1. Inside Passage with Tracy Arm Fjord
Witness breathtaking glaciers and stunning fjords on Princess Cruises’ seven-day Inside Passage with Tracy Arm Fjord voyage. Sailing from Seattle on board elegant Emerald Princess, you will call at Alaskan ports Ketchikan, which has rich Native history, Tracy Arm Fjord that stretches more than 30 miles, the capital Juneau and Skagway. A visit to multi-cultural Victoria in Canada before returning to cosmopolitan Seattle completes the itinerary. From £789pp, departing 4 June (0843 374 4444; princesscruises.com).
2. Alaska with Glacier Bay
Following a similar route with a twist is Norwegian Cruise Line’s Alaska with Glacier Bay from Seattle on chic Norwegian Pearl. Around halfway through the seven-day voyage you will sail to UNESCO World Heritage Site Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Glaciers, peaks and a variety of native wildlife are nestled among its 3.3 million acres – a must-visit for nature-loving adventurers. From £999pp, departing 20 August (0333 241 2319; ncl.com).
3. Awe of Alaska
Enjoy Seattle’s spectacular sights before embarking on a luxury cruise to explore Alaska and Canada with Oceania Cruises. Ports of call on the seven-day Awe of Alaska cruise on board Regatta include Alaska’s Sitka, with its rich Native Indian and Russian heritage, and British Columbia’s Prince Rupert, where wildlife such as bears, mountain goats and whales abound. From £2,279pp, departing 7 July (0345 505 1920; oceaniacruises.com).
4. Roundtrip Seattle
Holland America Line’s seven-day Roundtrip Seattle itinerary forges a similar route on board MS Eurodam, which includes classic ports of call Juneau, Glacier Bay, Sitka and Ketchikan for that quintessential Alaska experience. Shore excursions on offer range from hiking and kayaking to salmon fishing and dog sledding. From £1,099pp, departing 12 August (0843 374 2300; hollandamerica.com).
5. Alaska Cruise
Carnival’s Alaskan itinerary on Carnival Legend will take you to the Tracy Arm Fjord as well as Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and Canada’s Victoria before returning to Seattle. From £1,009pp, departing 25 July (0843 374 2272; carnival.co.uk).
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