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Alaska Cruises

A Soft Adventure Travel Experience

Discover the variety of Alaska cruises on small ships that explore the far reaches of the inside passage not accessible to the large cruise ships.

Enjoy the best of Alaska, away from the large crowds and formality where naturalists take you onto Zodiacs and kayaks and/or lead you with hiking tours to experience up close the wildlife, glaciers, and fantastic scenery.

Alaska Cruises

A small ship cruise to Alaska gets up closer to see wildlife from the ship. These smaller ships get to some very scenic places and wildlife sightings that the mega ships cannot get to such as the Misty Fjords National Monument near Ketchikan, Tracy Arm fjord, or the Dawes Glacier.

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Small ship cruises are attractive to people who enjoy meeting new people and sharing experiences. Less passengers means a more intimate, informal opportunity to bond with fellow passengers.

The Alaska cruise season runs from May through September, and demand is high. The Cost of an Alaska Cruise is higher than other cruise destinations such as the Caribbean

Each of the best of Alaska cruises listed below are known to practice responsible travel and offer soft adventure cruises with light or moderate physical activity for travelers 12-80 years of age who are in good physical condition.

The listing of cruise operators is provided for our viewers Information. We have no business relationship with any of the listings and do not receive any income from having their listing appear on our web site.

Viewers are also advised to carefully check out their programs to ensure they are still viable entities and will meet your needs before contracting with them.

Top Alaska Small Ship Cruise Operators

AdventureSmith Explorations
3090 North Lake Blvd. Suite #1
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Toll Free: 1-877-620-2875 - 8:00am – 5:00pm Pacific Time
530-583-1775 - 8:00am – 5:00pm Pacific Time Adventure Smith Alaska Cruises

Specializes in soft adventure travel using small ships, professional guides and sustainable practices to experience nature and wildlife up close. Specially outfitted yachts, small ships, and wilderness lodges serve as a base from which expert naturalists lead small group explorations into the wilderness.


Fantasy Cruises
PO Box 351719
Palm Coast, FL 32135
Toll-Free: 800-234-3861
Local: 425-765-8879 Fantasy Cruises to Alaska

Specializes in small ship cruises sailing with The Island Spirit, 32 passengers in 17 staterooms.
They feature getting up-close and personal with the native wildlife, and sight-seeing and shopping throughout Southeast Alaska's most popular destinations. Cruising the rugged shorelines and remote bays of Alaska's Panhandle, you will get to experience humpback whales, bald eagles, cormorants, tufted puffins, loons, and Pacific sea bird, sand marine mammals.


InnerSea Discoveries
3826 18th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
USA/Canada Toll-free: 1-888-862-8881
International Toll Free: 1-877-263-9888Innersea Discoveries Alaska Cruise
A sister company to American Safari Cruises offers soft adventure cruises in Alaska on a variety of Itineraries from 7 to 21 days on three ships; the 76-guest Wilderness Discoverer, 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer and 76-guest Wilderness Explorer.

Sailing the narrow passages and into secluded fjords provides travellers with opportunities to discover cultures and learning Tlingit history; embracing the wilderness and playing outside along Alaska's rugged coastlines. There are also opportunities to enjoy kayaking, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding.


Lindblad Expeditions
96 Morton St.
New York, 10014
Lindblad Expeditions

An alliance with National Geographic specializing expedition travel to remote, unsoiled territory without sacrificing comfort. Each ship features comfortable cabins, a lounge, a library, and wellness services so that you can unwind after an active day. And chefs on board create delicious meals that reflect the cuisine of the places we visit using fresh, local, and organic ingredients. On board each ship, you'll find Zodiac landing craft, sea kayaks, and snorkeling gear, as well as specially designed tools that allow for more extensive exploration.

Can comfortably accommodate 62 guests in 31 outside cabins.

Every Lindblad itinerary has flexibility built into the schedule. In fact, entire days are left open for exploring on some itineraries. None of Lindblad's ships have elevators. There is a doctor on board international voyages whose services are provided free of charge.

Top Alaska Large Ship Cruise

Princess Cruises
7 night cruise from Vancouver, BC to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park, College Fjord and Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska with land tours to Denali and other locations
. Princess Cruise Line

A great package for Alaska travelers who want to combine a cruise with extended land tours into the Alasakan wilderness. Princess Cruises has the best itinerary for the soft adventure traveler --- they offer an excellent selection of land tours to Denali and other locations at their owned and operated wilderness lodges.

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