Alaska Cruises from San Francisco in 2014

It’s not often considered initially, but an Alaska cruise departing from San Francisco may be just what you’re looking for. Although not as many Alaska cruise sailings are offered out of the Golden Gate City compared to Seattle and Vancouver, it remains a popular option. In total, there are 4 itineraries and 15 sailings in 2014.

San Francisco, California

The famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Photo from Wikipedia.

An Alaskan cruise from San Francisco is a great option if you:

  • want to explore more of the Pacific coast. (Three out of the four itineraries calls in Astoria, Oregon, a quaint town of 10,000 people located near the mouth of the mighty Columbia River.)
  • are looking for a cruise vacation longer than 7 days.
  • live closer to San Francisco than Seattle or Vancouver.

The first one sails on May 9, 2014 for 12 nights aboard Regent’s luxurious Seven Seas Navigator.

Regent Seven Seas in Alaska

A photo of Regent’s Mariner of the Seas when she was in Alaska. She will be sailing the Mediterranean waters in 2014.

This is the only sailing out of San Francisco with Regent next year and the itinerary is as follows:

Day

Port name

Friday San Francisco, California, USA
Saturday At Sea
Sunday Astoria, Oregon, USA
Monday At Sea
Tuesday Sitka, Alaska
Wednesday Skagway, Alaska
Thursday Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Friday Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Saturday Juneau, Alaska
Sunday Ketchikan, Alaska
Monday Inside Passage Cruising
Tuesday Victoria, British Columbia
Wednesday Vancouver, British Columbia

Aboard the Star Princess in 2014, you can cruise for 11 nights to Alaska on a San Francisco roundtrip cruise.

Princess Cruises in San Francisco

Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises

With 12 sailings offered throughout the year, the first sets off on May 12. Other dates are May 23, June 3, June 14, June 25, July 6, July 17, July 28, August 8, August 19, August 30, September 10. Here’s the itinerary*.

Day

Port name

1 San Francisco, California, USA
2 At Sea
3 At Sea
4 Ketchikan, Alaska
5 Juneau, Alaska
6 Skagway, Alaska
7 Glacier Bay, Alaska
8 At Sea
9 Victoria, British Columbia
10 At Sea
11 At Sea
12 San Francisco, California, USA

*Note, with certain sailings, port order may vary. As well, Icy Srait Point may replace Skagway and Tracy Arm may replace Glacier Bay. It’s best to speak with an Alaska Cruise Specialist to ensure you’re going where you want to go if you’re looking at this itinerary.

Premium plus line Oceania  has the Regatta cruising out of San Francisco in 2014 for one sailing on May 17.

Oceania Regatta

Oceania Regatta will end the Alaska cruise out of San Francisco in beautiful Vancouver, BC.

The itinerary:

Day

Port name

Saturday San Francisco, California, USA
Sunday At Sea
Monday Astoria, Oregon, USA
Tuesday At Sea
Wednesday Sitka, Alaska
Thursday Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Friday Juneau, Alaska
Saturday Ketchikan, Alaska
Sunday Inside Passage Cruising
Monday Victoria, British Columbia
Tuesday Vancouver, British Columbia

Nearing the end of the 2014 Alaskan sailing season, Celebrity Century is sailing a 12 night San Francisco roundtrip cruise on September 4.

Celebrity Century from roundtrip San Francisco to Alaska

Celebrity Century Concierge Class. A balcony is a big bonus in Alaska. Photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises.

The itinerary:

Day

Port name

Thursday San Francisco, California, USA
Friday At Sea
Saturday At Sea
Sunday Ketchikan, Alaska
Monday Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Tuesday Juneau, Alaska
Tuesday Tracy Arm, Alaska
Wednesday Skagway, Alaska
Thursday At Sea
Friday At Sea
Saturday Victoria, British Columbia
Sunday Astoria, Oregon, USA
Monday At Sea
Tuesday San Francisco, California, USA

Whether you live in the Bay area or looking to complement your Alaska cruise vacation with a visit there, you’ll have a fantastic cruise.

If you have you have questions regarding any of the above, please leave us a comment below or call our office at 1-800-565-2784.
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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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