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Alaska Small Ship Cruise Itineraries

Alaska Small Ship Cruises

Alaska Inside Passage small ship cruises allows you to explore Alaska's Inside Passage where other megaliner ships can’t. Experience the largest national forest in the United States, the world's deepest fjords and massive glaciers, like the ones found in remarkable Glacier Bay. Get close to shore to view grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats, bald eagles and wolves. View Alaska's marine wildlife, such as humpback whales, sea lions and sea otters all around your ship, or even closer from Zodiac landing craft and kayaks. And through it all, you'll be guided by explorations leaders, naturalists and regional experts to provide the richest, most memorable experience possible.

Alaska Small Ship Cruise Statistics

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
*Temperatures cooler near glacial areas.
Sailings              
Avg Temp         60/39°F 65/44°F 68/49°F 65/46°F 59/42°F      
Avg Precip (in)         3.53 3.13 4.29 5.34 7.21      

Alaska Small Ship Cruise Itineraries

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

Lindblad Expeditions, in partnership with National GeographicNow booking 2018! 8 day Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness cruise sailing between Juneau to Sitka Alaska aboard Lindblad Expedition's 62-guest twin expedition ships National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion. Become introduced to an Alaska that others never see, much less experience. Explore Alaska's Inside Passage, spending a full day in Glacier Bay National Park under special permit. Sail with National Geographic photo instructors and naturalists. Partnership between Lindblad and National Geographic provides a dose of education, as well as 30 years of experience sailing in Alaska.

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Wild Alaska Escape
Wild Alaska Escape

Lindblad Expeditions, in partnership with National Geographic Now booking 2018! 6 day Wild Alaska Escape cruise sailing between Juneau to Sitka aboard National Geographic Sea Bird. Explore Alaska on an active, exciting expedition to see the region’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in the compact timeframe of one work week.

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Big Picture Alaska
Big Picture Alaska

Lindblad Expeditions, in partnership with National Geographic Now booking 2018! 11 day, 10 night Big Picture Alaska cruise sailing between Ketchikan to Sitka, Alaska aboard National Geographic Sea Bird. Embark on an immersive, wide-ranging photo expedition that focuses entirely on Alaska’s famed Inside Passage. You’ll experience the perfect mix of small-town life and the grand expanse of the wild landscape that surrounds it. Capture it all with the help of our Lindblad-National Geographic photo expedition team.

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Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia
Treasures of the Inside Passage

Lindblad Expeditions, in partnership with National Geographic Now booking 2018! 13 day Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia cruise, sailing between Seattle Washington and Sitka, AK aboard National Geographic Quest. Join the inaugural voyage of the newest ship in the Lindblad-National Geographic fleet on an in-depth exploration of the San Juan Islands, British Columbia, and Alaska. Linger in the temperate rain forests and wildlife-rich channels of British Columbia, and enjoy ample time to explore the breathtaking fjords and towering glaciers of Southeast Alaska. Plus, discover the cultural facets of this coast during captivating performances and interactions with the Kwakwaka’wakw people of Alert Bay.

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A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii
A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii

Lindblad Expeditions, in partnership with National GeographicNow booking 2018! 15 day Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii Alaska cruise sailing between Seattle WA and Sitka AK aboard Lindblad Expedition's intimate 62-guest twin expedition ships National Geographic Sea Bird or National Geographic Sea Lion. Explore three of the most appealing wild regions in the Pacific Northwest: Alaska’s Inside Passage, coastal British Columbia, and Haida Gwaii. Sail into mist-shrouded fjords and past crashing glaciers, see brown bears stalking shores, and eagles flying. And in Haida Gwaii you’ll meet artisans and experience the resonance of their cultural heritage and artwork.

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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

Un-Cruise AdventuresNow booking 2018! 7-night Alaska Fjords & Glaciers cruise sailing from Juneau to Ketchikan, Alaska aboard nimble yachts. Experience glaciers, whale watching, and adventure exploration. Go whale watching in Stephens Passage. Adventure exploration in Misty Fjords National Monument. Experience the Tongass backcountry by kayak, paddle board, skiff, and hike.

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Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
laska Fjords & Glaciers

Un-Cruise AdventuresNow booking 2018! 7-night Alaska Fjords & Glaciers cruise sailing from Juneau to Ketchikan, Alaska aboard nimble yachts. Experience glaciers, whale watching, and adventure exploration. Go whale watching in Stephens Passage. Adventure exploration in Misty Fjords National Monument. Experience the Tongass backcountry by kayak, paddle board, skiff, and hike.

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Alaska Yacht - Bears, Bergs, & Bushwacking Itinerary
Alaska Fjords & Glaciers

Un-Cruise AdventuresNew for 2018! 7-night yacht cruise exploring Southeast Alaska sailing roundtrip Petersburg. Explore four designated Wilderness Areas or National Monuments, including LeConte Glacier. Watch whales in Frederick Sound and Chatham Strait. Hike with a local guide and view bears in their natural habitat.

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Alaska's Glaciers & Whales
Alaska's Glaciers & Whales

Un-Cruise AdventuresNew for 2018! 8-day Alaska's Glaciers & Whales cruise sailing between Juneau to Sitka aboard S.S. Legacy or Safari Endeavour. See glaciers in Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm, Thomas Bay, Baird Glacier, Le Conte Glacier, Ideal Cove, Frederick Sound, Baranof Island, Sergius Narrows and the native village of Kake.

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Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise
Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise

Un-Cruise AdventuresNew for 2018! 8-day Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise sailing roundtrip Juneau aboard a nimble yacht. Spend two days in Glacier Bay National Park. Other areas explored are Chatham Strait, Kuiu Island, Frederick Sound and Dawes Glacier in Endicott Arm.

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Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers
Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers

Un-Cruise AdventuresNew for 2018! 8-day Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers cruise, sailing between Sitka and Juneau, Alaska aboard either the S.S. Legacy or Safari Endeavour. Spend a full day in Glacier Bay National Park, joined by a park ranger.

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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise
Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise

Un-Cruise AdventuresNew for 2018! 8-day Glacier Bay National Park Adventure cruise, sailing roundtrip Juneau, Alaska aboard the Wilderness Adventurer. Spend three full days in Glacier Bay National Park, with maximum adventure ashore and afloat.

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Alaska's Inside Passage & San Juans Cruise
Alaska's Inside Passage & San Juans Cruise

Un-Cruise AdventuresNew for 2018! 15-day Alaska's Inside Passage & San Juans Cruise sailing between Seattle Wa. and Juneau, Alaska aboard one of UnCruise Adventure's nimble yachts. Cruise Alaska’s and Canada’s Inside Passages.

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Alaska Glacier Cruise—Ultimate Expedition
Alaska's Inside Passage & San Juans Cruise

Un-Cruise AdventuresNew for 2018! 15-day Alaska Glacier Cruise—Ultimate Expedition sailing roundtrip Juneau, Alaska aboard one of UnCruise Adventure's nimble yachts. Discover Alaska's glaciers, whale watching, and native culture.

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Fjords of Alaska Cruise—Ultimate Expedition
Fjords of Alaska Cruise—Ultimate Expedition

Un-Cruise AdventuresNew for 2018! 15-day Fjords of Alaska Cruise—Ultimate Expedition sailing Sitka to Ketchikan aboard one of UnCruise Adventure's nimble yachts. 14 nights of whale watching, wildlife, adventure, and Glacier Bay National Park.

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Alaska's Inside Passage
Alaska's Inside Passage

American Cruise Lines12 Day / 11 Night cruise aboard American Constellation, offering spacious comfort while experiencing Alaskan scenery; towering glaciers, verdant forests, floating ice castles and islands and waters teeming with wildlife.

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Southeast Alaska Cruise
Alaska's Inside Passage

American Cruise Lines8 day Alaska Inside Passage cruise sailing roundtrip from Juneau, Alaska aboard American Cruise Line's 100-passenger American Constellation, offering the largest cabins in a small ship, many with balconies. Big on ports and nature, less on high activity. To cruise the forest-lined passages, pristine bays and magnificent inland waterways of Alaska is to experience America at its most majestic. Nearly every mile offers another breathtaking sight, from a pod of orcas surfacing to play alongside the ship to Tlingit totem poles that point to the skies where snowy peaks rise to astonishing heights. It’s a world of electric-blue glaciers, shimmering northern lights, and an amazing diversity of wildlife.

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Alaska’s Glacier Bay & Island Adventure
Alaska’s Glacier Bay & Island Adventure

Alaskan Dream Cruises8-day Alaska’s Glacier Bay & Island Adventure cruise sailing roundtrip from Sitka, Alaska aboard yachts Admiralty Dream, Baranof Dream or catamaran Alaskan Dream. As much as you'll experience Alaska's wildlife and scenery, you'll also experience it's rich culture and people. Experience true Alaska with true Alaskans.

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Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn
Alaska’s Glacier Bay & Island Adventure

Alaskan Dream Cruises9-day Alaska’s Inside Passage Sojourn cruise sailing from Sitka to Ketchikan, Alaska aboard catamaran Alaskan Dream. The Inside Passage is more than a seasonal cruise destination. The great rainforests and snow-capped peaks that line our path are more than a backdrop to be viewed from a distance. The villages and small towns we visit are more than settlements inhabited by strangers.

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Alaska's Southeast Explorer
Alaska's Southeast Explorer

Alaskan Dream Cruises11-day Alaska’s Southeast Explorer cruise sailing between Sitka and Ketchikan, Alaska aboard Alaskan Dream or Barabof Dream. Get an insider’s knowledge on this 11-day cruise spotlighting scenic beauty, amazing wildlife and intriguing native culture. Linger in the midst of a pod of foraging, spouting, breaching whales. Get up close to thundering tidewater glaciers and see stunning wilderness alongside our Naturalists and Cultural Heritage Guides. With at least one shore excursion included every day, the value is unsurpassed.

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Alaska's Islands, Whales & Glaciers
Alaska's Islands, Whales & Glaciers

Alaskan Dream Cruises8 day Alaska's Islands, Whales & Glaciers cruise sailing between Sitka and Juneau Alaska aboard the Misty Fjord. Explore Southeast Alaska aboard our most intimate offering, the 10-guest Misty Fjord expedition vessel. The Misty Fjord was custom designed for personalized, in-depth wilderness exploration. Guests experience complete immersion in the wild lands and waterways of Southeast Alaska on an exciting itinerary that can be customized to specific guest interests.

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Become a True Alaskan Family Cruises
Become a True Alaskan Family Cruises

Alaskan Dream Cruises8 day Alaska's Islands, Whales & Glaciers cruise sailing between Sitka and Juneau Alaska aboard the Misty Fjord. Explore Southeast Alaska aboard our most intimate offering, the 10-guest Misty Fjord expedition vessel. The Misty Fjord was custom designed for personalized, in-depth wilderness exploration. Guests experience complete immersion in the wild lands and waterways of Southeast Alaska on an exciting itinerary that can be customized to specific guest interests.

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Alaska's Frontier and Wilderness Quest
Alaska's Frontier and Wilderness Quest

Alaskan Dream Cruises11 days Alaska's Frontier and Wilderness Quest cruise sailing between Sitka and Juneau Alaska aboard the Chichagof Dream. This itinerary allows for extensive exploration of Southeast Alaska’s northern end — a beautiful region of tidewater glaciers, abundant wildlife, and unique frontiers.

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Islands & Inlets of the Inside Passage
Islands & Inlets of the Inside Passage

Windstar Cruises12-day Islands & Inlets of the Inside Passage cruise sailing roundtrip Vancouver, BC, Canada aboard Star Legend. The acclaimed Inside Passage with its forest-covered islands and wildlife. Tracy Arm and Misty Fjords. Ports like Ketchikan, Juneau, and Wrangell that dazzle you with the cultures, history, and outdoor adventures Alaska is known for.

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Alaskan Splendors
Alaskan Splendors

Windstar Cruises12-day Alaskan Splendors cruise sailing Vancouver to Seward (Anchorage) Alaska aboard Star Legend. Witness the grandeur of Alaska’s premier glaciers: Mendenhall in Juneau, Kenai Fjords’ Harding Icefield, Tracy Arm’s twin Sawyer Glaciers.

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Wonders of Alaska & Canada
Wonders of Alaska & Canada

Windstar Cruises14-day Wonders of Alaska & Canada cruise sailing Seward (Anchorage) to Vancouver aboard Star Legend. This is the Alaska you came to see: Frontier towns filled with Gold Rush history and Tlingit totem poles. Glaciers calving into majestic fjords. Brown bears, bald eagles, and whales feasting on salmon under the summer sun.

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Ultimate Alaskan Sojourn
Ultimate Alaskan Sojourn

Seabourn11 day Ultimate Alaskan Sojourn cruise sailing between Vancouver BC Canada and Seward Alaska aboard Seabourn Sojourn. Experience all the iconic wonders of Alaska: the towering virgin forests along the Inside Passage, the thunderous calving of glaciers and impressive humpback whales breaching in the Kenai Fjords.

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Ultimate Glacier & Fjord Adventure
Ultimate Glacier & Fjord Adventure

Seabourn14 day Ultimate Glacier & Fjord Adventure cruise sailing Seward AK to Vancouver BC CA aboard Seabourn Sojourn. Experience all the iconic wonders of Alaska: the towering virgin forests along the Inside Passage, the thunderous calving of glaciers and impressive humpback whales breaching in the Kenai Fjords.

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Alaska's Inside Passage and Glaciers
Alaska's Inside Passage and Glaciers

SilverSea Cruises8 day Alaska's Inside Passage and Glaciers sailing between Vancouver, BC, Canada to Seward/Anchorage, Alaska aboard the luxury small ship Silver Shadow. Silversea's luxury Alaska cruises take you on an insider's path along the Inside Passage. There are diamond-blue icebergs, rushing mountain streams, waterfalls and flowers of every colour. Here you'll find the biggest bears, the largest gathering of bald eagles anywhere, and more than half of the world's entire population of humpback whales.

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