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 who 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.
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  • Island Princess

    7 Night Voyage of the Glaciers Southbound

    4 rating out of 5  (696 reviews)

    Island Princess

    Departing from: WHITTIER (ANCHORAGE), ALASKA
    Ports of Call:
    • CRUISE HUBBARD GLACIER
    • CRUISE GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK
    • SKAGWAY, ALASKA
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    • AT SEA
    • VANCOUVER (CANADA PLACE), BRITISH COLUMBIA
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
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    interior from
    $639
    $91pernight
    oceanview from
    $539
    $77pernight
    balcony from
    $965
    $138pernight
    suite from
    $1,183
    $169pernight
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  • Eurodam

    7 Night Alaskan Explorer

    4 rating out of 5  (749 reviews)

    Eurodam

    Departing from: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
    Ports of Call:
    • CRUISE PUGET SOUND
    • AT SEA
    • CRUISE STEPHENS PASSAGE
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    7 Night Alaskan Explorer

    4 rating out of 5  (679 reviews)

    Oosterdam

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    • VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
    Sailing Dates:
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  • Norwegian Joy
    Brochure price $1,279 – Save up to 38%

    7 Night Alaska with Inside Passage

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    • AT SEA
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  • Carnival Legend
    Brochure price $2,029 – Save up to 57%

    7 Night Alaska Tracy Arm Fjord

    3.8 rating out of 5  (1,651 reviews)

    Carnival Legend

    Departing from: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
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    • AT SEA
    • CRUISE TRACY ARM FJORD, ALASKA
    • SKAGWAY, ALASKA
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    • KETCHIKAN, ALASKA
    • VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
    interior from
    $874
    $125pernight
    oceanview from
    $1,079
    $154pernight
    balcony from
    $1,324
    $189pernight
    suite from
    $2,306
    $329pernight
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  • Celebrity Eclipse

    7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier

    4.2 rating out of 5  (556 reviews)

    Celebrity Eclipse

    Departing from: VANCOUVER (CANADA PLACE), BRITISH COLUMBIA
    Ports of Call:
    • CRUISE INSIDE PASSAGE, ALASKA
    • ICY STRAIT POINT (HOONAH), ALASKA
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    • CRUISE INSIDE PASSAGE, ALASKA
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
    • September 2019
    • May 2020
    • June 2020
    • July 2020
    • August 2020
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    interior from
    $899
    $128pernight
    oceanview from
    $1,139
    $163pernight
    balcony from
    $1,239
    $177pernight
    suite from
    $1,849
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  • Ovation of the Seas
    Brochure price $2,591 – Save up to 50%

    7 Night Alaska Glacier

    4.2 rating out of 5  (165 reviews)

    Ovation of the Seas

    Departing from: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
    Ports of Call:
    • AT SEA
    • CRUISE INSIDE PASSAGE, ALASKA
    • JUNEAU, ALASKA
    • SKAGWAY, ALASKA
    • CRUISE ENDICOTT ARM & DAWES GLACIER
    • AT SEA
    • VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
    • September 2019
    interior from
    $1,293
    $185pernight
    oceanview from
    $1,284
    $183pernight
    balcony from
    $1,279
    $183pernight
    suite from
    $2,974
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NORTH OR SOUTHBOUND GULF OF ALASKA CRUISES

Crisp air, the spray of ocean as whales crest the surface, and thundering cliffs – welcome to Alaska. Choose from a huge selection of cruise lines and set out into the great North, where you'll visit settlements and cities, witness herds of wildlife on the shores, and encounter the splendor of Mother Nature every time you step out onto deck. Alaskan Gulf cruises span all the way up into the Anchorage area, and include sailings across the Icy Strait, a visit into Sitka for shopping and hiking, and encounters with the Mendenhall Glacier when you weigh anchor in Juneau.

  • Celebrity Millennium

    7 Night Alaska Southern Glacier

    3.9 rating out of 5  (824 reviews)

    Celebrity Millennium

    Departing from: ANCHORAGE (SEWARD), 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 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
    • May 2020
    • June 2020
    • July 2020
    • August 2020
    • September 2020
    interior from
    $449
    $64pernight
    oceanview from
    $549
    $78pernight
    balcony from
    $699
    $100pernight
    suite from
    $1,999
    $286pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Up To $750: Amazon Gift Card Or Onboard Credit!
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  • Celebrity Millennium

    7 Night Alaska Northern Glacier

    3.9 rating out of 5  (824 reviews)

    Celebrity Millennium

    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
    • ANCHORAGE (SEWARD), ALASKA
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
    • May 2020
    • June 2020
    • July 2020
    • August 2020
    interior from
    $449
    $64pernight
    oceanview from
    $599
    $86pernight
    balcony from
    $949
    $136pernight
    suite from
    $2,199
    $314pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Up To $750: Amazon Gift Card Or Onboard Credit!
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    • EXCLUSIVE: Limited-Time Reduced Rates!
    • Ask about a land/sea cruisetour!
  • Norwegian Jewel
    Brochure price $1,369 – Save up to 60%

    7 Night Alaska Inside Passage Southbound

    3.7 rating out of 5  (2,129 reviews)

    Norwegian Jewel

    Departing from: ANCHORAGE (SEWARD), 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:
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
    • September 2019
    interior from
    $549
    $78pernight
    oceanview from
    $749
    $107pernight
    balcony from
    $999
    $143pernight
    suite from
    $1,549
    $221pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Up To $750: Amazon Gift Card Or Onboard Credit!
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    • Free or Reduced Airfare Available!
    • BONUS: Up to $100 FREE Onboard Credit
    • Exclusive: Free Prepaid Gratuities 1st/2nd Guests
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    • Ask about a land/sea cruisetour!
  • Norwegian Jewel
    Brochure price $1,169 – Save up to 53%

    7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay Northbound

    3.7 rating out of 5  (2,129 reviews)

    Norwegian Jewel

    Departing from: VANCOUVER (CANADA PLACE), BRITISH COLUMBIA
    Ports of Call:
    • CRUISE INSIDE PASSAGE, ALASKA
    • KETCHIKAN, ALASKA
    • JUNEAU, ALASKA
    • SKAGWAY, ALASKA
    • CRUISE GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK
    • CRUISE HUBBARD GLACIER
    • ANCHORAGE (SEWARD), ALASKA
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
    • September 2019
    interior from
    $549
    $78pernight
    oceanview from
    $649
    $93pernight
    balcony from
    $999
    $143pernight
    suite from
    $1,499
    $214pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Up To $750: Amazon Gift Card Or Onboard Credit!
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    • Free or Reduced Airfare Available!
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    • EXCLUSIVE: Limited-Time Reduced Rates!
    • Ask about a land/sea cruisetour!
  • Radiance of the Seas

    7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier Southbound

    4 rating out of 5  (840 reviews)

    Radiance of the Seas

    Departing from: ANCHORAGE (SEWARD), 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 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
    • May 2020
    • June 2020
    • July 2020
    • August 2020
    interior from
    $589
    $84pernight
    oceanview from
    $749
    $107pernight
    balcony from
    $1,061
    $152pernight
    suite from
    $2,144
    $306pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Up To $750: Amazon Gift Card Or Onboard Credit!
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    • Ask about a land/sea cruisetour!
  • Westerdam

    7 Night Glacier Discovery Northbound

    3.8 rating out of 5  (741 reviews)

    Westerdam

    Departing from: VANCOUVER (CANADA PLACE), BRITISH COLUMBIA
    Ports of Call:
    • CRUISE INSIDE PASSAGE, ALASKA
    • KETCHIKAN, ALASKA
    • JUNEAU, ALASKA
    • SKAGWAY, ALASKA
    • CRUISE GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK
    • AT SEA
    • ANCHORAGE (SEWARD), ALASKA
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
    • September 2019
    interior from
    $599
    $86pernight
    oceanview from
    $649
    $93pernight
    balcony from
    $1,049
    $150pernight
    suite from
    $1,399
    $200pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive: Up To $750 To Spend Onboard
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Departure Ports for NORTH OR SOUTHBOUND GULF OF ALASKA CRUISES:
ROUNDTRIP ALASKA CRUISES
From drifting icebergs to towering pine trees and beyond, an Alaskan getaway through the Inside Passage is a strikingly beautiful voyage. The passage itself is over 1,000 miles along and is famous for its unusually calm waters. Take in the sights of gray wolves, herds of caribou, and grizzly bears. Sail Glacier Bay and snap photographs of tidewater glaciers. Dock in Sitka, Ketchikan, and Juneau to learn more about the history and culture of this rugged landscape. Visit research stations, parks, hiking trails, shopping centers, and more. With a wide range of cruise lines to choose from, build you dream Alaskan vacation and explore the Great North at your own pace, in your own style.
  • Norwegian Bliss
    Brochure price $1,499 – Save up to 50%

    7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay

    4.2 rating out of 5  (372 reviews)

    Norwegian BlissNew Ship!

    Departing from: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
    Ports of Call:
    • CRUISE INSIDE PASSAGE, ALASKA
    • JUNEAU, ALASKA
    • SKAGWAY, ALASKA
    • CRUISE GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK
    • KETCHIKAN, ALASKA
    • VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
    • September 2019
    interior from
    $749
    $107pernight
    oceanview from
    $999
    $143pernight
    balcony from
    $1,049
    $150pernight
    suite from
    $1,099
    $157pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Up To $750: Amazon Gift Card Or Onboard Credit!
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    • Exclusive: Free Prepaid Gratuities 1st/2nd Guests
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  • Eurodam

    7 Night Alaskan Explorer

    4 rating out of 5  (749 reviews)

    Eurodam

    Departing from: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
    Ports of Call:
    • CRUISE PUGET SOUND
    • AT SEA
    • CRUISE STEPHENS PASSAGE
    • JUNEAU, ALASKA
    • CRUISE GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK
    • SITKA, ALASKA
    • KETCHIKAN, ALASKA
    • VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
    • September 2019
    • May 2020
    • June 2020
    • July 2020
    • August 2020
    • September 2020
    interior from
    $699
    $100pernight
    oceanview from
    $799
    $114pernight
    balcony from
    $999
    $143pernight
    suite from
    $1,649
    $236pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive: Up To $750 To Spend Onboard
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    • Limited Time Reduced Rates!
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  • Grand Princess

    10 Night Alaska Inside Passage with Tracy Arm Fjord

    3.9 rating out of 5  (821 reviews)

    Grand Princess

    Departing from: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
    Ports of Call:
    • AT SEA
    • KETCHIKAN, ALASKA
    • JUNEAU, ALASKA
    • SKAGWAY, ALASKA
    • CRUISE TRACY ARM FJORD, ALASKA
    • AT SEA
    • VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
    • AT SEA
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • August 2019
    interior from
    $929
    $93pernight
    oceanview from
    $979
    $98pernight
    balcony from
    $1,449
    $145pernight
    suite from
    $1,699
    $170pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive: Up To $750 To Spend Onboard
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Departure Ports for ROUNDTRIP ALASKA CRUISES:

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