Want to Visit Alaska but Don't Want a Massive Ship? Here's How to Experience the Best of Alaska in Luxury and Style!

Want to Visit Alaska but Don't Want a Massive Ship? Here's How to Experience the Best of Alaska in Luxury and Style!


Alaska: the ultimate destination for a luxurious and unforgettable adventure. But which luxury cruise or land tour offers the most exceptional experience?

Keep reading to discover:

  • The best options for families, couples, and solo travelers
  • Which cruise lines offer the finest dining, entertainment, and shore excursions
  • How to indulge in luxurious amenities and activities, from spa treatments to wildlife viewing
  • The insider secrets to making your Alaska adventure truly unforgettable (hint: it involves a customized land tour)!


Discover even more insider tips and luxurious Alaska adventures on our dedicated Alaska Luxury Adventures page.

Escape the Crowds and Buffets on a Luxury Small Ship Cruise Picture this: you're in Alaska, ready for the trip of a lifetime, but you're stuck on a massive ship with thousands of other passengers, mediocre buffets, and unsupervised children running amok. Not quite the luxurious escape you had in mind, right?

That's where small ship cruises come in. These intimate vessels offer a more personalized, immersive experience, allowing you to explore Alaska's stunning coastline without the crowds and limitations of larger ships.

The Best Luxury Small Ship Cruises for Every Traveler

  • Families: Lindblad Expeditions offers expert-led excursions and kid-friendly activities for a memorable family adventure.
  • Couples: Ponant and Silversea provide luxurious amenities, romantic atmospheres, and personalized service for the perfect couple's getaway.
  • Solo Travelers: Silversea's welcoming solo traveler community and exclusive events make it a top choice for those exploring Alaska on their own.

Indulge in World-Class Dining and Exceptional Service Say goodbye to bland buffets and hello to gourmet cuisine crafted by talented chefs using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Some standout dining experiences include:

  • Silversea's La Dame: Savor exquisite French-inspired cuisine in an elegant setting.
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Compass Rose: Delight in French and Continental specialties.
  • Crystals' Umi Uma: Indulge in Asian and Continental flavors by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
  • Ponant's Le Nautilus: Enjoy French-inspired haute cuisine in the ship's sophisticated main dining room.
  • UnCruise Adventures' locally-sourced menu: Savor fresh Alaskan seafood and sustainably sourced ingredients.

Insider Secret: Elevate Your Alaska Adventure with a Customized Land Tour

Want to take your Alaska experience to the next level? Consider combining your small ship cruise with a personalized land tour. Explore Denali National Park, stay in a luxurious wilderness lodge, or embark on a guided hiking or fishing expedition. With a custom land tour, you'll immerse yourself in Alaska's rugged beauty and create unforgettable memories.

Some cruise lines offer pre-packaged land tours, but did you know that we can create a completely customized itinerary tailored to your interests and preferences? As an Alaska Certified Expert, I have the knowledge and resources to help you plan the perfect Alaska cruise and land tour combination. Visit our Alaska Luxury Adventures  page to discover more insider tips and start creating your dream itinerary. Contact me to discuss your your vision, or schedule a consultation now to get started.

Your Luxurious Alaska Adventure Awaits!

 Are you ready to experience the best of Alaska without the crowds, buffets, and limitations of a massive cruise ship? A small ship cruise combined with a personalized land tour offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore Alaska's rugged beauty in style and comfort.


About the Author: Gillian Earle is an Alaska Certified Expert, passionate about sharing the beauty and wonder of The Last Frontier with discerning travelers. With a deep love for Alaska and a commitment to creating unforgettable experiences, Gillian is dedicated to helping you plan the luxurious Alaska adventure of your dreams. As a proud parent of a son serving in the U.S. military and stationed in Anchorage, Gillian has a personal connection to this incredible state.