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Alaska Cruises Departure Ports

Alaska Ports

Welcome to CruiseBooking, your one-stop destination for planning the perfect Alaska cruise holiday. Alaska's breathtaking landscapes, pristine wilderness, and abundant wildlife are dream destinations for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts. Embarking on an Alaska cruise allows you to explore this majestic region from the comfort and luxury of a cruise ship, offering a unique and unforgettable experience. In this humble guide, we will take you through the various departure ports and essential cruise ports in Alaska and explain how CruiseBooking can help you book your ideal Alaska cruise holiday. 

Alaska Cruise Departure Ports:

When planning your Alaska cruise, it's essential to consider the departure ports available. The main departure ports for Alaska cruises are Seattle, Vancouver, and Seward. Seattle, located in Washington state, offers convenient access for travelers from the United States, making it a popular choice. Vancouver, in Canada, is another standard departure port and is easily accessible for both American and international travelers. Seward, located in Alaska, provides a unique opportunity to start your journey from within the state, immersing you in the Alaskan experience right from the beginning. 

Major Cruise Ports in Alaska: 

Alaska has several major cruise ports, each offering distinct charm and attractions. Let's explore some of the notable cruise ports you can visit during your Alaska cruise: 

Juneau: As Alaska's capital city, Juneau is a popular stop on many Alaska cruise itineraries. No wonder it is a popular cruise destination where passengers can disembark and tour the cultural centers for free, even visiting the Alaska State Museum. All the best cultural goodies can be found in the Downtown area. Surrounded by mountains and glaciers, it also offers a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, whale watching, and glacier tours. Take advantage of the opportunity to visit the Mendenhall Glacier.

Skagway: Known for its rich gold rush history, Skagway is a small town that literally takes you back in time. The entire village has been restored along the lines of late 19th and early 20th century settings, making for a Wild Wild West experience up north. Stroll along the wooden boardwalks, visit the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, or embark on a scenic train ride along the White Pass and Yukon Route like the gold prospectors used to.

Ketchikan: Situated in the Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan is renowned for its lush rainforests, the world's most extensive collection of totem poles, and thriving salmon runs. It is also the first port-of-call in most planned Alaska Cruise tours. It has surprisingly milder winters and summer temperatures. Take a stroll through Creek Street, visit the Saxman Native Village, or go on a wildlife-watching excursion to spot bald eagles and black bears.

Seward: Nestled in the heart of Alaska, Seward offers an array of captivating experiences for all ages. The renowned Alaska SeaLife Center has a behind-the-scenes tour portraying incredible wildlife rehabilitation efforts. Exit Glacier Nature Center, the picturesque Kenai Mountain Range, and exploring the Skyline Jeep Trail or the Tonsina Creek Trail can provide excellent photo opportunities. Seward is also well known for fishing. Its five Pacific salmon species, halibut, lingcod, and much more, are prize catches for many tourists posing with them and having their photos and see packaged and sent back to their homes. Indeed, Seward will leave you with cherished memories of your time in this remarkable Alaskan destination.

Glacier Bay: A highlight of many Alaska cruises (with over 80% tourists arriving), Glacier Bay National Park lies to the west of Juneau and offers breathtaking views of towering glaciers, icy fjords, and abundant marine & terrestrial wildlife. Witness the immense power of nature as you cruise through this UNESCO World Heritage site, listening to the thunderous calving of glaciers and capturing stunning photographs. In-park accommodation is possible by lodging with Glacier Bay Lodge.

Book your Alaska Cruise Holiday with CruiseBooking: 

Now that you have an overview of the departure ports and important cruise ports in Alaska (out of a total of 26 ports dotting the landscape), it's time to book your dream Alaska cruise holiday with CruiseBooking. Our platform offers a seamless booking experience, allowing you to browse a wide selection of Alaska cruises from top cruise lines.

With Cruise Booking, you can choose from various itineraries, ranging from 7 to 14 days, depending on your preferences and available time. Whether you're looking for a luxury cruise experience or a family-friendly adventure, our website provides detailed information about all cruise ship, including amenities, onboard activities, dining options, and cabin choices. 

Our user-friendly interface makes it easy to compare prices, check availability, and secure your booking with just a few clicks. We also offer customer support to assist you throughout booking, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience.

As you plan your Alaska cruise holiday, CruiseBooking provides valuable resources to help you make the most of your trip. Our website features destination guides, insider tips, and recommendations for shore excursions, allowing you to customize your itinerary and create unforgettable memories. 


Embark on an extraordinary journey through the captivating landscapes of Alaska with CruiseBooking. Explore the departure ports, including Seattle, Vancouver, and Seward, and discover the major cruise ports, such as Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and Glacier Bay. With our easy-to-use platform and comprehensive cruise information, you can book your Alaska cruise holiday effortlessly and begin an adventure of a lifetime. Start planning today and get ready to experience the wonders of Alaska like never before.

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