Q: Does a 7 day cruise from Vancouver to Alaska return to Vancouver?
A: There are two types of cruises, Inside Passage cruises and Gulf of Alaska cruises. Inside Passage cruises are round trip out of Vancouver and generally visit Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Glacier Bay. The Gulf of Alaska cruises are one way, start in Vancouver and visit the same ports but continue onto either Seward or Whittier. The benefit of the one way cruise is that you can add a land package that allows you to visit Denali National Park. Alaska is a big state so you don’t get the whole experience by visiting only Southeast Alaska.