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August 2019 Cruises to Alaska

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2019 Best for Shore Excursions

14-day
Alaska Roundtrip Collectors' Voyage

Leaving:
Vancouver
Visiting:
Ketchikan, Juneau ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Vancouver
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Ketchikan
  • Day 4
    Juneau
  • Day 5
    Skagway
  • Day 6
    Glacier Bay
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Seward
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Glacier Bay
  • Day 11
    Haines
  • Day 12
    Juneau
  • Day 13
    Ketchikan
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Vancouver
Ship Details

Westerdam - Holland America Line

Pros

Emphasis on live music, of a wide variety, that makes for a lot of choice in the evening

Cons

Few entertainment and activity options for teens and young adults

Bottom Line

Refined, but casual experience that attracts its youngest and most active crowd in Europe

Reviews

Westerdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.5
Service4.5
Value4.5

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

12 Night
Alaska Cruise

Leaving:
Vancouver
Visiting:
Metlakatla, Wrangell ... see more
Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Vancouver
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Metlakatla
  • Day 4
    Wrangell
  • Day 5
    Tracy Arm (Cruising)
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Icy Strait
  • Day 7
    Juneau
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Ketchikan
  • Day 11
    Prince Rupert
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Vancouver
Ship Details

Star Legend - Windstar Cruises

Pros

Upscale, destination-driven yacht that visits off-the-beaten-path ports of call

Cons

Without sails, it lacks some of the panache of Windstar's original iconic ships

Bottom Line

Ideal for active couples seeking a romantic, small ship atmosphere

Reviews

Star Legend Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

12-day
Ultimate Alaska & Inside Passage

Leaving:
Vancouver
Visiting:
Ketchikan, Sitka ... see more
Cruise Line:
Seabourn Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Vancouver
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Ketchikan
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Sitka
  • Day 5
    Inian Islands
  • Day 5
    Icy Strait
  • Day 6
    Juneau
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Wrangell
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Misty Fjord
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Prince Rupert
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Klemtu
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Alert Bay
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Vancouver
Ship Details

Seabourn Sojourn - Seabourn Cruise Line

Pro: Service is exceptional; cruise is all-inclusive with a country club atmosphere

Con: Shore excursions need improvement; best to book your own or a private driver

Bottom Line: If you're looking to explore the world in comfort, it's hard to do better than Seabourn

Reviews

Seabourn Sojourn Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

11-day
Ultimate Alaska Sojourn

Leaving:
Vancouver
Visiting:
Ketchikan, Misty Fjord ... see more
Cruise Line:
Seabourn Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Vancouver
  • Day 1
    Cruising
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Ketchikan
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Misty Fjord
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Wrangell
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Sitka
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Haines
  • Day 9
    Juneau
  • Day 10
    Inian Islands
  • Day 10
    Icy Strait
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Seward
Ship Details

Seabourn Sojourn - Seabourn Cruise Line

Pro: Service is exceptional; cruise is all-inclusive with a country club atmosphere

Con: Shore excursions need improvement; best to book your own or a private driver

Bottom Line: If you're looking to explore the world in comfort, it's hard to do better than Seabourn

Reviews

Seabourn Sojourn Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Shore Excursions

36 Night
Far East & Alaska

Leaving:
Vancouver
Visiting:
Ketchikan, Sitka ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Vancouver
  • Day 2
    Inside Passage (Cruising)
  • Day 3
    Ketchikan
  • Day 4
    Sitka
  • Day 5
    Icy Strait
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Valdez
  • Day 8
    Seward
  • Day 9
    Kodiak
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Dutch Harbor
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Petropavlovsk
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Sakhalin
  • Day 20
    Hokkaido
  • Day 21
    Hokkaido
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 24
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 25
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 26
    Shimizu
  • Day 27
    Shimizu
  • Day 28
    Osaka
  • Day 29
    Hiroshima
  • Day 30
    Hiroshima
  • Day 31
    Beppu
  • Day 32
    Nagasaki
  • Day 33
    Kagoshima
  • Day 34
    Cruising
  • Day 35
    Taipei (Keelung)
  • Day 36
    Cruising
  • Day 37
    Hong Kong
  • Day 38
    Hong Kong
Ship Details

Viking Orion - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

Many perks included in cruise fare, including one-of-a-kind thermal suite and fine dining

Cons

People looking for traditional cruise activities -- casino, glitzy production shows -- will be disappointed

Bottom Line

A solid value on a cruise ship that focuses on exploration onboard and ashore

Reviews

Viking Orion Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service4.5
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

11 Night
Alaska Cruise

Leaving:
Seward
Visiting:
Kenai, Sitka ... see more
Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Seward
  • Day 2
    Kenai
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Sitka
  • Day 5
    Juneau
  • Day 6
    Haines
  • Day 7
    Tracy Arm (Cruising)
  • Day 8
    Wrangell
  • Day 9
    Ketchikan
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Vancouver
Ship Details

Star Legend - Windstar Cruises

Pros

Upscale, destination-driven yacht that visits off-the-beaten-path ports of call

Cons

Without sails, it lacks some of the panache of Windstar's original iconic ships

Bottom Line

Ideal for active couples seeking a romantic, small ship atmosphere

Reviews

Star Legend Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

14-day
Ultimate Glacier & Fjord Adventure

Leaving:
Seward
Visiting:
Inian Islands, Icy Strait ... see more
Cruise Line:
Seabourn Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Seward
  • Day 1
    Cruising
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Inian Islands
  • Day 4
    Icy Strait
  • Day 5
    Juneau
  • Day 6
    Haines
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Sitka
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Wrangell
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Misty Fjord
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Ketchikan
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Prince Rupert
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Klemtu
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Alert Bay
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Vancouver
Ship Details

Seabourn Sojourn - Seabourn Cruise Line

Pro: Service is exceptional; cruise is all-inclusive with a country club atmosphere

Con: Shore excursions need improvement; best to book your own or a private driver

Bottom Line: If you're looking to explore the world in comfort, it's hard to do better than Seabourn

Reviews

Seabourn Sojourn Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Dining

10 Night
Alaska & The Inside Passage

Leaving:
Seward
Visiting:
Seward, Valdez ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Seward
  • Day 2
    Seward
  • Day 3
    Valdez
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Icy Strait
  • Day 6
    Skagway
  • Day 7
    Juneau
  • Day 8
    Sitka
  • Day 9
    Ketchikan
  • Day 10
    Inside Passage (Cruising)
  • Day 11
    Vancouver
Ship Details

Viking Orion - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

Many perks included in cruise fare, including one-of-a-kind thermal suite and fine dining

Cons

People looking for traditional cruise activities -- casino, glitzy production shows -- will be disappointed

Bottom Line

A solid value on a cruise ship that focuses on exploration onboard and ashore

Reviews

Viking Orion Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service4.5
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Entertainment

10 Nights
Alaskan Grandeur

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Vancouver
Visiting:
Haines, Juneau ... see more
Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Vancouver
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Haines
  • Day 5
    Juneau
  • Day 6
    Hoonah
  • Day 7
    Sitka
  • Day 8
    Ketchikan
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Victoria
  • Day 11
    Vancouver
Ship Details

Crystal Symphony - Crystal Cruises

Pros

More options for dining and entertainment than on other luxury ships

Cons

Entry-level cabins are small compared to those of competitors

Bottom Line

A successful blend of luxurious amenities with big-ship choice

Reviews

Crystal Symphony Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Shore Excursions

12 Night
Alaska Cruise

Leaving:
Seward
Visiting:
College Fjord, Cordova ... see more
Cruise Line:
Ponant
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Seward
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 2
    College Fjord
  • Day 3
    Cordova
  • Day 4
    Icy Bay
  • Day 5
    Elfin Cove
  • Day 5
    Inian Islands
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Baranof Island
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Kake
  • Day 8
    Endicott Arm
  • Day 9
    Petersburg
  • Day 10
    Rudyerd Bay
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Alert Bay
  • Day 13
    Vancouver
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Le Soleal - Ponant

Pros

Le Soleal's small size enables it to reach smaller, way off-the-beaten track ports of call

Cons

Ship has a decided French air, which might not appeal to all North Americans or Australians

Bottom Line

Upscale, small ship experience with maximum time in port

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Le Soleal Reviews

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15 Night
A Remarkable Journey To Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii

Leaving:
Seattle
Visiting:
Gulf Islands, Johnstone Strait ... see more
Cruise Line:
Lindblad Expeditions
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  • Day 1
    Seattle
  • Day 2
    Gulf Islands
  • Day 3
    Johnstone Strait
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Haida Gwaii
  • Day 7
    Haida Gwaii
  • Day 8
    Haida Gwaii
  • Day 9
    Haida Gwaii
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Chichagof Island
  • Day 14
    Chichagof Island
  • Day 15
    Sitka
Ship Details

National Geographic Sea Lion - Lindblad Expeditions

Pros

Nat Geo-certified photo experts and naturalists are always on hand

Cons

The ship is small, and as such, there are very few public spaces

Bottom Line

A casual ambiance and flexible itineraries give the true feeling of an expedition

Reviews

National Geographic Sea Lion Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining3.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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14 Night
Treasures Of The Inside Passage: Alaska And British Columbia

Leaving:
Seattle
Visiting:
San Juan Islands, Victoria ... see more
Cruise Line:
Lindblad Expeditions
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  • Day 1
    Seattle
  • Day 2
    San Juan Islands
  • Day 3
    Victoria
  • Day 4
    Gulf Islands
  • Day 5
    Alert Bay
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Misty Fjord
  • Day 9
    Petersburg
  • Day 10
    Tracy Arm
  • Day 11
    Glacier Bay
  • Day 12
    Inian Islands
  • Day 13
    Chichagof Island
  • Day 14
    Sitka
Ship Details

National Geographic Quest - Lindblad Expeditions

Pros

Industry-leading enrichment and expedition shore excursion programs, expertly delivered

Cons

Onboard activities and amenities may not suit traditional cruisers

Bottom Line

It's all about the destination and experience; ship and staff excel in this regard

Reviews

National Geographic Quest Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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3-day
Vancouver To Skagway

Leaving:
Vancouver
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Tracy Arm, Juneau ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Vancouver
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Tracy Arm
  • Day 3
    Juneau
  • Day 4
    Skagway
Ship Details

Volendam - Holland America Line

Pros

Incredibly polished service from friendly, well-trained crew

Cons

Does show its age in several areas throughout the ship

Bottom Line

Nice variety of activities, amenities and enrichment on a manageable midsize vessel

Reviews

Volendam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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    Still water, coffee, and tea
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2019 Best Overall

4-day
Skagway To Vancouver

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Leaving:
Skagway
Visiting:
Glacier Bay, Ketchikan ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Skagway
  • Day 2
    Glacier Bay
  • Day 3
    Ketchikan
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Vancouver
Ship Details

Nieuw Amsterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Unique entertainment options and a high standard of service that sets it apart

Con

Overcrowded at times and occasionally inconsistent fee-based dining

Bottom Line

A great choice for a pampered, laid-back vacation -- particularly for music lovers

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Nieuw Amsterdam Reviews

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4.5/5
Cabins4.5
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    Still water, coffee, and tea
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4-day
Skagway To Vancouver

Leaving:
Skagway
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  • Day 1
    Skagway
  • Day 2
    Glacier Bay
  • Day 3
    Ketchikan
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Vancouver
Ship Details

Volendam - Holland America Line

Pros

Incredibly polished service from friendly, well-trained crew

Cons

Does show its age in several areas throughout the ship

Bottom Line

Nice variety of activities, amenities and enrichment on a manageable midsize vessel

Reviews

Volendam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins3.5
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    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
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  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
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  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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8 Night
Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

Leaving:
Juneau
Visiting:
Tracy Arm, Petersburg ... see more
Cruise Line:
Lindblad Expeditions
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  • Day 1
    Juneau
  • Day 2
    Tracy Arm
  • Day 3
    Petersburg
  • Day 4
    Chatham Strait
  • Day 5
    Icy Strait
  • Day 6
    Glacier Bay
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Sitka
Ship Details

National Geographic Venture - Lindblad Expeditions

Pros

New facilities, high-end technology add to enrichment experience onboard and ashore

Cons

Amenities and challenging itineraries might not appeal to fans of big, traditional ships

Bottom Line

The ship combines expedition with comfortable, luxurious onboard features

Reviews

National Geographic Venture Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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0.0/5
Cabins0.0
Dining0.0

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8 Night
Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

Leaving:
Juneau
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Tracy Arm, Petersburg ... see more
Cruise Line:
Lindblad Expeditions
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  • Day 1
    Juneau
  • Day 2
    Tracy Arm
  • Day 3
    Petersburg
  • Day 4
    Chatham Strait
  • Day 5
    Icy Strait
  • Day 6
    Glacier Bay
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Sitka
Ship Details

National Geographic Sea Lion - Lindblad Expeditions

Pros

Nat Geo-certified photo experts and naturalists are always on hand

Cons

The ship is small, and as such, there are very few public spaces

Bottom Line

A casual ambiance and flexible itineraries give the true feeling of an expedition

Reviews

National Geographic Sea Lion Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining3.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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11 Night
Epic Alaska - Misty Fjords To The Lynn Canal

Leaving:
Ketchikan
Visiting:
Misty Fjord, Behm Canal ... see more
Cruise Line:
Lindblad Expeditions
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  • Day 1
    Ketchikan
  • Day 2
    Misty Fjord
  • Day 3
    Behm Canal
  • Day 4
    Thomas Bay
  • Day 5
    Tracy Arm
  • Day 6
    Haines
  • Day 7
    Lynn Canal
  • Day 8
    Glacier Bay
  • Day 9
    Icy Strait
  • Day 10
    Chicagof Island
  • Day 11
    Sitka
Ship Details

National Geographic Sea Bird - Lindblad Expeditions

Pros

Sea Bird offers short cruise options with a focus on fitness and wellness

Cons

Space is limited, so plan on spending most of your time outdoors and off ship

Bottom Line

This is a cozy vessel that encourages offshore activity and socialization

Reviews

National Geographic Sea Bird Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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30 Night
Expedition Northeast Passage - Russia's Untamed Spirit: One Of The Last Great Expedition Te

Leaving:
Nome
Visiting:
Cape Dezhnev, Severnaya Zemlya ... see more
Cruise Line:
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Nome
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cape Dezhnev
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Severnaya Zemlya
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Franz Josef Land
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Murmansk
  • Day 27
    Skarsvaag
  • Day 28
    Tromso
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 31
    Bergen
Ship Details

Bremen - Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

In June 2010, Bremen underwent a two-week refit

Crewmembers are fluent in both German and English

Offers spacious cabins and many amenities

Reviews
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Overall
0.0/5

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8 Night
Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

Leaving:
Juneau
Visiting:
Tracy Arm, Petersburg ... see more
Cruise Line:
Lindblad Expeditions
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  • Day 1
    Juneau
  • Day 2
    Tracy Arm
  • Day 3
    Petersburg
  • Day 4
    Chatham Strait
  • Day 5
    Icy Strait
  • Day 6
    Glacier Bay
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Sitka
Ship Details

National Geographic Quest - Lindblad Expeditions

Pros

Industry-leading enrichment and expedition shore excursion programs, expertly delivered

Cons

Onboard activities and amenities may not suit traditional cruisers

Bottom Line

It's all about the destination and experience; ship and staff excel in this regard

Reviews

National Geographic Quest Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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6 Night
Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka To Juneau

Leaving:
Sitka
Visiting:
Chichagof Island, Icy Strait ... see more
Cruise Line:
Lindblad Expeditions
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  • Day 1
    Sitka
  • Day 2
    Chichagof Island
  • Day 3
    Icy Strait
  • Day 4
    Haines
  • Day 5
    Tracy Arm
  • Day 6
    Juneau
Ship Details

National Geographic Sea Bird - Lindblad Expeditions

Pros

Sea Bird offers short cruise options with a focus on fitness and wellness

Cons

Space is limited, so plan on spending most of your time outdoors and off ship

Bottom Line

This is a cozy vessel that encourages offshore activity and socialization

Reviews

National Geographic Sea Bird Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best for Dining

3-day
Vancouver To Skagway

Leaving:
Vancouver
Visiting:
Tracy Arm, Juneau ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Vancouver
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Tracy Arm
  • Day 3
    Juneau
  • Day 4
    Skagway
Ship Details

Nieuw Amsterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Unique entertainment options and a high standard of service that sets it apart

Con

Overcrowded at times and occasionally inconsistent fee-based dining

Bottom Line

A great choice for a pampered, laid-back vacation -- particularly for music lovers

Reviews

Nieuw Amsterdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

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  • Specialty Alternative Dining
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  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
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