Journey to Alaska with Cruise Elite. As a full service travel agency, we can handle your pre and post travel arrangements, cruise or cruise tour, and optional land tours. Take a cruise along the coast of Alaska, visiting destinations such as Juneau, Hubbard Glacier, Anchorage, and Seward. If you want to see everything Alaska has to offer, book a cruise tour to have the ultimate land+sea adventure. Travel to Talkeetna, Denali, and Fairbanks via train or deluxe motorcoach and witness all the beautiful landscapes Alaska has to offer. 

 

Cruise Elite can book your next vacation with any of the major cruise lines, and even have preferred travel partners for Alaska: Holland America Line, and Celebrity Cruises. Whether you know exactly what you want for your next cruise, or have no idea where to start, call the travel professionals at Cruise Elite to get started. Need some ideas? Check out this page for some Alaskan highlights, popular routes, and suggested itineraries.

Alaska Ports

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A common port to start or end your cruise, Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska with over 40% of the state’s population. Home to many small coffee shops and local bars, Anchorage is an active community with plenty to see. Take a flight to go bear viewing, drive to see some nearby glaciers, or even visit the Anchorage zoo.

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Juneau is the state capital of Alaska but isn’t accessible via road. Cruising to Juneau is one of the best ways to experience this quirky Alaskan city. Juneau even has more hiking trails than it does roads, a great destination for the outdoorsy traveler. Take a helicopter flight to land on top of a glacier, hop on a boat and go whale watching, or experience some dogsledding, Juneau has a little something for everyone.

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Skagway is the best port to experience the gold rush history of Alaska. Take the White Pass Railroad and travel on a vintage-style train through the mountains. View several gold rush structures at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. With free walking tours through the park, Skagway is an obvious choice for witnessing the history of the gold rush.

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Ketchikan is the quintessential Alaskan town, with great local restaurants and shopping boutiques. These boutiques were transformed from a previous life in the red-light district, where the Dolly’s House museum will show the history of this frontier town. Ketchikan is home to largest collection of totem poles, pictured here, and totem pole spotting is a frequent activity for visitors.

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Cruise alongside the Hubbard Glacier, a destination favorite for Alaskan cruises. At 7 miles wide, 76 miles long, and over 160 feet tall, Hubbard Glacier is the longest tidewater glacier in the world. Better yet, while most glaciers are now retreating, Hubbard Glacier is still advancing. Cruise to Hubbard Glacier and witness the natural beauty of this 400 year old glacier.

Cruisetour Destinations

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Talkeetna is a traditional frontier town. Plenty of log-cabin cafes populate Main Street and has a gold-rush style historic district. Talkeetna provides breathtaking views of The Great Land, with a very small-town feel. Travel to Talkeetna is going to be for more outdoor activities, like river rafting, hiking, or taking a flight tour.

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Fairbanks is one of the best spots to view the Aurora Borealis, pictured here. Fairbanks is home to some Hot Springs, a favorite in the cold winter months. View nearby rivers where miners used to pan for gold, or ride on a sternwheeler to see all the amazing views from the river.

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Denali National Park is one of World’s last true wilderness area, with over 6 million acres of land to explore. There are only a few trails, and one road in Denali, this is the true wilderness of Alaska. Take a tour and look for grizzly bear, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, and wolves.

Cruising with Holland America means spending up to 3 nights at the McKinley Chalet Resort, just outside Denali. The new Denali Square at the resort provides ample shopping and entertainment after spending the day at Denali National Park.

Holland America Itineraries

Ria – Cruise Elite’s Alaska Advisor

Cruise Elite is proud to have a REAL Alaska advisor as part of the Cruise Elite Crew. Meet Ria Marshall, Ria heads up our Alaska travel team, having lived and worked in Alaska for Princess Cruise Lines and Alaska Coach Tours, she brings unmatched knowledge of the great land. If you you’re considering the vacation of a lifetime, call Cruise Elite and make an appointment with Ria. 

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