Is there any cruise goes to Alaska without stopping in Canada, one way or round-trip?

Question by Gill: Is there any cruise goes to Alaska without stopping in Canada, one way or round-trip?
My friends are visiting the U.S. on single entry visa. They want to go to Alaska, preferably on a cruise. But most Alaska cruises stops in Canada which make them unqualified to board the ships. Does anyone know if there is any cruise, one way or round-trip, that only stops in the U.S. territory? If not, I guess they will just have to fly there.

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Answer by All Genre
No. This is because of the Jones Act. A cruise ship must port in a foreign cruise port prior to arriving into its US Destination.

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2 Responses to Is there any cruise goes to Alaska without stopping in Canada, one way or round-trip?

  1. luludoodie says:

    Some start from/return Seattle/San Francisco but you miss out on the best Alaska parts which are more Northerly.
    vacationstogo.com is probably your best bet to research all the options.

    smallshipcruises.com is another alternative for starting/finishing in Alaska. More expensive but worth the money for a real experience! Quite frankly the ONLY WAY to see Alaska is on a small ship. On big ships you miss 90% of the action. Instead you visit the tourist trap towns so the cruise lines can sell you overpriced/poor quality excursions.

    We went small ship last year and spent most of the time out in the Zodiacs humpback whale watching, Orca watching, standing in a gravel stream with the salmon running through our feet, standing one side of a stream watching the bears catching salmon on the other side! I could go on and on…..you have seen humpback whales bubble feeding on the TV….we saw it for real for 2 hours as we drifted with a pod of about 20 whales!!!!!!!!

  2. Courtney says:

    Hey there!

    Unfortunately, most cruises do stop in Canada, in British Columbia. That is usually the only Canadian port, however. Your best bet is to just fly them to Canada and they can get on there.

    I’m sorry!

    Courtney