Alaska Cruises

Discover one of the last unspoilt destinations on earth. The US state of Alaska teems with rare wildlife, shimmering glaciers and jagged mountain peaks.

Alaska Destinations

Our stunning destinations.

Alaska Ports of Call

WHY CRUISE ALASKA?

What Alaska has to offer.

Alaska is like nowhere else on earth: an Alpine frontier, a winter wonderland and an untameable wilderness all in one. There is no more immersive way to experience Alaska than by sea – get up close and personal with captivating wildlife and discover glaciers inaccessible by any other route, all from the comfort of your Celebrity Cruises ship.

Alaska is also a haven for wildlife; thriving populations of salmon, moose, humpback whales and nesting eagles abound. Our on board experts are on-hand to help you delve deeper into the region and all of its secrets.

Enjoy spectacular views from invigorating hikes through scenic forests, take to the water yourself on a kayak amongst the mountains, or strap into the world's largest zip line at Ice Strait Point. 

Alaska FAQs

Answering your questions about Alaska.

Wondering what to pack for your Alaskan trip, or what wildlife you can expect to spot? Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Then naturalist John Muir once said, “to the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world”. Alaska is where nature is allowed to run riot – it’s sparsely populated, and its landscapes have a stark and brutal beauty. It has something for everyone, from wildlife enthusiasts to adrenaline junkies.

Exploring Alaska by water gives you access to mysterious icy straits and glaciers you wouldn’t have the opportunity to see any other way. What experience could be more extraordinary than waking up and travelling to the top deck to watch snow-capped mountains and glaciers drift past?

Apart from frequent glimpses of wildlife, look at for the formidable Hubbard Glacier – which stretches for six miles where it reaches the ocean. The Tracy Arm Fjord Glacier is the perfect spot for whale watching. 

Layers are crucial for an Alaskan cruise, as weather can be unpredictable. It’s also a good idea to pack some rain gear, and hiking boots if you plan to enjoy any walks. If you’re keen on viewing wildlife, don’t forget to pack your binoculars or your camera. 

For the most part, Alaska follows Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is nine hours behind GMT. 

Perhaps unsurprisingly, you’ll generally find a lot of fish and cold water seafood in the Alaskan diet. Staples include Alaskan salmon, halibut and king crab.

Alaska is generally considered a safe destination to visit. 

English is spoken commonly in Alaska, as well as twenty official Alaska Native languages.

ALASKA HIGHLIGHTS

The best of Alaska, handpicked by us.

From glaciers to fishing villages, there’s so much to see in Alaska. Here are just a few of our favourite, must-visit spots for your Alaskan cruise.From glaciers to fishing villages, there’s so much to see in Alaska. Here are just a few of our favourite, must-visit spots for your Alaskan cruise.

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  • Boats at the Seward pier.
  • A tribal totem pole at Saxman Village near Ketchikan.
  • Humpback whales in Alaska's ocean.
  • A view of the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau.
  • Try dog sledding in Juneau.
  • The spectacular Hubbard Glacier in Alaska.

WHEN TO VISIT ALASKA

The best time to visit Alaska, with Celebrity Cruises.

Cruises to Alaska tend to run in the summer, between June and September each year. This is when the weather in the region is at its most mild, with warm days and short nights. Temperatures average in the mid-20s during this time. These months are also when you’ll have the best chance of spotting wildlife, such as bears and whales. Winter is best avoided, as temperatures dip below freezing, the days are short, and wildlife returns to hibernation.

A number of festivals and events also take place in Alaska during the summer. On the 4th July, the town of Seward celebrates with colourful parades and floats. The Alaskan State Fair occurs every August in Palmer, with a carnival and fairground to mark the end of summer.

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