Alaska Cruises

We are Alaska. Our history with—and love for—Alaska stretches back nearly 75 years and our Alaska cruises consistently win "Best in Alaska" because of our unmatched knowledge and expertise. We have more options for Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve than any other cruise line.

Our Alaska cruises get you closer to the Great Land of your dreams: white-capped peaks, arctic-blue glaciers, and elusive wildlife. You decide how much surf or turf you want to experience. With 7-day roundtrips from Seattle or Vancouver, consider our iconic Alaska cruises to see the famed Inside Passage. Soak in every natural splendor from our perfectly sized ships, which feature spacious wraparound decks and exclusive Alaska programming on board.

Cruisetours offer the opportunity to explore Alaska's rugged wilderness and glacial waters. Each cruisetour includes a stay of up to three nights at our premier McKinley Chalet Resort at the doorstep of Denali National Park & Preserve. If you have a wild side, step off the beaten path and into the Yukon frontier on a Yukon & Denali Cruisetour that combines an Alaska cruise and two to three nights at Denali with the majesty of the Yukon. We’re the only Alaska cruise line to take you to this remarkable area.

It’s a pleasure to welcome you to the Alaska we’ve cherished for so long.

2022-2023 Alaska Cruises Open For Booking

Experience majestic glaciers, awe-inspiring wildlife and rich cultures with the cruise line rated Best in Alaska. Welcome back to cruising with Alaska voyages. We can’t wait to show you the Great Land.

Awards: Voted Best Alaska Cruise

Only Holland America Line has been taking guests to Alaska for nearly 75 years - longer than it's been a state! Cruise with the Best In Alaska as rated by travel experts and cruisers alike.

Best Alaska Itineraries
2020 Porthole Cruise Magazine, Editor-In-Chief Awards

Best In Alaska
2019 Cruise Critic, Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

Best Alaska Cruise
2020 AFAR Travelers' Choice Awards

Best Cruise Line For Alaska Sailings
2020 TravelAge West, Wave Awards

Best For Alaska
2019 Travel Weekly UK, Cool Cruises


Top Alaska Cruise Packages

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Seattle 7-Day Cruises

Your Alaska cruise begins and ends in the Emerald City. See staggering mountains, glimmering blue glaciers and fascinating wildlife. Experience true Alaska wonder with stops in remote outposts and scenic towns.

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Vancouver 7-Day Cruises

Your Alaska cruise starts in cosmopolitan Vancouver. Make it a roundtrip or a one way. Spend a wild week watching ice calve from glaciers, visiting scenic towns and ports, and watching for Alaska’s amazing marine life, such as seals and humpback whales.

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Denali Cruisetours

Combine your Alaska cruise with a land-based adventure that takes you to Denali National Park. Every itinerary includes a stay at our McKinley Chalet Resort, an exclusive wilderness retreat at the gateway to Denali.

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Best Alaska Cruisetours

For the best of both worlds, our cruisetours combine an Alaska cruise with the most authentic and immersive ways to experience Denali National Park and the Yukon. Every Alaska Cruisetour includes a scenic trip on our McKinley Explorer domed railcars and a stay at our McKinley Chalet Resort, an exclusive wilderness retreat at the gateway to Denali.

Alaska Cruise Departure Ports

Peruse our convenient Alaska departure ports and go sightseeing before you head out to the Last Frontier.

Cruises from Seattle

Surrounded by natural beauty, Seattle boasts quirky boutiques and cafes, along with numerous iconic attractions. The Space Needle, Pike Place Market and Chihuly Garden and Glass line up on a serene, ferry-dotted waterfront.

Cruises From Vancouver

Once a trading post and a rough-and-tumble sawmilling settlement, today’s Vancouver is a bustling, diverse metropolis that’s a mix of glassy new skyscrapers, quaint historic neighborhoods and plentiful green spaces.

Cruisetours from Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska’s second-largest city was born of gold rush fever. A favorite stop among history buffs, you can pan for gold with miners or take a sternwheeler into the heart of Alaska.

All Departure Ports

Learn more about all of our departure ports for Alaska Cruises.

Iconic Alaska Cruise Destinations

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Denali National Park, Alaska

At an impressive 20,310 feet above sea level, Denali isn’t just any mountain; it’s the centerpiece of Alaska’s interior. When you book an Alaska Cruisetour, you can settle in for up to three nights and get a true sense of North America’s tallest mountain.

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Glacier Bay, Alaska

With snow-flecked peaks, several tidewater glaciers, and wildlife galore, Glacier Bay is a top reason that visitors cruise Alaska. We offer more sailings to Glacier Bay than any other cruise line.

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Juneau, Alaska

Surrounded by water, forest and mountains, on your cruise to Juneau, Alaska you can hike a glacier, eat fresh-caught fish on a seaside patio and tour a grand capitol building all in one day.

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Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan is nicknamed the “First City” because it’s the first major landfall for many Alaska cruises as they enter Inside Passage fjords. Wander the expansive boardwalk, see gold rush attractions and shop for souvenirs.

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Sitka, Alaska

Located on Baranof Island surrounded by temperate rain forest, Sitka offers the chance to explore Tlingit and Haida totem poles and Russian artifacts. It is also one of the best places in Alaska to reel in salmon.

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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 storied gold fields. Take a trip on the scenic railroad and still have time for dining and shopping.

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Shore Excursions in Alaska

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Top 10 Alaska Shore Excursions

Adventure among its narrow fjords, rugged mountains, and verdant forests in remote outposts that tell the hardscrabble history of Alaska. From Sitka to Ketchikan and Skagway, experience one of our Alaska shore excursions and see what Alaska truly has to offer.

On Board Your Alaska Cruise

Inspiring entertainment, Alaska-themed dining and engaging discussions enrich your Alaska cruising experience.

Taste the Flavor of Alaska

Unrivaled experiences in food, wine and spirits are part of every Holland America Line voyage. Throughout your Alaska cruise, you can enjoy a variety of exclusive offerings that showcase the flavors of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Bite into a perfectly cooked piece of salmon, snack on Beecher's Handmade Cheese and enjoy the refreshing taste of one of Alaskan Brewing Company's award-winning beers.

Experts To Guide You on Your Alaska Cruise

Our long-time partnerships with local experts give you a unique view on the people and places you visit on your Alaska cruise. In Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, we bring National Park Service rangers on board to point out areas of interest and answer your questions about this ever-changing eco-system. You'll also be joined by members of the local Huna Totem tribe, who will share ancient stories about the history of the bay that serves as their spiritual homeland.

BBC Earth Experiences On Your Alaska Cruise

Celebrate Alaska - one of the last great wildernesses - with spectacular footage celebrating the Alaskan seasons and you will see this place is as unforgiving as it is beautiful.

Alaska Immersion with Explorations Central™

Every Alaska cruise ship features informative talks by Explorations Central™ (EXC®). The multifaceted EXC experience combines travel resources and enrichment opportunities to make your trip to Alaska more vivid and meaningful.

Alaska Cruise Ships

Our fleet of Alaska cruise ships are perfectly sized with wraparound decks to offer you a front-row seat to the splendors of Glacier Bay and all of Alaska’s stunning coastline. Our award-winning Koningsdam – named 2019's Best Mid-Sized Cruise Ship by USA Today's 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards – makes her premiere Alaska voyage in 2022.


Fluid lines, light-filled spaces and a blend of modern elegance and nautical tradition make Koningsdam a sublime ship for Alaska cruises. Explore the rugged outdoors and return to sumptuous staterooms and an array of innovative dining and entertainment options. Every day is perfection.


See the Last Frontier from an award-winning ship that continues to impress with its understated elegance. Eurodam was named “Best for Great Dining & Diverse Destinations” and features a vast selection of entertainment venues and restaurants.

Nieuw Amsterdam

Head to Alaska in high style. The second of our Signature-class ships, Nieuw Amsterdam celebrates historic New York City with an art collection valued at more than $3 million. Its ambitious design and exceptional onboard experience earned “Best Cruise Ship Overall” at the Travvy Awards.


Named for the Northern compass point, Noordam is fitting for a cruise to Alaska. Museum-quality art outfits this ship, from 19th-century oils to photographs of music legends. Discover the great outdoors then attend BBC Earth in Concert programming for added enrichment.


Sink into refreshed suites and a new lounge, plus dining and entertainment venues. Have a front-row seat to Alaska’s evergreen fjords and thunderous glaciers on this Vista-class ship.


Classic nautical finishes and a spectacular art collection make the Zuiderdam the ideal sanctuary for your cruise to Alaska. When you’re not watching glaciers calve or whales breach, learn to cook Alaskan fare or rejuvenate at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon.

Featured Alaska Cruise Deals

One Price, Four Extras, Big Savings

For one simple fare, you can enjoy a premium cruise package that includes Shore Excursions, a Drink Package, Specialty Dining and Wi-Fi.

Alaska Cruise Tips, Articles and Videos

More About Alaska on Holland America

With these videos and articles from our experts, discover what you'll experience on your Alaska cruise.

Alaska Vacation Packages

Add flights and hotels before or after your cruise (or both!). Arrange ground transportation to create a custom cruise vacation package.

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Find Flights to Your Departure Port

Fly to cruise departure ports, such as Vancouver or Seattle, and then set out on your Alaska cruise. Find low prices, loads of options that arrive and depart in time for your cruise, and enjoy flexibility and support should plans change with Flight Ease®.

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Add a Hotel Package in Alaska

Add a hotel package to your Alaska cruise and enjoy a comfortable, convenient overnight in your cruise departure or arrival city. Rest up in a sumptuous hotel before or after exploring Alaska’s rugged wilderness.

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Plan Ground Transportation

There is a lot of ground to cover in the Great Land. We make it easy to schedule transfers between the airport and ship. Arrange ground transportation ahead of time and breeze to and from your Alaska cruise.

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Recommended Alaska Cruise Itineraries