Alaska

Explore some of North America’s most spectacular and pristine wilderness areas on an Alaska adventure cruise, with breathtaking wildlife encounters as you come face-to-face with brown and black bears, moose and bald eagles soaring above. Alaskan small cruise ships enable you to access isolated inlets that the big cruise ships cannot, while still being equipped with zodiacs and kayaks for you to explore the majestic fjords, glaciers and rivers up-close. Witness humpback whales, orcas and sea lions from the comfort of your ship, backed by magnificent glaciers and untamed landscapes. Contact our team of Alaska cruise experts with your interests, schedule and budget so we can create the perfect adventure for you.

Top 5 Small Ships in Alaska

Admiralty Dream

Be one of the maximum 58 passengers on this 144 foot vessel and prepare yourself for a wilderness adventure! There are viewing areas available on all three guests accessible decks. Every one of...

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National Geographic Quest

The National Geographic Quest is one of the newest additions to the fleet of this world-renowned scientific and educational institution. This purpose-built, state-of-the-art 100-passenger...

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National Geographic Sea Bird\ Sea Lion

Welcome aboard one of these two 152 foot expedition vessels! With room for 62 passengers, and enough amenity offerings to keep everyone occupied, these ships are the perfect machines for exploring...

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Safari Explorer

If someone wants luxury, peace, comfort, lavishness and ease of handling, all at once, then Safari Explorer is probably the best option. Apart from this embellished luxury, it also has multiple...

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Wilderness Discoverer

As soon as you board this ‘lusty' beast for adventure, your mind gets filled with numerous wandering thoughts. For collecting all those thoughts together and providing you with an ultimate outdoor...

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Alaska Cruise Deals

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All Alaska Small Ship Cruises

Wild Alaska Escape

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6 Days
North America, Alaska

This trip is the perfect medium between Alaskan wilderness and modern-day Alaskan culture. Explore uninhabited islands. Take in the wilderness of deep fjords and massive mountains. Go to the town at...

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$4,290
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True Alaskan Family Cruise - 8 days

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8 Days
North America, Alaska

This particular trip offers all of Alaska’s power and beauty, as well as being designed specifically to entertain and inform folks ages 7 and up. Youth Expedition Leaders will make sure even the...

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$4,490
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Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness

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8 Days
North America, Alaska

Come experience the splendor of Alaska’s Inside Passage! This small cruise ship allows for an intimate experience among some of the most beautiful wilderness on planet earth. Humpback whales, orca,...

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$5,890
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Big Picture Alaska

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11 Days
North America, Alaska

Spend 11 days in Southeast Alaska. This is more than just a nature watching cruise. This is an immersion into the ways of life that have historically and culturally impacted a region dominated by...

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$8,300
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Alaska’s Southeast Explorer

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11 Days
North America, Alaska

Enjoy the intimacy of experiencing massive nature on a small cruise ship. The Inside Passage waters are teeming with whales and other marine wildlife while the islands which carve out the dramatic...

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$6,190
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Alaska’s Northern Passages & Glacier Bay National Park

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8 Days
North America, Alaska

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the real world to reconnect with nature. Southeast Alaska offers some of the most grand scale nature available on Earth! Go from Juneau to Sitka while...

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$3,595
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Alaska’s Islands, Whales, & Glaciers

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8 Days
North America, Alaska

Spend a week in nature among whales, wilderness, and wonderfully calm waters. There will be several opportunities to kayak away from the main ship, allowing you to explore this protected environment...

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$4,400
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Alaska’s Inside Passage Sojourn

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9 Days
North America, Alaska

You get to spend more than a week in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Board a state-of-the-art small cruise ship and venture through Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO Biological Reserve,...

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$4,790
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Alaska’s Inside Passage – Eastern Coves

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8 Days
North America, Alaska

Get ready to spend one of the most memorable weeks of your life in one of the wildest regions left on Earth. You will spend a week exploring the Tongass National Forest aboard a small ship that will...

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$2,945
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Alaska’s Glacier Bay & Island Adventure

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8 Days
North America, Alaska

This trip is for anyone who wants to really understand what it feels like to live in Southeast Alaska. Several communities will be visited, including the native village of Kake and the Norwegian...

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$3,590
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Alaska’s Famed Passages of Discovery

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13 Days
North America, Alaska

Spend the better part of two weeks traveling 900 nautical miles between Juneau, AK and Seattle, WA. You will be surrounded by stunning scenery, accented by massive mountain ranges and glaciers that...

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$3,995
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Alaska’s Coastal Grizzlies – Kodiak to Katmai

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8 Days
North America, Alaska

Salmon return in droves to Alaska’s coastal rivers every summer. They are one of the main cogs in an ecosystem that remains one of the most wild in the world today. Earth’s largest, by size, coastal...

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$9,295
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Alaska’s Coastal Grizzlies – Homer to Katmai

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8 Days
North America, Alaska

Salmon return in droves to Alaska’s coastal rivers every summer. They are one of the main cogs in an ecosystem that remains one of the most wild in the world today. Earth’s largest, by size, coastal...

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$9,295
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Alaska Yacht – Bears, Whales, & Bergs

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9 Days
North America, Alaska

Spend over a week in the wilds of Southeast Alaska aboard a spacious, amenity rich vessel! Wildlife on land and sea will leave you breathless with their natural behaviors. Foraging bears and...

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$7,495
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Alaska – The Last Frontier

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8 Days
North America, Alaska

Enjoy the stress free lifestyle of entering Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard a low passenger count cruise. Extreme wilderness will be on display as the landscapes are dominated by glacier covered...

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$4,195
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Alaska – Glacier Bay National Park

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8 Days
North America, Alaska

Fans of the natural world, this is the cruise for you! Set sail and return to Juneau, Alaska, a state capital only reachable by boat or plane. The waters of the Inside Passage come right into town...

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$2,995
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Alaska – Exploring Muir’s Wilderness

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8 Days
North America, Alaska

No other trip combines luxurious accommodations with adventurous spirit the way this one does! You will be taken to some of the wildest regions in Southeast Alaska while being treated to the amenity...

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$4,545
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A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii

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15 Days
North America, Alaska

Come spend the better part of two weeks traveling from Seattle, Washington to Sitka, Alaska! The route will take you through the most culturally significant points of interest in order to highlight...

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$10,900
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Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia

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13 Days
North America, Alaska, Canada

As the name suggests, National Geographic Quest puts every enthusiast on a great liberty to surf the waters and explore the life away from land. Whether we talk about an array of wildlife hubs in...

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$9,990
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