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Cruises from Whittier
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Cruises from Whittier

Whittier, Alaska is a great port to take a cruise from. Whittier is about a 1 1/2 hour drive from the Anchorage Airport, which is the airport that most travelers use when taking a cruise from Whittier. Due to its northern location, cruises from Whittier are only available between May and September, and most of them are Alaska cruises.

Princess Cruises offers three ships cruising from Whittier: Coral Princess, Crown Princess, and Island Princess. All of these ships feature (one-way) 7-night Southbound Alaska cruises sailing from Whittier and ending in Vancouver. Ports of call typically included on such itineraries are Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, and there's usually scenic cruising of beautiful areas such as Hubbard Glacier and Glacier Bay.

Norwegian Cruise Line also offers Alaska cruises departing from Whittier. These 7- or 14-Night long voyages on Norwegian Sun sail from May through September. Ports of call include Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan. Despite leaving from Whittier, these voyages are either end in Vancouver, Canada or go roundtrip and return to Whittier, AK.

An Alaska cruise tour is a fantastic option available for those looking to combine an Alaska cruise from Whittier with a land package that explores Alaska even more inland. Such Alaska cruise tours are currently available through Princess Cruises. View our Princess Cruise Tours section for more information!

A couple of longer (16- to 32-night) transpacific cruises are also offered by Princess, whereby you can take a cruise from Alaska and end up in Asia…now that's a unique vacation!

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Whittier

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Whittier. Click the name of the cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're featuring from Whittier:
Norwegian Cruise Line  Cruises from Whittier
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises from Whittier
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Princess Cruises from Whittier
Princess Cruises from Whittier
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Prices listed above were accurate when posted online, are based on double occupancy, include port charges and are subject to change based on the live availability of the ship. Please click the link provided in the sale box to find out the current pricing and availability. The offer details for any bonuses are listed during the online booking process. Certain restrictions apply.

Destinations for Cruises from Whittier

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Whittier. Click any destination to view some of the upcoming cruises from Whittier that are available:
Alaska Cruises from Whittier
Alaska Cruises from Whittier
Asia (Transpacific) Cruises from Whittier
Asia (Transpacific) Cruises from Whittier

Things to do in Whittier

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Whittier, along with a brief description:

♦ Prince William Sound
Many people that take a cruise from Whittier opt to visit this area of Alaska. Located in the Gulf of Alaska, most of the land in Prince William Sound is a part of the Chugach National Forest (the second largest national forest in the United States). Shore excursions are typically available to this area, giving you the opportunity to experience the area's rock formations, waterfalls and wildlife.
Prince William Sound
♦ Turnagain Arm
A few shore excursions available on cruises from Whittier include a visit to this area, which is one of the most beautiful regions in all of America. While there you may visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you can observe a wide range of wildlife (such as moose, bears and bison) and enjoy amazing views as you travel along the Seward Highway. Another great thing to do in this area of Alaska is to take a ride on the Glacier Express Tram, taking in views from about 2,300 feet in the air.

♦ Portage Glacier
Located in the Kenai Peninsula, within the Chugach National Forest (as mentioned above), this glacier is located about 4 miles west of Whittier. Shore excursions are usually available on cruises from Whittier that feature cruises on a sightseeing vessel that visits this majestic glacier and the surrounding region.