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Seward, AK

If you are looking to take an Alaska cruise, then cruises departing from or visiting Seward are a great option. Seward is located between the Kenai mountains and the waters of Kenai Fjords National Park. It is about a 2 ½ hour drive from Anchorage, which is where travelers typically fly into and out of when taking a cruise that uses Seward as a starting and/or ending port. Seward is famous for its historic community, the variety of marine wildlife, and breathtaking fjords and glaciers. Due to its northern location, cruises from Seward are typically only available between May and September.

Most cruises from Seward are one-way Southbound Alaska voyages, meaning that the ship typically sails south from Seward to a city like Vancouver. Among the cruise lines currently featuring cruises from Seward are Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and Royal Caribbean.

If you are looking to combine your cruise from Seward with a land package that explores Alaska even more in-depth, then an Alaska cruise tour is a fantastic option! Such Alaska cruise tours are currently available through Celebrity Cruises, Princess, Holland America Line and Royal Caribbean. View our Cruise Tours section for more information!

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Destinations for Cruises from Seward, AK

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

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Seward, AK

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

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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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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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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).

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

Celebrity Cruises
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (16 - 3,260 Guests)
  • Inclusive Packages Available
  • Award-Winning Cruise Line
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Hurtigruten Expeditions
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (90 - 970 Guests)
  • Unique Expedition-Style Voyages
  • Wide Range of Excursions
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Norwegian Cruise Line
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 19 (1,936 - 4,266 Guests)
  • Freestyle Cruising
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Oceania Cruises
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (684 - 1,250 Guests)
  • Gourmet Cuisine
  • Country Club Casual
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 5 (490 - 750 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive, Ultra-Luxury
  • Enrichment Programs
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Royal Caribbean
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 27 (1,992 - 5,610 Guests)
  • State-of-the-art Ships
  • Fantastic Entertainment
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Silversea Cruises
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  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 13 (100 - 728 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • All-Suite Accommodations
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Viking Ocean Cruises
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 10 (930 Guests)
  • Newest and Largest Small Ship Fleet!
  • All Veranda Staterooms!
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Windstar Cruises
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (148 - 312 Guests)
  • Small Ship Sizes Lead to Exotic Ports
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Things to do near Seward, AK

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

♦ Kenai Fjords National Park

This national park, established in 1980, is home to the Harding Icefield, one of the largest icefields in the United States. Being able to visit this breathtaking park is just one of the many benefits of taking a cruise from Seward. This park is accessible by road via the Exit Glacier. There are many companies that offer tours of this park, providing you with great views of the lands and the wildlife that inhabit them (such as sea lions, black bears and whales).

♦ Exit Glacier

What cruise from Seward would be complete without a visit to a glacier? This glacier, part of the Harding Icefield, is located in Alaska's Kenai Mountains. Unlike many other glaciers, you can drive right up to this one! There are also a bunch of trails that lead to great views, as well as many tours (even Ranger-led walks) that take you there.

♦ Alaska SeaLife Center

Alaska's only public aquarium and ocean wildlife rescue center is located on the shores of Resurrection Bay in Seward. Open since 1998, this center offers great educational programs (offered year-round) as well as a rehabilitation program for sick and injured marine animals. While at this interesting venue guests can enjoy up close encounters with octopus, sea lions, puffins and other sealife. In all, wildlife enthusiasts should definitely consider visiting the Alaska SeaLife Center before or after their cruise from Seward.

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