2014 Alaska Cruises from Vancouver

Non-stop spectacular scenery from beginning to end is what you’ll get on an Alaska cruise from Vancouver. In 2014, there are hundreds of cruises and cruisetours that start in the city that was host of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Alaskan cruises out of Vancouver

Sailing the Burrard Inlet in Vancouver, BC en route to Alaska.

The voyage starts in downtown Vancouver, just a 20 to 30 minute cab ride from the airport. A quick 20 minute sky train ride (the equivalent of the subway) from the airport to the cruise terminal is an option, too.

Considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, breathtaking harbor, city skyline and snow-capped mountains keep visitors awed the whole time.

Vancouver, British Columbia


An important distinction between Alaskan cruises from Seattle versus those from Vancouver is that the latter has you traveling the full inside passage. Sailings are not only more scenic, but calmer too as Vancouver Island acts a barrier to the mighty Pacific currents.

Alaska cruising

Lush inside passage

There are three types of itineraries to choose from if you’d like to cruise out of Vancouver.

  1. Vancouver roundtrip Alaska cruises start and end in Vancouver.
  2. Vancouver to Seattle Alaska cruises start in Vancouver, head to Alaska, and end in Seattle.
  3. Northbound Alaska cruisetours are cruise and land experiences that start with a 7 night Alaska cruise from Vancouver, followed by a land tour that takes visitors further inland with a visit to Denali National Park as one of the major highlights. Land tours range from 3 to 12 nights.

If you’re not sure which sort of Alaska cruise vacation is the best for you, let us help you. Feel free to leave a comment or call our office to speak with an Alaska cruise specialist at 1-800-565-2784.

About Vanny

Vanny is Cruise Experts Travel’s Social Media Coordinator. She is a passionate world traveler and has been given an exciting opportunity to share experiences, tips and advice on everything cruising and travel in Alaska.
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