Alaska cruises 2023.

Discover what lies in store, both on ship and on shore, for our Alaska voyage guests in 2023.

On shore.

Glacier Bay National Park.


Glacier Bay National Park is the jewel in the crown of any Alaskan voyage. Spanning 3.3 million acres, as part of a 25-million-acre World Heritage Site, a cruise through Glacier Bay National Park reveals some of the planet’s most remarkable tidewater glaciers. From the majesty of the sheer icy cliffs to the awesome sights of eagles flying overhead, there is much to see both from ship and on shore.

For those interested in local culture, the Huna Tlingit are ready to welcome and introduce you to the history of their people, and the place they call home. If natural wonders are what you seek, be prepared for sightings of otters and whales in the water, puffins in the air, and even bears on the shore.

Discover the effects of climate on this incredible scene, and explore what it takes to carefully manage and preserve the land, and the countless flora and fauna it supports.

Explore all of these with our online articles in anticipation of your Alaskan voyage.

On board.

From special local dishes in our on board restaurants, to local speakers and entertainment, Alaska can be experienced on board as well as on shore. Here we give a small taste of what is to come, while still keeping some big surprises for your voyage.

Ice White Ball.

Drawing inspiration from the breath-taking glacial backdrops of Alaska, the much-loved Queen Elizabeth will provide the perfect setting for the return of the Ice White Ball. See the ship transform to truly bring Alaska on board, with stunningly decorated venues, heightened menus with local dishes, and specially-crafted cocktails.

Wear your formal Gala Evening attire with a glacial twist - a simple combination of white, silver or blue attire would complement the theme perfectly, or you could add something a little sparkly to your existing ensemble.

Inspired by Alaska.

Discover the tastes of Alaska throughout your voyage with local beers and wines on board. Sample delicious Alaska-inspired cocktails every evening, and savor a hot toddy and blanket service on deck.

If you can't decide what to try first, we make it easy for you with our Alaskan cocktail flights: sip on a fruity gin concoction with Alaskan berries, an elegant twist on a classic martini, and a refreshing lemon creation, paired with Alaskan crab skagen.

Discover Alaska.

Whether you're considering an Alaskan adventure or have already booked your voyage, our guides, articles and packing tips are sure to whet your appetite and help your prepare for the journey of a lifetime.

Our guide to Alaska.

Explore the ultimate guide to cruising the region. Cunard has considered weather, cruise routes and history, local highlights, what to pack, and even a reading list, so that preparing for your journey is as smooth as possible.

Find out more

Encounter explorers on stage.

Alaska cruises on Cunard bring you face to face with renowned explorers and award-winning travel writers, whose personal experiences offer a fascinating insight into the region’s past and present.

Find out more

Where we sail in Alaska.

The spectacle of ice calving from massive glaciers is matched only by the thrill of spotting wild grizzlies foraging in tidal flats. Sail Queen Elizabeth to Alaska on a voyage filled with majestic scenery and local culture.

Find out more

Alaska shore experiences.

From whale watching on a private yacht to a guided tour of Portage Glacier, an Alaska cruise with Cunard offers more than 140 unique ways to enhance your time on and off shore.

Find out more

Alaska packing guide.

Explore our complete packing guide for this fantastic region, including tips for sea and shore, what not to pack, and useful packing lists for every suitcase.

Find out more

Ten reasons to sail Alaska.

Discover our top ten reasons why a Cunard cruise is the best way to see stunning Alaska.

Find out more