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Cruises to Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park, Washington

Take a memorable Alaska cruise adventure to Olympic National Park, Washington. Prepare yourself for an epic journey into the heart of nature as you approach Olympic National Park on your Alaskan cruise. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this incredible destination extends an invitation to explore diverse ecosystems, from breathtaking mountain ranges and verdant forests to a stunning coastline teeming with marine life. Olympic National Park is an embodiment of untouched wilderness, where landscapes untouched by the passage of time reveal Mother Nature in her purest form.

From the comfort of the cruise ship, passengers witness the majestic skyline of the Olympic Mountains, the glimmering shores of the Pacific, and a lush expanse of temperate rainforest. Notable highlights visible from the ship include the towering peak of Mount Olympus, the verdant Hoh Rainforest, and the dramatically rugged coastline of the Pacific. These diverse landscapes intertwine to create an enticing tapestry of natural beauty that marks the essence of Olympic National Park.

The journey to Olympic National Park is enriched with onboard educational and cultural lectures that delve into the history and traditions of Native Communities that have been stewards of these lands for millennia. Passengers are treated to fascinating insights into the cultures of the Klallam, Hoh, Quinault, and Quileute tribes, their deep spiritual connections to the land, sea, and wildlife, and their rich heritage of folklore, art, and traditions that continue to shape their identity.

The scenic beauty of Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park is a photographer’s paradise, with stunning landscapes and unique wildlife offering countless framing opportunities. Capture the mesmerizing sunrise over the mountain ranges, the ethereal beauty of the moss-draped rainforests, or the captivating sight of a whale breaching off the Pacific coast. Close-ups of endemic flora and fauna, panoramic views of the diverse landscapes, and candid shots of wildlife in their natural habitats are just some of the memorable images you can take home.

Landscapes

The nature and landscape of Olympic National Park are breathtakingly diverse. From the ship, witness the dramatic interplay of mountains, forests, and coastline. On land, be captivated by the towering old-growth trees in the rainforest, the ethereal beauty of alpine meadows dotted with wildflowers, and the rhythmic dance of waves along the pristine coastline.

Wildlife

The park teems with wildlife, from majestic Roosevelt elk grazing in the valleys, to black bears roaming the forests, and marmots whistling atop the mountain ranges. The surrounding waters are home to a variety of marine life, including seals, sea otters, and an array of whale species. The shoreline provides a stage for countless bird species, making this a dream destination for birdwatchers.

Attractions and Activities

An excursion to Olympic National Park promises adventure and exploration in abundance. From guided nature walks revealing the unique biodiversity of the park, to kayaking excursions in the coastal waters brimming with marine life, the park caters to every taste for adventure. Hiking trails wind through old-growth forests, leading to spectacular vantage points, while bird-watching and wildlife spotting offer thrilling encounters with the park’s diverse inhabitants.

Best time to visit Olympic National Park

The months from May to September provide the ideal conditions to visit Olympic National Park on a cruise, with pleasant weather and abundant wildlife sightings. During these months, the park is a spectacle of vibrant wildflowers, bustling marine life, and active wildlife. Fall presents an exceptional display of autumn foliage, while winter brings its own serene beauty, albeit with a cooler climate.

Olympic National Park, Washington Cruise Schedule 2024

As your journey culminates, the enchantment of Olympic National Park continues to resonate. Its pristine landscapes, abundant wildlife, and profound cultural narratives leave an indelible impression, reinforcing the importance of preserving these irreplaceable ecosystems for future generations. Your journey through Olympic National Park is more than just a visit; it's an awakening to the symphony of nature that continues to inspire long after the voyage.

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Date: April 5, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Salish Sea, San Juan Islands, Stuart Island Park, Orcas Island, Sucia Island, Olympic National Park, Seattle; View Itinerary

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7-day Alaska cruise from Seattle

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Date: April 12, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Salish Sea, San Juan Islands, Stuart Island Park, Orcas Island, Sucia Island, Olympic National Park, Seattle; View Itinerary

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Date: April 15, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Olympic National Park, Inside Passage, Inside Passage, Inside Passage, Misty Fjords, Ketchikan, Wrangell Narrows, Chichagof Island, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay, Glacier Bay, Juneau; View Itinerary

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Date: April 19, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Salish Sea, San Juan Islands, Stuart Island Park, Orcas Island, Sucia Island, Olympic National Park, Seattle; View Itinerary

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Date: April 26, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Salish Sea, San Juan Islands, Stuart Island Park, Orcas Island, Sucia Island, Olympic National Park, Seattle; View Itinerary

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Date: May 3, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Salish Sea, San Juan Islands, Stuart Island Park, Orcas Island, Sucia Island, Olympic National Park, Seattle; View Itinerary

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Date: May 10, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Salish Sea, San Juan Islands, Stuart Island Park, Orcas Island, Sucia Island, Olympic National Park, Seattle; View Itinerary

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Date: September 11, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Glacier Bay, Glacier Bay, Icy Strait, Chichagof Island, Wrangell Narrows, Ketchikan, Misty Fjords, Inside Passage, Inside Passage, Inside Passage, Olympic National Park, Seattle; View Itinerary

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Date: September 13, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Salish Sea, San Juan Islands, Stuart Island Park, Orcas Island, Sucia Island, Olympic National Park, Seattle; View Itinerary

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Date: September 20, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Salish Sea, San Juan Islands, Stuart Island Park, Orcas Island, Sucia Island, Olympic National Park, Seattle; View Itinerary

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Date: September 27, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Salish Sea, San Juan Islands, Stuart Island Park, Orcas Island, Sucia Island, Olympic National Park, Seattle; View Itinerary

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Date: September 28, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Glacier Bay, Glacier Bay, Icy Strait, Chichagof Island, Wrangell Narrows, Ketchikan, Misty Fjords, Inside Passage, Inside Passage, Inside Passage, Olympic National Park, Seattle; View Itinerary

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Date: October 4, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Salish Sea, San Juan Islands, Stuart Island Park, Orcas Island, Sucia Island, Olympic National Park, Seattle; View Itinerary

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Date: October 11, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Salish Sea, San Juan Islands, Stuart Island Park, Orcas Island, Sucia Island, Olympic National Park, Seattle; View Itinerary

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7-day Alaska cruise from Seattle

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Date: October 18, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Salish Sea, San Juan Islands, Stuart Island Park, Orcas Island, Sucia Island, Olympic National Park, Seattle; View Itinerary

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Date: October 25, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Salish Sea, San Juan Islands, Stuart Island Park, Orcas Island, Sucia Island, Olympic National Park, Seattle; View Itinerary