After the U.S. Congress approved legislation allowing cruise lines to resume Alaskan cruises without making a stopover in a foreign country, several cruise lines announced the upcoming restart of their Alaskan voyages.
The season was in jeopardy because the Canadian government banned cruises on its territory until February 2022.
Seattle will be the home port for most cruise lines for their travel to Alaska in 2021.
Celebrity will offer 7-night cruises from Seattle aboard the Celebrity Summit. Starting July 23, these itineraries will visit Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway and sail the Endicott Arm and see the Dawes Glacier.
From July 24, Holland America will offer 7-day cruises from Seattle aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam. The itinerary will stop in Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and a will include a day cruising in Glacier Bay National Park.
The Majestic Princess will depart July 25 for 7-night cruises visiting Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Glacier Bay National Park.
Royal Caribbean’s Serenade and the Ovation of the Sea will offer 7-night cruises from Seattle starting in July and August. The Serenade will visit Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point, as well as Endicott Arm Fjord and Dawes Glacier. The Ovation of the Sea will visit Glacier National Park (Inside Passage), Juneau and Skagway.
Carnival Miracle will kick off it’s season with 7-night cruises from Seattle starting July 27. Itineraries will include Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and a day cruising in Tracy Arm Fjord.
Norwegian Cruise Line announced it’s return of Alaska cruises from Seattle from August 7. Norwegian Bliss will make 7-night voyages and stop at Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point.
Safety measures will be in place and vaccination required for passenger to board those ships.