Explore the Shore—Alaska Edition

Make the most of your cruise vacation with Celebrity Shore Excursions.

Explore The Shore Alaska Tours

A Celebrity cruise is more than just a means of travel. Celebrity Shore Excursions extend the cruise line’s signature brand of modern luxury from the ship to the shore through an inspired collection of tours and adventurous explorations that local, independent operators have helped craft. Every destination has must-see places and must-do activities as well as off-the-beaten path wonders just waiting to be discovered; things that you won’t find anywhere else, the very things that you came to Alaska to see, to do, to experience. Celebrity Shore Excursions make it possible.

There is an Alaska-sized list of tours available in each port of call and the ones designated for Celebrity’s guests come with the same level of expertise and service experienced on the ships. Celebrity Shore Excursions contracted with local, independent experts who exceed expectations with a menu of activities worthy of a modern luxury vacation.

The lineup is marked by more private tours and custom outings, including fresh adventures for the whole family to enjoy. Some of these custom experiences were uncovered during the cruise line’s quest to create a portfolio of activities worthy of the Uniquely Celebrity label—one-of-a-kind, authentic, and intimate experiences exclusive to Celebrity Cruises. The tours highlighted on the following pages are just the tip of the iceberg, so be sure to visit your ship’s Destination Concierge, who will help you plan your perfect day in Alaska’s ports. You’ve come this far. Make the most of it.


A Family Favorite: Alaska Sled Dogs and Musher’s Camp

Alaska Sled Dogs

Experience a true Alaskan adventure while partaking in the official state sport. Take a sled ride through the lush rainforest, play with husky puppies, and learn about this unique element of Alaska’s culture. You’ll join in the summer training of an expert team of sled dogs when you ride a custom-designed wheeled summertime sled. Then a dog handler will share knowledge about the equipment, dog care, training, and efforts required by this sport. You’ll also get a chance to enjoy the scenery that lured you to Alaska as you walk across a suspension bridge overlooking Fish Creek. Finally, cuddle up and help socialize the adorable little huskies.

Icy Strait Point

A Top Tour: A Whale and Marine Mammals Cruise

Alaska Whale And Marine Mammals Cruise

Whale sightings are guaranteed on this high-speed cruise to Point Adolphus—one of Alaska’s premier humpback whale-watching destinations. Along the way, you’ll travel through waters that support a wide array of marine life, including orcas, sea lions, porpoises, and, of course, the magnificent humpback whales. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles in the evergreen treetops along the shore. During the trip, your onboard naturalist will describe the biology and behavior of the diverse species that gather here every summer to indulge in the nutrient-rich waters.


A Unique Tour: Golden Glassblowing Experience

Golden Glassblowing Experience

Escape to the tranquility of Jewell Gardens, the first public glassblowing studio in Southeast Alaska, for a one-of-a-kind workshop. First, the “Hot Shop” crew lend their expertise in the art of working with molten glass, then you’ll design and blow your own glass art—complete with real gold for the ultimate Alaskan memento. You’ll keep the piece you make and arrangements will be made to ship your creation home after it cools. Then you’ll be treated to tea service or light snacks, depending on the time of your tour. This program is limited to just 10 participants and children ages six and older can participate.


A Top Tour: Bering Sea Crab Fisherman’s Tour

Alaska Sea Crab Fishermans Tour

Step aboard the Aleutian Ballad—as seen on Season 2 of the Discovery Channel show Deadliest Catch—and set out in the calm, protected waters of the Inside Passage to witness the daring life of Ketchikan’s commercial fishermen. Take in the stunning scenery from the comfort of heated, sheltered seats and watch the skilled crew haul and set long lines, barrels, and huge 700-pound king crab pots. The creatures pulled out of the water are put into an on-deck aquarium so you can get a closer look at them. It’s an educational interactive experience that is bolstered by the crew who are happy to tell stories of adventures they’ve had while out fishing the Bering Sea.


A Unique Tour: Great Fermentations Wine and Distillery Tour

Alaska Landscape

Get to know Victoria’s charming wine country in sumptuous style with a local sommelier as your expert guide. You will begin your sensory journey with a scenic drive through old Victoria. Travel along the rugged coastline to one of British Columbia’s five renowned wine regions, the Saanich Peninsula. Learn about the precise art of winemaking as you sample the vintages from two award-winning wineries, perfectly paired with local cheese and fruit. As a grand finale, you will explore the distillery behind Canada’s premiere gin and taste the smooth spirit.

Why book a shore excursion through Celebrity Cruises?

1. Personalized Experiences: Over 3,000 tours for every kind of explorer, meticulously curated packages, and fully customizable Private Journeys.
2. Knowledgeable Service: A Destination Concierge and dedicated shore excursion staff aboard every ship and reputable local independent operators in every port.
3. Genuine Care: Priority ship departure, worry-free travel to and from your ship, and no hidden fees.

© Photo 1 courtesy of Mark Fisher

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