Small Ship Alaska Cruises

Our all-inclusive Alaska expedition cruises offer action, exploration, and surprises. Kayak and hike through remote landscapes, watch bears fish and whales breach, swim and snorkel in icy waters, and more. We take you to places no other cruise line goes.

   

What's Included

  • Group transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
  • From-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment
  • Exclusive activities and shore visits
  • All gourmet meals aboard the vessel (farm-to-table)
  • Premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Wellness amenities
  • Onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts
  • And more!

Best Time to Visit Alaska

From early April into May, Southeast Alaska awakens. Bears, baby animals, migrating grey whales and birds, budding forests, snow-covered peaks, gushing waterfalls, and Aurora Borealis sightings can be part of your experience. Plus, it's crowd-free.

Long days of Alaska summers mean extra playtime. Temps are warmer, so there's better access to higher elevation hikes. And humpbacks are back en masse. Come summer's end and into early fall, wildlife gets busy—mating, migrating, and feeding up for winter.

Our owner, Captain Dan Blanchard, put together a handy chart for the best times to visit Alaska. Download it below!

 

Our Itineraries

     

Northern Passages with Glacier Bay and Sitka

   

Route: Sitka to Juneau (or reverse)

Ship: Safari Endeavour

Starting at: $4,900 USD per person

Length: 7 Nights

Embark on a week-long expedition through Alaska's northern passages. Navigate scenic fjords and tranquil inlets, explore the rugged coastline in a skiff, kayak, or paddle board, and more.

   

   

   

     

Glacier Bay Adventure Cruise with 2 Days in Glacier Bay

   

Route: Roundtrip Juneau

Ship: Wilderness Discoverer

Starting at: $4,400 USD per person

Length: 7 Nights

This itinerary features two full days in Glacier Bay National Park. Visit some of the most incredible glaciers in the world: Margerie, Grand Pacific, Lamplugh, and more.

   

   

   

     

Alaska's Glacier Wilderness with Glacier Bay

   

Route: Roundtrip Juneau

Ship: Safari Quest

Starting at: $6,100 USD per person

Length: 7 Nights

Embark on a journey through Alaska's breathtaking landscapes with the Safari Quest. Its small size allows it to navigate nooks even our other vessels can't reach.

   

   

   

     

Alaska's Fjords & Glaciers Ultimate with Glacier Bay Adventure Cruise

   

Route: Ketchikan to Juneau (or reverse)

Ship: Wilderness Discoverer

Starting at: $7,200 USD per person

Length: 14 Nights

The ultimate Alaska. This itinerary combines Alaska's Fjords & Glaciers with Ketchikan + Glacier Bay Adventure Cruise with 2 Days in Glacier Bay for an even more epic 14-night journey.

   

   

   

     

Wild, Woolly, and Wow with Glacier Bay

   

Route: Roundtrip Juneau

Ship: Wilderness Legacy

Starting at: $4,400 USD per person

Length: 7 Nights

Join us on our most active Alaskan expedition. Partake in all day "yak-and-whack" opportunities. Search for wildlife. Explore Glacier Bay National Park.

   

   

   

     

Alaska's Fjords & Glaciers with Ketchikan

   

Route: Ketchikan to Juneau (or reverse)

Ship: Wilderness Discoverer

Starting at: $3,600 USD per person

Length: 7 Nights

An incredible adventure from Juneau to Ketchikan aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Visit destinations like Endicott Arm, Frederick Sound, Misty Fjords, and more.

   

   

   

     

Prince WIlliam Sound Explorer with Cordova

   

Route: Roundtrip Whittier or Seward (date dependent)

Ship: Safari Explorer

Starting at: $7,200 USD per person

Length: 7 Nights

Our only itinerary to visit this region. Kayak, hike, and skiff past centuries-old glaciers. Puffins, eagles, otter, and sea lions wait around every cove. Explore the quaint town of Cordova.

   

   

   

     

Aleutian Islands Adventure with Dutch Harbor & Kodiak

   

Route: Seward to Dutch Harbor (or reverse)

Ship: Safari Explorer

Starting at: $7,400 USD per person

Length: 10 Nights

Our newest itinerary. Features Katmai National Park, Kenai Fjords National Park, Akutan Island, Ugashik Wildlife Preserve, and more.

   

   

   

     

Glacier Bay National Park with Inside Passage and San Juan Islands

   

Route: Seattle to Juneau (or reverse)

Ship: Various ships

Starting at: $6,100 USD per person

Length: 12 Nights

Take a scenic journey north to Alaska from Seattle through Canada's Inside Passage, stopping in the San Juan Islands, cruising past Desolation Sound, and spotting spirit bears on the shores of the Great Bear Rainforest.

   

   

   

     

Denali & Talkeetna Wilderness Rail Adventure

   

Exclusive land package add-on!

Route: Roundtrip Anchorage

Starting at: $5,600 USD per person

Length: 6 Nights

Add this land excursion the week before or after your cruise. Take a deluxe dome train ride through Denali National Park, Talkeetna, and Anchorage. Opportunities for wildlife viewing, hiking, paddling, and more.

   

   

   


Testimonials

 

"Our week in SE Alaska aboard the Wilderness Discoverer was spectacular. The activities: kayaking in Glacier Bay and the skiff tour to LeConte Glacier were highlights. The meals: each dish was chef quality. Especially the seafood. The crew: every one of them was extremely friendly and professional. And the guides: very knowledgable and entertaining. Of course, all of this high-level experience is made possible by the amazing Captain. We will definitely recommend UnCruise to all who will listen."

— John K.

 

"We are so grateful to the Uncruise team for our unforgettable cruise through Glacier Bay National Park! A 7-day adventure cruise was a long-held dream for me and my husband, and Uncruise exceeded our expectations. Southeast Alaska is stunning, and the amazing team on board our cruise made the experience even more phenomenal. The staff are so friendly, fun and eager to share all they know about the area. Thank you, UnCruise!"

— Caroline H.