Cruising to Alaska

Alaska cruise tips, including the best time to visit Alaska

Alaska covers an area approximately 586,000 square miles in size, and it's by far the largest state in America. It's also home to North America's tallest mountain – the majestic Mt. McKinley, rising an incredible 20,320 feet into the sky. Alaska boasts 34,000 miles of coastline – more than all of the other states combined – and a total of 3 million lakes dot the Last Frontier's wilderness. Alaska's famed Inside Passage is a web of quiet fjords and peaceful islands forested with hemlock and spruce. Shaped by glaciers millions of years ago, it's the traditional home of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian Indians.

The Alaskan cruise season begins in May and ends in September. Not surprisingly, the peak travel period occurs during the warmest part of the year - mid-June through mid-August. Many travelers, however, consider the fall and spring to be Alaska's most beautiful seasons - and these months generally offer more opportunities for big cruise savings.

Alaska Weather
It's a good idea to plan for four types of weather - warm, cool, cold, and (occasionally) wet. Alaska's vast size, varied topography, and geographical location can result in a wide range of conditions.

During the summer months, high temperatures in the inland town of Fairbanks can reach 80°F. Cruising among the Inside Passage's glaciers generally means cooler temps (with more sea breezes blowing on deck). Further along the coast in Anchorage and Denali, the weather is normally pleasant and sunny but slightly cooler. Average temperatures across the state hover in the mid-60s during peak season and the mid-50s in the spring and fall.

Families that want to experience Alaska's beauty on land can choose from more than 60 organized shore excursions (in three activity levels - easy, moderate, and adventure/considerable). Excursions range from exciting glacial flight-seeing tours and mountain biking expeditions to more leisurely pursuits like nature walks and city tours.

Dressing For An Alaska Cruise
Cruising the Inside Passage and planning to do a little sightseeing on deck? Keep a waterproof windbreaker (or a light jacket) and an umbrella handy - the region is cool year-round and subject to sporadic (but gentle) showers. Rubber-soled shoes are a good idea, too. Touring Alaska's coastal towns? An umbrella may be cumbersome. A raincoat, however, frees up your hands - perfect if you'll be carrying around a camera or a shopping bag filled with souvenirs in a port like Ketchikan, which receives up to 100 inches of rainfall annually. Dressing in layers is the way to go if you'll be exploring the Alaskan wilderness. Pack some short-sleeved shirts (though it's doubtful you'll have much need for a pair of shorts), sweaters, and sturdy, comfortable hiking boots or rubber-soled shoes.

Packing For An Alaska Cruise
The biggest factor to consider is Alaska's weather, of course. But activities at sea and ashore may also require special packing. The following checklist includes some additional suggestions to help you get started - it's by no means comprehensive, but it's a good place to begin.
  • Binoculars (one pair per passenger)
  • Camera (with extra film and batteries)
  • Video Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Boots
  • Thermal Socks
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Heavy jacket
  • Light Jacket/Windbreaker
  • Raincoat/Umbrella
  • Sweaters, Sweatshirts & Long-Sleeved Shirts
  • Short-Sleeved Shirts
  • Long Underwear
  • Formalwear (for dining and cocktails)
  • Jeans
  • Swimsuit (for the swimming pool/whirlpool)
  • Exercise Clothes (for the fitness center)
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Overnight Bag (for the train)
  • Government-Issued Photo I.D. (driver's license/military I.D.)
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship (valid passport/notarized copy of birth certificate with photo I.D. - Canadian ports of call only)

Alaska Land and Cruise Tours
The most popular way to see Alaska, cruise tours combine the best of the sea and land - a top-brand cruise plus a scenic land tour with deluxe hotel accommodations - to create the ultimate Alaskan adventure. Cruising gives you the chance to get close to the region's magnificent glaciers and marine life, and provides passengers with the opportunity to sample a variety of coastal ports. Land tours feature lodging in one or more destinations and take you deep into the heart of Alaska's mountain wilderness and myriad cultures. Select packages include transportation in the famed domed cars of the Alaska Railroad, offering incredible views en route to Denali National Park or Mt. McKinley. Many cruise tours also include premium motorcoach service, plus fully escorted sightseeing tours of city centers, national parks, and museums.

Cruise tours run anywhere from 9 to 21 nights. For the most variety, choose a one-way northbound or southbound cruise, since any pre- or post-cruise hotel stay allows for extended sightseeing in two different cities. When you choose a Northbound Cruise Tour, you'll cruise first and conclude your journey with a land tour. Southbound Cruise Tours are a popular choice with travelers looking to treat themselves to a relaxing voyage at sea after experiencing the excitement of a land tour. You can't go wrong either way.

Learn more about adding a deluxe land stay to your Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, or Holland America Line Alaskan cruise!
Glacier Bay, Alaska
Discover Beauty & Charm On An Alaskan Cruise
Experience Exotic Sea Life And Massive Glaciers Or Go On Shore For An Exciting Land Tour
The most popular way to see Alaska, cruise tours combine the best of the sea and land - a top-brand cruise plus a scenic land tour with deluxe hotel accommodations - to create the ultimate Alaskan adventure. Land tours feature lodging in one or more destinations and take you deep into the heart of Alaska's mountain wilderness and myriad cultures. Many cruise tours also include premium motorcoach service, plus fully escorted sightseeing tours of city centers, national parks, and museums. Learn more about adding a deluxe land stay to your Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, or Holland America Line Alaskan cruise!
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    Total Price (minus port charges & taxes)
    Hotel Cash
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    $50
    $1,251 - $2,250
    $100
    $2,251 - $3,000
    $125
    $3,001 - $3,500
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    "Hotel Cash" offer is only valid for new individual cruise bookings made for cruises departing by 4/12/2019. Offer is per stateroom, varies based on the price of cruise minus taxes and port charges, is not reflected in advertised prices, and will not exceed $200. There is a minimum night stay based on the voucher amount ($50 voucher - 1 Night Stay; $100 & $125 voucher - 2 Night Stay; $150 & $200 voucher - 3 Night Stay). Hotel discount voucher will be emailed, at least 60 days prior to your sail date, to the email address that was made using your cruise booking. Hotel must be booked using hotelloyaltyrewards.com and entering code found in email. Hotel voucher is not redeemable for cash.
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    Onboard Credit: Up To $750 To Spend Onboard † - Book Online or Call!
    Spend it in your ship's spa, shops, and specialty restaurants or apply it towards shore excursions! Simply book a qualifying voyage, then prior to departure, complete and submit the redemption form found on your invoice, and we'll credit up to $750 to your onboard account, which you can use while you're sailing. Please see our grid below for bonus amounts. Restrictions apply, see terms below for details. Amount is based on total price (which can be found on your invoice under "Total Price"), minus port charges & taxes.

    Total Price (minus port charges & taxes)
    Onboard Spending
    $0 - $1,250
    $25
    $1,251 - $2,250
    $50
    $2,251 - $3,000
    $75
    $3,001 - $3,500
    $100
    $3,501 - $4,000
    $125
    $4,001 - $4,500
    $150
    $4,501 - $5,000
    $200
    $5,001 - $7,500
    $300
    $7,501 - $10,000
    $400
    $10,000+
    $750


    Additional Terms & Conditions
    "Onboard Spending" offer is valid for select Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, Norwegian, Princess, and Royal Caribbean sailings departing on or before 4/12/2019. Spending amount will be credited to your onboard account after our online redemption form, which may be accessed via the link that will be included with your invoice, has been submitted (form must be submitted no later than 21 days prior to departure or "Onboard Spending" offer will be forfeited). Spending amount is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash; unused portions will expire if not redeemed on or before the final night of your sailing. Onboard credit will appear in a passenger's onboard account on the day of embarkation. Not valid for cancelled or rebooked cruises.
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    Cash Back: Up To $1,000 Cash Back ‡ - Book Online or Call!
    A unique opportunity to recoup select expenses that aren't included in your cruise fare! Just book a qualifying voyage - once you've returned from that sailing, you'll be eligible to receive up to $1,000 cash back, which can be applied towards your onboard spending. Please see our grid below for bonus amounts. Restrictions apply, see terms below for details. Amount is based on total price (which can be found on your invoice under "Total Price"), minus port charges & taxes.

    Total Price (minus port charges & taxes)
    Cash Back
    $0 - $750
    $25
    $751 - $1,500
    $50
    $1,501 - $2,250
    $75
    $2,251 - $3,000
    $100
    $3,001 - $3,500
    $125
    $3,501 - $4,000
    $150
    $4,001 - $4,500
    $200
    $4,501 - $5,000
    $300
    $5,001 - $7,500
    $400
    $7,501 - $10,000
    $600
    $10,000+
    $1,000


    Additional Terms & Conditions
    "Cash Back" offer is per stateroom and is not reflected in our advertised prices; actual amount will vary based on your total price, minus port charges & taxes. "Cash Back" offer is valid for select sailings departing on or before 4/12/2019; excludes all Azamara, Celebrity, Oceania, Princess, Royal Caribbean, and Silversea sailings. "Cash Back" amount for Carnival cruise bookings may not exceed 10% of total value of cruise. Customer must spend equivalent value onboard cruise to qualify for full value of Cash Back. OBC does not count as spending. Only out of pocket spending counts. Amount will be credited to card used for purchase 4 - 6 weeks after the online redemption form, found on your invoice, has been submitted (form must be submitted post-cruise and no later than 60 days from the date on which you return). Proof/folio submission, detailing your onboard spending, is also required. Proof/folio may be submitted via email at cruisefolio@wth.com, via fax at (978) 570-1992 (Attn: Onboard Spending Reimbursement), or via mail (Onboard Reimbursement Department, c/o World Travel Holdings, 100 Fordham Road, Building C, 2nd Floor, Wilmington, MA, 01887).
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    Additional Terms & Conditions
    Advanced Deposit offer is valid for new individual cruise reservations for sailings departing by 4/21/19. Offer is limited to sailings of 3 nights or longer booked at least 110 days prior to departure (or 140 days for Disney sailings); maximum $500 value and not valid on bookings requiring non-refundable deposits or final payment 110 days or more before departure. Deposit must be paid 10 days prior to final payment due date; if changes are made benefit will become void and the cruise lines full deposit is required; changes resulting in a new cruise line booking are considered a cancellation, subject to cruise line’s cancellation policy, our $24.99 processing fee, and $100 cancel fee. Credit card used at time of booking will automatically be charged when the deposit remainder is due. Offer limited to 5 deposited cabins max. for 1 sailing. Offer is not applicable for redemption bookings. Additional restrictions apply.
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    • Shore Excursion Credit ($50 per Port)
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    Additional Terms & Conditions
    Offer is valid only for new individual bookings made between 11/17/17 and 11/24/17 by midnight Eastern Standard Time for any stateroom category aboard select Norwegian sailings; not all sailing dates may qualify. Valid for all guests in the stateroom. Offer is for New Individual FIT Reservations, New Group Delegates or FS bookings. Qualifying New Individual FIT reservations can be moved into an existing traditional or FS Group and count towards Tour Conductor Credits. Offer is combinable with existing group block rates. RQs are not applicable unless RQ reservation converted to OF or BK status within the promotional booking window. Promotion can not be held as group block. Singles paying 200% of voyage fare qualify. Guest cannot substitute or customize this offer. Government Taxes, Port Expenses & Fees, and discretionary onboard service charges are additional. Cancellation Fees also apply based on the Booking/Sailing date; therefore, Norwegian Cruise Line strongly recommends the purchase of Travel Protection on all bookings. Not applicable to Chartered Dates and Group Types: INCREG & INCLARGE Offer combinability with other promotional offers is subject to change at any time per Norwegian Cruise Line.
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    Our Norwegian Exclusive: Up to a $75 Free Spa Credit
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    Additional Terms & Conditions
    Onboard spending is valid only for new individual bookings made between 11/18/17 and 11/24/17 on select Norwegian sailings departing between 11/11/17 and 3/25/18. Restrictions may apply. Onboard spending amount is based on the category purchased. Onboard spending is non-refundable, non-transferable, cannot be used in the casino, and may not be redeemed for cash; unused portions will become void after cruise is complete. Not combinable with all fares; may not be combined with any other offer. Deposit is required. Offer is subject to availability, capacity-controlled, limited by the cruise line, and may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    Additional Terms & Conditions
    Offer is valid only for new individual bookings made between 11/17/17 and 11/30/17 by midnight Eastern Standard Time for any stateroom category aboard select Norwegian sailings; not all sailing dates may qualify. Valid for all guests in the stateroom. Offer is for New Individual FIT Reservations, New Group Delegates or FS bookings. Qualifying New Individual FIT reservations can be moved into an existing traditional or FS Group and count towards Tour Conductor Credits. Offer is combinable with existing group block rates. RQs are not applicable unless RQ reservation converted to OF or BK status within the promotional booking window. Promotion can not be held as group block. Singles paying 200% of voyage fare qualify. Guest cannot substitute or customize this offer. Government Taxes, Port Expenses & Fees, and discretionary onboard service charges are additional. Cancellation Fees also apply based on the Booking/Sailing date; therefore, Norwegian Cruise Line strongly recommends the purchase of Travel Protection on all bookings. Not applicable to Chartered Dates and Group Types: INCREG & INCLARGE Offer combinability with other promotional offers is subject to change at any time per Norwegian Cruise Line.
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    Season of Savings: Save up to $800 + 1 FREE Perk Including Drinks, Gratuities & More
    Get the most out of your cruise right now by getting up to $800 in savings, plus a free onboard perk for the first 2 guests in a cabin. Or, all 4 perks on suite bookings. Choices are as follows:

    • Classic beverage package for 2 with beverage gratuities included, becomes a value of $1,557.60 per stateroom ($110 per day, per stateroom plus gratuities)
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    Additional Terms & Conditions
    Offer is valid only for new individual bookings made between 11/1/17 and 12/3/17 by midnight Eastern Standard Time for select staterooms aboard the Celebrity sailings departing between 11/1/17 and 4/30/18. Not all dates in this range qualify. Offer is valid for the 1st and 2nd passengers on the reservation. Savings are equal to $200 per person and are based on the category booked. Not applicable with any other discount or promotional offer. Offer is subject to availability, capacity-controlled, limited by the cruise line, and may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. Additional restrictions may apply.
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    Additional Terms & Conditions
    Offer is valid only for new individual bookings made by phone between 1/29/16 and 12/31/17 by midnight Eastern Standard Time for select staterooms on qualifying Celebrity Cruises Bermuda, Alaska and Caribbean sailings departing between 5/1/16 and 4/15/17 aboard the Celebrity Summit, Infinity, Silhoutette, and Reflection; not all dates qualify. Offer is subject to availability, capacity-controlled, limited by the cruise line, and may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.
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FEATURED ALASKA CRUISES

Alaska's many wonders are closer than you think. Discover what savvy travelers already know - cruising America's biggest state is now more convenient, more affordable, and more exhilarating than ever. Today's cruise ships are designed to enhance this extraordinary scenery – so the journey to each port of call is half the fun. Thousands of balcony staterooms afford cruisers panoramic access to Alaska's great outdoors. Spot bald eagles soaring by, killer whales breaching, and grizzlies grazing along the shore. Ease into the warmth of an outdoor whirlpool and watch glacier floes tumble into the sea. See an unforgettable sunset and savor a gourmet dinner in the comfort of a luxurious shipboard restaurant. And, just before bed, gaze up at a canopy of stars from a seat on your stateroom's private balcony.

  • Celebrity Solstice

    7 Night Alaska Tracy Arm Fjord

    4.1 rating out of 5  (858 reviews)

    Celebrity Solstice

    Departing from: Seattle, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    • Victoria, British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $774
    $111pernight
    oceanview from
    $1,199
    $171pernight
    balcony from
    $1,419
    $203pernight
    suite from
    $3,099
    $443pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive: FREE Shore Excursion on this sailing!
    • Season of Savings - pick your FREE perk!
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    • EXCLUSIVE: Limited-Time Reduced Rates!
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NORTH OR SOUTHBOUND GULF OF ALASKA CRUISES
Alaskan Northbound Cruises, also known as "Northbound Glacier Cruises," and Alaskan Southbound Cruises, also known as "Southbound Glacier Cruises," usually sail for 7 nights. These one-way cruises travel from Vancouver and Seward (near Anchorage). Journeying further beyond the Inside Passage than roundtrip sailings, these cruises allow you to see more of Alaska's coastline. Depending on the ship and itinerary, you'll visit 3 or 4 of the following ports of call: Juneau, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, Hubbard Glacier, Skagway/Haines, and Sitka, as well as a trip through the Inside Passage.
  • Celebrity Millennium

    7 Night Alaska Southern Glacier

    3.9 rating out of 5  (734 reviews)

    Celebrity MillenniumCustomer Favorite!

    Departing from: Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Hubbard Glacier
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    • Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $624
    $89pernight
    oceanview from
    $874
    $125pernight
    balcony from
    $1,474
    $211pernight
    suite from
    $3,149
    $450pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive: FREE Shore Excursion on this sailing!
    • Season of Savings - pick your FREE perk!
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    • Season of Savings Sale: Save Up to $800 Per Stateroom
    • Hotel Cash or Onboard Credit - Now Bookable Online
  • Celebrity Millennium

    7 Night Alaska Northern Glacier

    3.9 rating out of 5  (734 reviews)

    Celebrity MillenniumCustomer Favorite!

    Departing from: Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Cruise Hubbard Glacier
    • Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    interior from
    $624
    $89pernight
    oceanview from
    $874
    $125pernight
    balcony from
    $1,474
    $211pernight
    suite from
    $2,899
    $414pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive: FREE Shore Excursion on this sailing!
    • Season of Savings - pick your FREE perk!
    • GO BEST - Get All 4 Perks!
    • GO BETTER: Get 2 FREE Perks!
    • Season of Savings Sale: Save Up to $800 Per Stateroom
    • Hotel Cash or Onboard Credit - Now Bookable Online
  • Norwegian Jewel

    7 Night Alaska Inside Passage Southbound

    3.6 rating out of 5  (1,975 reviews)

    Norwegian Jewel

    Departing from: Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Hubbard Glacier
    • Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Cruise Sawyer Glacier
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    • Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $649
    $93pernight
    oceanview from
    $999
    $143pernight
    balcony from
    $1,649
    $236pernight
    suite from
    $1,949
    $278pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive: FREE Shore Excursion on this sailing!
    • EXCLUSIVE: Limited-Time Reduced Rates!
    • FREE at Sea: Kids Sail Free
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    • You Pick: Hotel Cash, Onboard Credit, Or Cash Back
    • No Deposit Required - now bookable online!
  • Westerdam

    7 Night Glacier Discovery Southbound

    3.8 rating out of 5  (667 reviews)

    Westerdam

    Departing from: Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Glacier Bay National Park
    • Haines, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    • Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $699
    $100pernight
    oceanview from
    $999
    $143pernight
    balcony from
    $1,399
    $200pernight
    suite from
    $1,699
    $243pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive: FREE Shore Excursion on this sailing!
    • Explore4 Sale - Free Drinks, Dining, more
    • You Pick: Hotel Cash, Onboard Credit, Or Cash Back
    • No Deposit Required - now bookable online!
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  • Star Princess
    Brochure price $829 – Save up to 16%

    7 Night Voyage of the Glaciers Northbound

    3.8 rating out of 5  (502 reviews)

    Star PrincessCustomer Favorite!

    Departing from: Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Ports of Call:
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Cruise Glacier Bay National Park
    • Cruise College Fjord, Alaska
    • Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $699
    $100pernight
    oceanview from
    $749
    $107pernight
    balcony from
    $1,399
    $200pernight
    suite from
    $1,799
    $257pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Onboard Savings booklet - a $500 value!
    • Exclusive: FREE Shore Excursion on this sailing!
    • Sail Later & Get All 3: Free Upgrades, Gratuities & Onboard Credit!
    • Hotel Cash or Onboard Credit - Now Bookable Online
    • No Deposit Required - now bookable online!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • Golden Princess
    Brochure price $894 – Save up to 33%

    7 Night Voyage of the Glaciers Northbound

    3.7 rating out of 5  (508 reviews)

    Golden Princess

    Departing from: Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Ports of Call:
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Cruise Glacier Bay National Park
    • Cruise College Fjord, Alaska
    • Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    interior from
    $599
    $86pernight
    oceanview from
    $649
    $93pernight
    balcony from
    $1,349
    $193pernight
    suite from
    $1,599
    $228pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Onboard Savings booklet - a $500 value!
    • Exclusive: FREE Shore Excursion on this sailing!
    • Sail Later & Get All 3: Free Upgrades, Gratuities & Onboard Credit!
    • Hotel Cash or Onboard Credit - Now Bookable Online
    • No Deposit Required - now bookable online!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • Star Princess

    7 Night Voyage of the Glaciers Southbound

    3.8 rating out of 5  (502 reviews)

    Star PrincessCustomer Favorite!

    Departing from: Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Hubbard Glacier
    • Cruise Glacier Bay National Park
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $799
    $114pernight
    oceanview from
    $899
    $128pernight
    balcony from
    $1,799
    $257pernight
    suite from
    $2,099
    $300pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Onboard Savings booklet - a $500 value!
    • Exclusive: FREE Shore Excursion on this sailing!
    • Sail Later & Get All 3: Free Upgrades, Gratuities & Onboard Credit!
    • Hotel Cash or Onboard Credit - Now Bookable Online
    • No Deposit Required - now bookable online!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
Popular Cruise Lines for NORTH OR SOUTHBOUND GULF OF ALASKA CRUISES:
ROUNDTRIP ALASKA CRUISES
Alaskan Roundtrip Cruises, also known as "Inside Passage Cruises," embark and disembark from the same city and most itineraries include a voyage to the famed glacier region. While most roundtrip cruises run 7 nights and depart from Vancouver, there are a few 3- and 4-night sailings available from Whittier, as well as select 10-night voyages departing from San Francisco. Your first day at sea usually features a trip through the Inside Passage. Then, depending on the ship and itinerary, you'll visit 3 or 4 of the following ports of call: Juneau, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, Hubbard Glacier, Skagway/Haines, and Sitka. Upon arriving back in Vancouver, you'll either hop a flight home or spend a few days exploring British Columbia or Seattle (with hotel accommodations included).
  • Amsterdam
    Brochure price $1,919 – Save up to 62%

    7 Night Alaskan Explorer via Hubbard Glacier

    3.9 rating out of 5  (205 reviews)

    AmsterdamCustomer Favorite!

    Departing from: Seattle, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Puget Sound
    • Cruise Stephens Passage
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Cruise Hubbard Glacier
    • Sitka, Alaska
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Victoria, British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $729
    $104pernight
    oceanview from
    $949
    $136pernight
    balcony from
    $1,499
    $214pernight
    suite from
    $2,199
    $314pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive: FREE Shore Excursion on this sailing!
    • Explore4 Sale - Free Drinks, Dining, more
    • You Pick: Hotel Cash, Onboard Credit, Or Cash Back
    • No Deposit Required - now bookable online!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • Volendam
    Brochure price $1,799 – Save up to 59%

    7 Night Alaska Inside Passage

    3.7 rating out of 5  (154 reviews)

    Volendam

    Departing from: Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    • Tracy Arm For Service Call Only
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Cruise Glacier Bay National Park
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $729
    $104pernight
    oceanview from
    $819
    $117pernight
    balcony from
    $1,899
    $271pernight
    suite from
    $2,699
    $386pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive: FREE Shore Excursion on this sailing!
    • Explore4 Sale - Free Drinks, Dining, more
    • You Pick: Hotel Cash, Onboard Credit, Or Cash Back
    • No Deposit Required - now bookable online!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • Celebrity Infinity

    7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier

    3.9 rating out of 5  (564 reviews)

    Celebrity Infinity

    Departing from: Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    • Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
    • Cruise Hubbard Glacier
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    interior from
    $824
    $118pernight
    oceanview from
    $1,174
    $168pernight
    balcony from
    $1,574
    $225pernight
    suite from
    $2,999
    $428pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive: FREE Shore Excursion on this sailing!
    • Season of Savings - pick your FREE perk!
    • GO BEST - Get All 4 Perks!
    • GO BETTER: Get 2 FREE Perks!
    • Season of Savings Sale: Save Up to $800 Per Stateroom
    • Hotel Cash or Onboard Credit - Now Bookable Online
  • Emerald Princess

    7 Night Inside Passage With Tracy Arm Fjord

    3.8 rating out of 5  (632 reviews)

    Emerald Princess

    Departing from: Seattle, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Victoria, British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $849
    $121pernight
    oceanview from
    $999
    $143pernight
    balcony from
    $1,499
    $214pernight
    suite from
    $1,899
    $271pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Onboard Savings booklet - a $500 value!
    • Exclusive: FREE Shore Excursion on this sailing!
    • Sail Later & Get All 3: Free Upgrades, Gratuities & Onboard Credit!
    • Hotel Cash or Onboard Credit - Now Bookable Online
    • No Deposit Required - now bookable online!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • Explorer of the Seas

    7 Night Alaska Glacier

    3.8 rating out of 5  (1,404 reviews)

    Explorer of the Seas

    Departing from: Seattle, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
    • Victoria, British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $868
    $124pernight
    oceanview from
    $1,126
    $161pernight
    balcony from
    $1,701
    $243pernight
    suite from
    $2,058
    $294pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive: FREE Shore Excursion on this sailing!
    • Reduced Rates + up to $100 Onboard Spending!
    • Limited Time Reduced Rates!
    • 50% Off 2nd Guest! (Price Shown Reflects Savings)
    • Reduced Rates + Up to $100 Instant Savings!
    • Thanks & Thrills Sale: Save Up to $100 Instantly!
  • Norwegian Pearl

    7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay

    3.7 rating out of 5  (1,397 reviews)

    Norwegian Pearl

    Departing from: Seattle, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Cruise Glacier Bay National Park
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Victoria, British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • April 2018
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $879
    $126pernight
    oceanview from
    $1,199
    $171pernight
    balcony from
    $1,859
    $266pernight
    suite from
    $2,039
    $291pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive: FREE Shore Excursion on this sailing!
    • EXCLUSIVE: Limited-Time Reduced Rates!
    • FREE at Sea: Kids Sail Free
    • FREE at Sea: Get up to 4 FREE Offers
    • You Pick: Hotel Cash, Onboard Credit, Or Cash Back
    • No Deposit Required - now bookable online!
  • Norwegian Bliss

    7 Night Alaska Highlights

    5 rating out of 5  (4 reviews)

    Norwegian BlissNew Ship!

    Departing from: Seattle, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Cruise Sawyer Glacier
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Victoria, British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $919
    $131pernight
    oceanview from
    $1,449
    $207pernight
    balcony from
    $1,789
    $256pernight
    suite from
    $2,049
    $293pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive: FREE Shore Excursion on this sailing!
    • FREE at Sea: Kids Sail Free
    • FREE at Sea: Get up to 4 FREE Offers
    • You Pick: Hotel Cash, Onboard Credit, Or Cash Back
    • No Deposit Required - now bookable online!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • Grand Princess
    Brochure price $1,399 – Save up to 7%

    10 Night Alaska Inside Passage with Tracy Arm Fjord

    3.8 rating out of 5  (611 reviews)

    Grand Princess

    Departing from: San Francisco, California
    Ports of Call:
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
    • Victoria, British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    interior from
    $1,299
    $130pernight
    oceanview from
    $1,499
    $150pernight
    balcony from
    $2,249
    $225pernight
    suite from
    $2,649
    $265pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Onboard Savings booklet - a $500 value!
    • Exclusive: FREE Shore Excursion on this sailing!
    • Sail Later & Get All 3: Free Upgrades, Gratuities & Onboard Credit!
    • Hotel Cash or Onboard Credit - Now Bookable Online
    • No Deposit Required - now bookable online!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
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Price is in U.S. dollars per person based on two people staying in the same stateroom. Price does not include airport and/or government taxes and fees, nor does pricing include fuel supplements. Prices do not include government taxes and fees, airfare, or a non-refundable $24.99 processing fee per booking. All offers are for selected dates only, are subject to availability, are limited and apply to new bookings only. Your exact price depends on the time of the actual booking. Additional restrictions may apply. All prices and dates may not be available at the time of booking. Passengers receiving special rates based on residency or age will be required to show a government-issued form of identification (passport, or birth certificate and driver's license) at the pier to validate state of residency or age prior to boarding the cruise ship.

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* "Hotel Cash" offer is only valid for new individual cruise bookings made for cruises departing by 4/12/2019. Offer is per stateroom, varies based on the price of cruise minus taxes and port charges, is not reflected in advertised prices, and will not exceed $200. There is a minimum night stay based on the voucher amount ($50 voucher - 1 Night Stay; $100 & $125 voucher - 2 Night Stay; $150 & $200 voucher - 3 Night Stay). Hotel discount voucher will be emailed, at least 60 days prior to your sail date, to the email address that was made using your cruise booking. Hotel must be booked using hotelloyaltyrewards.com and entering code found in email. Hotel voucher is not redeemable for cash.

† "Onboard Spending" offer is valid for select Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, Norwegian, Princess, and Royal Caribbean sailings departing on or before 4/12/2019. Spending amount will be credited to your onboard account after our online redemption form, which may be accessed via the link that will be included with your invoice, has been submitted (form must be submitted no later than 21 days prior to departure or "Onboard Spending" offer will be forfeited). Spending amount is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash; unused portions will expire if not redeemed on or before the final night of your sailing. Onboard credit will appear in a passenger's onboard account on the day of embarkation. Not valid for cancelled or rebooked cruises.

‡ "Cash Back" offer is per stateroom and is not reflected in our advertised prices; actual amount will vary based on your total price, minus port charges & taxes. "Cash Back" offer is valid for select sailings departing on or before 4/12/2019; excludes all Azamara, Celebrity, Oceania, Princess, Royal Caribbean, and Silversea sailings. "Cash Back" amount for Carnival cruise bookings may not exceed 10% of total value of cruise. Customer must spend equivalent value onboard cruise to qualify for full value of Cash Back. OBC does not count as spending. Only out of pocket spending counts. Amount will be credited to card used for purchase 4 - 6 weeks after the online redemption form, found on your invoice, has been submitted (form must be submitted post-cruise and no later than 60 days from the date on which you return). Proof/folio submission, detailing your onboard spending, is also required. Proof/folio may be submitted via email at cruisefolio@wth.com, via fax at (978) 570-1992 (Attn: Onboard Spending Reimbursement), or via mail (Onboard Reimbursement Department, c/o World Travel Holdings, 100 Fordham Road, Building C, 2nd Floor, Wilmington, MA, 01887).

"Hotel Voucher," "Onboard Spending," and "Cash Back" offers are not combinable. Additional restrictions may apply to each offer; please contact our experts for more information.
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