of Skagway, gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Enjoy a ride on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad, a bus tour on the stunning Klondike Highway and time at leisure to explore historic Skagway.

Day 14 - Juneau - Mendenhall Glacier

Discover the gold-rush history of the town on a guided tour with a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center where you can explore this immense glacier.

Day 15 - Juneau

Disembark ship in Juneau.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 14-night full board cruise
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Complimentary wine and beer served with lunch and dinner
  • Pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
  • Open seat dining
  • Lectures and evening entertainment
  • Use of on-board library
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the ship

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and transfers - we can arrange these to suit your requirements
  • Gratuities (payable at time of booking)
  • Port charges and fees
  • Travel insurance and personal expenses

Additional Information

  • Excursions Available:
  • Anacortes - Skagit County Museum and SeaBear Salmon Tasting (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Anacortes - Deception Pass Jet Boat Tour
  • Anacortes - Anacortes Experience (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Friday Harbor - Signature San Juan Kayaking Tour (Supplementary signature tour must be booked in advance)
  • Friday Harbor - The Whale Museum (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Friday Harbor - San Juan Island Adventure
  • Ketchikan - Ketchikan Duck Boat Tour (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Wrangell - Stikine River Jet Boat Tour (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Wrangell - Wrangell Experience (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Petersburg - Petersburg Dock Walk (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Petersburg - Signature Fishing Charter (Supplementary signature tour must be booked in advance)
  • Petersburg - The Clausen Museum (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Glacier Bay - Interpretive Glacier Bay Program (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Haines - Historic Haines Exploration (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Haines - Signature Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Kayak Tour (Supplementary signature tour must be booked in advance)
  • Haines - Nature and Wildlife Expedition (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Haines - Signature Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Raft Tour (Supplementary signature tour must be booked in advance)
  • Skagway - Yukon Gateway Journey (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Juneau - Juneau Experience and Mendenhall Glacier (Complimentary Excursion)
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 23rd - Seattle to Juneau - Sailing on: American Spirit From: £8280
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  • June
    • Jun 2nd - Seattle to Juneau - Sailing on: American Constellation From: £8920
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  • August
    • Aug 15th - Juneau to Seattle - Sailing on: American Spirit From: £7730
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  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Juneau to Seattle - Sailing on: American Constellation From: £8240
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