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Alaska Cruisetours

An Alaska cruisetour is our award-winning cruise through Alaska's Inside Passage paired with a scenic train ride into Interior Alaska, plus up to 3 nights at McKinley Chalet Resort, our immersive lodge at the gates of Denali National Park. If you choose, continue the journey into the Yukon on your Alaska cruisetour. From the depths of the icy waters to the tops of snow-capped summits and everything in between, combine land and sea for unforgettable moments. Witness a world of wildlife, including whales and eagles, from the open decks of our ships and spot Alaska’s "Big 5" — moose, bears, Dall sheep, caribou, and wolves as you ride our luxury glass-domed McKinley Explorer® deep into the heart of a wilderness unseen by most. Breathe in fresh mountain air and roast s’mores under the stars at your base camp for adventure.

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PREMIER DENALI  EXPERIENCE

The Premier Denali Experience

We offer a fully comprehensive and unforgettable Denali experience based on our 75-year history in the Great Land. Our Alaska cruisetours feature transportation, accommodations and more to make your wildest Denali dreams come true.

river fishing in Alaska's interior on a cruise excursion

Add The Yukon To Your Denali Cruisetour

Expand your Alaska cruisetour to the Yukon, a spectacle of breathtaking peaks, glacier-fed waters and history. Discover Whitehorse’s bustling mining town or walk Dawson City’s frontier shops. Pan for gold on the banks of a mighty river. This is the Yukon Experience.

Alaska Travel Tips & Articles: Cruisetours

Explore the vast interior and the rugged coast on one amazing trip. Alaska cruisetours combine the iconic Alaska cruise with a voyage into Denali National Park and the Yukon Territory. Read more about Alaska land and sea cruisetours.

2023 Cruisetour Feature Comparisons

Easily compare the different experiences to be found on our Denali Cruisetours.
DENALI CRUISETOUR FEATURES D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 D0
Overnights at McKinley Chalet Resort at Denali: 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2
7-Day Glacier Discovery Cruise: With stops at Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan
Glacier Bay National Park: Full day of scenic cruising and glacier watching
McKinley Explorer ®: Luxury domed railcars between Anchorage and Denali
Tundra Wilderness Tour (S): 6-hour wildlife-spotting adventure deep into Denali      
Riverboat Discovery in Fairbanks (L): Cruise the Alaska interior on an authentic sternwheeler     P P   P
Gold Dredge 8 in Fairbanks: Pan for gold at an actual mining camp P   P   P P   P
Direct to Denali: Go to Denali right from your ship; no overnight stay in Anchorage          
Direct Rail to the Ship: Follow Alaska’s dramatic coastline by rail       U
Portage Glacier: View Ice Age-era icebergs from just 300 yards away U P U P U   P  
McKinley Chalet Resort Denali Suites: Enjoy a spacious balcony, larger living area and enhanced amenities U U U U U U U U U U

P: Pre/post additional excursion
U: Upgrade
L: Lunch included
S: Snack included, full lunch upgrade available

Easily compare the different experiences to be found on our Yukon & Denali Cruisetours.
YUKON & DENALI CRUISETOUR FEATURES Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6
Overnights at McKinley Chalet Resort at Denali: 3 2 3 2 2 2
7-Day Glacier Discovery Cruise: With stops at Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan        
3- or 4-Day Inside Passage Cruise: Begin with a 3-day cruise or end with a 4-day cruise    
Glacier Bay National Park1: Full day of scenic cruising and glacier watching
Tundra Wilderness Tour (S): 6-hour wildlife-spotting adventure deep into Denali
Journey Host: Expert narration and travel coordination on land
McKinley Explorer®: Luxury domed railcars between Anchorage and Denali
Klondike Spirit in Dawson City: Narrated Yukon River cruise on a paddlewheeler U U U U
Gold Dredge 8 in Fairbanks: Pan for gold at an actual mining camp LF  
White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad Between Whitehorse and Skagway: Spectacular mountain ride on a narrow-gauge train    
Direct Rail to the Ship: Follow Alaska’s dramatic coastline by rail        
Riverboat Discovery in Fairbanks (L): Cruise the Alaska interior on an authentic sternwheeler CF        
McKinley Chalet Resort Denali Suites: Enjoy a spacious balcony, larger living area and enhanced amenities U U U U U U

1: Y3–Y6 Cruise First Journeys do not cruise Glacier Bay but offer an OPTIONAL excursion to Tracy Arm and the Twin Sawyer Glaciers.
U: Upgrade
L: Lunch included
S: Snack included, full lunch upgrade available
LF: Land First Journeys only
CF: Cruise First Journeys only