Alaska is more than a pretty picture: it’s your rejuvenation destination.
Alaska has more coastline than the rest of the United States combined. Seeing the varied landscapes, abundant marine wildlife, and tidewater glaciers by cruise ship is one of the top ways to travel to and around Alaska.
Inside Passage cruises venture along Alaska’s southeastern coast, guarded from rough seas by hundreds of islands. Cruise itineraries are generally seven to ten days, typically departing from Seattle or Vancouver, BC. Vacation packages include round-trip or one-way itineraries, and often include post-cruise land tour options on a train or motorcoach.
Northbound cruise routes usually stop first in Ketchikan, followed by Juneau (Alaska’s capital city), Skagway, & Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. While these are the most visited places in the Inside Passage, other communities visited by cruise ship include Hoonah, Sitka, Wrangell, Petersburg, Prince of Wales Island, & Haines. Longer cruise ship itineraries continue on to cross the Gulf of Alaska & end in port communities in Southcentral Alaska including Anchorage, Seward, & Whittier.