Alaska Excursions

Alaska Excursions

A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.

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Cruising

Cruise the Inside Passage or many other scenic destinations.

Alaskans cruise Alaska

Have you, as an Alaska resident, thought of taking an Alaska cruise? A friend and I thought we'd do just that! What could be easier than seeing Alaska by cruise ship?

Health inspections of ships

Potential passengers have raised questions about the health conditions aboard cruise liners amid reports of viral infections. It may be reassuring to read reports about health inspections, including those of ships sailing in Alaska's waters.

Cruise lines serving Alaska

These cruise lines serve Alaska. Their southern ports include Seattle, Wash.; San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif.; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Alaska ports of call

Cruise ship passengers find plenty to do in each port along the Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska.

Cruise liners in Alaska usually get one inspection each summer

Potential passengers have raised questions about the health conditions aboard cruise liners amid reports of viral infections. It may be reassuring to read reports about health inspections, including those of ships sailing in Alaska's waters.

The National Center for Environmental Health maintains a database of inspections.

The searchable database contains vessel sanitation inspection reports for the whole year. For ships working Alaska waters, look for inspection dates between April and September. Many of the ships sail in other areas during the winter; those inspections are available too.

The NCEH report states the vessel's name, the number of passengers and crew, the ship's owner, the port where the inspection was made and the inspection date. It also lists the inspection score and summarizes the violations.