North America Alaska Cruise

Inside Passage with Olympic National Park & 2 Days in Glacier Bay

A collection of small ships make this iconic trip along Alaska’s Inside Passage & San Juans, hugging the coastline between Seattle, Washington and Juneau, Alaska. Cruise in both Alaska’s and Canada’s Inside Passages, plus visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Glacier Bay National Park and Olympic National Park (2024 departures). In 2025, trade Olympic National Park for a visit to magical Sucia Island with its sculpted sandstone formations, lush trails and emerald waters.

Your transit is comprehensive and diverse: from the quiet reaches of Puget Sound’s Hood Canal and the San Juan Islands of Washington State up through Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest to the sheer rock walls of Misty Fjords National Monument and the deep Tlingit culture in Ketchikan. Kids of all ages will appreciate the diversity of this itinerary, making it an ideal option among our Alaska family cruises.

Choose from northbound departures in the spring and southbound departures in the fall, both optimal times for cruising. The spring season sees nature awakening for the warm months, fewer boats and people and the arrival of whales. In the fall season, expect vivid foliage, fewer crowds, wildlife foraging along the shoreline and the chance to see the Alaska northern lights

Either the 86-guest Wilderness Legacy, 84-guest Safari Endeavour, 36-guest Safari Explorer or 22-guest Safari Quest is home base. Built on a unique reputation for adventure, these boats pamper up to 86 guests with a three-to-one guest/crew ratio, fresh and healthy meals, experienced expedition leaders/naturalists who know Alaskan culture and topography, high-end expedition gear, plus a wide variety of excursions to suit any activity level. The Safari Explorer and Safari Endeavour are each a perfect basecamp for luxury Alaska cruises due to their unique amenities (Endeavour) and ideal size (Explorer).

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Alaska trips, Alaska cruises, San Juan Island cruises and Alaska Inside Passage cruise and Glacier Bay cruise itineraries.