Alaska Glacier Discovery

Get face-to-face with frozen giants. Wait breathlessly for ice to thunder into the sea. Each Glacier Discovery itinerary showcases two pristine wilderness areas, home to some of the best glaciers in Alaska. Northbound sailings feature both Glacier Bay and College Fjord. Southbound sailings cruise Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier. Find countless adventures in three charming ports. Reel in salmon in Ketchikan, soar 1,800 feet up on the tramway in Juneau, ride the rails to a gold rush camp in Skagway.

Map of Alaska Glacier Cruise

A 7-day one-way cruise north- or southbound from Vancouver, B.C., or Whittier, Alaska.

Why Take This Cruise?

Cross glaciers off that bucket list. Twice. Two glacier cruise opportunities increase your chance to witness ice calving, one of nature’s greatest spectacles.

Glacier Bay National Park

We show you Glacier Bay like no other cruise line. Enjoy privileged park access and engaging talks by native tribe members and rangers who join us on deck. Deeply connect to this otherworldly place, its snow-covered peaks, "living" ice and fascinating wildlife.

Hubbard Glacier

Sidle up to the tidewater glacier in the world. Vivid blue ripples and an amazing calving show put Hubbard high on the list of Alaska’s best glaciers. See this six-mile-wide beauty on southbound itineraries.

College Fjord

Relive the magic of the 1899 Harriman expedition that put many of Alaska’s glaciers on the map. Glide the College Fjord and gaze at massive tidewater glaciers cleverly named after Ivy League universities.

Alaska Glacier Discovery Ships

Nieuw Amsterdam

Nieuw Amsterdam

Travel in high style to the Last Frontier. Nieuw Amsterdam is an homage to New York City, featuring an outstanding art collection, ambitious design and exceptional onboard experience. Named “Best Cruise Ship Overall” at the Travvy Awards.



Discover the great outdoors on a ship named for the Northern compass point. Outfitted with museum-quality art, from 19th-century oils to photographs. Enjoy our exclusive Alaska programming, Alaska Up Close on board.