North America Alaska Cruise

Discover Glacier Bay

Explore Glacier Bay National Park for an astounding 6 or 8 days on this Alaska small ship cruise, and enjoy all the beauty this National Park offers. Choose between a 10- or 8-day itinerary and get ready to observe sea otters, mountain goats, humpback whales, sea lions, puffins and grey wolves. Visit several tidewater glaciers and kayak up streams and along meadows on the lookout for foraging bears. Your small ship tucks into secluded inlets and remote bays of this marine-and-land park to expose its natural wonders as a living laboratory, designated wilderness, biosphere reserve and world heritage site. Find solitude in snow-capped mountains, spectacular glaciers and emerald-green forests, and get off the ship daily to hike and kayak with a seasoned naturalist guide. Each night, the ship tucks into beautiful anchorages where peaceful soundscapes, possibly punctuated by a calving glacier, cap off a day of adventure. Extended time in Glacier Bay National Park is a highlight for visitors of all ages and thus why this trip sits on our list of Alaska family cruises.

Discover Glacier Bay aboard the 11-guest Catalyst or the 8-guest Westward, both AdventureSmith favorites for private Alaska yacht charters due to their intimate size and cozy feel. In addition, Westward makes our curated list of luxury Alaska cruises due to her comfy, at-home-in-someone’s-living-room feel. Both vessels offer historic charm and hearty, experienced crew members who offer as much character as the ships they maintain. The Catalyst and Westward feature peaceful nights without a motor or generator running, plus windows and portholes that open to welcome in the sounds of Glacier Bay. Meals are prepared from fresh, natural, local ingredients, and determined to delight.

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