Booking one of our round-trip cruises from Vancouver to Alaska gives travelers a chance to explore the urban sophistication, diverse cultures, and vibrant foodie scene of British Columbia’s largest city before sailing to the Last Frontier. Vancouver constantly tops best-of lists for travelers for its focus on sustainability, quality of life, top-rated airport, and its stunning location on the English Bay, making it the ideal departure port for an Alaska cruise.
On round-trip cruises from Vancouver, you’ll set sail on one of our award-winning Solstice Class cruise ships to the pristine frontier of Alaska while departing from one of Canada’s hottest destinations.
Discover the Urban Delights & Natural Escapes of Vancouver
Vancouver is the perfect city to start or end a journey to Alaska. Lauded for its captivating cityscapes, sprawling green spaces, and diverse population, Vancouver is a worthwhile destination for any modern explorer.
In Stanley Park, spend the afternoon walking or biking along the city’s stunning seawall with an awe-inspiring sunset at Third Beach. Visit one of the largest waterfalls in the province and ride a gondola over the gorgeous Howe Sound to see the best of Vancouver’s nature. Explore the city’s trendy Gastown district and grab dim sum in Chinatown. Art and history buffs can spend their days visiting one of the city’s renowned museums, like the Museum of Anthropology, the Bill Reid Gallery, and the Museum of Vancouver.
You’ll soon see for yourself why Vancouver was named the most livable city in North America. No matter what your preferences are, spending a few extra days in Vancouver before or after your Alaska cruise is the perfect addition to your vacation.
Explore the Best of Alaska on Round-Trip Cruises from Vancouver
Our round-trip cruise itineraries from Vancouver are designed to showcase some of Alaska’s most scenic vistas and exciting adventures. After departing from Vancouver, you’ll spend the second day sailing through the awe-inspiring Inside Passage, where you’ll spot eagles, whales, and bears in the midst of vast fjords and rugged Alaskan islands. Soak in the stunning vistas from the ship’s deck or from your stateroom’s private veranda.
On day three, you’ll dock at Icy Strait Point, where you can get a bird’s-eye view of Chichagof Island or Glacier Bay National Park on a thrilling helicopter ride, board a high-speed cruise where you’re guaranteed to see whales, and learn more about the Tlingit people and their culture and cuisine. The following day, sail along Hubbard Glacier, where you’ll marvel at the continent’s largest tidewater glacier that measures 76 miles long and 7 miles wide.
At your next stop, Juneau, hike the extraordinary Mendenhall Glacier, hop in a seaplane and soar over local glaciers, explore Stephens Passage and spot wildlife with a naturalist photographer, or board a luxury catamaran and feast on local seafood while seeing humpback whales up close.
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In Ketchikan, try your hand at saltwater fishing and learn how to prepare your catch of the day on a remote beach, walk through the Alaskan rainforest and see sea lions lounging on jagged rocks, or zipline over a lush rainforest canopy. On the way back to Vancouver, you’ll cruise through the breathtaking Inside Passage once more, giving you a final look at Alaska’s unforgettable vistas.
Cruise in Luxury on Celebrity Eclipse
When you sail to Alaska from Vancouver with Celebrity, you’ll be able to explore the rugged beauty of Alaska from the award-winning Celebrity Eclipse. Recipient of the Gold Award for Best Overall Premium Ship in the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards, Eclipse offers a luxurious cruising experience while you soak in the adventure and beauty of the last frontier.
Indulge in a luxurious treatment at the spa and get your heart rate up at a fitness class with the ocean serving as your backdrop. Discover even more about Alaska with our onboard naturalists, who will help you spot wildlife from the ship and teach you about the animals and nature you’ll see.
Savor our onboard culinary creations designed by a Michelin-starred chef featuring locally sourced ingredients. Spend your evenings watching a thrilling live performance, sipping cocktails at one of our premium venues, and relaxing in your luxurious stateroom. Eclipse is the perfect retreat after an exciting day in port.
Enjoy Easy Access to Vancouver
The Port of Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport are located about 10 miles apart, which takes roughly 30 minutes to drive. Once you’ve landed in Vancouver, it’s an easy bus or car ride to the cruise port terminal. On disembarkation day, you can even book a shore excursion that takes you on a tour of Vancouver before dropping you off at the airport.
Vancouver International Airport has many direct flights from locations all over the United States, making it an ideal place to visit for those looking for the most direct route possible to maximize vacation time. If you’re feeling daunted by getting the right flight itinerary for your needs, consider using Flights by Celebrity.
Flights by Celebrity makes it easy to book airfare that perfectly aligns with your cruise schedule. If there are any flight interruptions on the way to your cruise embarkation port city, Flights by Celebrity’s specialists are on hand 24 hours a day to help you get on the next available flight so you can still get to your cruise ship on time. In addition, Flights by Celebrity offers a lowest airfare guarantee, so you can feel confident that you’re getting the absolute best price for your flights.
Flying isn’t the only way to get to Vancouver. If you live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States or Canada, consider taking the train to Vancouver. You won’t have to worry about parking your car and can just hop on the Amtrak and enjoy a scenic ride to the city. From the Amtrak station in Vancouver, it is less than two miles to the Port of Vancouver.
Browse itineraries on our website and book a round-trip cruise from Vancouver to Alaska today. Your perfect getaway awaits!