Alaska Cruises

We are Alaska. Our history with the Great Land goes back nearly 75 years and we consistently rank as the best Alaska cruise because of our unmatched knowledge and experience. White-capped peaks, artic-blue glaciers, and wildlife galore are must-sees on every Alaska cruise, but 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 and have more options for cruising Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

Land and Sea Cruise Tours offer the opportunity to explore Alaska’s rugged wilderness and majestic waters. If Denali is calling, choose a Denali Land+Sea Journey and combine your Alaska cruise with a stay of up to three nights in Denali National Park & Preserve. If you have a wild side, step off the beaten path and into Yukon’s frontier by adding both the Yukon’s wild frontier and a Denali itinerary on a Yukon+Denali Land+Sea Journey. 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.

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2021 Alaska Cruises Now Sailing

Experience majestic glaciers, awe-inspiring wildlife and rich cultures with the cruise line rated Best in Alaska. Welcome back to cruising with 7-day Alaskan Explorer voyages. We can’t wait to show you the Great Land.

Join us! Alaska 2023 Cruises Coming Soon

Get excited for the Great Land. Cruise Alaska in 2023 with amazing itineraries that will open soon.

Holland America Line cruises from Seattle to Alaska are available for guests who have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and have proof of vaccination. Here are the COVID-19 Guest Protocols currently planned which are subject to change as further details are established. They will be updated in accordance with guidance from public health authorities. View our Travel Well information for more details.

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.

Cruise Tours 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.

The Best In Alaska

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


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 Experiences

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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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Alaska Land+Sea Journey Cruise Tours

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

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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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Ship Sailing to Alaska 2021

Nieuw Amsterdam

Our 2021 Alaska cruises are aboard Nieuw Amsterdam, the second of our Signature-class ships. This award-winning cruise ship features an ambitious design, a world-class art collection and an exceptional experience on board.

Featured Alaska Cruise Ports

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Anchorage, Alaska

From glaciers to moose, beluga whales to the famous bore tide, a Land+Sea Journey cruise tour to Anchorage, Alaska will significantly shorten your bucket list.

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Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Icy Strait Point is home to Hoonah, Alaska’s largest Native Tlingit village. Learn about local culture, go stream fishing, or watch Alaska brown bears at this popular Alaska cruise port.

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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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Best In Alaska

Best Cruise Tours: Alaska Land+Sea Journeys

For the best of both worlds, our Land+Sea Journeys combine an Alaska cruise with the most authentic and immersive ways to experience Denali National Park and the Yukon. Every Alaska Land+Sea Journey cruise tour 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 Articles and Videos

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

Best Alaska Cruise Destinations

Rated Best in Alaska by 2019's Cruise Critic Cruiser's Choice Destination Awards, we offer more cruises to Glacier Bay National Park than any other cruise line. Every Alaska cruise includes one or more glaciers: Hubbard Glacier, the twin Sawyer Glaciers of Tracy Arm, College Fjord glaciers, or Glacier Bay National Park.

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

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

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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Alaska Experience 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.

EXC Talks about Alaska Cruises

Every Alaska cruise ship features an onboard naturalist to engage with you throughout your Alaska cruise and lead informative EXC Talks, giving you a different perspective and adding to your understanding of Alaska.

Alaska Shore Excursions

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