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How to Choose the Best Alaska Cruise Route
adventure to the last frontier in Alaska.
With carefully crafted our Inside Passage roundtrip and one-way Voyage of the Glaciers cruise itineraries so you can experience just that.
Everything about Alaska is massive — from the 90-pound cabbages grown in the Matanuska Valley to the coastline that's longer than all the other U.S. states combined. North America's tallest peak, Denali, beckons from the center of the state and its wild, beating heart, Denali National Park. Hike through this vast wilderness, where taiga forests full of pines and spruce stretch below the towering peaks. Sail by the icy beauty of some of the world's most impressive glaciers, from the Hubbard Glacier and the Tracy Arm Fjord. Cruise to Alaska to rent a bike and pedal along Anchorage's Coastal Trail for sweeping views of the rugged forests and the expansive ocean.
Here are our recommended best Alaska cruise routes.
7-Day Roundtrip Alaska Cruise from Seattle
ALASKA WHALE WATCHING & WILDLIFE
As you wave goodbye to the modern city of Seattle, settle into the timeless comforts of a Princess ship on a 7-day roundtrip Alaska cruise. The first day of your journey begins at sea where you can explore all that Princess has to offer with the award-winning North to Alaska program. Taste specialty dishes from Alaska's iconic local eateries or immerse yourself in Gold Rush history when you visit the Princess Prospector. Regardless of your preferences, there are endless ways to enjoy your time on board. After a full day sailing the open waters, set out on one of many Alaska shore excursions. Soar over the ice-capped mountains in Juneau or admire the natural beauty of the Misty Fjords National Monument in Ketchikan. Cloaked in sheer granite cliffs, vast waterfalls and reflective lakes, you’ll leave feeling inspired and ready to continue your exploration. Your journey through The Last Frontier doesn’t end there. Depending on your itinerary, you’ll come face-to-face with one of Alaska’s most beloved jewels – Glacier Bay National Park or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier. There, delight in Mother Nature’s most breathtaking compositions from your stateroom balcony or virtually anywhere on board. Before you know it, you’ll strike gold as you cruise into Skagway. Cozy up to the newest generation of sled dogs and learn how they are trained. Visit historical sites like the Red Onion Saloon or embark on a 41-mile train ride aboard the “Scenic Railway of the World.”
AROUND IN ALASKA
Keep an eagle eye out for feathered flyers or watch the waters for whales, and always be on the lookout for animal encounters during your Alaska cruise.
10-Day Roundtrip Alaska Cruise from
10-day Alaska cruise routes will have you trading in the rolling hills of San Francisco for majestic mountains along the Inside Passage. Spend the first two days diving into Alaskan culture long before you arrive at the first port. Sit front row at an authentic axe-throwing competition hosted by Alaskan lumberjacks or experience the thrill of the gold rush with an authentic Klondike Festival full of animated dancers and live guitar performances. You might even feel like a true local by the time you arrive at your first destination. After a full day in the city of Juneau, you’ll head one of two directions. One itinerary will sail you to Glacier Bay National Park. As one of the only cruise lines with access to Glacier Bay, enjoy untouched waters and snow-capped mountains from the comfort of your ship. The alternate cruise itinerary will take you past Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier and make an additional stop in Haines. From there, be whisked away into Victoria B.C. With fantasy-like gardens and storybook homes, you’ll experience first-hand the old-school charm of this historic port. Wrap up your adventure by stopping in Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan for the best Alaska cruise experience.
14-Day Roundtrip Alaska Cruise from Los Angeles
Take your Alaska adventure to new heights with our 14-day roundtrip Alaska cruise from Los Angeles. Escape the pandemonium of the city and cruise into the welcoming waters of the Pacific. Ease into the week with three relaxing days at sea. Take a dip in freshwater pools, enjoy a unique cinematic experience with Movies Under the Stars® or sip specially crafted cocktails as you sail into Ketchikan. Upon arriving, witness traditional axe-throwing sports at the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show or visit Totem Bight State Park to see traditional, hand-carved totem poles. On your way to Juneau, stop at Icy Strait Point and get up close and personal with killer whales, sea lions and brown grizzly bears. Or, test your inner thrill-seeker and soar down a 5,330-foot-long descent on the world’s highest ZipRider cable – which sits 1,300 feet above sea level. Then, voyage past Hubbard Glacier as you travel to Skagway and Sitka. Between your final days at sea, stop by Victoria B.C. for an enchanting end to your trip. No matter where you choose to explore, your 14 days aboard an Alaska cruise will be filled with endless discovery and a newfound sense of wonder.
7-Day One-Way Alaska Cruise
GLACIAL VIEWS ARE JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG
Among the best Alaska cruises is the top-rated 7-day, one-way Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary. Every journey features two glacier-viewing experiences, which can include Glacier Bay National Park, Hubbard Glacier or College Fjord. Compared to roundtrip itineraries, Voyage of the Glaciers cruises sail 500 miles farther north across the Gulf of Alaska into Prince William Sound. In addition to Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway or Icy Strait Point, you will begin or end your journey in Whittier. There, you’ll have extra time to soak up expansive views of rich greenery and striking mountains. Or, discover authentic Native Alaskan culture as you stroll through this four-time All-American City.
Our Recommended Cruise Line to take to Alaska
There’s a reason why Princess is a 15-time winner of “Best Cruise Line in Alaska” by Travel Weekly. With so many opportunities to choose from, any of their Alaska cruises will ignite your love of adventure and leave you coming back for more.
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