Stops along the way
During the 8-day journey, you will be lucky enough to cruise the icy strait of Alaska, stop in the Capital and even make a stop in Canada. Below are the ports of call, and exciting features.
Cruises departing from Seattle are your ticket to some of the most breathtaking scenery on Earth — they’ll take you straight to Alaska! But there is plenty to see before or after your cruise, too. Carnival cruises from Seattle dock at the gates of the “Emerald City.” Set on Puget Sound in the shadow of Mt. Rainer, Seattle’s stunning waterfront can be found curving past skyscrapers, historic neighborhoods, important museums, and the lush, rolling parks that give the city its green nickname.
Astounding ice-capped mountains welcome the cruising traveler to Juneau. Alaska is called the Land of the Midnight Sun, and its capital shines with a wide selection of delicious dining and native Alaskan art shopping. But Juneau isn’t just a fun name to say, you know — Carnival cruises to Juneau transport you to one of the most beautiful capital cities in America, with once-in-a-lifetime shore excursions that include walking on glaciers, whale watching, and hikes through the country’s last old-growth forests.
Walk in the footsteps of pioneers and profiteers on Carnival cruises to Skagway. Gold seekers stampeded to the Klondike more than 100 years ago and built Skagway, Alaska as their lawless outpost of brothels, saloons, and gambling dens. Today, the town is more of a time capsule from the past, with carefully preserved buildings and streets brimming with history. Live the final chapter of America’s Wild West era on a Skagway cruise.
Cruise Glacier Bay
A destination eons in the making, Glacier Bay’s pristine landscape makes it one of the top spots on an Alaska traveler’s must-see list. Your Glacier Bay cruise takes you through this protected national park spread across 3.2 million acres of southeast Alaska… home to 15 active glaciers, countless seabirds, otters and humpback whales. And a Carnival Alaska cruise is the best way to get right in the middle of it!
Cruise Icy Strait Point
Icy Strait Point is a sight, alright, for eyes that hunger for the greens of the dense Tongass Forest, the azure waters of Port Frederick, and the spot where these come together. Make landfall here and find yourself in Hoonah, where the native Huna Tlingit tribe have lived for thousands of years. Not quite as old — only about 100 years young — are remnants of the local cannery, a symbol of the industry that put this area on modern maps.
For more than 100 years, Ketchikan, Alaska has been the gateway to the North. Ketchikan cruises dock along the famed historic waterfront. Check out the flourishing art scene and spectacular totem poles that have transformed this former frontier town into a popular southern Alaskan port of call. Experience the sights, atmosphere and excitement of the Last Frontier as soon as you cross the Alaska border on Carnival cruises to Ketchikan.
Carnival cruises to Victoria, British Columbia call on this genteel provincial capital, which you’ll find perched on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Packed with reminders of its rich British heritage, Victoria is fronted by water, filled with gardens, and backed by mountains. All the finest sights on Victoria cruises are clustered around the Inner Harbour, from a world-class museum to scenic waterfront parks… plus a deliciously decadent setting for afternoon tea.
Featured Shore Excursions
Want to take the stress out of planning what to do at the ports of call? Call today and we can help book the perfect shore excursion for you, whether its dog sledding in Juneau, or taking a fishing trip in Ketchikan, their is something for everyone.
DOG SLEDDING ON MENDENHALL GLACIER VIA HELICOPTER (JUNEAU)
$579.99 per person
This excursion combines the exhilarating experience of a glacier helicopter flight with the operating of a dogsled to make your visit a true Alaskan adventure.
On this Juneau shore excursion you will fly over the lush rainforest, deep blue crevasses and glacier carved peaks. Enjoy a spectacular flightseeing tour en route to the dogsled camp on the Mendenhall Glacier.
Drive the Alaskan sled dogs team or relax in the sled as you take in the awe-inspiring scenery. Talk with the mushers and take pictures with the dogs and puppies before your helicopter takes you back to civilization.
NOTE: Due to weight, balance and capacity restrictions, guests weighing over 250 lbs. will be required to purchase 2 seats (1½ tickets) on this excursion. You may acquire the second ½ ticket/seat by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org, with your booking #, after making your initial online purchase.
Children 2 years of age and older will be required to have a full price ticket purchased for them
BERING SEA CRAB FISHERMAN'S TOUR (KETCHIKAN)
$199.99 adult 13 & over
$139.99 child ages 5-12
Wildlife is everywhere in Alaska! Crabs, eagles, whales, octopus, sea lions, porpoise, wolf eels, sharks and seals are all frequent visitors on the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour. Come aboard the Aleutian Ballad for the adventure of a lifetime! The Aleutian Ballad was made famous in season two of Discovery Channel's award-winning TV series Deadliest Catch when it was hit by a 60' rogue wave and miraculously survived. But there are no rough seas here! You will set out in the calm, protected waters of the Inside Passage to witness first-hand the amazing way of life of commercial fishermen. Marvel at the scenic beauty that surrounds you from the comfort of the heated and sheltered stadium-style seating lower deck or the open-air top deck.
Watch as the skilled crew haul and set long line, barrel pots and huge 700 lb king crab pots to reveal the catch of the day. The amazing marine life is placed in an on-deck aquarium so everyone can get up close with these unique creatures of the sea. This fascinating, educational and interactive experience is perfect for all ages and is packed with stories and adventures shared by the men and women who risk their lives fishing the Bering Sea.
GRIZZLY FALLS ZIPLINING EXPEDITION (SKAGWAY)
$189.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
$174.99 / Child (ages 8 - 12)
Fast, fun, and exhilarating, this adventure is sure to excite nature lovers and thrill seekers alike! Get a running start on solid ground and take flight into the treetops of the Alaskan rainforest! From your cruise dock, enjoy an entertaining tour through historic Skagway and along 9 miles of stunning coastline. When you arrive at our base in Dyea, you will transfer into a customized Unimog—an all-wheel drive vehicle necessary for getting up our rugged mountain road. During your ride up the mountain, look out at the impressive rainforest and get psyched—you're about to fly over this wild landscape!
At the top of the mountain, you will suit up in gear that meets the highest standards of safety while your expert guides tell you what to expect and how to safely navigate the course. You will then be lead to the take-off zone, where you'll clip in and fly away! You'll soar through our course of 11 zip-lines, and 4 suspension bridges. And this is more than just any zip course—our lines will bring you directly above glacially fed waterfalls! This course also includes specialty lines such as “The Pipeline,” one line that’s longer than 2 football fields combined, and “The Big Kahuna,” on which you can reach speeds of 45 miles per hour! This extraordinary adventure is sure to inspire and invigorate! You will have exhilarating stories and breathtaking photos to share with those at home.
- Min weight 50 lbs/max weight 265 lbs.
DISCOVER ALASKA'S WHALES (JUNEAU)
$189.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
$154.99 / Child (ages 4 - 12)
Whale sightings are guaranteed on this personalized, small group whale watching tour, which combines marine exploration with scientific research, interpretation and discovery. Once you’re in Juneau, get ready to discover Alaska’s whales as you take a short drive with your naturalist science guide and prepare to board a safari vessel on your whale watching quest. You’ll soon learn why this Alaskan shore excursion is a cut above the rest, as you gather scientific research while enjoying the antics and displays of the Juneau wildlife. Custom-built vessels provide a comfortable heated cabin, large opening panel windows, and an open bow perfect for your whale watching.
Your group will discover Alaska by learning about the smallest plants and animals in the ocean and how these support the ecosystem as a whole. You will attempt to track and record the behaviors pertaining to various marine animals—including, of course, humpback whales. In addition to an amazing tour experience, you will have the satisfaction of knowing your efforts made a contribution towards safeguarding and deepening our understanding of the delicate marine environments of Juneau and Southeast Alaska. In other words, this may be the most feel-good shore excursion during your cruise to Alaska. One to remember for years to come.
- Receive a $100 refund if whales are not sighted on the trip.
- Binoculars, maps and a whale ID book are provided on the vessel.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN & BUTCHART GARDENS (Victoria, BC, Canada)
$119.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
$79.99 / Child (ages 4 - 12)
Renowned as Canada's "City of Gardens", Victoria and its gardens burst into bloom year round. Your tour will include an introduction to the historic downtown and a visit to the famed Butchart Gardens. On arrival to the gardens, your guide will provide you with a look into how the Butchart Family transformed the gardens from a barren rock quarry to what it is now. Multi-language maps help you conduct your self-guided tour of the colorful gardens.
You will later rejoin your local guide returning via Chinatown welcomed by the Gates of Harmonious Interest, and passing by Canada's narrowest street, Fan Tan Alley. Continue to the Inner Harbor framed by some of Canada's most recognizable landmarks, the majestic Parliament Buildings and the ivy-covered Empress Hotel prior to returning to the pier and your awaiting ship. NOTE: Order of sights may vary. Walking time and distance is at each guest's discretion. In the months of May and mid-August to mid September, arrival at the Gardens is in the dark; flowers can be seen closer to the pathways but not all the way to the back beds. The gardens are stunning in the evening when illuminated by thousands of hidden lights.
Order of sights may vary. Walking time and distance is at each guest's discretion.
TRACY ARM FJORD & GLACIER EXPLORER (ketchikan)
$189.99 / Adult (ages 99 and over)
$109.99 / Child
On this exclusive seasonal excursion you will:
- Board a deluxe, waterjet-powered catamaran that has pulls alongside the Carnival Legend in the waters of Tracy Arm.
- Discover many wonders around each bend of this serpentine, 30-mile fjord.
- Listen to the onboard Naturalist who will inform you about the area.
- Trace the bases of cliffs that rise 4000-feet above the jade-colored sea.
- Enjoy an up close view of Sawyer Glacier, with frequent stops to view wildlife.
- Hear the “white thunder” as immense spires of ice break from the Sawyer Glaciers and crash into the sea.
Once again, this is an exclusive seasonal excursion that, due to high demand, must be pre-reserved via email only . As this tour has limited capacity we ask that you contact us directly at:email@example.com, so that we may help coordinate your shore excursion tickets.
Please be sure to include the following in your email:
- Sailing Date
- Booking Number(s)*
- Quantity of Adult tickets
- Quantity of Child tickets
- Requested Excursion Time: (11:00 AM or 2:30 PM)
- Your Full Name, as it appears on your booking
*If emailing for mutliple Booking #'s, please provide exact quantity of tickets required for each.