Alaska Cruises

Discover one of the last unspoilt destinations on earth. Alaska is teeming with rare wildlife, shimmering glaciers and jagged mountain peaks.

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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 this breathtaking country than on an Alaskan Cruise. Get up close and personal with captivating wildlife and discover glaciers inaccessible by any other route including the famous Inside Passage and Hubbard Glacier, all from the comfort of your luxurious Celebrity Cruises ship.

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 Icy Strait Point. Or sample one of our unique Alaska shore excursions, from unforgettable journey's by helicopter over glaciers to nature hikes in the mountains and dog sledding.

To fully experience Alaska, we offer you an amazing opportunity to discover the treasures that lie inland on one seamless holiday with our Alaska Cruisetours. Accompanied by our local tour directors, you’ll stay in the finest lodges available and take your journey on deluxe transportation. From the forests of Denali National Park to the stunning mountains of Talkteena, it’s the perfect way to experience all that Alaska has to offer

Alaska Cruises

Our Top Pick for Alaska

7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier Cruise

Jul 18, 2021 - Jul 25, 2021

  • Celebrity Eclipse
  • 7 nights
  • 2 guests
  • Interior Stateroom

Starting from £ 1,119 Avg. per person

There’s no more immersive way to experience Alaska than by sea. On this roundtrip Alaska cruise from Vancouver get up close to breathtaking glaciers and native wildlife and discover charming coastal towns along the way including Juneau, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point where the Tlingit Indians have called home for thousands of years. 

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Alaska Destination Highlights

Glaciers

Alaska has approximately 100,000 glaciers, some of which are bigger than US states. Constantly changing, there’s no better way to get up and close to these epic ice walls than by sea. Hubbard Glacier is one of Alaska’s most famous. A colossal 76 miles long, it’s the world’s largest tidewater glacier and one of its most active. Witness huge sheets of blue ice fall thunderously into the waters below. No visit to Juneau is complete without a visit to Mendenhall glacier, part of the Tongass rainforest, it dates back 3,000 years. For an otherworldly experience, you can glimpse the glacier from its interior when your visit the Mendenhall Ice caves.

Wildlife

Thanks to its largely untamed natural landscapes and sheer size, Alaska is a haven for diverse and unique wildlife. On our Alaska cruises, you’ll spot thriving populations of salmon, colourful puffins and nesting eagles as well as iconic mammals such as moose and bears. Alaska is also famous for whale watching, from Orcas, Humpbacks, Beluga’s and Gray whales, close encounters with these species in their natural habitat is a once in a lifetime experience. Enjoy an exhilirating dog sledding adventure across a snow capped glacier, or visit Denali National Park and watch Caribou herds sweeping the landscapes on an Alaskan Cruisetour. 

National Parks

Alaska is home to eight national parks. Encompassing a full spectrum of breathtaking landscapes, here is where you’ll discover the true last frontier. Below is a snapshot of three:

Denali National Park

Perhaps the most well known, Denali National Park boasts six million acres of untamed wilderness. Home to North America’s highest peak standing at over 20,000ft as well as abundance of wildlife, from grizzly bears to endangered birds, hike, cycle, enjoy a thrilling white water ride or soar above the mountains in a small aircraft. Experience Denali National Park on one of our Alaska cruisetours.

Kenai Fjords National Park

Located at the foot of Seward, the Kenai Fjord National Park is easily accessible on our Alaska cruises. It became classified as a national park in 1980 to protect the fjord and ecosystems. Spot whales and sea lion colonies on a scenic cruise through the park.

Sitka National Historic Park

Though not the largest, there’s plenty to explore at the Sitka National Historic Park. Hike through its coastal rainforest trail, visit its collection of totem poles and don’t miss the spawning salmon at the Indian River during the summer.

History

Alaska’s cultural heritage is closely entwined with those who settled in the region over the years. In Ketchikan discover the world’s largest collection of totem poles, learn about the gold miners who came to seek their fortune as part of the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1800s whilst in Skagway discover indigenous Tlingit culture in the village of Klukwan via the scenic Chilkat Valley. On an Alaska cruise there are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the regions history. In some places native cultural traditions are still practiced, from hunting to traditional methods of making arts & crafts.

 

Alaska Ports

  • Juneau

    The remote capital of Alaska, Juneau is framed by snow capped mountains and the Gastineau Channel, offering a serene setting to explore the historic town and local native culture or surrounding wilderness. From hiking to whale watching to scenic views from the Mt Roberts tramway.

  • Seward

    Seward’s historic old town is full of quaint galleries and quirky shops. Plus, it’s the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park, where you can spot sea-lion colonies, sea otters, whales and puffins. You can also reach the Harding Ice field, home to the impressive Exit Glacier.

  • Hubbard Glacier

    By far one of Alaska’s most magnificent natural wonders, the Hubbard glacier is a bucket list spectacle. Approximately seven miles wide watch it as it calves into the icy waters below. You can also spot sealions and local birds in the surrounding wilderness. 

  • Icy Strait Point

    Icy Strait Point is unique in that it is owned and operated by natives, with profits directly supporting the nearby Tlingit village. From nature trails, a zipline, marine cruises, traditional dance performances, a restored salmon cannery and even a beach, there plenty to do on this beautiful island.

  • Alaska Inside Passage

    From the comfort of your luxurious ship, you’ll sail through coastal fjords, bays and past lush green islands and towering mountains, much of which is untouched wilderness. There are plenty of photo opportunities in the abundance of wildlife you’ll spot including breeching whales, mountain goats and bald eagles to name just a few.

  • Ketchikan

    Ketchikan is home to the world’s largest collection of historic totem poles. A stroll through Creek Street is also a must see, discover the brightly coloured buildings, now boutiques, they used to be the town’s red-light district. Kayaking or taking a sea plane through the surrounding misty fjords is also popular.

  • Sitka

    With Russian heritage, this port city is fascinating. Visit the Orthodox cathedral for period architecture and explore the towns art galleries. Venture to the whale park or Tongass National Forest for a close up with local wildlife – from Brown Bears, Bald Eagles and Sitka Blacktail deer.

  • Skagway

    Skagway is your gateway to the Klondike National Park were the Gold Rush of the 1800’s lives on. Admire the mountains and pass by the trail that fortune seekers travelled on foot from the White Pass and Yukon Route railway.

  • Endicott Arms

    Less well known but by no means less impressive, the Endicott Arm Fjord stretches 30 miles and is located at the Southern Edge of the Fords Terror Wilderness area. Sail through deep blue waters past towering cliffs, awe-inspiring icebergs and a tidewater glacier on your Alaska cruise.

Alaska Cruises Departure Ports

  • Located on Resurrection Bay in Alaska, the charming town of Seward is considered the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park and is also the Southern most point of the Alaska railroad. Enjoy activities including whale watching, sea kayaking or simply taking in the breathtaking views. Our cruises from Seward will take you South, ending in Vancouver.

  • Our Alaska cruises from Vancouver allow you to combine city exploring with venturing into Alaska’s rugged beauty. Widely considered the culinary capital of Canada delve into its excellent seafood restaurants and Asian dining scene or head to the city’s oldest district, Gastown. Here you’ll find plenty of galleries, fashionable boutiques and Victorian architecture.

  • There’s plenty to explore on a Seattle cruise to Alaska. Before you depart, pay a visit to Pike’s Place Market, one of most Seattle’s most popular draws, stroll through historic Pioneer square or for 360 degree views over the city visit the observation deck at Space Needle. On your Seattle cruise you’ll visit the beautiful ports of Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan to name just a few.

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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. Discover Alaska in 2021

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.

Alaska Cruise Reviews

Find out what our guests say about cruising to Alaska

The Hubbard Glacier experience was extraordinary, especially the way the Captain turned the ship 360 degrees so all guests could enjoy the spectacular scenery for many hours. An experience of a life time.

Melanie F, September 2019

Celebrity Eclipse - 7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier Cruise

Loved cruising with Celebrity to Alaska. The week was a full on holiday adventure both on and off the ship. Never a dull moment and I had a blast with so many other fabulous people.

Jenny B, September 2019

Celebrity Eclipse - 7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier Cruise

The outstanding memories we will have from the cruise are the time spent viewing the Hubbard glacier and then the awe inspiring Taku Glacier helicopter and Airboat tour.

Peter D, September 2019

Celebrity Eclipse - 7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier Cruise

Ships Visiting Alaska

CELEBRITY MILLENNIUM®

Following her luxurious modernisation as part of the Celebrity Revolution℠, you'll enjoy elevated design concepts across the ship, from our sumptuous staterooms and the addition of The Retreat® to the newly designed spa and reimagined restaurants and lounges. 

Inaugural Date:17 June, 2000  / Revolution Date: 9 February, 2019 /  Occupancy: 2,218

 

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CELEBRITY SOLSTICE®

Enjoy unforgettable spaces, world-class amenities, and all of the distinct features that make our cruises so incredible onboard Celebrity Solstice®. 

Inaugural Date: 23 November, 2008 / Revolution Date: Coming Soon / Occupancy: 2,852

 

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CELEBRITY ECLIPSE®

Enjoy unforgettable spaces, world-class amenities, and all of the distinct features that make our cruises so incredible onboard Celebrity Eclipse® 

Inaugural Date: 26 April, 2010 / Revolution Date: Coming Soon / Occupancy: 2,852

 

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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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