Ketchikan

Alaska

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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)
    Jewelry, native crafts and stained glass.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organized 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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Wildlife Cruise, Oyster Farm & Tasting

Discover how the Alaska’s cold, nutrient-rich waters are ideal for growing oysters and kelp by touring a floating farm a...

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Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Your exclusive tour will start immediately at the cruise ship dock. There you...

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7-Day Alaska Round-trip Seattle: Glacier Bay, Skagway & Juneau

Norwegian has the youngest fleet cruising to Alaska. | Multiple opportunities to see glaciers from the ship!
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Seattle (Washington);
Juneau (Alaska); Skagway (Alaska); Ketchikan (Alaska); Victoria (British Columbia);
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Alaska: Dawes Glacier, Juneau & Ketchikan

7-Day Alaska Round-trip Seattle: Dawes Glacier, Juneau & Ketchikan

Set sail aboard one of our newest, grandest ships, Norwegian Joy. | Multiple opportunities to see glaciers from the ship!
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Seattle (Washington);
Ketchikan (Alaska); Juneau (Alaska); Icy Strait Point (Alaska); Victoria (British Columbia);
DISEMBARK Seattle (Washington);
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Alaska: Glacier Bay, Skagway & Juneau

7-Day Alaska Round-Trip Seattle: Glacier Bay, Skagway & Juneau

Be in awe of the views from our 180-degree observation lounges. | Take a ride on the White Pass Scenic Railway in Skagway. | Best New Cruise Ship, Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks 2019
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Seattle (Washington);
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DISEMBARK Seattle (Washington);
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