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Cruise on Alaska's Inner Passage

Listed under Coastlines in Alaska, United States.

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  • Glacier view from cruise ship in Prince William Sound
  • Zodiac returns to ship after exploring Endicott Arm and glacier
  • Bird-shaped iceberg in Frederick Sound near Petersberg
  • Seals lounging on an iceberg near Le Conte Glacier
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A cruise on the Alaska Inner Passage is the best way to see Alaska's coastline. The Inner Passage is a narrow waterway surrounded by majestic peaks and coastal communities. Because of its beauty, many cruise companies offer trips through this narrow waterway. Many start in Vancouver, British Columbia and end in Ketchikan, Alaska. However, all cruises are different and you can pick which route suits you the best.

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Is it necessary to start the Alaskan intercoastal passage via canada?

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The whole trip is from Vancouver, British Columbia to Juneau, Alaska, but there may be shorter variations. Norwegian and Holland America Line are the lines to take if you want to take a proper ocean liner, but American Safari Line runs cruises closer to

Cruise West is the best!!! I cannot recommend them enough. The pics I took above are from a recent Cruise West cruise.

Try Cruise West. I have not cruised with them but I have heard they are good.

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I am looking for a inner passage cruise to Alaska on a smaller ship.

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