Ready for a Ketchikan Cruise?

All of these Alaska Cruises make a stop in Ketchikan!

Take a Ketchikan cruise aboard one of the 11 Cruise Lines that stop in Ketchikan, Alaska. The port of Ketchikan has proven itself as one of the favorite ports on a cruise to Alaska because of the the incredible wildlife, wide range of tours available, and beauty that surrounds the island. And with an average of 20 cruise ships a week, you are sure to find a Ketchikan cruise that fits your budget, timeframe and expectations!

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Find the 2015 Cruise Ship Schedule for Ketchikan here.

And don't forget to read the What to Pack information!



Cruises to Ketchikan

Choose from large cruise ships, often called floating resorts, with passenger counts topping out near 2,500 passengers:


Carnival Cruise Line Celebrity Cruises
Holland America Line Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)
Princess Cruises Royal Caribbean Int'l
Disney Cruise Line P & O Cruises - no longer available

Or, smaller ships with passengers numbering between 200-1500:


Regent Seven Seas Silversea
Crystal Cruises Oceania Cruises
Un-Cruise Adventures

Are you interested in how many ships and passengers will be in Ketchikan on the same day you are? Check out the 2015 Alaska Cruise Ship Schedules.


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Take a Ketchikan Cruise on Carnival Cruise Line





Carnival Cruise Line has one main sailing option for your Ketchikan Cruise.  The cruise option available the majority of the season is a 7 day Alaska cruise leaving from Seattle, WA and cruising Tracy Arm Fjord.

There are other options are only available on a single departure either late-April or mid-September. These cruises either depart or end in Vancouver, BC & Seattle. These cruises visit Glacier Bay instead of Tracy Arm.

Read all about our recent Carnival Cruise.


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Travel with Celebrity Cruises on your Ketchikan Cruise






Celebrity Cruises offers you lots of choices for your Ketchikan Cruise with cruise lengths from 7 night & 11 night cruises, with starting ports of Seattle, Vancouver, BC, or Seward, AK. 

Celebrity Cruises also offers Cruise Tours and Pre and Post stay packages. These packages allow you to extend your vacation before or after your cruise.


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Take a Ketchikan Cruise on Holland America Cruise Line





Holland America Cruise Line has the most options for a cruise to Alaska as their 7 ships are in port almost 125 times a season!  And luckily, every ship makes a stop in Ketchikan! They have 7, 10 or 14 day cruises available leaving from Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC, or Seward, AK. 

They also offer Cruisetours - Inside Passage Cruises that are combined with land tours to create the ultimate vacation and explore deep in the heart of Alaska.  Explore Denali and Glacier Bay National Parks, Alaska’s Arctic and Canada’s Yukon Territory, remote lodges, frontier towns, gold rush attractions, and inspiring wilderness via Motorcoach & Railroad.

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For great ways to save money during your cruise, check out the
Ultimate Cruise Discount Guide!
You'll be amazed at all of the ways to save on your Ketchikan Cruise!



Take a Ketchikan Cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Ship takes you on a Ketchikan Cruise





Norwegian Cruise Line is my family's personal favorite as we had an excellent time aboard on our own cruise. NCL's Inside Passage cruises are on either the Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Jewel (as of 2012), or the Norwegian Sun (as of 2013!).

Their Alaska cruises are all 7 days and leave from either Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC, Canada, or Whittier, AK and the ships spend at least 7 hours in Ketchikan!

They offer 'Freestyle Cruising' which rewards you with a no nonsense, classic cruise to Alaska.  No set dining times, no assigned tables, relaxed dress code & more restaurants.


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Take a Ketchikan Cruise on Princess Cruises






Rounding out the large ships, Princess Cruises has 7 ships that cruise to Ketchikan.  Princess Cruises offers either 5, 7, 10 or 14 day Ketchikan cruise leaving out of either Seattle, WA, Anchorage, AK, San Francisco, CA, or Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Princess Cruises also offers Cruisetours which combine a cruise with wilderness lodges, land excursions, railroad service, & a Denali Park tour.

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Take a Ketchikan Cruise on Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International has two ships that cruise to Ketchikan, the Radiance of the Seas or Rhapsody of the Seas ships.


Royal Caribbean offers 2 Alaska cruise options, both 7-Night Cruises departing from either Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC, or Seward, AK.

Prices for a 7 day cruise begin at around $500/person and go up from there.

They also have several Cruisetours available, cruises that are combined with land tours.


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Disney Cruise Line comes into Ketchikan in 2012

Since 2011, the Disney Cruise Line has joined the fleet cruising Alaska!  Woohoo!!



Disney Cruise Lines are known for their family vacations making special accommodations for both parents and children and often feature costumed Disney Characters roaming the ships.

TheDisney Wonder offers a 7 Day Inside Passage cruise roundtrip from Vancouver, BC.

Choose Disney Cruise Line for a cruise to Alaska - The Happiest Place on the Water!


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Regent Seven Seas Alaska cruises to Ketchikan


Regent Seven Seas Cruises also offers a cruise to Ketchikan. Cruise aboard the luxurious Seven Seas Navigator, with only 490 guests!  The Regent Seven Seas Alaska Cruise are ALL-INCLUSIVE!


Regent Seven Seas has 7, 12, 33 or 43 day Alaska cruise options to choose from leaving from San Francisco, Vancouver, or Anchorage.


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Take a Ketchikan Cruise on Crystal Cruises


Crystal Cruises was another newcomer as of 2011 and has a limited number of Alaska cruises.


Crystal Cruise Lines is a luxury cruise line with luxurious high end, medium sized ships.

Crystal Cruises offers 3 options for a Ketchikan cruise - a 5, 18, or 98 day cruise visiting Alaska departing from either New Zealand, Japan, or Seward, AK and we're thrilled that they will be stopping in Ketchikan.


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Oceania Cruise Lines came to Ketchikan in 2011

Oceania Cruises was another newcomer for a Ketchikan Cruise in 2011 and has been returning since!


Oceania rounds out the luxury cruise line options with it's Regatta Cruise Ship.  The Regatta Cruise Ship holds 684 passengers with 400 crew.


Take a Ketchikan Cruise aboard the Oceania Regatta cruise ship


The Oceania Regatta has 7, 9, 10, & 14 day Alaska Cruises leaving from either Seattle, Vancouver, or San Francisco, CA.

Prices are in the premium or deluxe range (starting at $2,000/guest) but the experience is considered close to luxury without being all-inclusive.  It is a comfortable, classy, elegant ship that is not too big or too small.

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Take a Ketchikan Cruise aboard a Silversea Cruise Ship



And finally, last but certainly not least, the Silversea cruise line.  Sail aboard the Silver Shadow to Ketchikan - Cruise in luxury!  With only 382 guests on board and a crew of 295, Silversea sets the standard in the ultra-luxury cruise market. 

Silver Shadow cruise ship on a Ketchikan Cruise

Silversea cruises are also ALL-INCLUSIVE!  Gratuities, beverages, in-suite bar, fitness classes, and some shoreside events are all included in the price.

Check the current Alaska Schedule:

  • Vancouver to Seward – 7 day cruise
  • Seward to Vancouver – 7 day cruise
  • Vancouver to Vancouver – 10 & 11 day cruise (July only)
  • Anchorage to Vancouver – 10 day cruise (mid-May only)

Prices for a 7 day Ketchikan cruise begin at around $3,350/person and go up from there.

Always check the Special Offers page as they often run specials such as 'fly for free' or cruises at significantly discounted rates.  And, of course, they have a newsletter that also announces discounts offered.

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Un-Cruise Adventures InnerSea Discoveries Alaska Cruises

Another small ship cruise line that began in Alaska in 2011 providing adventure cruises is Un-Cruise Adventures, formerly InnerSea Discoveries + American Safari Cruises.


Take an 'Un-cruise' aboard the 86-guest Safari Endeavour, 36-guest Safari Explorer, or 22-guest Safari Quest for a 7, 9, 11, or 14 day Cruise to Alaska leaving from Seattle, Juneau, Ketchikan, or Sitka.

This adventure cruise is for the active, engaged traveler - one who is truly looking for a laid back, mellow, adventure with lots of hikng, wildlife viewing, & kayaking.

Un-Cruise Adventures was named 2011 CruiseReport.com Editor's Choice for the Best way to see Alaska, Best Crew at Sea, & Best Breakfast at Sea (now that's saying something!).

Prices for a 7 day Un-cruise begins around $1,895 and goes up from there. Check the most recent rates here.

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P & O Cruises visited Ketchikan Alaska in 2011

P & O Cruises had one Ketchikan cruise in 2011 which was 72 nights leaving & returning to Southampton, Great Britain.


The cruise was called Arcadia's Grand Alaska Voyage and was aboard the Arcadia Cruise Ship, holding approximately 2000 passengers and 800 crew.  It is classified as a 'mid-size' cruise ship. They are not scheduled to return to Alaska.

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Whew!  That's a lot of information!  I hope you hung in there and absorbed it all.  As you can see, you have a ton of options if you're looking to take a Ketchikan Cruise and there's sure something to fit your budget, timeframe, & level of luxury.  I hope to see you soon!


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