Luxury expedition cruises through SixStarCruises are made for travellers who seek to cure their wanderlust and tick dreams off their bucket list. Exploring the world’s more remote locations whilst being up close with unique species, wildlife and cultures is the beauty of embarking on a luxurious expedition cruise.

Alaska expedition cruises allow travellers to explore extraordinary scenery, majestic species up-close such as whales, bears, moose, fish, and birds, alongside others, as well as learning about the fascinating culture of the native people and taking part in many novel excursions on offer providing memories of a lifetime.

We consulted with our cruise concierge specialists to provide some remarkable locations and excursions worth noting when visiting Alaska’s ports. The following beautiful port locations are visited within selected Alaskan itineraries, available to book now:  Wrangell, Kodiak, Dutch Harbor, Haines, Nome, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Seward Port, Skagway Port, Icy Straight Point, Point Hope, Hubbard Glacier Port alongside additional ports.

The following excursions and locations were recommended by our specialist expedition cruise concierge:

Whale watching, Point Hope


During your expedition cruise, if Point Hope is a port of call on your itinerary whale watching is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed. Many species of whale dominate the area of Point Hope (Tiki?aq), located Northwest of Alaska, therefore is also a popular location for hunting.


View these amazing creatures in their natural habitat and explore this rural port of call and Inuit community by booking a luxurious Alaskan Expedition Cruise today!


Explore Skagway

Skagway is a small fascinating town highlighting the authenticity and preserved history of Alaska. Described by our cruise concierge specialist as what looks like a movie set for Western genre films this is home to around 1,000 residents only, with few remaining saloons, hotels, and gambling houses. Itineraries may contain Skagway as a port of call, however a 45-minute ferry journey from Haines with incredible views along the way is another option to experience Skagway.

Upper Dewey Lake within Skagway is highly recommended for people who would enjoy a beautiful scenic hike up to a crystal-clear water lake at the summit. If travellers are lucky the salmon run may occur within the surrounding rivers and streams, enticing predators such as bears and eagles, a natural display by incredible species of animals, this opportunity also commonly occurs in Wrangell.

Another popular excursion with travellers is riding along the White Pass Railway Route up into the Yukon. This stunning picturesque train journey is an essential excursion when visiting Skagway, passing by breath-taking views of mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, historic sites, and tunnels within your vintage style train carriage.

Glacier trekking and glacial water drinking, Juneau

The 12-mile long wonder of Juneau can be enjoyed from your luxury expedition cruise, or can be explored by helicopter as part of an incredible excursion opportunity, appreciating the scenery in all of its beauty from above.

Upon the Mendenhall Glacier, activities such as trekking on and viewing the ice caves underneath the glacier, dog sledding and the opportunity to drink some fresh glacier water are memorable excursions for all to appreciate. An additional excursion of visiting Taku Lodge by helicopter from Juneau makes the perfect cultural dining experience where you an enjoy a fresh salmon feast caught from the surrounding rivers.

Embarking on a luxury Alaskan expedition cruise has the potential to tick many life experiences off of your bucket list and create personalised memories to last a lifetime.

Book your luxury expedition cruise to Alaska from the itineraries available on SixStarCruises today or view our classic Alaska Cruises.

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