Cruises to Alaska

Breathtaking scenic voyages, immersive Alaska experiences, and unforgettable Cunard style.

Featured Alaska cruises

Be captivated by the spellbinding beauty of The Last Frontier with a roundtrip from Vancouver. Voyage alongside glaciers, hear whale song hang in the air, and absorb the magic of this otherworldly land.

An Alaska cruise, with Cunard

Whether whale watching from your suite or stateroom or exploring The Great Land on shore, only on Queen Elizabeth can you immerse yourself in Alaska and experience a world of unique experiences and unexpected inspiration.

Rocky Mountaineer railroad tours

Extend your 2023 Alaska cruise on board the Rocky Mountaineer Railroad in the Canadian Rockies before or after your voyage.

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Alaska in 2023

If you have already booked onto one of our 2023 voyages, don't wait to start discovering Alaska. View our guides to local sights and take a peek at some of our Alaska-themed on board experiences.

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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 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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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.

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The Grill Suite experience

Cunard's Grill Suites promises to elevate your Alaska voyage to a whole new level of indulgence. Savor exquisite food, spacious suites and the private Grills Lounge and Terrace.

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The fascinating spirit of Alaska

Imagine being seated on the spacious deck, cuddled up in a blanket and enjoying a refreshing cocktail while our renowned White Star service makes your stay on board an unforgettable experience. Witness the majestic sight of whales appearing at dusk as you spend scenic days in Glacier Bay National Park and Hubbard Glacier.

Be inspired by Alaska

Alaska has scenery and wildlife unlike anywhere else on earth. Get a taste of these natural wonders from the comfort of your own home with our special articles, or discover the delights of Steakhouse at the Verandah, one of our many on board restaurants.

Alaska – cruising America’s last frontier

Discover the experience of a timeless ocean voyage to Alaska on Queen Elizabeth with this special article, produced for Cunard by BBC StoryWorks.

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Alaska's scenic wonders

From the depths of frozen fjords to vast ice valleys, mountains and glistening glaciers, you can take in all the wonders of Alaska with a voyage on board Queen Elizabeth.

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A cut above

Cunard is famous for its exemplary cuisine. Discover our restaurant Steakhouse at The Verandah, and find out what our chefs recommend you try on your next voyage.

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Nature's best

Alaska is a land of snow-capped mountains, lush green forests and glacier-carved fjords. A Cunard cruise to this region provides an incredible opportunity to spot fascinating wildlife in its natural habitat.

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Alaska Highlights


Ketchikan’s colorful totem poles. Sitka’s Tlingit traditions. Skagway’s gold rush legacy. Alaska port calls offer so much variety. Hike through the ancient spruce forests in Haines. Pay a visit to Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. And discover what life is truly like in this otherworldly land of ice and water.

Landmarks & tourists spots

From its skyscraper-size glaciers to its far-reaching fjords, Alaska offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in North America. Find yourself in awe every day of your vacation, as you explore landmarks such as Hubbard Glacier, Tracy Arm Fjord, Glacier Bay National Park, and The Inside Passage.


Wildlife sightings are always an exciting possibility on an Alaska cruise. Brown bears, moose, and wolves are all native to the region. Orcas and humpback whales also migrate here seasonally and it’s not uncommon to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures breaching the water’s surface.


Alaska’s culinary secrets are yours to discover on board Queen Elizabeth. Start your day with a Bloody Mary in bed. Warm up with a steaming hot chowder on deck. Enjoy the authentic flavors of our Alaska dining experience, Frontier. And savor an Alaska-themed menu on Gala Evening.

Alaska cruises special offers

Enjoy our limited-time offers on our Alaska cruises. Spacious decks offer a true feeling of freedom as Queen Elizabeth sails by Hubbard Glacier & Glacier Bay National Park, on her way to iconic Alaskan ports.

Alaska cruise port highlights

Each day in Alaska presents you with awe-inspiring wonders. Revel at the blue hues of the immense Hubbard Glacier and journey through the Inside Passage, which culminates in Glacier Bay National Park, where you’ll experience some of the world’s most spectacular tidewater glaciers.

Alaska Departure Ports

Cruises to Alaska with Cunard sail from Canada Place Cruise Terminal in downtown Vancouver, putting you right in the heart of this vibrant city. If you have a little time before or after your cruise, Vancouver is well worth exploring. Two of the city’s top neighborhoods, Gastown and Chinatown, are right by the terminal and Stanley Park’s famous seawall is also a stone’s throw away. 

No matter if you’re arriving by air or road, getting to Canada Place couldn’t be easier. Vancouver International Airport just 30 minutes from the cruise terminal by Skytrain, perfect if you’re flying in for your Alaska cruise. For those arriving by car, there’s short and long stay parking on site. Local taxis and shuttles operate outside of the cruise terminal and private limos are also available for hire.

Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

This unbelievable national park is home to some of the world’s most amazing tidewater glaciers. Enjoy sailing past snow-capped peaks, towering fjords and dramatic glaciers.

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Haines, Alaska

Hike through ancient spruce forests, visit museums dedicated to the Native Tlingit heritage and keep an eye out for bald eagles soaring overhead in Haines.

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Juneau, Alaska

Alaska’s capital city captivates with its rugged natural beauty. Keep an eye out for humpback whales breaching in the bay and make sure you pay a visit to the massive Mendenhall Glacier.

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Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan may be small, but it makes up for its size with breathtaking wilderness. This 3-milelong village is known as Alaska’s First City for its location and outstanding natural beauty.

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Skagway, Alaska

Once an old Wild West outpost and gold rush town, Skagway is now a national historic park where the present and past meet amongst incredible natural landscapes.

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Sitka, Alaska

Framed by snow-capped mountain peaks, Sitka is a charming seaside town with a rich history. Learn more about its Tlingit traditions and Russian past.

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Vancouver, Canada

Urban sophistication meets pristine nature in Vancouver. Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge are two wilderness highlights of this lively city.

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Victoria, Canada

The capital of British Columbia effortlessly blends contemporary delight and historic charm. Explore The city’s verdant gardens an ornate castle while admiring waterfront views.

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Frequently asked questions about Alaska