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Alaska Cruises and Land Tours, small ship Adventure Cruises and Day Cruises

Alaska cruises, cruise packages that include land tours, and cruise shore excursions are a popular way to visit America’s “last frontier.” Whether you want to enjoy the diverse amenities available on larger cruise ships or customize a more intimate small ship cruise for a few dozen of your closest friends and family, the experts at Alaska Tours can help you create the perfect Alaska cruise vacation.

Inside Passage Cruises in Alaska

Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage is one of the most popular cruises in the world due to the dramatic scenery, abundant wildlife, and calm, protected waters in this region of Alaska. Quirky and colorful coastal communities add to the charm of an Inside Passage cruise. The entire southeast region in Alaska is part of the largest national forest in the country (the Tongass National Forest), which means outdoor recreation opportunities are near limitless.

Alaska Cruise and Land Tour Packages

One-way cruises can be combined with land tours to Anchorage, Denali National Park, Fairbanks and beyond. The wide range of room types on larger ships fit most any budget, and an extensive menu of tours in each port highlight the region’s best.

Small Ship Cruises in Alaska

Whether your focus is cultural heritage, outdoor activities, or quiet luxury, Alaska Tours’ small-ship cruise offerings aim to please. Itineraries start and end in Alaska and range from 7 to 14 nights. These itineraries include sights and experiences you won’t find on the larger ships, including up-close wildlife viewing, smaller coves and bays, and off-the-beaten track communities. How small is small? These ships accommodate between 26 and 86 guests, and while they may not have an on board casino or multiple restaurants, they do feature top-notch dining, spa facilities, naturalists and plenty of guided activities like kayaking and hiking.

Glacier Bay National Park Cruises in Alaska

This is the crème-de-la-crème of the Alaska cruising experience. Eight-day Inside Passage cruise itineraries start and end in Juneau. Along the way, itinerary highlights are more about experiences than locations. At Icy Strait, humpback whales are plentiful and an on board hydrophone will allow you to listen to them as well as see them. Enjoy mountain biking through the temperate rainforest when you go ashore on one of the many secluded islands along the Inside Passage. As you glide quietly through Glacier Bay National Park, roll out your yoga mat for a truly blissful experience. Gourmet food, a wine bar and spa are just some of the on board amenities. You can also charter an Alaska yacht for a private cruise if you so desire.

Alaska Day Cruises

Maybe you’re traveling independently in Alaska, or are arriving or leaving from an Alaska city where you can enjoy a day cruise. Hop aboard! Wildlife viewing, whale watching and coastal views can all be yours on an Alaska day cruise.

Alaska Cruise Shore Excursions

A great way to experience Alaska is to hop off your cruise and take a land-based shore excursion to see Alaska’s fascinating ports. With options for touring Alaska’s famous National Parks, viewing diverse landscapes, hiking to glaciers, or photographing wildlife, the sky’s the limit!

With all this in mind, the question isn’t whether to cruise Alaska, it’s when to do it and how often!

Header photo courtesy Jeff Schultz/Jeff Schultz Photography

 

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Denali & Glacier Experience

By train, travel along the scenic Seward and Portage Glacier Highways before entering the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, the second longest tunnel in North America. On arrival in Whittier, embark on the 26 Glacier Cruise with lunch. Enjoy viewing... Browse tour

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Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

On this exciting day cruise from Seward, hop on this unforgettable glacier and wildlife boat trip into Kenai Fjords National Park! This Alaska national park boasts abundant wildlife, alpine and tidewater glaciers, and breathtaking scenery. As you cruise through... Browse tour

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Northwestern Fjord Glacier and Wildlife Cruise

Travel from Seward on this day trip deep into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park to the magnificent Northwestern Fjord on this full-day Alaska whale watching, wildlife and glacier cruise. Keep watch for wildlife as you cruise through Resurrection... Browse tour

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Spring Wildlife Cruise in Resurrection Bay

On this Seward day tour and whale watching cruise in the Spring, witness the amazing annual migration of California Gray Whales, traveling over 5,000 miles from Baja California to the nutrient rich waters of Alaska’s Bering Sea. This 4-hour... Browse tour

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Tracy Arm Fjords Glacier Cruise

On this Juneau day trip, you’ll enjoy a day cruise through some of the most picturesque fjords and glacier viewing found anywhere in Alaska. Tracy Arm is one of Alaska’s best kept secrets and rivals other, better known Alaska... Browse tour

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Alaska Fjords and Glaciers Cruise

Beginning in Juneau or Ketchikan on Alaska's Inside Passage, this adventure cruise sails through Dawes Glacier, the Wrangell Narrows, Behm Canal and Misty Fjords National Monument. Guests enjoy daily guided opportunities to experience the wildlife and landscapes of the... Browse tour

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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise

Discover Alaska on this seven-night adventure cruise round trip from Juneau. Destinations include Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait, Tracy Arm and Frederick Sound. Guests enjoy daily guided opportunities to experience the wildlife and landscapes of this impressive region... Browse tour

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Alaska’s Glacier Country Cruise

This seven night adventure cruise in Alaska's Inside Passage sails round trip from Juneau. Destinations include Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait, Kuiu Island, and Frederick Sound - a prolific summer feeding ground for humpback whales. Guests enjoy daily... Browse tour

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