Several cruise lines - including Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise Line - have already canceled cruises for the 2021 Alaska summer season and are looking ahead to 2022 sailings. But Holland America Line and Princess Cruises have left a window open, canceling Alaska departures through June but not from July 2021 onward.

Cruise Sawyer Glacier


Cruising Sawyer Glacier.

Sawyer GlacierTracy Arm is the name of the fjord that leads up to the two faces of Sawyer Glacier. Instead of a large bay, the fjord walls are narrow and craggy, with steep rock faces that contain multiple waterfalls. The closer you get to the end of Tracy Arm, the more icebergs you’ll see, in shades of blue so deep you’ll think they are made of glass. In June, you may see newly born seal pups on the larger floes, their mothers guarding them closely. Cruise ships often send smaller excursion boats out to get a closer look at Sawyer Glacier.

Small ships are far likelier to bring you to Sawyer Glacier, at the end of the Tracy Arm fjord. There you cruise to within ½ mile of the South Sawyer Glacier, where there are often 100-200 seals hauled out on ice floes between the ship and the glacier.

Port order and/or content may vary, please check specific sailing date concerning risks associated with COVID-19. Please consult all applicable Centers for Disease Control travel advisories, warnings, or recommendations relating to cruise travel and check at official cruise line website.