Search Deals
Breathtaking Surroundings
Whittier, AK Highlights
Breathtaking Surroundings
Cruise from the quaint city to experience the aesthetic forests and glaciers surrounding the Prince William Sound.
Destination Calendar
Cruise Lines

Whittier, AK

Whittier, Alaska is a great port to cruise from or visit, as part of an Alaska cruise. Many more cruises visit Whittier than depart from it. Whittier is about a 90 minute drive from Anchorage Airport, which is the airport that most travelers use when departing from Whittier. Due to its northern location, cruises from Whittier are only available between May and September, and most of them are Alaska cruises.

Princess Cruises and Holland America Line offer a great selection of Alaska cruises that start in Whittier. Ports of call typically included on such itineraries are Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, and there's usually scenic cruising of beautiful areas such as Hubbard Glacier and Glacier Bay.

If you are interested in combining a cruise from Whittier 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 cruise lines such as Princess Cruises and Holland America Line. Contact us or view our Cruise Tours section for more information!

American Discount Vacations is proud to offer the best deals possible on all cruises from Whittier, AK. Backed by our "Low Price Guarantee," and powered by our team of expert travel agents, we're sure to exceed your expectations when booking your next cruise departing from Whittier, AK!

Destinations for Cruises from Whittier, AK

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

Destination Calendar
Make a selection below to view the cruises available during that month in that destination.
Pricing listed above is per person, based on double occupancy in the least expensive accommodations available, is subject to change, and may not reflect the most recent pricing (as pricing gets updated throughout the day). Prices may not reflect discounts and special promotions that you may qualify for. Go to the Category selection step of the online booking process to view the live pricing and latest offers. Taxes, fees, and port expenses are additional (and are displayed on the Search Results step (and the steps that follow it) in the online booking process.

Cruise Lines with Cruises from Whittier, AK

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

  Learn More

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.

  Learn More

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).

  Learn More

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.

Holland America Line
  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 11 (1,432 - 2,668 Guests)
  • Inspired Cuisine
  • World-Class Entertainment
View More
Holland America Line Holland America Line from Whittier, AK Special Price, Onboard Credit or Grats!
Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 20 (1,936 - 4,266 Guests)
  • Freestyle Cruising
  • Award-Winning Entertainment
View More
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Cruise Line from Whittier, AK Special Price, Onboard Credit or Grats!
Oceania Cruises
  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 8 (684 - 1,250 Guests)
  • Gourmet Cuisine
  • Country Club Casual
View More
Oceania Cruises Oceania Cruises from Whittier, AK Cash Back, Onboard Credit or Grats!
Princess Cruises
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (2,000 - 4,300 Guests)
  • Great Dining & Entertainment
  • Unique Itineraries
View More
Princess Cruises Princess Cruises from Whittier, AK Onboard Credit, Cash Back or Grats!

Things to do near Whittier, AK

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

♦ Prince William Sound

Located in the Gulf of Alaska, most of the land in Prince William Sound is a part of the Chugach National Forest (the second largest national forest in the United States). Shore excursions are typically available to this area, giving you the opportunity to experience the area's rock formations, waterfalls and wildlife. It is a very popular thing to do when taking a cruise from Whittier.

♦ Turnagain Arm

Turnagain Arm is one of the most beautiful regions in all of America. Cruises from Whittier typically offer a few shore excursions to this area. While there, you may visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you can observe a wide range of wildlife (such as moose, bears and bison) and enjoy amazing views as you travel along the Seward Highway. Another great thing to do in this area is to take a ride on the Glacier Express Tram, where you can take in views from about 2,300 feet in the air.

♦ Portage Glacier

Located in the Kenai Peninsula, within the Chugach National Forest (as mentioned above), this glacier is located about 4 miles west of Whittier. Many cruises departing from Whittier offer sightseeing vessel tours of this majestic glacier, as well as the surrounding region.

Average Monthly Weather for Whittier, AK


Average monthly high and low temperatures. Values are in Fahrenheit (switch to Celsius):


Total per month. Values are in inches (switch to millimeters):

Days of precipitation per month:

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.