Vancouver is a hub for cruises to Alaska – surely one of the world’s most favoured cruise destinations.
Yet again there are many options; we can help you choose one that’s right for you.
Several cruise lines operate into Alaska; you can get round trips from Vancouver, one-way (in either direction) to/from Anchorage, and varying cruise durations from seven to 12 days. Most ships will make four or five port visits during your cruise.
Along the way you could visit:
Icy Strait Point and nearby Hoonah with their strong Native American influences
Hubbard Glacier – cruise to the face of the glacier and see the “calving” of giant ice blocks into the sea
Skagway – ride the vintage “street car” (bus) and hear something of the area’s gold mining history
Sitka – a visit to the raptor centre will get you up close with the American Bald Eagle, owls and other bird life
Juneau – Alaska’s capital and starting point for dog sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier
Ketchikan – originally established to support salmon canning and later logging, this city of 8000 is now a bustling cruise ship port of call. Bear watching and other wildlife excursions are popular.