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Dramatic View of Marjerie Glacier from a Cruise Ship; cruises from Vancouver

Cruises from Vancouver to Alaska and the USA

Vancouver is a coastal city in the Canadian State of British Columbia.  In itself Vancouver is a popular tourist destination with ample entertainment for landlubbers.  For those keen to take to the North Pacific seas, there are plenty of cruise options to suit every taste.  You can choose cruises from Vancouver north through Alaska’s Inside Passage, south along the US coast and Mexico and even cross the Pacific to Australia.

Cruise the Inside Passage to Alaska

Popular with canoeists and cruise ships alike, the scenic Inside Passage to Alaska route winds through the islands on the Pacific coast of the North American Continent.  Cruising through the Inside Passage to Alaska generally lasts 7 nights and takes in Glacier Bay, Juneaw and Skagway.  There are narrow and wider, more exposed straits, such as the Strait of Georgia and Hecate Strait.  Island highlights include Vancouver Island, Pitt Island and Queen Charlotte Islands.

Also 7 nights in duration are Alaska cruises from Vancouver taking in the Inside Passage and further on to College Fjord, Whittier and ending in the Alaskan town of Seward.  No matter which specific route you choose, you are guaranteed spectacular glacial views and to visit relatively untouched remote locations housing isolated communities along the coastline.

Cruises from Vancouver

If soaking up the sun is more your thing, you can cruise from Vancouver south towards Los Angeles, stopping off at United States cities including Seattle, San Diego and San Francisco.  The weather continues to get warmer if you choose to continue along the western California coast to Mexico.  You can spend as little as three days direct to Los Angeles, or more than two weeks exploring the beaches and towns of the coastline, rounding the southernmost tip of the North American continent and disembarking in sunny Florida.

With more time – up to 24 nights – you can cross the Pacific Ocean and the equator, via Hawaii and Fiji Islands to Australia.  The vast Australian continent itself can be explored by cruise or road trip, and is just a stone’s throw from New Zealand.  No matter the destination of your Vancouver cruise, whether sun drenched traveling south or through the glacial north on an Alaskan cruise, you are sure to have a unique adventure!

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