Alaska is one of the most scenic cruising regions on earth, and with good reason. With towering mountain ranges, crystalline glaciers and abundant wildlife you'll fill up your camera memory in no time! Touring before or after your Alaskan cruise provides the opportunity to take in the Denali National Park, visit Victoria and the stunning Butchart Gardens, or explore the Rockies.
Good to Know:
Best Time to Cruise
The Alaska cruise season is from May to September, but mid-June to the end of August is best. Be prepared for cooler weather, especially when travelling early and late in the season.
Alaska Cruise: Inside Passage cruises generally start and end in Vancouver, Seattle or San Francisco and combine visits to a variety of the ports in the Inside Passage such as Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway and Sitka with scenic cruising to view some of the region's glaciers. Inside Passage cruises are in protected waters so irrespective of weather, cruise conditions are usually smooth. Cruises from Vancouver to Anchorage allow passengers to extend their vacation and visit some of the key attractions of the State including Kodiak Island, Denali National Park and more.
Unique Alaskan Experiences:
Shop for gold nugget jewellery and other hand-made jewellery in Juneau, Alaska.
Buy magnificent art in Ketchikan, one of the top 100 destinations in the USA for art.
Be amazed by the incredible and indescribable blue color of the Hubbard Glacier, Alaska.
Cruise the world-famous Inside Passage and visit cliff-hugging coastal towns, see glaciers calving, whales leaping out of icy waters and sea lions and seals basking on ice floes.
Take a trip back in time on the White Pass Scenic Railway in Skagway, where the gold rush lives on.
See the world's largest collection of totem poles at Ketchikan, Alaska nestled between oceans and mountains.
Enjoy an amazing glacier sightseeing experience by floatplane or helicopter from one of the Alaskan cruise ports. View wildlife like humpback whales, eagles and brown bears in Icy Strait Point.
Walk through the cobblestone streets of the Gastown District, Little Italy and Chinatown in Vancouver, Canada.
Visit Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, Canada where the one-time British colony has retained much of its colonial splendor.