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Best Cruises in Alaska

U.S. News ranks 28 Best Cruises in Alaska based on an analysis of reviews and health ratings. Silver Shadow is the top-ranked ship overall. But you can sort the rankings to find the best ship and itinerary for you.

#1 Silver Shadow (Silversea)
  • Overall Rating:5.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

With all-suite accommodations and 302 staff members attending 382 passengers, Silver Shadow wows travelers with its serene ambiance and genuine hospitality. Travelers say they felt like royalty from start to finish thanks to personalized service — crew members make a point ... Reviews & Pictures»

#2 Celebrity Solstice (Celebrity)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The first of the Solstice Class ships, the Celebrity Solstice will set the standard for style and elegance on the high seas. Experience well appointed and intelligently designed staterooms as well as a new contemporary class of veranda staterooms called ... Reviews & Pictures»

#3 Disney Wonder (Disney)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

On the Disney Wonder, you can slip way to the adults-only pool area, or indulge in a memorable meal at the exclusive Palo restaurant. Meanwhile, the kiddos can dress up in ornate costumes and enjoy age-appropriate programming, such as Toy ... Reviews & Pictures»

#3 ms Oosterdam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Welcome aboard Holland America's ms Oosterdam, the second of the spacious Vista-class ships. The ms Oosterdam provides state-of-the-art facilities and public areas, as well as unparalleled services and amenities. Settle into your plush and inviting accommodations, two-thirds of the ... Reviews & Pictures»

#3 Seven Seas Navigator (Regent)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.5
    3.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Carrying only 490 passengers, the Seven Seas Navigator envelopes guests in elegant surroundings, with all-suite accommodations outfitted with spacious marble bathrooms, L'Occitane bath products and (in most guestrooms) a private balcony. After you've settled into your digs, take ... Reviews & Pictures»

#6 ms Statendam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Holland America's ms Statendam celebrates the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests will discover inviting staterooms many feature ocean views with private verandahs. Indulge in pampering body treatments at the Greenhouse Spa, join an interactive cooking lesson ... Reviews & Pictures»

#6 Rhapsody of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

You'll spot a different view around every corner on Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas, built with dramatic glass walls and a retractable canopy. Enjoy panoramic vistas while savoring a brandy in the Viking Crown Lounge and Explorers ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 ms Zuiderdam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Holland America's ms Zuiderdam was the first ship in the aptly called Vista Series. On board, 1,916 pampered guests will enjoy stylish and spacious public areas and accommodations. Plus, there are more staterooms with ocean views with verandahs ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 ms Volendam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The luxurious ms Volendam reflects a graceful combination of classic and state-of-the-art features found on both the Rotterdam- and Statendam-class vessels. Special features include an alternative restaurant, Explorations Cafe, a children's play room and the teen hangout, the Loft ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 Coral Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Coral Princess is one of just two ships in the Princess fleet specially built to sail through the Panama Canal. Ninety percent of her staterooms offer ocean views, with 700 balconies available, perfect for witnessing the engineering marvel of the ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 Radiance of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Get out and see the world aboard the spectacular Radiance of the Seas. No matter what your destination, you'll be able to enjoy impressive features like an African-themed solarium, a rock-climbing wall and numerous entertainment options. Indulge in premium ... Reviews & Pictures»

#12 ms Zaandam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The luxurious ms Zaandam reflects a graceful combination of classic and state-of-the-art features found on both the Rotterdam- and Statendam-class vessels. Special features include an alternative restaurant, Explorations Cafe, a children's play room and a teen hang out, the ... Reviews & Pictures»

#12 Crown Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Featuring the latest innovations, Crown Princess is one of the largest Princess ships, with room for 3,080 passengers. From her nearly 900 balconies, you can enjoy sweeping views of romantic landscapes across the world. After experiencing the relaxed comfort ... Reviews & Pictures»

#12 Grand Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Newly enhanced with the latest innovations, Grand Princess continues to offer the signature service for which Princess Cruises is renowned. Along with signature features like Movies Under the Stars, Italian-inspired Piazza and The Sanctuary, fresh venues onboard offer new ways ... Reviews & Pictures»

#12 Diamond Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

As one of only two Princess ships built in Japan, it's not surprising this exotic gem can often be found sailing to the most intriguing destinations abroad. Great tasting food is one of this ship's highlights, offering the ... Reviews & Pictures»

#16 Norwegian Jewel (Norwegian)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Experience an exciting voyage on the Norwegian Jewel. Revel in Freestyle Cruising — the freedom to enjoy your choice of unscheduled onboard amenities and mealtimes. Watch the world unfold by the Sapphire Pool or catch a snooze in your cozy stateroom ... Reviews & Pictures»

#16 Island Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Island Princess was built to Panamax size — this means she can offer you the exclusive experience of sailing through the Panama Canal. A high percentage of balcony staterooms give passengers the chance to view this feat of engineering up-close or ... Reviews & Pictures»

#16 Star Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Featuring the entire signature features, this ship is truly a shining star of the Princess fleet. Comfortable surroundings and relaxing venues such as The Sanctuary, the European-inspired Piazza and Movies Under the Stars may entice you to spend all your ... Reviews & Pictures»

#19 Celebrity Millennium (Celebrity)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

After a major renovation in 2012, the Celebrity Millennium flaunts recognizable Solstice-class features like AquaClass cabins, which come appointed with spa-inspired bath amenities and access to the ship's Persian Garden, the onboard spa's aromatherapy area. (All cabins or ... Reviews & Pictures»

#19 Pacific Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

While the Pacific Princess features space for just 680 passengers, she doesn't skimp on amenities. As one of the smaller vessels in the Princess fleet, this intimate ship offers two incredible specialty restaurants on board, Sterling Steakhouse and Sabatini ... Reviews & Pictures»

Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 24 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.