Alaska Cruises from Seattle

We’re excited to announce our return to Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle aboard Nieuw Amsterdam! Discover the iconic and authentic Alaska of your dreams with 7-day Alaska cruises from Seattle starting July 24th. Explore Juneau, see majestic glaciers in Glacier Bay, and try your hand at sportfishing in Ketchikan. Holland America Line 2022 cruises 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. We will be communicating more information to you regarding health and safety protocols and requirements in the coming weeks.

There’s no shortage of iconic attractions in Seattle, among them the waterfront, the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and Chihuly Garden and Glass. "Local" and "sustainable" are words to live by in Seattle, an ethos reflected in the profusion of fresh-seafood restaurants, independent coffee roasters and quirky boutiques that dot the city, awaiting a taste or visit between bouts of sightseeing. Read on to plan your cruise, and discover places in Seattle to visit before or after your voyage.

7-Day Alaskan Explorer

An unforgettable adventure with stops in Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan and a day cruising the spectacular Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. We’re one of the privileged to sail its pristine waters. Convenient Saturday departures.

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 health protocols guide for more information. 

Featured Alaska Cruise Ports

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Glacier Bay, Alaska

See some of the most dramatic scenery in the world, from ice that plunges into deep blue sea to breaching humpbacks, and towering peaks. We bring a National Park Service ranger and local Huna tribe member on board to help uncover the science and stories of this incredible place.

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Sitka, Alaska

Sitka is only accessed by land or sea, fringed by the Tongass National forest and in the shadow of Mount Edgecumbe. Russian, Tlingit and Haida cultural influences set Sitka apart from other ports.

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Ketchikan, Alaska

An important hub for salmon-fishing industries, try your luck at sportfishing or dine on fresh seafood at a local restaurant. Watch totem pole carving and traditional dancing at Saxman Native Village and Saxman Totem Park.

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Return to Alaska on Nieuw Amsterdam

Cruise Alaska on Nieuw Amsterdam, winner of Best Cruise Ship Overall for its ambitious design and exceptional on-board experience. When you’re not taking in Alaska’s breathtaking scenery, unwind at the spa, learn to cook local fare, or take in exceptional music programming.

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

 

Find The Best Cruises Out Of Seattle

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Flight Ease

Book flights that depart and arrive in time for Alaska cruises from Seattle with Holland America Line Flight Ease®. Find low prices, loads of options and enjoy flexibility and support should plans change.

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Pre/Post Cruise

Enjoy a comfortable overnight before or after Alaska cruises out of Seattle. Stay in town and see some of the city’s popular attractions, such as the Pike’s Place Market.

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Celebrations on Board

Celebrate special occasions. Let us plan the perfect event as you relax and take in Alaska’s splendors.

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Things To Do In Seattle

Museum of Pop Culture

This sheet-metal fever dream of architect Frank Gehry is like a rock ’n’ roll Guggenheim, home to interactive and innovative exhibits that span music, sci-fi and fantasy, animation, video games and other scrambled bits of pop culture. A hands-on studio lets kids and grownups mess with real instruments and studio hardware.

Space Needle

Seattle's most iconic structure was built in 1962 for the World's Fair and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. The tower is 184 meters tall, with the Observation Deck at 160 meters and reachable in only 41 seconds via the high-speed elevator. The views are as mind-blowing as you’d expect, and just below is the rotating SkyCity Restaurant, if you’re looking for a meal with a side of panorama.

Pike Place Market

Founded in 1907, the market thrives today as a place for both locals and visitors to shop for the freshest salmon and crab, browse locally made crafts, pick up colorful bouquets of paper-wrapped flowers and enjoy steaming bowls of chowder while admiring the view of Elliott Bay. The original Starbucks is here, too, opened in 1971.

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