Ketchikan

Alaska

Cruises To Ketchikan

Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means "spread wings of the eagle." Chances are you'll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world's most lush wilderness.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Ketchikan
    Ship will DOCK at this port
  • Time Zone
    AKST (Alaska Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -8 hours
  • Language
    All locals speak English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    US Dollar (USD)
    Jewellery, native crafts and stained glass.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised Shore Excursions available for sightseeing, zip lining, fishing, kayaking and more! This is a walking city but taxis and buses are available.
    • Famous For
      Ketchikan is known as Alaska's "first city" because of its geographic location at the tip of the Inside Passage.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Locals rarely use umbrellas because they consider Ketchikan's frequent rain as "liquid sunshine."
    • Tip
      While in Ketchikan, grab a delicious and authentic local brew. For the best spots read, Microbrewery Tour on an Alaska Cruise.

Ketchikan TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Misty Fjords & Wilderness Explorer

Explore Misty Fjords, one of nature’s most spectacular creations aboard a luxury sightseeing vessel. Your adventure begi...

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Saxman Native Village & Lumberjack Show

Discover the rich culture of Southeast Alaska’s Native Americans and witness a rip roaring lumberjack competition on thi...

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Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition

This eco-adventure explores the rainforest canopy with a flight over 8 zip lines, 3 aerial bridges and a rappel element....

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Bear Creek Zipline

Experience an exhilarating eco-rainforest adventure featuring 7 zip lines, 10 tree platforms, and two rappelling element...

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Featured Ketchikan CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Cruise Alaska on the newest ship, Norwegian Bliss.

7-Day Alaska Highlights from Seattle

Cruise the newest ship to ever sail the last frontier | Custom built for the spectacular views of Alaska
SHIP Norwegian Bliss
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Seattle (Washington);
Ketchikan (Alaska); Juneau (Alaska); Skagway (Alaska); Victoria (British Columbia);
DISEMBARK Seattle (Washington);
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At dusk the Alaskan sky puts on a brilliant show.

7-Day Alaska with Glacier Bay from Seattle

Cruise the youngest, most modern fleet in Alaska. | Norwegian Pearl was recently enhanced in 2017.
SHIP Norwegian Pearl
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Seattle (Washington);
Icy Strait Point (Alaska); Skagway (Alaska); Ketchikan (Alaska); Victoria (British Columbia);
DISEMBARK Seattle (Washington);
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Untouched. Untamed. Unforgettable. Alaska is as wild as it gets.

7-Day Alaska with Glacier Bay from Seattle

Norwegian has the youngest fleet cruising to Alaska.
SHIP Norwegian Pearl
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Seattle (Washington);
Juneau (Alaska); Skagway (Alaska); Ketchikan (Alaska); Victoria (British Columbia);
DISEMBARK Seattle (Washington);
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