Fishing harbor in Cordova, Alaska (Photo: Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH/Shutterstock)
Cordova, Alaska (Photo: Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH/Shutterstock)

Caroline Costello
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Cordova

Cordova is a remote Alaskan fishing village surrounded by wooded wilderness and the deep blue-grey waters of Prince William Sound; it's a fantastic gateway to untold outdoor adventures. An array of exciting shore excursions -- from trail hikes to whale-watching tours -- await travelers embarking on cruises with a stop in Cordova.

Some sailings along Prince William Sound call here, but this less-traveled town isn't as touristy as popular Alaska ports like Skagway. Summer is the ideal time to visit; Cordova hosts a quirky salmon festival, and humpback whales can be spotted in nearby waters during warmer months. (The prime time to spot the creatures is mid-July through August.)

Shore Excursions

About Cordova


Cordova is surrounded by beautiful untouched wilderness


Not many cruises call in Cordova

Bottom Line

Rugged Cordova offers the best of Alaska, from glaciers to wildlife

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