Our 2021 Alaska cruises will take you to the Last Frontier’s most unforgettable coastal destinations aboard three of our award-winning ships: Celebrity Eclipse®, Celebrity Solstice®, and Celebrity Millennium®. Marvel at the sight of towering glaciers from your veranda, and watch as whales breach the wild Alaskan waters. Taste some of the world’s best salmon and indulge in world-class dining on board. Discover the state’s rich cultural heritage and hike its expansive, one-of-a-kind landscapes.
We’re introducing a brand-new Cruisetour destination for 2021—the spectacular Homer, Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula. On a Cruisetour, journey deeper into the heart of Alaska or the Canadian Rockies with land-and-sea vacation packages that venture to places like Denali, Anchorage, Talkeetna, and more.
Nestled on the farthest reaches of Alaska’s dramatic Kenai Peninsula, Homer is widely known as where the Alaska locals go to play. As part of your Cruisetour experience, you’ll walk the docks with a knowledgeable local expert, who will bring this area’s rich history and culture to life. Book a day on the water and try your luck at halibut and salmon fishing (this is the halibut fishing capital of the world, after all). Or hop aboard a ferry and explore the remote Alaskan communities of Halibut Cove and Seldovia. However you spend your time in Homer, be sure to soak up all the scenery you can. This is one of the best spots to take in the rugged beauty of the Kenai Peninsula
Aboard Celebrity Eclipse, sail round-trip from Vancouver to the majestic Hubbard Glacier, North America’s largest tidewater glacier. You’ll visit Juneau and Ketchikan, sail through the stunning Inside Passage, and stop in Icy Strait Point or Sitka, depending on your itinerary. On sea days, lounge at the Lawn Club, dine in one of our world-class restaurants, and watch thrilling live performances in the onboard theater.
Celebrity Solstice® will continue to offer 7-night itineraries to Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier that sail round-trip from cosmopolitan Seattle. Watch in awe at the glacier’s incredible calving displays. Visit Ketchikan, the salmon capital of the world. Pan for gold like pioneers past in Skagway, and let a helicopter whisk you to the top of a glacier in Juneau. You’ll also stop in the beautiful city of Victoria in British Columbia.
Our revolutionized Celebrity Millennium® will again offer 7-night open-ended itineraries between Vancouver and Seward. Luxuriate in redesigned staterooms, reimagined venues, and enhanced restaurants. Whether you sail north or south, you’ll have the chance to add an unforgettable Cruisetour to your Alaska vacation and venture deep into the state’s interior or the Canadian Rockies
Before sailing off into the Alaskan wilderness, you can depart from the energetic, picturesque port town of Vancouver. Explore Stanley Park, where fitness lovers can walk, bike, and run the paved paths surrounded by beautiful views of over a thousand acres of British Columbia. Sample local seafood or go bar-hopping in Gastown, a trendy spot for souvenir shopping, food tours, or reading a book at a quaint cafe. You’ll be fully immersed in vacation mode before embarkation day even begins.
Mountains and glaciers make Seward an especially photogenic town. It’s well known for the Iditarod Trail, the famous dog-sledding trail you might have seen immortalized in dozens of movies and TV shows. Seward is also known for being an ideal entry point to get to Kenai Fjords National Park and the breathtaking Exit Glacier. Watch boats gently bob in the waters at the quaint Seward Boat Harbor. Animal lovers can meet sea lions and puffins at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Aptly named Waterfront Park offers a scenic overlook. Fishing at Resurrection Bay is a pastime for locals, where you’re likely to catch halibut, silver salmon, and more, depending on the time of year you’re there.
On the way to Alaska, why not take a detour to the Pacific Northwest? Cruise from Seattle and see the iconic Space Needle or spend a day art-gallery hopping. Look out over Puget Sound into the beautiful expanse of the Pacific Ocean. This city is a coffee lover’s paradise, so don’t miss your chance to see the birthplace of coffee giant Starbucks or sip an espresso (or two!) at a local roastery.
Ketchikan is uniquely nestled at the southernmost entry to Alaska’s famous Inside Passage, which attracts millions of curious visitors each year. Opt outside and hike along Deer Mountain, or spend a day soaking up Alaskan heritage and history at the Totem Heritage Center or the Tongass Historical Museum. Whatever you do, don’t miss the chance to sample fresh-caught salmon. Animal lovers will enjoy the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary dedicated to conservation and preservation of native Alaskan species.
The capital city of Alaska has a ton of heart and energy. Juneau is known for its hundreds of species of exotic wildlife, plentiful natural beauty, and hiking destinations galore. Visit Juneau’s stunning glaciers, like the Mendenhall Glacier, or local inlets like Tracy’s Arm.
Icy Strait Point is pure Alaska, home to cozy waterfront restaurants and a historic salmon cannery, which you can tour to discover the history of the town, or shop for souvenirs. Take 360-degree photos of Chichagof Island from Tongass National Park after a scenic two-mile hike. Keep your eyes peeled for bears in the forest, humpback whales in the water, and bald eagles soaring in the vast skies.
With a population of less than a thousand people, you might overlook Skagway and mistakenly take it as a tiny Alaskan town with not too much to do. You’d be wrong, though. Skagway’s architecture and some infrastructure dates back to the 19th century Gold Rush, where you can walk in the lucky (and not-so-lucky) footsteps of miners who traversed to Alaska to make their own way in the world and discover their fortune. Take a tour of Gold Rush era buildings and artifacts at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, then discover indigenous history at the Skagway Museum. Marvel at the White Pass and Yukon Route, a railroad track where vintage trains sputter along.
Thrill-seekers and rest-seekers can find a shore excursion that perfectly matches their interests during their 2021 Alaska cruise. Experience Alaska's burgeoning craft beer scene. Search for wildlife on sighting tours, where you just might spot humpback whales, sea lions, and more. Embark on a guided journey into the Alaskan wilderness and take a scenic ride through Seward, Alaska. Kenai Fjord National Park awaits, too.
An Alaska cruise vacation isn’t for the faint of heart or the unadventurous. Rugged landscapes, incredible wildlife sightings, and jaw-dropping views are just a few reasons Alaska is one of the most captivating regions of the world. In the summer, soak up the extra daylight and hike among glaciers and in expertly preserved national parks. In spring and autumn, bundle up and get ready for snow sports and a flurry of activity.
Wildlife in Alaska is another draw for travelers and nature enthusiasts alike. Dramatic species like grizzly bears, massive humpback whales, seals, and sea lions are regularly spotted on our itineraries, and shore excursion to national parks and protected wildlife preserves will give you a glimpse of why protecting these special creatures is so important. Local fishing is part of the Alaska experience, so if you can, grab a reel and go fishing for a fresh catch.
Some 2021 Alaska cruise itineraries spend sea days sailing through dramatic glacier structures, providing a sweet view from your stateroom, like the Inside Passage or Hubbard Glacier. Sip your morning coffee, read a book, or plan your next day’s activities on land while you float by incredible Alaskan mountainscapes and fjords you’ll remember forever.