There is no better way to explore Alaska by water than on a small-ship cruise scheduled departure out of Sitka, Ketchikan, Petersburg or Juneau. Cruising Alaska’s spectacular Inside Passage aboard a yacht or small ship cruise line is a truly unique way to see the unparalleled beauty of the Alaskan coastal wilderness. An Alaska cruise by motor yacht allows you the intimacy of traveling with close family and friends while also experiencing all Alaska has to offer – from marine life to “off the beaten path” shore excursions.
Your ‘ports of call’ will not be bustling coastal communities but beach-combing in Tongass National Forest, whale watching in rugged coves, or kayaking with sea otters. Experienced on-board naturalists and seasoned captains will make sure you receive the very best in guest service and will share their authentic Alaskan perspectives about Alaska’s history, geology, wildlife and culture. Each Alaska cruise vessel has its own ‘personality’ but all our carefully selected cruise partners features gourmet cuisine, all necessary adventure gear and equipment, and extensive observation decks for optimal wildlife and glacier viewing.
Small ship cruises are especially ideal for multi-generational families who are often challenged trying to find activities and experiences enjoyed by those of all ages and abilities. And small-ship cruises are also the perfect way to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, and other family milestones.
Alaska adventure cruises on smaller cruise ships include active shore excursions from kayaking, hiking and opportunities for wildlife viewing as well as a more intimate way to experience and explore Alaska’s spectacular coastal areas and National Parks. From Glacier Bay to Misty Fjords and Juneau to Ketchikan or Sitka, you will delight in excellent whale watching, birding and glacier viewing while on board a small ship Alaska cruise.