Cruises Of Alaska
Cheap and Luxury Cruises of Alaska
Experience the true and natural beauty of Alaska by cruising through the unspoilt waters. See the wilderness and enjoy the glistening glaciers and magnificent mountain scapes and scenery.
One of the best ways to see Alaska is by cruise ship. Cruise ships bring you wonderfully close to glaciers, whales and rocky coasts. Larger boats offering more amenities, while small ships and yachts carrying 12-100 passengers go where the big ships can't, getting you up close to Alaska's nature and wildlife. Many vessels include naturalist guided hikes and sea kayaking right from the ship, perfect for active, casual travelers.
Cruise ships have 2 main itineraries: The Inside Passage Route going roundtrip from either Seattle, Washington or Vancouver, Canada and the Gulf Route running Northbound and Southbound cruises between Seattle/Vancouver and Seward/Whittier.
Companies offering cruises in Alaska include:
Holland America - The Glacier Discovery Cruise offered by Holland America Line, runs between Seward and Vancouver, BC.
Princess Cruises - offers both Inside Passage and Glacier Bay routes as well as roundtrips from San Francisco.
Norwegian Cruise Line - offers only roundtrips in Seattle and Vancouver
Carnival Cruises - has only one ship deployed in Alaska annually doing mainly Northbound and Southbound cruises
AdventureSmith Explorations - Specializes in small ship and yacht cruising in Alaska with over 25 years experience