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Cruises to Petersburg

Petersburg, Alaska

Take a memorable Alaska cruise adventure to Petersburg, Alaska. Cradled by the scenic waters of the Wrangell Narrows, the town of Petersburg, also known as "Little Norway," awaits your discovery on your Alaskan cruise adventure. As your ship navigates the stunning labyrinth of islands and channels, the breathtaking backdrop of glaciated mountain peaks, lush rainforests, and vibrant marine life unfolds. Expect an intimate experience with the untouched beauty of Alaska and its rich cultural heritage. The pristine, peaceful wilderness coupled with a friendly small-town atmosphere will leave an indelible impression on every visitor.

Petersburg's harbor, adorned by an iconic harbor crane, is equipped to receive ships at its dock, making the transition to land smooth and convenient. Cruise ships often arrive in the morning, giving guests ample time to explore the town and its surroundings. The duration of the stay varies, typically ranging from several hours to a day. At the harbor, visitors can immerse themselves in the bustling local marine life, observe the fleet of fishing vessels, or explore the array of shops and facilities nearby.

Petersburg

Stepping into Petersburg is like walking into a charming Scandinavian town. The picturesque main street, lined with traditional rosemaling adorned buildings, houses a collection of local shops, galleries, and eateries. Must-visit spots include the Clausen Memorial Museum, which showcases the town's history and culture, and the beautiful Sandy Beach Park for a relaxing seaside experience. Don't miss the striking sight of Le Conte Glacier, North America's southernmost tidewater glacier, which is located just a boat ride away.

Petersburg's culture is a unique blend of Tlingit heritage and Norwegian traditions, a testament to the Norwegian immigrant Peter Buschmann who founded the town. The legacy of the Tlingit people can be explored at Petroglyph Beach, while Norwegian influences are visible in the architecture and annual events like the lively Little Norway Festival. The town's history is deeply tied to fishing, and Petersburg's thriving fishing industry continues to contribute significantly to Alaska's economy.

Attractions and Activities

From Petersburg, countless adventures into Alaska's wild outdoors are accessible. Nature lovers can embark on a whale-watching tour or visit Le Conte Glacier to witness calving icebergs. Hiking enthusiasts will enjoy the trails on nearby Kupreanof Island, which offer stunning views and wildlife-spotting opportunities. Sport fishing is a popular activity, with halibut and salmon being the prized catches. For a unique experience, take a floatplane tour for a bird's eye view of the stunning landscapes.

Local Speciality

Petersburg's culinary scene reflects its coastal location, with an emphasis on fresh seafood and locally sourced ingredients. Indulge in delectable dishes such as mouthwatering Alaskan king crab legs, succulent salmon prepared in various ways, and flavorful Dungeness crab. Don't miss the opportunity to savor locally harvested oysters, known for their exceptional quality and taste. In addition to seafood delights, the town offers cozy cafes and restaurants serving hearty comfort food and delicious baked goods, providing the perfect fuel for your adventures.

Support the local communities and bring a piece of Petersburg back home by purchasing locally made souvenirs and products. Take home a beautifully crafted piece of Native Alaskan art, such as intricate totem poles, hand-carved masks, or authentic Tlingit-inspired jewelry. You can also find handmade pottery, knitted goods, and locally produced jams and preserves that showcase the town's craftsmanship and flavors. By choosing these unique keepsakes, you contribute to the preservation of local traditions and the livelihoods of talented artisans.

Best time to visit Petersburg

Petersburg shines in the summer months when the Little Norway Festival, held in May, brings the town to life with traditional music, dance, and food. The long, bright summer days also make wildlife viewing more rewarding, and the temperate climate is perfect for outdoor activities. Whether you're hoping to catch the salmon run or witness the migration of humpback whales, summer is the optimal time to visit.

Petersburg, Alaska Cruise Schedule 2024

Petersburg, with its scenic harbor, charming town, rich cultural heritage, and abundance of outdoor adventures, offers a memorable experience for cruise ship passengers visiting this Alaskan gem. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes, discover the town's intriguing history, and savor the flavors of fresh seafood. Whether you choose to explore the wilderness, learn about the local culture, or simply relax and take in the stunning surroundings, Petersburg is sure to leave an indelible mark on your Alaskan cruise journey.

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition Alaska 7-day route

7-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

NG Venture, Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition

Date: July 20, 2024

Ports of Call: Sitka, Southeast Alaskas Islands, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay, Chatham Strait, Petersburg, Tracy Arm, Juneau; View Itinerary

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition Alaska 7-day route

7-day Alaska cruise from Sitka

NG Quest, Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition

Date: July 21, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Tracy Arm, Petersburg, Chatham Strait, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaskas Islands, Sitka; View Itinerary

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition Alaska 7-day route

7-day Alaska cruise from Sitka

NG Venture, Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition

Date: July 27, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Tracy Arm, Petersburg, Chatham Strait, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaskas Islands, Sitka; View Itinerary

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition Alaska 7-day route

7-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

NG Quest, Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition

Date: July 28, 2024

Ports of Call: Sitka, Southeast Alaskas Islands, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay, Chatham Strait, Petersburg, Tracy Arm, Juneau; View Itinerary

American Cruise Lines Alaska 10-day route

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American Constellation, American Cruise Lines

Date: July 31, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Haines, Inside Passage, Glacier Bay, Sitka, Wrangell, Wrangell Narrows, Petersburg, Frederick Sound, Tracy Arm, Juneau; View Itinerary

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition Alaska 7-day route

7-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

NG Venture, Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition

Date: August 3, 2024

Ports of Call: Sitka, Southeast Alaskas Islands, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay, Chatham Strait, Petersburg, Tracy Arm, Juneau; View Itinerary

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition Alaska 7-day route

7-day Alaska cruise from Sitka

NG Quest, Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition

Date: August 4, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Tracy Arm, Petersburg, Chatham Strait, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaskas Islands, Sitka; View Itinerary

American Cruise Lines Alaska 10-day route

10-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

American Constellation, American Cruise Lines

Date: August 10, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Haines, Inside Passage, Glacier Bay, Sitka, Wrangell, Wrangell Narrows, Petersburg, Frederick Sound, Tracy Arm, Juneau; View Itinerary

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition Alaska 7-day route

7-day Alaska cruise from Sitka

NG Venture, Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition

Date: August 10, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Tracy Arm, Petersburg, Chatham Strait, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaskas Islands, Sitka; View Itinerary

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition Alaska 7-day route

7-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

NG Quest, Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition

Date: August 11, 2024

Ports of Call: Sitka, Southeast Alaskas Islands, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay, Chatham Strait, Petersburg, Tracy Arm, Juneau; View Itinerary

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition Alaska 7-day route

7-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

NG Venture, Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition

Date: August 17, 2024

Ports of Call: Sitka, Southeast Alaskas Islands, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay, Chatham Strait, Petersburg, Tracy Arm, Juneau; View Itinerary

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition Alaska 7-day route

7-day Alaska cruise from Sitka

NG Quest, Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition

Date: August 18, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Tracy Arm, Petersburg, Chatham Strait, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaskas Islands, Sitka; View Itinerary

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition Alaska 7-day route

7-day Alaska cruise from Sitka

NG Venture, Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition

Date: August 24, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Tracy Arm, Petersburg, Chatham Strait, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaskas Islands, Sitka; View Itinerary

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition Alaska 7-day route

7-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

NG Quest, Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition

Date: August 25, 2024

Ports of Call: Sitka, Southeast Alaskas Islands, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay, Chatham Strait, Petersburg, Tracy Arm, Juneau; View Itinerary

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition Alaska 7-day route

7-day Alaska cruise from Sitka

NG Quest, Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition

Date: September 1, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Tracy Arm, Petersburg, Chatham Strait, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaskas Islands, Sitka; View Itinerary

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition Alaska 14-day route

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NG Quest, Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition

Date: September 8, 2024

Ports of Call: Sitka, Baranof Island, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay, Tracy Arm, Petersburg, Misty Fjords, Inside Passage, Alert Bay, Strait of Georgia, Victoria, San Juan Islands, Seattle; View Itinerary

American Cruise Lines Alaska 14-day route

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American Constellation, American Cruise Lines

Date: September 17, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Anacortes, Friday Harbor, Strait of Georgia, Queen Charlotte Strait, Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Tracy Arm, Glacier Bay, Haines, Skagway, Juneau, Juneau; View Itinerary