The untouched landscapes of Alaska are a sight to behold. This subarctic state of the United States offers visitors the chance to view stunning glaciers, magnificent mountain ranges, abundant wildlife, lakes, fjords, dramatic shorelines and lush dense forests.

These natural attractions have made Alaska a popular and incomparable cruise destination, a place where visitors get to experience the most dramatic natural features as well as visiting local communities with unique cultures. An Alaskan cruise is a remarkable opportunity to experience nature at its most raw.

For climate and sunlight purposes, cruises to Alaska sail strictly during the summer months, from early May to mid-September. Most ships start in Vancouver in Canada, or Seattle in the US, and make one-week round-trips through the Inside Passage to the state capital Juneau and other ports such as Skagway, Ketchikan and Sitka. Some lines also offer to combine a full Alaskan cruise with a longer land tour to the Canadian Rockies or Denali National Park – home of Alaska’s tallest mountain, Mount McKinley.