Alaska cruises have become one of the most popular ways to visit Alaska. Cruises feature glaciers, wildlife, great food, entertainment, interesting ports of call and fascinating tours along the way… and you only have to unpack once! There are a number of different cruise itineraries in Alaska offered by most of the major lines. We highly recommend the Gulf of Alaska cruise itinerary offered by Princess Cruises. These week-long cruises travel between Whittier (Anchorage) and Vancouver, BC with either a northbound or southbound itinerary. Highlights include Glacier Bay National Park, College Fjord in Prince William Sound, and interesting port towns like Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. Shore excursions are available in each port, from historic railroad trips to landing on a glacier by helicopter. Princess Cruises offers the newest ships in this Alaska market featuring the Island Princess, Coral Princess, and Star Princess. These fabulous ships are often called "floating cities", with features like numerous restaurants, lounges, Broadway style entertainment, casinos, health clubs, movie theaters, libraries, and more. Alaska cruises represent a great value - combining your transportation, meal, entertainment and sightseeing expenses into one reasonable fare.
Another great choice for an Alaskan cruise is Holland America Line. For 2016 Holland America's Gulf of Alaska itineraries feature two ships - the Zaandam and Noordam. A Holland America Alaska cruise offers the sophistication of old-world style cruising, from the industry pioneer of the Alaska cruise market.
For more information, or to request a cruise quote, click on a link above or visit our Alaska Cruise Finder page. If you need information on cruise transfers and shuttles to or from Seward or Whittier, be sure to check out our Alaska Cruise Transportation page.
Don't go home from your Alaska cruise without seeing the land side of our great state. After your week on an Alaska cruise, we recommend spending another five to seven days exploring Alaska by land. Alaska land tours can be arranged that start in Anchorage or Fairbanks and end in Seward for a southbound Gulf of Alaska cruise, or the reverse for a northbound cruise. For more information on cruise tour options, see our pre cruise tour and post cruise tour Alaska vacation packages as well as our escorted land tours page.
Alaska cruise specials or discounts are often available, especially if you book early, so fill out a cruise request today or give us a call at (800)208-0200. And remember, if you do book your Alaska cruise with Alaska Tour & Travel you will receive our exclusive $299 cruise booking bonus.