Is it better to cruise Alaska’s glacier-filled waters or hike its vast forests and mountains? A tough choice that you don’t have to make—you can see both! Alaska cruisetours allow travelers to add a multi-day land option to an Alaskan cruise. With Denali as a big draw, cruisetours are growing in popularity. Our Alaska Land+Sea Journey cruisetours feature up to a three-night stay in Denali National Park at our riverside resort. You can also explore both Denali and the Yukon’s wild frontier—we’re the only Alaska cruise to take you into this remarkable area. Already convinced? Peruse our Alaska Land and Sea Journey cruisetours.
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What is a Cruisetour?
An Alaskan cruise is by far the most convenient, comfortable way to see the famed Inside Passage in all its shimmering glacial glory. But for those who want to watch grizzlies nab salmon from waterfalls, raft a rushing river, or stay in the shadow of the Great One, an Alaska cruisetour is ideal, as it offers an immersive visit to Denali National Park and the opportunity to explore Alaska’s unique inland cities, such as Anchorage and Fairbanks. All of this on top of cruising Alaska’s coast.
Sit back and enjoy the ride, just like when you’re on ship. Cruisetours are easy to plan but offer enough wiggle room to book Alaska excursions.
How to Plan an Alaska Cruisetour
Our Alaska Land+Sea Journey cruisetours range from 9 to 18 days, depending on how many days you’ll be in Denali and whether you want to head into the larger-than-life Yukon territory. There’s a vast array of itineraries with convenient departure and arrival cities, such as Seattle, Vancouver, Fairbanks and Anchorage, so you’ll have options. Don’t worry about getting around; every Alaska Land and Sea Journey includes a scenic trip aboard a domed railcar.
To narrow it down, decide whether you want your cruisetour to start by land or by sea.
Denali National Park
Denali is the number one reason to pick Alaska cruisetours and it’s easy to understand why. At 20,310 feet above sea level, it’s the centerpiece of the state and looms over hundreds of miles of pristine wilderness. Denali Land and Sea Journey cruise tours offer the comfort of settling in for up to three nights at 60-acre Denali Square at McKinley Chalet resort. That way, you can experience Denali by day and relax in front of a fire at night, telling tall tales with fellow travelers.
Our cruisetours also include the Tundra experience, an all-day trek into Denali wilderness where you’ll surely spot some of Alaska’s big five: grizzlies, caribou, moose, Dall sheep, and wolves.
How to See Yukon Territory on an Alaska Cruisetour
If you’ve always dreamed of panning for gold or downing a cocktail with a mummified human toe in it (yes, really), consider a Yukon & Denali Land+Sea Journey Cruise Tour. Only Holland America Line offers an Alaska cruisetour to this vast natural wonderland and you still get to see Denali, plus cruise the Inside Passage.
Remember, with an Alaska cruisetour, you don’t have to choose between an up-close encounter with Denali or watching ice plunge from glaciers into the sea—you get them both!