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Cruises to Wrangell

Wrangell, Alaska

Take a memorable Alaska cruise adventure to Wrangell, Alaska. Tucked away on the northern tip of Wrangell Island, the charming town of Wrangell offers a unique glimpse into the heart of Alaska's vibrant natural beauty and cultural heritage. As your cruise ship makes its approach, the sight of verdant rainforest meeting the tranquil waters of the Wrangell Narrows provides a captivating welcome. Here, untouched wilderness merges seamlessly with local culture, framed by dramatic mountain backdrops and teeming marine life. Anticipate the rugged allure of Alaska's raw landscapes, complemented by the warm hospitality of a town steeped in rich history.

Wrangell's cruise terminal warmly receives vessels at its well-equipped dock, facilitating easy access to the town's heart. Ships typically arrive early in the morning, allowing guests to take full advantage of the day to explore Wrangell's charm. Depending on the itinerary, cruise ships might stay for the entire day or for several hours. The harbor area boasts a range of services, including eateries and car rental services. A stroll around the harbor will provide stunning views, an opportunity to spot local wildlife, and a chance to immerse oneself in the vibrant, local maritime life.

Wrangell

With a quaint downtown nestled among towering mountains and lush forests, Wrangell carries an irresistible charm. A stroll through town reveals rustic wooden buildings, interspersed with local boutiques and traditional eateries. Highlights of Wrangell include the Nolan Center, where visitors can delve into the town's rich heritage, and the iconic Chief Shakes Tribal House, offering an authentic glimpse into Tlingit culture. Exploring the Petroglyph Beach State Historic Park unveils mysterious ancient rock carvings that lie scattered on the beach.

The history of Wrangell is painted in the shades of Tlingit culture, gold rush fever, and fishing traditions. The town, one of Alaska's oldest non-native settlements, offers fascinating insights into native Tlingit heritage through sites like the Chief Shakes Tribal House. Events like the Bearfest and the Wrangell Garnet Festival celebrate the town's unique blend of nature and tradition, while local museums and the Wrangell Sentinel, the oldest continuously published newspaper in Alaska, narrate intriguing stories from the town's past.

Attractions and Activities

Wrangell is a gateway to numerous outdoor excursions that showcase Alaska's natural splendors. Embark on an unforgettable journey to the Anan Wildlife Observatory, where you can witness bears in their natural habitat. Adventure enthusiasts can explore the hiking trails in the Tongass National Forest or enjoy sport fishing in the rich waters around Wrangell. Jet boat tours up the Stikine River provide an exhilarating perspective on the area's diverse ecosystems, while a visit to LeConte Glacier, the southernmost tidewater glacier in North America, promises a stunning spectacle.

Local Speciality

Food in Wrangell is a celebration of its bountiful environment. Local menus feature fresh-caught seafood like halibut and salmon, often smoked or grilled to perfection. Be sure to try the Alaskan King Crab, a delicacy that perfectly captures the area's culinary spirit. Local cafes and bakeries offer delicious treats, often paired with locally sourced coffee. Also, the area's craft beers are a perfect way to unwind after a day of exploration.

Purchasing local products in Wrangell not only provides unique souvenirs but also supports the community. The local markets are flush with Alaska Native arts, handcrafted jewelry featuring local garnets, and locally made products like smoked salmon. You can find beautifully woven baskets, wood carvings, and traditional Tlingit beadwork that embody the spirit of Wrangell. Additionally, locally produced honey, jams, and syrups offer a taste of Alaska to take back home.

Best time to visit Wrangell

The best time to visit Wrangell is during the summer months, where the mild weather enhances the region's natural beauty and wildlife viewing opportunities. The Bearfest in July provides an unforgettable experience, featuring guided tours, workshops, and local music. Summer also coincides with the salmon run, making it an excellent time for fishing enthusiasts. For those interested in local culture, the Wrangell Garnet Festival in June offers a unique insight into the town's gemstone-related heritage

Wrangell, Alaska Cruise Schedule 2024

Your journey to Wrangell, as a part of your Alaskan cruise, promises a wealth of experiences, from immersing in local culture and history to exploring the breathtaking natural landscapes. The town serves as an excellent starting point for numerous excursions that will leave you with an intimate understanding and appreciation of Alaska's wild beauty. As you explore the charming town, sample local cuisine, and interact with the friendly locals, you will find that each moment adds to the rich tapestry of memories that you will carry with you long after you depart. So, set sail for Wrangell, where Alaskan adventures abound in every corner.

Silversea Cruises Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Seward

Silver Muse, Silversea Cruises

Date: June 20, 2024

Ports of Call: Seward, Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, Haines, Sitka, Wrangell, Inside Passage, Vancouver, Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Icy Strait, Skagway, Icy Bay, Valdez, Seward; View Itinerary

Hurtigruten Alaska 13-day route

13-day Alaska cruise from Anchorage

MS Roald Amundsen, Hurtigruten

Date: June 21, 2024

Ports of Call: Anchorage, Seward, College Fjord, Icy Bay, William Henry Bay, Haines, Tracy Arm, Sitka, Petersburg, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Inside Passage, Alert Bay, Vancouver; View Itinerary

American Cruise Lines Alaska 10-day route

10-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

American Constellation, American Cruise Lines

Date: June 27, 2024

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

Seabourn Cruise Line Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Vancouver

Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Cruise Line

Date: June 28, 2024

Ports of Call: Vancouver, Queen Charlotte Strait, Ketchikan, Sitka, Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait, Haines, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Prince Rupert, Whale Channel, Alert Bay, Vancouver; View Itinerary

American Cruise Lines Alaska 10-day route

10-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

American Constellation, American Cruise Lines

Date: July 7, 2024

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

Seabourn Cruise Line Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Vancouver

Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Cruise Line

Date: July 12, 2024

Ports of Call: Vancouver, Queen Charlotte Strait, Ketchikan, Sitka, Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait, Haines, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Prince Rupert, Whale Channel, Alert Bay, Vancouver; View Itinerary

Hurtigruten Alaska 17-day route

17-day Alaska cruise from Vancouver

MS Roald Amundsen, Hurtigruten

Date: July 19, 2024

Ports of Call: Vancouver, Nome, St. Matthew Island, St. Paul, Dutch Harbor, Unga Island, Chignik, Katmai National Park, Kodiak, Icy Bay, Sitka, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Inside Passage, Vancouver; View Itinerary

Seabourn Cruise Line Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Vancouver

Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Cruise Line

Date: July 26, 2024

Ports of Call: Vancouver, Queen Charlotte Strait, Ketchikan, Sitka, Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait, Haines, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Prince Rupert, Whale Channel, Alert Bay, Vancouver; View Itinerary

American Cruise Lines Alaska 10-day route

10-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

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

Silversea Cruises Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Seward

Silver Muse, Silversea Cruises

Date: August 8, 2024

Ports of Call: Seward, Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, Haines, Sitka, Wrangell, Inside Passage, Vancouver, Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Icy Strait, Skagway, Icy Bay, Valdez, Seward; View Itinerary

Seabourn Cruise Line Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Vancouver

Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Cruise Line

Date: August 9, 2024

Ports of Call: Vancouver, Queen Charlotte Strait, Ketchikan, Sitka, Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait, Haines, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Prince Rupert, Whale Channel, Alert Bay, Vancouver; 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


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