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Cruises to Alaska

The 49th State, the largest in the U.S., is perfect for cruisers, with numerous opportunities to appreciate its vast natural beauty. Sail along the Inside Passage to visit the immense ice formations of Glacier Bay and Icy Strait, as well popular ports such as Ketchikan, Skagway and Juneau, the only U.S. state capital that's not accessible by car. Or travel further north to the Kenai Peninsula and nearby Anchorage, a perfect jumping off point for cruisetours to Denali, Fairbanks and Canada's Yukon. Maybe you'll see a bear!
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75% Loved It
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Seattle -> Cruising -> Juneau -> Skagway -> Glacier Bay -> Ketchikan -> Victoria -> Seattle
76% Loved It
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Seattle -> Cruising -> Ketchikan -> Sawyer Glacier (Cruising) -> Juneau -> Skagway -> Cruising -> Victoria -> Seattle
82% Loved It
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Seattle -> Cruising -> Ketchikan -> Juneau -> Tracy Arm -> Skagway -> Inside Passage -> Cruising -> Victoria -> Seattle
72% Loved It
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Vancouver -> Inside Passage (Cruising) -> Icy Strait -> Hubbard Glacier -> Juneau -> Ketchikan -> Inside Passage (Cruising) -> Vancouver
82% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Seattle -> Cruising -> Ketchikan -> Juneau -> Skagway -> Cruising -> Victoria -> Seattle
Anchorage
Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, has many personalities. A cruise ...
Glacier Bay
Photos don't do justice for Glacier Bay National Park. One of the ...
Haines
If you loved the TV show "Northern Exposure," you'll love Haines. ...
Icy Strait
The creation of Alaska's newest cruise port, Icy Strait, represents a ...
Juneau
Juneau, often described as America's most unusual state capital, is ...
Ketchikan
Misty Ketchikan, the rainiest town in southeast Alaska, is known as ...
Petersburg
Take a snapshot of Petersburg, Alaska, and show it to your friends. ...
Prince Rupert
The port city of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada, is actually ...
Seward
Seward is a picturesque harbor town sporting the catchy motto "Alaska ...
Sitka
Over the centuries, Sitka -- easily Alaska's most exotic port -- has ...
Skagway
In 1897, gold stampeders from all over the world arrived in Skagway ...
Vancouver
It's not hard to understand why Vancouver is so appealing. This ...
Victoria
Wrapped around the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is a ...
Whittier
Where? You're forgiven if you've never before heard of Whittier. ...
Wrangell
Unlike other ports along Alaska's Inside Passage, Wrangell is one ...
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06/15
My husband and I have had a life-long dream to cruise Alaska. BUT... which cruise line??? Then after doing some research, we knew we wanted a small ship cruise. BUT... which small ship cruise? The more we read about them, the more confused we got. ... Read more
09/14
My wife and I took a triple Denali land and sea tour on the Statendam from Anchorage to Vancouver to celebrate my parents 50th anniversary. The first part was a night in Anchorage then onto Denali National Park via the dome top train. The first ... Read more
Not Impressed appygirl82
09/14
This was our first cruise with Princess. We sailed the Inside Passage to Alaska. I was underwhelmed with many issues on this ship. Immediately when boarding we noticed definitely this is an older ship which didn't seem as "overhauled" as it claimed. ... Read more
This was our first cruise ever, so we did not know what to expect, though Cruise Critic was a good source of information. Overall, we were disappointed. The crew seemed tired and, in general, were not very helpful (perhaps understandable as this was ... Read more
As a veteran of 31 Princess cruises I have come to expect a high quality vacation experience as the normal performance from Princess Cruises. My wife and I were not disappointed on this cruise. Everything from the ease of embarkation to a speedy ... Read more
09/14
We sailed on the Norwegian Jewel on an Inland Passage Alaskan cruise in September 2014. This was our first cruise and we would go again in a heartbeat. My husband and I were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and wanted to have a special trip, ... Read more
Amazing Alaska Cruise dcardy2@cogeco.ca
09/14
We are retired professionals in our late 50's and early 60's and have been on 7 cruises mostly with RCI, Carnival and NCL. This was our first Princess cruise. We sailed the last southbound cruise of the season in mid September with relatives. One ... Read more
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