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Alaska Cruises

Hubbard Glacier at sunset

About Alaska Cruises

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 cruise tours to Denali, Fairbanks and Canada's Yukon. Maybe you'll see a bear!

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Serenade of the Seas
Serenade of the Seas
Serenade of the Seas

7 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

1,598 Reviews
Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Serenade of the Seas
Serenade of the Seas
Serenade of the Seas

7 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Norwegian Jewel
Norwegian Jewel
Norwegian Jewel

7 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Seward
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth (Photo: Cunard Line)
Queen Elizabeth

7 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Koningsdam

7 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Radiance of the Seas

7 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Crown Princess

5 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

2,019 Reviews
Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Queen Elizabeth

15 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Crown Princess

7 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Sapphire Princess

14 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Serenade of the Seas

7 Night
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Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Norwegian Spirit

9 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Serenade of the Seas

7 Night
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Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Regatta

9 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
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Celebrity Eclipse

7 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

1,835 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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Sapphire Princess

7 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Whittier
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Celebrity Eclipse

7 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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Norwegian Jewel

7 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Zuiderdam

7 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Ovation of the Seas

7 Night
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Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Ovation of the Seas

7 Night
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Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Eurodam

7 Night
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Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Norwegian Encore

7 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Majestic Princess

14 Night
Cruise to AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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What is the best time to cruise to Alaska?

Alaska cruise season is typically May through September, and some locals say early June is one of the best times to visit the state. For more: Best Month to Cruise to Alaska.

Which cruise lines go to Alaska?

Alaska is one of the most popular cruise destinations around, and as a result almost all cruise lines head to Alaska during the summer. Visit the Last Frontier on a mega-ship or a small expedition vessel; cruisers heading to Alaska are spoiled with variety. To narrow down the choice: Cruise Ships going to Alaska.

What are some things to do in Alaska?

Alaska is filled to the brim with activities from flightseeing and fishing to dogsledding and gold-panning -- and everything in between. For more ideas: Best Alaska Shore Excursions.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to Alaska?

You can visit Alaska without a passport on a closed-loop sailing (one that begins and ends in the same U.S. port). Examples include Seattle and San Francisco sailings. Be sure to bring your passport if you plan on crossing the border from Skagway into Canada's Yukon Territory -- or exploring any Canadian port of call.

What should I pack for a cruise to Alaska?

Layers! The weather changes frequently in Alaska and necessitates waterproof gear in addition to gloves, hats and even T-shirts and shorts. For the full list: What to Pack for an Alaska Cruise.

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