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Why cruise to Alaska?

Alaska is blessed with thousands of square miles of unparalleled rugged natural beauty.

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Explore Beyond the Port

Merge the comfort of a cruise with a tour to inland locations in Alaska!

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Speak with an Expert!

Contact your expert to Alaska today!

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Cruise into Alaska

Breathtaking scenery, gleaming glaciers, abundant wildlife, and Native American culture are only a few of the spectacular attractions that draw cruise vacationers to Alaska.

Ships that visit Alaska on a seven-day itinerary typically sail along the Inside Passage and visit Glacier Bay National Park or Hubbard Glacier, stopping at four ports along the way.

For climate and sunlight purposes, cruises to Alaska sail strictly during the summer months, from early May to mid-September. June, July and August can be classified as peak season when average daily high temperatures can reach 75 degrees Fahrenheit, so those looking for the best value should check sailing dates in May and September when temperatures hover around 50 degrees.

A variety of cruise ships sail to Alaska, including luxury vessels and midsize ships - most of which offer expanded kids programs for family vacationers. While the majority of ships sail from Vancouver, BC, Seattle is increasingly becoming a popular summer homeport for many lines. Both embarkation/disembarkation points allow ships to visit the most popular ports on an Alaska cruise, including Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway.

Our Travel Experts can help you select just the right cruise experience for you, from large ship cruising on Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Celebrity Cruises or luxurious cruising to Regent Seven Seas Cruises or Silversea Cruises.