Inside Passage Cruising

“To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world” - John Muir, Scottish-American naturalist


Sights of the Inside Passage

Weaving through southeastern Alaska into Canada, the Inside Passage cruise offers an abundance of magnificent scenery, towns with fascinating historic and cultural insights and wildlife sightings to enchant.

Our luxury Inside Passage cruises take the classic route through Alaska and Canada where you will be treated to the extreme beauty of Alaska’s natural wonderland, it’s unique cultural heritage ripe for discovery before exploring Canada’s equally stunning landscapes and culture.

In total comfort and style, our Inside Passages cruises will take you to Alaska’s remote capital Juneau, accessible only by sea or air, a refreshingly remote town that will charm you instantly.

Pan for gold at the fascinating historic old gold-rush town of Skagway, and discover Ketchikan’s largest totem pole collection in the world. The pristine alpine waters and looming glaciers of Glacier Bay will make you gasp in wonder.

Explore the vast national parks presiding over ecosystems astonishing as they are unique, marvel at the rugged mountains bordering expanses of wilderness and the crystal-clear lakes, fjords and rivers offering up huge glaciers.

Peppered along these raw landscapes are modern and historic cities and our Inside Passages cruises also explore the sophisticated, cosmopolitan cities of Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Jasper and Banff.

With our Canada tours options including Alaska, Canada, North America and the famous working port-cities of Boston and New York, ranging from 12 to 28 day journeys to suit your desire, our Inside Passage cruises itineraries offer a wonderful combination of must-see highlights, and hidden treasures to suit your desire.

Read more about our luxury Canada cruises here.


Luxury at your fingertips

Gaze out over Juneau’s exquisite coastline, watching whales breaching from your Verandah stateroom on board your luxury cruise ship as you glide into Alaska’s remote capital.

At Scenic, we seek to enrich your cruise at every turn. Expert rangers and naturalists will be on board your luxury cruise to offer you their invaluable insights into the stunning wilderness, ancient glaciers and thriving ecosystems while your Scenic Tour Director is on hand to assist you with any request to ensure your utmost comfort while travelling with us.

All five-star accommodation, luxury cruises, rail travel, transfers, gourmet dining experiences and even gratuities are included in your journey with us. We believe true luxury is being wallet-free. We take it to the Nth degree.

All-included on our Canada Tours:

  • Fully escorted
  • 5-star luxury cruise
  • Guaranteed Verandah Staterooms on board
  • Local cuisine from casual fare to fine dining
  • Canadian Tour Director
  • Scenic Freechoice activity selections
  • Scenic Enrich handpicked experiences for Scenic guests
  • Exclusive full range of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
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Exclusive Enrich experiences

Our Enrich experiences are unique, multi-sensory cultural activities that are entirely exclusive to the Scenic traveller, designed by our skilled team of Journey Designers.

In Talkleetna Enrich your stay by visiting the homestead of Joanne Porterfield, an exclusive event that will provide you with real insight into a family’s settlement in this magnificent, but uncompromising region.In Vancouver we’ve arranged for Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to open its gates early just for you, so you can explore the breathtaking sights and walks in tranquillity before the crowds rush in, another signature Enrich encounter.

Our Scenic Journey Designers have also crafted an impressive selection of Freechoice activity options for all of our Canada Tours itineraries, providing you with the flexibility to take the days as you like by choosing from a vast range of activities and sightseeing options categorised into Active, Moderate and Relaxed paces to suit you.


Destinations and experiences

Our Inside Passages cruises take full advantage of the glorious nature and sophisticated towns along its route. We’ll take you to all the highlights and also to some hidden treasures of the region.

The historical delights of Alaska’s first city Ketchikan, with it’s imposing collection of totem poles, and abundant salmon supply and the wooden boardwalks and shop facades conjuring up the gold-rush fever of Skagway lead into the mesmerising Glacier Bay National Park and Reserve.

Experience the thrill of crossing the Arctic Circle by air, wonder at the vast and remote land below, observe a lifestyle and culture that has been sustained for thousands of years. A once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Enjoy a jet boat ride through the wilderness on route to your Scenic Special Stay at Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge in Anchorage. Enrich your stay with Alaska’s Wildlife Conservation Centre.

See if you can spot a ‘Spirit Bear’ in Klemtu, an indigenous race of bears also known as Kermode bears, whose coats transform in colour from white to light gold. Our Inside Passages cruises will take you where no big ship can go in Haines – to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Reserve and Fort William Seward, a National Historic Landmark.

In Fairbanks, ride the Tanana Valley Railroad through goldfields, meet Alaskan miners and pan for gold or cruise a Sternwheeler through the Chena River learning about the quintessential Alaskan experience, from huskies to Athabascan village life. These are both Enrich experiences to compliment your earlier guided tour of the city tour and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

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