Explore Alaska with Norwegian Cruise Line

Five amazing ships, dozens of itineraries, and endless potential Alaskan experiences.
By Sarah Etinas

Alaska boasts some of the most naturally beautiful landscapes in the world. From glaciers to fjords, this state looks like it was plucked out of a fairytale. Norwegian Cruise Line offers dozens of cruises around Alaska each year from April to October. With their optimized itineraries, you can see more of Alaska’s stunning sights than ever before.

What to See in Alaska


First thing’s first. We need to talk about all of the amazing things to see and do in Alaska.

Alaska is home to many gorgeous nature spots, including Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier. As a matter of fact, over 5% of this magical state is composed of glaciers, and you’ll be able to sail past quite a few of them on your Norwegian Cruise Line Alaskan cruise.

Then, there are the many charming waterfront towns. In Juneau, you can visit Mendenhall Glacier or go whale watching. Ketchikan, also known as the salmon capital of the world, is home to the Salmon Market and the wild salmon of Tongass National Forest. Then, there’s Seward, which is a gem of natural beauty, thanks to Kenai Fjords National Park. And all of that’s just the start!

Why to See Alaska by Cruise Ship


The most visited parts of Alaska, including Juneau and Ketchikan, are located on islands or in very inaccessible terrains. This means that you’ll need to use a boat or a small plane to get there. So why not hop aboard a cruise ship? That way, in addition to having your transportation figured out, you’ll also have your dining plans and accommodations sorted out too!

If you would still like to incorporate a land element into your Alaska adventure, you can try Norwegian Cruise Line’s Alaska Cruisetours to explore both land and sea. With the help of Norwegian Cruise Line’s team, you can do everything from search for wildlife in Denali to pan for gold in Fairbanks. These exciting adventures can take place before or after certain Norwegian Cruise Line Alaskan cruises.

Why to Take a Norwegian Cruise Line Ship to Alaska


Now, to round everything out, we need to boast about Norwegian Cruise Line’s Alaska cruises in particular. Norwegian Cruise Line has five different ships dedicated to its Alaska itineraries. On top of that, these ships depart from seven different ports of call, including Vancouver, Honolulu, and Tokyo. This means that there are loads of options to choose from, so you can find the cruise that works best for you.

You can hop aboard the massive Norwegian Encore and enjoy everything from go-kart racing to augmented reality to Broadway-worthy live shows. You can also opt for the mid-sized Norwegian Jewel, which sails to incredible Alaskan destinations like Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchikan. Or you can take the more intimate Norwegian Spirit on the 16-day journey from the warm islands of Hawaii until you reach all of Alaska’s icy glory.


The best way to experience Alaska.

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