An ALASKAN travel agency specializing in small ship Alaska cruises

Specialists in Cruising Alaska Style

There are many great itineraries available for these versatile small ship cruises in 2024 and 2025!

At Alaska Cruises & Vacations, small ship cruising is our passion! These are the cruises that get you up close to what we think you are coming to Alaska to see, the real Alaska! Scenic wonders, marine wildlife, outdoor adventure all can be had from the comfort of your ship and give you more of an Alaska experience than just a trip!

We are booking 2024 and 2025 now! This listing of itineraries are our most popular selections. For other possible options, please check with us directly via EMAIL or our FORM. And, if you are interested in small ships for 2025, many cruise itineraries here are offered in 2025, use EMAIL or our FORM and please just note the itinerary or preferences you are looking for in your 2025 cruise. We update on a regular basis but please be aware availability and pricing is subject to change. Please check for your preferences via EMAIL or our FORM.

NEW for 2025! Wild Alaska Odyssey

8 Day NEW for 2025! Wild Alaska Odyssey

Explore more remote Inside Passage!

June 8th, 2025 June 15th, 2025 August 17th, 2025 August 24th, 2025

New starting in 2025! On this unique itinerary aboard the popular M/V Alaskan Dream, you’ll embark or disembark in the charm . . . New starting in 2025! On this unique itinerary aboard the popular M/V Alaskan Dream, you’ll embark or disembark in the charming Alaska town of Wrangell. Doing so grants you extended time to delve into a place rarely visited by travelers. Despite its small population and remote location, Alaska Airlines offers daily flights to the town, making it an easy connection from Seattle. The itinerary is largely wilderness based, with a port call in the Alaska Native village of Kake for immersion in the inspiring Tlingit culture. *The "from" price is for AA cabins and exclusive of taxes as they are not a flat fee but based on the actual cost for the category preferred. Please email info@akcruises.com or fill out the form https://www.akcruises.com/ContactUs for more details and include your preferred time frame!
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$5195.00*


7 night itinerary on a 20 to 24 guest ship!

8 Day 7 night itinerary on a 20 to 24 guest ship!

Wilderness cruising!

June 15th, 2024 July 20th, 2024 August 17th, 2024 August 24th, 2024 August 31st, 2024 May 10th, 2025 May 17th, 2025 May 24th, 2025 May 31st, 2025 June 7th, 2025 July 5th, 2025 July 12th, 2025 July 14th, 2025 July 19th, 2025 July 21st, 2025 July 26th, 2025 August 2nd, 2025 August 9th, 2025 August 16th, 2025 August 23rd, 2025 August 30th, 2025

This is one of the few small ships that offers fishing on the itinerary. Plus, they are very active in Alaska conservation a . . . This is one of the few small ships that offers fishing on the itinerary. Plus, they are very active in Alaska conservation and due to their efforts are directly involved in raising millions of dollars to preserve the Alaska Wilderness.
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$7000.00*


Glacier Bay & Island Adventure!

8 Day Glacier Bay & Island Adventure!

Sitka to Juneau (or reverse)

June 16th, 2024 July 7th, 2024 July 14th, 2024 July 21st, 2024 July 28th, 2024 August 4th, 2024 August 11th, 2024 August 18th, 2024 August 25th, 2024 September 1st, 2024 September 8th, 2024 May 11th, 2025 May 18th, 2025 May 25th, 2025 June 1st, 2025 June 22nd, 2025 June 29th, 2025 July 13th, 2025 July 20th, 2025 July 27th, 2025 August 3rd, 2025 August 10th, 2025 August 31st, 2025 September 7th, 2025

Journey through Southeast Alaska’s most abundant wildlife areas and stunning glacial fjords on this 7-night, 8-day Alaska’s G . . . Journey through Southeast Alaska’s most abundant wildlife areas and stunning glacial fjords on this 7-night, 8-day Alaska’s Glacier Bay and Island Adventure. Kayak, hike, and explore by skiff in wilderness bays, Frederick Sound, and other remote destinations. Experience local Southeast Alaska culture in a rarely visited Native village and charming fishing town. You’ll disembark having explored the True Alaska few travelers get to experience. CALL 800-977-9705 or EMAIL info@akcruises.com $4895.00 is the 'from' price based on 2024 rates. Prices exclusive of government taxes.
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$4895.00*


Awesome Small Ship Wilderness Cruise!  Weekly Saturday departures April through Septemeber!

8 Day Awesome Small Ship Wilderness Cruise! Weekly Saturday departures April through Septemeber!

Round trip from Juneau - Wild, Woolly, WOW!

June 29th, 2024 July 6th, 2024 July 13th, 2024 July 20th, 2024 July 27th, 2024 August 3rd, 2024 August 10th, 2024 August 17th, 2024 August 24th, 2024 August 31st, 2024 September 7th, 2024 September 14th, 2024

One of the EARLIEST small ship cruises in Alaska! Starts in April, and has departures through September. Explore parts of Gla . . . One of the EARLIEST small ship cruises in Alaska! Starts in April, and has departures through September. Explore parts of Glacier Bay National Park rarely seen by visitors, Hike and bike through Chichagof Island - All day kayak and "yak-and-whack" opportunities with full days from morning to evening. Special ADULTS ONLY dates in April and early May plus Sept. Special KIDS IN NATURE dates in June and July! Opportunities to hike, bike, kayak, paddle board, skiff, and bushwhack, all in one week! $4800.00 'from' price is based on April 2025 rates. Exclusive of government taxes and fees.
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$4400.00*


Incredible Ice of the Inside Passage!

9 Day Incredible Ice of the Inside Passage!

Glaciers galore!

June 20th, 2024 July 24th, 2024 August 25th, 2024 June 11th, 2025 June 29th, 2025 July 15th, 2025 August 16th, 2025 September 1st, 2025

If you are coming to Alaska to see glaciers, we have the perfect itinerary for you! With so many opportunities on this itiner . . . If you are coming to Alaska to see glaciers, we have the perfect itinerary for you! With so many opportunities on this itinerary, you're sure to see several glaciers this week! This is a special limited itinerary, only offered a few dates throughout the summer. Be part of this amazing glacier experience! Call 800-977-9705 or email info@akcruises.com NOW! $5670.00 is based on 2024 prices. Prices exclusive of government taxes & fees
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$5670.00*


Amazing Small Ship Wilderness Cruise! Weekly Saturday Departures April  - September!

8 Day Amazing Small Ship Wilderness Cruise! Weekly Saturday Departures April - September!

Northern Passages & Glacier Bay, one way Juneau to Sitka or reverse!

June 29th, 2024 July 6th, 2024 July 13th, 2024 July 20th, 2024 July 27th, 2024 August 3rd, 2024 August 10th, 2024 August 17th, 2024 August 24th, 2024 August 31st, 2024 September 7th, 2024 September 14th, 2024 September 21st, 2024 April 19th, 2025 April 25th, 2025 May 3rd, 2025 May 10th, 2025 May 17th, 2025 May 24th, 2025 May 31st, 2025 June 7th, 2025 June 14th, 2025 June 21st, 2025 June 28th, 2025 July 5th, 2025 July 12th, 2025 July 19th, 2025 July 26th, 2025 August 2nd, 2025 August 9th, 2025 August 16th, 2025 August 23rd, 2025 August 30th, 2025 September 6th, 2025 September 13th, 2025 September 20th, 2025

One of the earliest small ship cruises in Alaska! Starting in April, these can be prime days for best CHANCE at seeing Aurora . . . One of the earliest small ship cruises in Alaska! Starting in April, these can be prime days for best CHANCE at seeing Aurora Borealis while in Alaska during cruising season! *From fare of $5600pp is based on first April sailing and is exclusive of $375pp port fees and tax.
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$5600.00*


Fantastic Fjords & Glaciers Small Ship Cruise itinerary!

8 Day Fantastic Fjords & Glaciers Small Ship Cruise itinerary!

Juneau to Ketchikan or reverse!

June 30th, 2024 July 7th, 2024 September 22nd, 2024 April 27th, 2025 September 14th, 2025

The best of the Inside Passage route on one 7 night cruise, on this itinerary you will visit Misty Fjords, search for bear an . . . The best of the Inside Passage route on one 7 night cruise, on this itinerary you will visit Misty Fjords, search for bear and marine wildlife, cruise in the less traveled waterways of the Tongass National Forest! Hike, kayak, bush-whack and skiff tours all await!
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$3600.00*


Iconic Small Ship Exploring  Juneau to Sitka or reverse

8 Day Iconic Small Ship Exploring Juneau to Sitka or reverse

Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

June 22nd, 2024 June 23rd, 2024 June 29th, 2024 June 30th, 2024 July 6th, 2024 July 7th, 2024 July 13th, 2024 July 20th, 2024 July 27th, 2024 July 28th, 2024 August 3rd, 2024 August 4th, 2024 August 10th, 2024 August 11th, 2024 August 17th, 2024 August 18th, 2024 August 24th, 2024 August 25th, 2024 September 1st, 2024 May 10th, 2025 May 17th, 2025 May 24th, 2025 May 25th, 2025 May 31st, 2025 June 1st, 2025 June 8th, 2025 June 14th, 2025 June 15th, 2025 June 21st, 2025 July 5th, 2025 July 6th, 2025 July 12th, 2025 July 13th, 2025 July 19th, 2025 August 1st, 2025 August 2nd, 2025 August 3rd, 2025 August 9th, 2025 August 10th, 2025 August 16th, 2025

Do more than just see Alaska—be an active participant in all that it has to offer. Voyage into majestic fjords, come face t . . . Do more than just see Alaska—be an active participant in all that it has to offer. Voyage into majestic fjords, come face to face with glaciers, and kayak along the coast in search of marine life. Learn about whale behavior and watch for breaching and spy-hopping humpbacks and orcas. Enjoy a full day immersed in the beauty of Glacier Bay National Park. *Note the $6286.00 per person pricing is based on May 2025 departures as of June 2024 and subject to change. Please inquire for details on your preferred dates.
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$6286.00*


Last Frontier Adventure!

8 Day Last Frontier Adventure!

Kayaking and Wilderness Explorations

June 22nd, 2024 July 13th, 2024 August 3rd, 2024 August 17th, 2024 August 23rd, 2024 August 30th, 2024 September 10th, 2024 September 14th, 2024 May 23rd, 2025 May 30th, 2025 June 6th, 2025 June 13th, 2025 June 21st, 2025 July 12th, 2025 August 15th, 2025 August 16th, 2025 August 22nd, 2025 August 29th, 2025 September 5th, 2025

The Last Frontier Adventure is designed for guests seeking more time in wilderness areas and a higher level of activity. The . . . The Last Frontier Adventure is designed for guests seeking more time in wilderness areas and a higher level of activity. The dynamic itinerary features daily adventures like hiking rainforest trails, kayaking in a glacial fjord, trekking to the Baird Glacier in legendary Thomas Bay, exploring Baranof Island’s “Waterfall Coast” and more. Call 800-977-9705 or email info@akcruises.com for your next ADVENTURE!
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$4695.00*


North to True Alaska!

6 Day North to True Alaska!

5 night Inside Passage Sitka to Juneau or reverse

June 16th, 2025 July 5th, 2025 July 8th, 2025 July 10th, 2025 July 15th, 2025 July 20th, 2025

Experience an amazing array of True Alaska highlights in a five-night timeframe. The “North to True Alaska Expedition” was cr . . . Experience an amazing array of True Alaska highlights in a five-night timeframe. The “North to True Alaska Expedition” was crafted as a celebration of Alaskan Dream Cruises’ 10-year anniversary, and now it’s back by popular demand! You’ll experience Alaska’s famous wildlife, pristine wilderness bays and rainforest, kayak and skiff adventures, stunning Glacier Bay National Park, and three of the Inside Passage’s most historical and charming towns—Sitka, Skagway, and Juneau. While all of this is offered in a 5-night expedition, the itinerary is carefully outlined in a way that is unhurried and there are multiple opportunities for unscripted discovery and adventure-hallmarks of our experiences. Note the $3495.00 per person price is based on A category and exclusive of port fees and taxes. Inquire with your preferred date for the details!
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$3495.00*


Inside Passage Sojourn Ketchikan to Sitka or reverse

9 Day Inside Passage Sojourn Ketchikan to Sitka or reverse

Port stops and off ship exploration in the wilderness

May 27th, 2024 June 4th, 2024 June 12th, 2024 June 28th, 2024 July 8th, 2024 July 16th, 2024 August 1st, 2024 August 9th, 2024 August 17th, 2024 September 2nd, 2024

Explore Southeast Alaska, from its northern to southern ends, on our 8-Night, 9-Day Alaska’s Inside Passage Sojourn. Enjoy a . . . Explore Southeast Alaska, from its northern to southern ends, on our 8-Night, 9-Day Alaska’s Inside Passage Sojourn. Enjoy a collection of unique towns and Native villages, where you’ll learn about the region’s compelling history and three distinct Native cultures- Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian. Along the way, you’ll journey through Southeast Alaska’s most abundant wildlife areas and glacial fjords. Kayak, skiff, and hiking excursions allow for up-close and personal exploration. Call 800-977-9705 or email info@akcruises.com Prices exclusive of government taxes
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$5695.00*


11 nights Inside Passage Port Exploration cruise!

12 Day 11 nights Inside Passage Port Exploration cruise!

More of the Inside Passage than the standard 7 night itinerary!

June 26th, 2024 July 6th, 2024 July 30th, 2024 August 9th, 2024 June 6th, 2025 June 15th, 2025 June 16th, 2025 June 25th, 2025 June 26th, 2025 July 5th, 2025 July 29th, 2025 August 8th, 2025 August 17th, 2025 August 27th, 2025

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, on this 11-day Alaskan Explorer Cruise. Venture to the most captivating destinatio . . . Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, on this 11-day Alaskan Explorer Cruise. Venture to the most captivating destinations in southern Alaska and along the Inside Passage, in the comfort of the most modern cruise ships in the region. *The "from" pricing is based on August 2024 or June 2025 and subject to change as this line uses dynamic pricing.
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$8365.00*


Port to Port small ship Alaska itinerary!

8 Day Port to Port small ship Alaska itinerary!

Shore excursions included in every port!

July 23rd, 2024 August 19th, 2024 August 26th, 2024 September 2nd, 2024 September 9th, 2024 May 23rd, 2025 May 25th, 2025 May 30th, 2025 June 1st, 2025 June 8th, 2025 July 6th, 2025 July 13th, 2025 July 15th, 2025 July 20th, 2025 July 22nd, 2025 July 27th, 2025 August 10th, 2025 August 18th, 2025

With 170 guests in 90 spacious suites, this itinerary has all of what you'd want in a port to port small ship cruise. With at . . . With 170 guests in 90 spacious suites, this itinerary has all of what you'd want in a port to port small ship cruise. With at least one excursion included in every port and optional excursions you are sure to maximize your experience in these port towns. A round trip Juneau itinerary, which includes a pre-cruise night at a Juneau area hotel makes this a great choice! *The "from" price is based on May 2025 and subject to change as this line uses dynamic pricing.
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$6005.00*


Westward - Western Passage small ship cruise

8 Day Westward - Western Passage small ship cruise

Juneau to Sitka & Sitka to Petersburg or reverse

June 24th, 2024 July 21st, 2024 July 30th, 2024 August 8th, 2024 August 17th, 2024 August 26th, 2024 September 4th, 2024 May 28th, 2025 June 6th, 2025 June 15th, 2025 June 24th, 2025 July 3rd, 2025 July 12th, 2025 August 8th, 2025 August 26th, 2025 September 4th, 2025

With just 8 guests on a well thought itinerary on a unique, historic vessels with classic 'old Hollywood style, Pacific Catal . . . With just 8 guests on a well thought itinerary on a unique, historic vessels with classic 'old Hollywood style, Pacific Catalyst and Westward make for a most memorable small ship cruise experience! *the "From" price is based on 6/15/25 and 8/8/25 in cabin 1. "Regular" pricing on this itinerary is $8400.00 per person based on double occupancy.
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$8000.00*


7 night, Glacier Bay intensive itinerary!

8 Day 7 night, Glacier Bay intensive itinerary!

Immerse yourself in the national treasure, Glacier Bay National Park

May 6th, 2025 May 17th, 2025 July 1st, 2025 July 10th, 2025 July 21st, 2025 July 30th, 2025

This itinerary is offered in two trip lengths, as a 7 night/8 day, or a 9 night/10 day itinerary and has a focus on Glacier B . . . This itinerary is offered in two trip lengths, as a 7 night/8 day, or a 9 night/10 day itinerary and has a focus on Glacier Bay National Park. This intense exploration of Glacier Bay is perfect for the glacier enthusiast! With either 8 or 10 days to cruise and explore not only Glacier Bay, but the surrounding coastal waters. The waters of Glacier Bay are protected and there is great potential wildlife viewing including puffins and humpback whales.
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$7750.00*


Seattle to Juneau (or reverse) 15 day Small Ship cruise itinerary!

15 Day Seattle to Juneau (or reverse) 15 day Small Ship cruise itinerary!

Offered in spring and fall! Seattle TO Juneau in May, and Juneau TO Seattle in September!

September 16th, 2024 May 10th, 2025 May 12th, 2025 September 6th, 2025 September 15th, 2025

Cruise the full Canadian & Alaskan Inside Passage from Washington to Juneau Alaska on this two week small ship cruise! Relax . . . Cruise the full Canadian & Alaskan Inside Passage from Washington to Juneau Alaska on this two week small ship cruise! Relax on deck as you cruise through beautiful coastal scenery! Once you get to the Alaskan Inside Passage, enjoy stops in well known ports like Ketchikan and smaller ports known to small ships like Wrangell and Petersburg! *The "From" price is based on May 2025 and subject to change as this line uses dynamic pricing.
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$9870.00*

* Pricing, including port charges and taxes, varies by cruise line. Tax is included for some cruises and additional for others. Base cruise pricing is fluid and subject to promotions and availability at time of booking. Please contact us for current pricing.