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Alaska Cruises

Embark On The Ultimate Alaskan Cruise

Find the Best Alaska Cruise for You

Explore the dynamic glaciers, soaring peaks and captivating history of the 49th state on our award-winning itineraries. Sail Alaska’s serene seas to Glacier Bay National Park or Hubbard Glacier for a chance to witness ice calving, known as “white thunder.” Extend your Alaska vacation with a cruisetour, a combination of ocean cruise and land tour deep into Alaska’s rugged interior.

View of an Alaska glacier

Cross Alaska’s massive ice shelves, crystal fjords, and fascinating marine wildlife off your bucket list with itineraries that conveniently depart from Seattle and Vancouver. Enjoy perks such as privileged access to Glacier Bay National Park and prime docking locations that give you a head start on sightseeing.

View of Alaska mountain range

Our cruisetours combine an ocean cruise with a land tour into Alaska’s interior. Watch northern wilderness views unfold from aboard our glass-domed train, the McKinley Explorer®. Stay up to 3 nights at the McKinley Chalet Resort near Denali National Park. Go into the Yukon with a guide.

Find Your Perfect Cruisetour

Find Your Perfect Cruisetour

Imagine. One day, you’re watching ice thunder into the sea; the next, you’re sipping cocktails on a train to Denali. One day, you’re trading tall tales around a campfire at McKinley Chalet Resort; the next, you’re panning for gold on the mighty Yukon. Sound like a dream? Start planning with our perfect cruisetour match tool!

Why Cruise Alaska with Holland America


With us, Alaska travel is personal. We’ve been sharing the wonders of Alaska longer than any other cruise line. See the best of the Great Land’s glaciers, coastal towns and wildlife on board perfectly sized ships offering superior service and exclusive programming.


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With us, Alaska travel is personal. We’ve been sharing the wonders of Alaska longer than any other cruise line. See the best of the Great Land’s glaciers, coastal towns and wildlife on board perfectly sized ships offering superior service and exclusive programming.

Alaska's Glaciers

Meet Alaska's Giants, Face-To-Face

With 75 years in Alaska, we know every nook, cranny and crevasse. We have more Alaska cruise port departures featuring Glacier Bay National Park than any other cruise line. All Alaska cruises include one or more glacier-viewing days, and you’ll get closer to ‘the giants’ on ships perfectly sized for the Great Land.

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Alaska Glacier Day

Enjoy a front-row seat to Alaska’s untamed splendor from our perfectly sized ships. Now included on every Alaska itinerary, “Glacier Day” features informational viewing stations and scenic commentary from onboard National Park Service Rangers and Wildlife Experts plus fresh local flavors, including Dutch pea soup, hot cocoa, and glacier cocktails.

Glacier Bay Experts

Enjoy an unparalleled Glacier Bay experience with privileged park access and more sailings to Glacier Bay National Park than any other cruise line. Rangers and Huna Tlingit guides help spot wildlife and explain the cultural significance behind every sight.

Alaska Cruise Itineraries

Weekly Alaska Cruises May to September

Stretch out your Alaska cruise vacation with convenient weekend departures. Enjoy a roundtrip Alaska cruise from Seattle on Alaskan Explorer itineraries or from Vancouver on Alaskan Inside Passage itineraries.

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Alaskan Explorer

7-day roundtrip Alaska cruise from Seattle. Explore Victoria and three iconic Alaska ports: Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka. On Saturday departures, scenic cruise Glacier Bay. See Hubbard Glacier on Sunday cruise departures.

Alaskan Inside Passage

7-day roundtrip Alaska cruise from Vancouver. Glide calm waters to Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway. Experience the Inside Passage, Glacier Bay and other scenic wilderness areas. 

Featured Alaska Cruise Itineraries

We Bring Alaska On Board

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Alaska Up Close

Deepen your connection to this incredible land with our exclusive Alaska cruise programming.
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Our Alaska Seafood Is Certified Sustainable

Our Alaska seafood is not only delicious, it’s certified sustainable by the Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM). We’re the first and only cruise line to achieve this important credential, demonstrating our commitment to the fish and the Alaska communities responsible for the catch.

Why Cruise Our Mid-Sized Ships

Choose from seven refreshingly uncrowded ships for a front-row seat to Alaska's splendor.

Best Shore Excursions On An Alaska Cruise

Top 10 Alaska Shore Excursions

Adventure among narrow fjords, rugged mountains, and verdant forests in remote outposts that tell the hardscrabble history of Alaska. From Sitka to Ketchikan and Skagway, experience top shore excursions and find out what Alaska truly offers.

Great for Families

Kids love learning about animals! Take your little rangers on Best of Sitka: Otters, Raptors and Bears and safely see Sitka wildlife in three locations.

Ideal for Adventurers

Spend three hours exploring the great outdoors. Paddle the rugged Alaska coastline on the Wilderness Sea Kayaking Adventure, looking for whale spouts and brown bears along the way.

Iconic Alaska Cruise Ports & Destinations

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Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska is one of the best spots along Alaska's Inside Passage to explore the rich cultural sights of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. Amble historic Creek Street, a boardwalk over a wide creek that fills with salmon during certain times of year.

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Skagway, Alaska

Go back in time to the Klondike Gold Rush on cruises to Skagway, Alaska, once the primary gateway to the goldfields. Take a trip on the scenic railroad and still have time to dine and shop.

Cruise To Alaska Travel Tips & Articles

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