With icy fjords, majestic glaciers and snowy peaks stretching towards the horizon, Alaska is spectacular! Alaska’s Inside Passage is a narrow waterway lined by 1000 foot cliffs, with the opportunity to spot brown bears on land, Alaskan bald eagles overhead and even whales from your ship. You will be awed by the immense ice formations of Glacier Bay and Icy Strait. We invite you to experience an Alaska cruise vacation not only for Alaska's untamed splendor, but also to explore scenic ports and goldrush towns such as Ketchikan, Skagway, and Juneau. To go deeper into the wilderness, you can take a one-way cruise from Vancouver or Seattle to Anchorage or Seward, or the other way round, and book exhilarating cruise tours before or after your cruise.
Things to do on Alaska Cruise
- The Inside Passage- Cruising so close to land, you can enjoy stunning views of glaciers as well as the unspoiled forests along the coast. For many of those cruising to Alaska, seeing wildlife is a major draw, and watching humpback whales jump out of the sea & grizzly bears, moose, etc. in the wilderness is the ultimate experience.
- Exciting Shore excursions include wildlife sighting, dogsledding, hiking, railroad tours and flying over a glacier in a seaplane.
- Visit Glacier National Park- All of the National Parks in the United States are worth a visit, and Glacier Bay is the one that can best be viewed from a ship. The unspoiled mountain scenery, glaciers, and wildlife like sea lions and bears make this park a memorable destination.
- Ride the Alaska Grandview Train- If your cruise embarks in Seward, you might enjoy riding the train from Anchorage on the Coastal Classic route to Seward. The scenery is spectacular, and the ride is relaxing.
- Cruise Misty Fjords near Ketchikan- Misty Fjords National Monument is near Ketchikan, but is only accessible via plane or boat. This magnificent area is too far south for glaciers, but visitors see the results of these icy giants that were in the area eons ago.
Best time to go on an Alaskan Cruise
Alaska’s cruise season runs from May to September when daytime temperatures are in the mid 60’s and there’s the lowest average rainfall. From May to early June crowds are smaller and you get better value. Visitors get 24 hours of daylight almost up to the end of July. From Mid-August until the end of September, Alaska is one of the best places in the world to experience the Northern lights.