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Whether you choose a luxurious Alaskan cruise or a hotel-based tour of Alaska's Inside Passage, this unforgettable adventure offers exciting activities set in one of the world's most majestic natural landscapes. Any tour includes multisport options like hiking, kayaking, whale watching, and wildlife viewing, among others. Trek across the impressive Mendenhall Glacier, paddle your way through Sitka Sound, and explore the city of Juneau. Along the way, enjoy some of the freshest salmon you'll ever taste, prepared in the local tradition. Ketchikan, renowned Tracy Arm, Wrangell, and Misty Fjords National Wilderness, fill your days with adventure. Contact us when you're ready to start planning your Alaska adventure tour of the Inside Passage.
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Top 10 Inside Passage Alaska Small Ship Cruises & Tours for 2022-2023

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10 Best Inside Passage Alaska Travel Deals 2022-2023

Trip NameSaveFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Epic Coastal Alaska25%$1690015Jun 12, 2022Join National Geographic Orion for a 15-day epic Coastal Alaska cruise from Vancouver, B.C. to Seward, Alaska, and enjoy a fascinating and …
Ironman Alaska 2022: Glacier Bay and Inside Passage$250$769513Aug 9, 2022Travel the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay on this exclusive 13-day small ship Alaska cruise for 2022 Ironman athletes and friends aboard the …
Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness CruiseSavings$334513Sep 11, 2022Travel the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay on this 13-day small ship cruise aboard Wilderness Discoverer. Whales and wildlife, kayaking, and hiking. …
Northern Passages & Glacier BaySavings$72958May 28, 2022Embark on the Safari Explorer for an 8-day cruise to Glacier Bay National Park, Chichagof Island, and Peril Strait as you cruise from Juneau to …
Alaska's Glacier CountrySavings$36008Apr 7, 2023Make the most out of this 8-day cruise aboard Wilderness Adventurer as you explore the wilderness and encounter marine animals by kayaking, paddle …
Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British ColumbiaSavings$1096014Apr 30, 2023Board National Geographic Venture on this 14-day cruise to linger in the temperate rainforests and wildlife-rich channels of British Columbia, and …
Glacier Bay National Park and Haines AdventureSavings$49008Apr 23, 2023Aboard the Wilderness Explorer on an incredible 8-day expedition to Alaska. Discover the epic ice giants of the world-renowned Glacier Bay National …
Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to JuneauSavings$46606Jun 3, 2022Embark on exciting point-to-point kayak outings and long hikes along forested coasts of Alaska. See bears, whales, and Steller sea lions. Enjoy a …
Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness CruiseSavings$669513Sep 3, 2022Thirteen days take you through the Inside Passages and Glacier Bay National Park, encountering remote wilderness, Native culture, and history. Set …
Glacier Bay National Park Adventure$750$36008May 29, 2022Join the Wilderness Discoverer on this exceptional 8-day Alaskan Cruise where you'll discover Glacier Bay National Park, a 3,223,384 acre park …

8 Best Luxury Inside Passage Alaska Small Ship Cruises & Tours for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Remote Alaska Adventure$100005May 29, 2022Experience a 5-day luxury Alaska lodge adventure and backcountry flight safaris at Ultima Thule Lodge. View the landscape and wildlife from a bush …
Seward to Vancouver$42308Jun 2, 2022Join the Silver Muse and cruise the Inside Passage from Seward to Vancouver to see the region's vibrant culture and natural beauty. As you sail along …
Vancouver to Seward$34808Jun 16, 2022Venture through Alaska's Inside Passage on the Silver Shadow, a luxury cruise ship that sails from Seward to Vancouver. This week-long …
Vancouver to Seward$46008Jun 9, 2022Find yourself in the heart of Alaska's stunning coastal scenery as you journey via the Inside Passage and its fjord-carved glaciers. Cruise from …
Seward to Vancouver$36608Jun 9, 2022Immerse yourself in the diverse culture and natural splendor of Alaska's Inside Passage aboard the beautiful Silver Shadow. Sail from Seward to …
Seward to Vancouver$46008May 18, 2023Start your journey aboard the Silver Whisper in Seward, Alaska, and explore the majesty of one of the most remote places on Earth. Visit the largest …
Vancouver to Vancouver$750015May 25, 2023See Alaska aboard the magnificent Silver Whisper on this 15-day journey along the Southeastern Alaskan shores. Discover stunning winter vistas, steep …
Vancouver to Seward$46008May 25, 2023Through the Inside Passage and its fjord-carved glaciers, discover Alaska's breathtaking coastline beauty. Silver Whisper takes you from Vancouver …
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Best Inside Passage Alaska Cruise Lines for 2022-2023
  • UnCruise - "Innovation" has been their motto since 1996.  Alaska has the most itinerary options of all its destinations, whether it's a 7, 12, or 14-night excursion. Safari EndeavourSafari ExplorerSafari QuestWilderness ExplorerWilderness LegacyWilderness Discoverer, and Wilderness Adventurer all sail the Inside Passages with guest capacity ranging from 22 to 86.
  • Alaskan Dream Cruises - offers an authentic and intimate small vessel voyage through Alaska's Inside Passage. Each experience has been hand-selected for its potential to immerse guests in True Alaska. Each ship in this fleet has a shallow draft, which allows for a closer approach to shore than larger cruise ships: Kruzof ExplorerChichagof DreamAdmiralty Dream, and Alaskan Dream
  • Lindblad Expeditions - a family-owned operation founded in the 1960s that pioneered expedition-style cruising. In partnership with National Geographic, inspiring people to explore and care for the earth offers passengers an expanded selection of experts and lecturers. ​National Geographic Quest, and National Geographic Venture, have dual boarding platforms, enabling the team to load two Zodiacs at once means guests get off the ship quickly to take advantage of wildlife sightings and maximize exploring time. 
  • Silversea Cruises is the gold standard in luxury cruising, acclaimed for its legendary European lifestyle and global destinations. Never skimping on choice nor luxury. And always all-inclusive. Its fleet of small ships Silver Muse and Silver Shadow offers extreme comfort for the adventurous Inside Passage Alaskan traveler. 
  • American Queen Voyages -  (formerly American Queen Stemboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines) offers small-ship cruising with immersive shore excursions and onboard programs. The new adventure-style Ocean Victory will sail 12 and 13-day voyages through the less-traveled sections of Alaska's Inside Passage with an experienced expedition team.
  • Aurora Expeditions - will make its inaugural journey to Alaska in June 2022, sailing from Vancouver to Anchorage via the Inside Passage. Sylvia Earle features the revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW®, which allows the ship to cross oceans more comfortably and efficiently, with expansive observation decks to bring you closer to the environment. 

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