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Whether you’re looking to witness the stunning Northern Lights or drink in the light from the Midnight Sun, Fairbanks is an excellent destination to visit during an Alaska cruise or cruise tour. Discover obscure adventure in this incredible port, located in one of the most beautiful places in the northern United States. Aside from dramatic mountainsides, untouched rivers, native wildlife and rich Native American culture, Fairbanks is home to many unique attractions and entertainment. Mining history, winter sports, subarctic gardens, and many interesting sculptures and landmarks throughout the city await. Fairbanks is brimming with one-of-a-kind museums, wildlife sanctuaries, historic attractions, and much more. Plus, there are a bunch of restaurants that feature Alaskan-style home cooking, usually locally sourced ingredients. Whether you’re feeling adventurous enough to try reindeer sausage or would rather stick to the familiarity of grilled Alaskan salmon, your taste buds will thank you when spending time in this amazing port city!

There are many fabulous cruise lines that offer cruises including Fairbanks. Mainstream cruise lines Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises, as well as deluxe cruise lines Celebrity Cruises and Holland America Line. are among the options. A great time to visit Fairbanks (especially weather-wise) is between May and September.

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Destinations for Cruises from Fairbanks

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Fairbanks. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Fairbanks

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Fairbanks. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Fairbanks:

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River Cruise Lines

Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.

River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.

Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.

Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Premium Cruise Lines

These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.

Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.

These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.

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Mainstream Cruise Lines

Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.

Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.

Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.

During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).

American Cruise Lines
  • River / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 21 (90 - 180 Guests)
  • Destination Immersion®
  • Gratuities Included
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Celebrity Cruises
  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 17 (16 - 3,260 Guests)
  • Inclusive Packages Available
  • Award-Winning Cruise Line
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Holland America Line
  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 11 (1,432 - 2,668 Guests)
  • Inspired Cuisine
  • World-Class Entertainment
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Princess Cruises
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (2,000 - 4,300 Guests)
  • Great Dining & Entertainment
  • Unique Itineraries
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Princess Cruises Princess Cruises from Fairbanks Onboard Credit, Cash Back or Grats!
Royal Caribbean
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 29 (5,668 Guests)
  • State-of-the-art Ships
  • Fantastic Entertainment
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Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean from Fairbanks Onboard Credit or Pre-Paid Gratuities!

Things to do near Fairbanks

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Fairbanks, along with a brief description:

♦ Pioneer Park

One of Fairbanks’ most top-rated attractions, Pioneer Park is a must-stop for anyone who is spending time in the city. Step back in time as you explore this historic, open-air village, where you can learn about the history of the Gold Rush, see original buildings from downtown Fairbanks, and so much more. Among the highlights of Pioneer Park are a museum, a train that will ride you along the park’s perimeter, a carousel, a disc golf course, and a number of fabulous shops and restaurants (featuring international cuisine). With so many sights and activities for all ages, this is a wonderful activity you can do with the family, though adults of all ages are certain to love it, too!

♦ Alaska Pipeline Viewing Point

No trip to Fairbanks is complete without learning about the famous Alaska Pipeline. In fact, the Alaska Pipeline Viewing Point provides you with a once-in-a-lifetime to get an up-close view of this incredible engineering feat! Informational signage provides you with insight to the pipeline’s design, making this a very educational experience as well. Plus, it is free to check out, so you don’t have to worry about budgeting anything extra for this experience!

♦ Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

A great way to immerse yourself in the local culture of Fairbanks is to visit the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. Best of all, admission is free, so you don’t have to worry about allotting a budget for this experience (subject to change)! Exhibits include displays about Native American culture (including art, music, and dance), Alaska’s four seasons, and seasonal displays (gardens or ice art). Life-sized dioramas are what truly make this experience real! The staff at the visitor’s center is happy to answer any questions you might have on local insights. Winter hours (mid-September to mid-May) are daily from 8:00AM to 5:00PM, while Summer hours (mid-may to mid-September) are 8:00AM to 9:00PM (subject to change).

Average Monthly Weather for Fairbanks


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The information above is provided for informational purposes only. Monthly statistics are based on the most recent instance of that month. Weather is subject to change and cannot be guaranteed. The data is provided by a third-party and we accept no liability regarding its accuracy.