Alaska cruise ports and sights

The spectacle of ice calving from massive glaciers is matched only by the thrill of spotting wild grizzlies foraging in tidal flats. There is no better way to experience the majestic scenery and local culture of Alaska than on board Queen Elizabeth.

Dock in Alaska's most iconic cruise ports


Alaska’s state capital, Juneau, is an adventurer’s playground where scenic hikes surround the city’s urban sprawl and seaplanes offer a bird’s eye view of the whales and bears far below.

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'Emerald Isle' Kodiak is a haven for a wide variety of wildlife. The island is two-thirds national park, dedicated to protecting native brown bears. The island's microbrewery makes for an interesting tour and the native heritage museums are excellent.

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Home to the White Pass Railway, Skagway’s streets are lined with historic wooden buildings while the railway, built during the 1890 Klondike Gold Rush, offers panoramic views in a 3000 foot ascent.

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Prince Rupert

Located on British Columbia’s north coast, Prince Rupert is a vibrant destination and transport hub offering air and waterborne activities alongside museums, eateries and a rich aboriginal heritage.

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Nestled on an inlet in the Kenai Peninsula, against a landscape of forested mountains and sapphire sea, the Southern Alaskan city of Seward is an outdoor adventurers’ playground.

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The self-coined Salmon Capital of The World, Ketchikan’s historic fishing heritage remains intact today but the city is also home to a thriving arts scene and some of Alaska’s most stunning scenery.

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Icy Strait Point

Icy Straight Point in Hoonah, Alaska’s largest Tlingit village, offers native culture coupled with outdoor exploration in what is arguably one of Alaska’s most beautifully preserved wildernesses.

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Sitka is a hidden beauty on the east coast of Baranof Island in southeast Alaska. Its National Historical Park is the oldest national park in Alaska, and along with the town's warm welcome, its many natural wonders combine for a remarkable experience.

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Located at the top of Lynn Canal, one of the world’s longest fjords, Haines occupies an area of natural beauty so picturesque you’ll be reaching for your camera at every opportunity.

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Alaska cruise-bys

Our itineraries include several 'cruise-bys': special calls to famous and breathtaking scenes. You won't get the opportunity to go ashore, but nor will you need to. Simply breathe in the fresh Alaskan air on our spacious decks, and keep your eyes peeled for all sorts of natural wonders.

Discover Alaska with Cunard

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.

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Alaska guest speakers

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

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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.

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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.

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Ten reasons to sail Alaska

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

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