Based on recent guidance from the USA's CDC and collaboration with Alaskan state officials, CCL-Carnival Cruise Line, HAL-Holland America Line, and Princess Cruises plan to resume passenger shipping with a mini-season in Alaska, each brand deploying in the region one ship to operate roundtrips from Seattle.
The Alaskan cruises are available for passengers who have received their final dose of an approved COVID vaccine at least 14 days before the beginning of the voyage and have proof of vaccination.
CCL-Carnival has opened Alaska sailings from Seattle beginning July 27, with weekly departures (through September 14) aboard Carnival Miracle. A total of 7x 7-day cruises visit Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord. The ship's September 14 departure is an 8-day itinerary with an additional call at Icy Strait Point. Carnival is also working to finalize plans to operate Carnival Horizon from Miami Florida, and Carnival Breeze and Carnival Vista from Galveston Texas in July.
HAL-Holland America will resume its Alaskan operations with 7-day itineraries aboard Nieuw Amsterdam, visiting Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Sitka, Ketchikan, Glacier Bay NP, Stephens Passage (Alexander Archipelago). HAL's first sailing is scheduled for July 24, with 10x Saturday departures planned through October 2.
Princess Cruises operates in Alaska between July 25 and September 26, with 7-day Seattle roundtrips aboard Majestic Princess, visiting Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Glacier Bay NP.