Q: For Summer 2011, can you point me towards a cruise on a SMALLER vessel from Anchorage to Vancouver or Seattle?
A: Silverseas  offers a smaller ship between Seward, Alaska, just 130 road miles from Anchorage, and Vancouver . InnerSea Discoveries  and American Safari cruises  offer smalll ship cruises in southeast Alaska but do not come as far north as Anchorage. The major cruise lines that sail to Alaska are either mid size or large ships. Occasionally Princess will sail a small ship up to Alaska but in 2011 there aren’t any scheduled. Princess  is famous for its small ship feel though so you may be interested in checking them out.