When people think of cruises, they tend to think of exotic island destinations like the Caribbean and major ports along the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Ocean like Port Canaveral, Miami, Tampa, or Galveston, but there are many other kinds of cruises to be enjoyed and many other big port cities to check out all around the United States.

Seattle is a great example. Without a doubt one of the top cruise ports for people wishing to visit Alaska, the port of Seattle offers a great range of Alaska cruise experiences for people of all ages, with major cruise lines like Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, and Holland America Line operating out of the Emerald City. Read on to learn all about some of the best cruises from Seattle you might be interested in trying out.

1.Princess Cruises - 7 Night Alaska Inside Passage with Tracy Arm Fjord - Star Princess

Princess Cruises - 7 Night Alaska Inside Passage with Tracy Arm Fjord - Star Princess
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Looking for a great cruise out of Seattle? If so, the '7 Night Alaska Inside Passage with Tracy Arm Fjord' cruise from Princess Cruises could be just what you need. This week long cruise makes several stops all around Alaska, letting you experience the Last Frontier like never before and really get a full Alaskan experience you'll never forget. It's one of the top Alaska cruises available right now, with dates running all through the year and interior rooms available for around $100 per night.

If you choose to travel on the '7 Night Alaska Inside Passage with Tracy Arm Fjord' cruise, you'll be able to enjoy the comforts of the Star Princess. A Grand-class cruise ship with a lot to offer, the Star Princess features some amazing amenities and luxurious facilities on board including all sorts of dining opportunities from casual buffets to refined restaurants, many different duty-free shopping areas, a Vegas-style casino, an art gallery that runs its own auctions, lots of fun activities for the kids, several pools and hot tubs, lots of original shows and movie nights, and so much more.

This cruise sets off from Seattle and makes a total of four stops. The first stop is at Ketchikan in Alaska. A popular cruise stop on the Inside Passage, Ketchikan is a great place to soak up some of the local culture and heritage, as well as admire the amazing Alaska scenery. Next, you'll continue on along the Tracy Arm Fjord and will definitely want to have your camera ready for this part of the journey. You'll make the next stop in Juneau, the state capital of Alaska, before continuing along to Skagway and then stopping off in Victoria, Canada.

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2.Norwegian Cruise Line - 7 Night Awe of Alaska with Glacier Bay - Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Cruise Line - 7 Night Awe of Alaska with Glacier Bay - Norwegian Joy
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Another amazing cruise out of Seattle is the '7 Night Awe of Alaska with Glacier Bay' cruise from Norwegian Cruise Line. Offering a unique exploration of Alaska, which also takes in the iconic Glacier Bay National Park along the way, this cruise really lets passengers enjoy the snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and icy waters of the Last Frontier while also being able to appreciate the warm luxuries and comforts of their cruise ship. Prices start at around $800 for accommodation in a simple interior room on this cruise, with several more luxurious accommodation options also available at high prices.

The ship you'll be traveling on for the '7 Night Awe of Alaska with Glacier Bay' cruise is the Norwegian Joy, and joy is definitely what you'll feel when you step on board this lavishly-decorated and furnished ship. The Norwegian Joy excels in just about every aspect imaginable, offering a vast selection of dining options, bars, pools, sports courts, fitness areas, promenades, observation zones, live entertainment, and so much more. Each day, you'll discover something new about this ship and fall in love with it even more, and it has a lot of great features to appeal to both children and adults, so can work equally well for family cruises and couples cruises.

After leaving Seattle, this cruise heads north towards Alaska and actually makes its first stop in the wonderful city of Juneau, which is the state capital of Alaska and offers some unique landmarks and points of interest like the Alaska State Capitol and the Alaska State Museum. Next, you'll have another stop at Skagway before the real highlight of the journey begins as you cruise past Glacier Bay National Park and marvel at some of the most beautiful scenes in nature. You'll then make a last Alaskan stop in Kethcikan before heading around to Victoria, British Columbia and finally heading back home.

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3.Holland America - 17 Night Circle Hawaii - Eurodam

Holland America - 17 Night Circle Hawaii - Eurodam
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Many cruises from Seattle tend to focus on Alaska, but there are other places around the world you can explore on a cruise ship from Washington State, with Hawaii being a wonderful example. So, if you're looking for somewhere much sunnier and warmer than the Last Frontier, this '17 Night Circle Hawaii' cruise from Holland America Line might be just what you need. It sets off all across the Pacific Ocean and makes a lot of different stops around Hawaii to let you really enjoy a wonderful island getaway in the Aloha State.

This cruise takes place on board the Eurodam, which has been consistently ranked and rated as one of the top cruise ships in the Holland America Line fleet. This ship, which receives major plaudits for its cleanliness and huge range of amenities, offers a lot of great comforts and features for you to enjoy include lots of dining options, bars, swimming pools, water slides, activties, sports, shows, shops, fitness areas, and much, much more. No matter what you feel like doing, you'll be able to do it on the Eurodam.

The '17 Night Circle Hawaii' cruise leaves Seattle and heads straight for Hawaii, making five stops in total. Four of those stops are in Hawaii itself, and you'll actually get to visit three of the main Hawaiian islands as you stop off at Hilo and Kailua Kona on the Big Island, Honolulu on O'ahu, and Lahaina on Maui. You'll also enjoy a cruise past the Kilauea Volcano before heading back towards the United States and calling at Victoria in Canada before the cruise comes to an end.

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3 Best Cruises from Seattle