Why choose a roundtrip Alaska Cruise from Seattle? This blog post will give you the details!
- Convenient Weekend Departures — With departures available on weekends, embark on an Alaska cruise from Seattle on a day that fits your schedule.
- Voyages to World-Renowned Glaciers — A seven-day Alaska cruise is all you need to visit some of the region’s must-see sights – like Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park or Dawes Glacier in Endicott Arm Fjord.
- Four Extraordinary Ports of Call — Step into Alaska’s historic ports on an Inside Passage cruise with Princess®. Visit gold-rush era Skagway, salmon-rich Ketchikan, the capital city of Juneau and British-flavored Victoria, B.C.
- Roundtrip Airfare — Worry-free booking on your roundtrip cruise to Alaska from Seattle means more time relaxing amidst glacial wonderlands and less time figuring out how you’ll get home.
- A Chance to Visit the “Emerald City” — When you cruise to Alaska from Seattle, spend extra time exploring the city’s landscapes and uncovering the origin of its nickname.
Alaska’s beauty will be showcased on a few different itineraries. Depending on your voyage you will see some of the sites described below!
In Glacier Bay National Park, you can spot marine wildlife, floating icebergs, and eight large glaciers. However, since more than 60 miles of ice have already melted in Glacier Bay, most of the glaciers there are considered “hanging glaciers,” which means they have receded back into the mountains and there is now a much smaller chance of them calving.
Sailing through the 30-mile long Endicott Arm Fjord, travelers will witness a frozen wonderland full of granite cliffs, verdant valleys, and several gushing waterfalls. Sitting at the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area, a trip through Endicott Arm Fjord offers plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife in action, with bald eagles, harbor seals, moose, and bears regularly seen throughout the journey.
Endicott Arm is a jewel in Alaska’s crown. This 30-mile waterway is surrounded by cliffs, valleys and dozens of waterfalls. Icebergs and harbor seals decorate the water below while Dawes Glacier soars into the sky above. Revel in the beauty of Mother Nature’s masterpiece and listen closely as the scenery whispers secrets of times long ago during your cruise to Alaska.
Once you reach the end of Endicott Arm Fjord, you’ll come face to face with Dawes Glacier, a 600-foot-tall and mile-wide active icecap that produces daily displays of calving, giving visitors the opportunity to hear the “white thunder” sound that is produced when a large chunk of ice splashes into the water.
Icy Strait Point
Icy Strait Point is home to the remote Tlingit village of Hoonah, home to fewer than 800 people and a deep Native history. The nearby Spasski River Valley holds one of the world’s largest populations of brown bears, who are often found hunting for salmon in the rivers. Zipline over the wilderness, watch a tribal dance or kayak in coastal waters to see the wildlife up close during your Alaska cruise vacation.
Surrounded by towering rainforest and the abundant waters of Port Frederick and Icy Strait, Icy Strait Point is a destination that offers unparalleled access to adventure, wilderness, wildlife, and genuine Native Tlingit hospitality. Icy Strait Point features 20+ exciting tours, a restored 1912 Alaska salmon cannery and museum, nature trails, restaurants, 100% Alaskan-owned retail shops, and even a beach! Eagles soar overhead and whales are regularly seen from the shore. When you arrive at Icy Strait Point, you will immediately find yourself immersed in the Alaska that you’ve always dreamed of.
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