Alaska Cruises

Discover one of the last unspoilt destinations on earth. The US state of Alaska teems with rare wildlife, shimmering glaciers and jagged mountain peaks.

Alaska Destinations

Our stunning destinations.

Alaska Ports of Call

Free Balcony Upgrades on Alaska Cruises

There’s no more immersive way to experience Alaska than by sea. On selected 2020 sailings, you’ll enjoy Balcony stateroom for the same price or less than Ocean View.

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*Selected sailings on eligible staterooms. T&Cs apply.

WHY CRUISE ALASKA?

What Alaska has to offer.

Alaska is like nowhere else on earth: an Alpine frontier, a winter wonderland and an untameable wilderness all in one. There is no more immersive way to experience Alaska than by sea – get up close and personal with captivating wildlife and discover glaciers inaccessible by any other route, all from the comfort of your Celebrity Cruises ship.

Alaska is also a haven for wildlife; thriving populations of salmon, moose, humpback whales and nesting eagles abound. Our on board experts are on-hand to help you delve deeper into the region and all of its secrets.

Enjoy spectacular views from invigorating hikes through scenic forests, take to the water yourself on a kayak amongst the mountains, or strap into the world's largest zip line at Ice Strait Point.

Or sample one of four unique excursions exclusive to Celebrity Cruises created by our global destination Ambassador, Ben Fogle. All these adventures benefit from Ben’s hallmark approach to getting out of your comfort zone and far away from the crowds – you’ll really get to see Alaska through the eyes of a local. 

Latest Cruise Deals

Discover some of the best offers from Celebrity Cruises.

Dream, Discover, Explore

Receive free drinks, $300 onboard spend, free flights to Europe or gratuities included on Southampton sailings when you book an eligible stateroom on select worldwide sailings by 18 November 2019*

2020 Cruise Deals

2020 is set to be our most exciting year yet! Choose from over 300 destinations and sail aboard our award winning fleet. Discover you're perfect holiday in 2020 with our best deals.

Dream, Discover, Explore

Free premium drinks package and $300 to spend onboard per stateroom. Plus gratuities included and an unlimited WiFi package.

School Holiday Cruises

Discover the ultimate family holiday at sea with our range of luxury cruises across the Easter break and summer school holidays.

*Selected sailings on eligible staterooms. T&Cs apply.

ALASKA HIGHLIGHTS

The best of Alaska, handpicked by us.

From glaciers to fishing villages, there’s so much to see in Alaska. Here are just a few of our favourite, must-visit spots for your Alaskan cruise.

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  • The spectacular Hubbard Glacier in Alaska.
  • Try dog sledding in Juneau.
  • Humpback whales in Alaska's ocean.
  • A view of the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau.
  • A tribal totem pole at Saxman Village near Ketchikan.
  • Boats at the Seward pier.
  • Alaska's Dutch Harbor.

ALASKA CRUISETOURS

Experience Alaska to its fullest.

With a Celebrity Cruisetour, you’ll enjoy the best of Alaska, by combining a seven-night sailing with a multi-night land tour into the state’s magnificent inland destinations.

WHEN TO VISIT ALASKA

Best time to visit Alaska, with Celebrity Cruises.

Cruises to Alaska tend to run in the summer, between June and September each year. This is when the weather in the region is at its most mild, with warm days and short nights. Temperatures average in the mid-20s during this time. These months are also when you’ll have the best chance of spotting wildlife, such as bears and whales. Winter is best avoided, as temperatures dip below freezing, the days are short, and wildlife returns to hibernation.

A number of festivals and events also take place in Alaska during the summer. On the 4th July, the town of Seward celebrates with colourful parades and floats. The Alaskan State Fair occurs every August in Palmer, with a carnival and fairground to mark the end of summer.

Alaska FAQs

Answering your questions about Alaska.

Wondering what to pack for your Alaskan trip, or what wildlife you can expect to spot? Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Alaska is part of the USA, and so the main language spoken is English. Alaska also officially recognises 20 native languages, which are spoken by just over 5% of the population. 

These languages can be broken down into four main families: Inuit-Yupik-Unangan (spoken in western and south-western Alaska as well as Siberia), Athabaskan-Eyak-Tlingit (Athabaskan is spoken across Alaska, while Tlingit has prominence in southeast Alaska), Haida (Prince of Wales islands) and Tsimshian (south-eastern Alaska).

Alaska is generally considered a safe place to visit. All guests are encouraged to be vigilant about their personal safety and take the precautions applicable to any other country. Find out more about your safety onboard. 

•    Hubbard Glacier – The enormous Hubbard Glacier is located in the southeast of Alaska and has been known to shed icebergs the size of buildings. Cruise past this calving giant on an Alaska cruise. 

•    Juneau – Welcome to Alaska’s capital city, the compact and diverse Juneau. Hike the East Glacier Loop Trail to spot the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier, which is part of the sprawling Juneau Icefield. 

•    Seward – Immerse yourself in history in Seward, which is one of Alaska’s oldest towns. Cruise the glaciers in Resurrection Bay or check out the brewery downtown. 

•    Tracy Arm Fjord Glacier – Make sure to bring your camera while admiring the Tracy Arm Fjord Glacier from the top deck of your Celebrity Cruises ship – you might just see whales carving their way through the water. 

•    Skagway – Find out more about Alaska’s gold rush past in Skagway, a city in the south-east of the country. Many of the traditional buildings have been lovingly preserved and are now part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. 

You’ll find plenty of fish and cold-water seafood in the Alaskan diet. Staples include halibut and king crab. The most popular and iconic dish is Alaskan salmon, which you can enjoy smoked for breakfast or as a fillet accompanied by plenty of nourishing veggies for dinner.

Not a seafood lover? Not a problem – tuck into a reindeer hot dog or a cobbler, packed full of juicy wild Alaskan berries.

Weather can be unpredictable in Alaska during any season, so make sure to bring plenty of warm layers with you. We sail to Alaska between May and September, when temperatures in the capital of Juneau hover between 10 and 17 degrees. 

It’s also a good idea to bring some rain gear and hiking boots for enjoying those long walks, like the East Glacier Loop Trail. Want to do some wildlife spotting? Pack some binoculars and your camera. Find out more information on what to pack for your Celebrity cruise. 

For the most part, Alaska follows Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is nine hours behind GMT.

Then naturalist John Muir once said, “to the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world”. Alaska is where nature is allowed to run riot – it’s sparsely populated, and its landscapes have a stark and brutal beauty. It has something for everyone, from wildlife enthusiasts to adrenaline junkies.

•    Accessibility – The only way to discover some of Alaska’s most breathtaking glaciers and straits is by ship. Exploring Alaska by water opens up the hidden corners of this mysterious, icy landscape. 
•    Incredible sights – There’s no feeling quite like floating past a hulking glacier, glittering in the deep cobalt waters from the top deck of your luxurious Celebrity Cruises ship. 
•    Easy to plan – When you book a cruise, you book your travel and accommodation all in one, saving you time and money on figuring out all of the fiddly details. Say goodbye to delayed transport and complicated travel plans. 
•    Hassle-free – Much in the same way, you won’t have to unpack every time you reach a new destination. We can take you from A to B in streamlined style. 
•    Onboard knowledge – We’ve been sailing to Alaska’s enchanting wilderness for many years, and so are the experts in the must-see sights. 

We cruise to Alaska in the summer, when the weather is warmer and the straits more passable. The Northern Lights tend to be most active in February and March when the skies are at their darkest. This means it’s unlikely you’ll see the Northern Lights during your cruise – but you’re bound to see plenty of other natural wonders, such as migrating whales and calving glaciers.

To visit Alaska, you will need the following:
•    Passport
•    US visa/ESTA 
 

Celebrity Cruises sails to Alaska between May and September.
May: Alaskan temperatures start to warm up in May, although they tend to stay in single figures. Typically, there’s around 15 hours of daylight/twilight in May. 
June: Temperatures are likely to reach the teens in June. Low winds and reduced cloud cover can make it feel warmer, too, although warm layers are still recommended. 
July: July is Alaska’s warmest month, with temperatures potentially reaching the high teens. 
August: Temperatures begin to dip in August, but it remains warm. Nights and mornings can get cold, so cosy jumpers and cardigans are a good idea.
September: It gets much chillier in Alaska in September, so it’s essential to bring warm clothing. Precipitation and cloud cover make the landscapes look even more dramatic. 

Some of our Alaskan cruises leave from the west coast of America and Canada, namely Vancouver and Seattle. Other cruises begin in Alaska, at the port of Seward.

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