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Cruises through British Columbia's Inside Passage, a thousand-mile archipelago, a long chain of islands stretching from Seattle to Alaska reveal an expansive wilderness of fjords, verdant mountainscapes, rainforests, and abundant wildlife perfect for accessing on a small cruise ship. British Columbia is the embarkation or disembarkation point for several cruises to Alaska and several cruises beginning in Seattle, Washington, USA also visit the emerald-green shores of Canada's Inside Passage including Johnstone Strait and Haida Gwaii National Reserve. You can kayak and paddleboard, sail through the high cliffs and fjords along the coast and see incredible animals like grizzly bears, moose, orcas, and humpback whales. Alternatively, experience Chilko Lake at British Colombia's premier luxury lakeside mountain lodge.
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8 British Columbia Small Ship Cruises to Seattle & Alaska for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Last Frontier Adventure$42958May 31, 2024Chichagof Dream's 8-day Last Frontier Adventure offers more time in the woods and a higher level of adventure. On this journey, visit Baranof Island, …
Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn$53959May 27, 2024Sail through Alaska's Inside Passage on this 9-day Alaskan cruise on the Baranof Dream. Visit the ports of Sitka, Juneau, Wrangell, and visit Glacier …
Last Frontier Adventure$39958Jun 22, 2024This Last Frontier Adventure aboard Admiralty Dream is an 8-day small-ship cruise that offers more time in wilderness areas and a higher level of …
Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness$62238Jun 1, 2024Explore Southeast Alaska aboard National Geographic Venture on its 8-day Alaska cruise from Juneau to Sitka. Hike over the spongy earth and float …
Wild Alaska Escape: Haines, the Inian Islands, and Tracy Arm Fjord$29726May 26, 2024Board the National Geographic Sea Lion on this 6-day Wild Alaska Escape cruise exploring the coasts and forests of Alaska. Visit ports such as Sitka, …
Glacier Bay National Park Adventure$44008May 26, 2024Join the Wilderness Discoverer on this exceptional 8-day Alaskan Cruise where you'll discover Glacier Bay National Park, a 3,223,384 acre park …
Vancouver to Seward$54008Jun 13, 2024Join an 8-day cruise aboard the Silver Muse from Vancouver to Seward, exploring Alaska's outdoor wonders. Encounter massive glaciers and snow-capped …
Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise$720013Sep 11, 2024Thirteen days take you through the Inside Passages and Glacier Bay National Park, encountering remote wilderness, Native culture, and history. Set …
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10 Top-Rated British Columbia Small Cruise Ships for 2024-2025

Ship NameMax PassengersFromSummary
National Geographic Venture100$5730National Geographic Venture is perfectly designed to explore Alaska's Inside Passage and beyond accommodating 100 passengers and providing a new …
Safari Endeavour84$6100The newly refurbished expedition vessel Safari Endeavour's three decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for …
Le Soleal264$5260Cruise the polar regions in luxury aboard the Le Soleal. This small ship carries 224 passengers in luxurious accommodations with first class …
Safari Explorer36$7200Exquisitely appointed, the Safari Explorer carries 36 passengers on small ship cruising of Hawaii with luxury. She features an intimate wine library, …
Safari Quest22$7600The Safari Quest provides guests with intimate adventure experiences, comfortable staterooms and public spaces with ample room to get away from it …
National Geographic Sea Bird62$8542The Sea Bird, sister ship of the Sea Lion, can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to its small size, yet it comfortably accommodates 62 …
National Geographic Quest100$10465The National Geographic Quest is a state-of-the-art expedition ship accommodating 100 guests in 5 different categories of fully equipped cabins. It …
Wilderness Legacy88$6300Embark on this refurbished 88-small ship, the Legacy. Emulating an earlyl victorian steamer, this charming vessel carries guests on small ship …
National Geographic Sea Lion62$10542The Sea Lion, sister ship of the Sea Bird, can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to its small size, yet it comfortably accommodates 62 …
MS Fridtjof Nansen528$33647The Fridtjof Nansen was built in 2020 and offers numerous lounges in which to relax, a well-equipped gym, and several infinity pool and hot tubs as a …
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Best British Columbia Small Ship Cruise Lines for 2024-2025
  • Silversea Cruises - offer seven itineraries departing from or sailing through Vancouver, British Columbia, including the Transatlantic, American West Coast, Alaska, Canada, and New England. Silversea's Millennium Class luxury cruise ship Silver Shadow retains Silversea's essence – spacious suites, a complement of only 388 guests, superior service – paired with a lively cosmopolitan atmosphere and enhanced amenities. 
  • Lindblad Expeditions - has four itineraries sailing across Vancouver, B.C., including Alaska, Haida Gwaii, and the San Juan Islands. National Geographic Resolution's most striking exterior feature, the patented X-Bow®, is a game-changing design that guarantees the smoothest, most comfortable ride in all kinds of conditions; and since it eliminates bow impact, a quieter ride, as well. 
  • American Queen Voyages - has Alaska & Pacific Coast cruise itineraries that utilize Vancouver, B.C. as its embarkation port. Ocean Victory uses the cleanest fuel available, provides unequaled access to wilderness waters, and is built for exploration in the world's most fragile regions.
  • UnCruise - sails to Alaska's and Canada's Inside Passages, visiting remote waters north of Vancouver. World-class adventure meets world-class style in Wilderness ExplorerWilderness Discoverer, and Wilderness Legacy.

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