How Much Should You Pay for an Alaskan Cruise?

Just like airfare, it can sometimes by a major headaches to know if you’re getting a good deal on your cruise fare or not. With seven different cruise lines sailing from Seattle on Alaskan adventures, prices range from a few hundred bucks to several thousand. Add in promotions and specials that run at various times, and the fact that fares can change at any moment, and you have a recipe for anxiety.

That’s why we’ve put together the chart below. We looked at every 7-day Alaskan cruise sailing from Seattle from every cruise line. (While there are longer and shorter cruises, these weeklong trips are by far the most popular.)

Prices shown are per person and don’t include taxes and fees.

Cruise line price chart

As you can see, prices can vary dramatically, depending on the cruise line and your accommodation level. If you are looking for a budget cruise, then expect to pay $700-800 per person for an interior room for a 7-day cruise. Keep in mind that that taxes and port fees will add to that total. If you prefer to cruise in a balcony room, then the best price you will see is $1,100-1,300 per person.

Any rates below these prices should be considered a fantastic deal.

Seasonality of Cruise Prices

There is one other factor that affects how much you’ll pay — the date of your cruise. Cruises in May or September (the beginning and end of the Seattle cruising season) will see the lowest prices. If you want to sail in the highest part of the season in July or August, then expect to shell out prices that are 20-30% higher.