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A Beautiful Way to See Alaska!!

If you enjoy a "naturalistic" view of seeing things, then this is your ship. The staterooms are... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Martha1105
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Bellingham, Washington, USA
AK Ferry System

I have sailed to Alaska from Bellingham,WA, and around Alaska many times on the Matanuska. The... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Lorraine D
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Vancouver, Washington
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The "Blue Canoe" ferry sails from Bellingham, Washington through Alaska's scenic Inside Passage.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

If you enjoy a "naturalistic" view of seeing things, then this is your ship. The staterooms are nice & comfy. You can even sleep under the stars with heat lamps. The food is comforting. The only down side is you don't come into Alaska ports...More

1  Thank Martha1105
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I have sailed to Alaska from Bellingham,WA, and around Alaska many times on the Matanuska. The ship is always clean and the meals are well prepared. We've slept in a tent on the deck and also on lawn chairs. Rooms are also available for rent....More

1  Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Many shipping lines offer cruises through the Alaskan Inside passage. But the regular Alaskan Marine Highway ferries take you past the same scenery at bargain rates. We had the comparative luxury of a stateroom on the Malaspina but many passengers slept in their seats and...More

1  Thank Mel D
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We liked seeing M/V Matanuska in port in Bellingham. The M/V Matanuska is a ferry vessel for the Alaska Marine Highway System. We saw the ferry again on our trip when we were cursing on the Norwegian Pearl Cruise Ship in the Alaskan Inland Passageway...More

1  Thank mini
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We rode twice on the Matanuska, from Juneau to Petersburg and then a few days later from Petersburg to Ketchikan. It was wonderful! We loved the front lounge area because the views were incredible and yet we really couldn't see much because of the weather...More

2  Thank leawatkins
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Even though the ferry was running late due to weather conditions before we boarded, the captain managed to get us to our destination on time. We were able to find a quiet, low traffic place to put out our sleeping bags. We enjoyed the towels...More

1  Thank Beverly R
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Two of us took this ferry from Skagway to Juneau. We had a vehicle and purchased a cabin. Took a long time to load vehicles at our stop in Haines. The groups of four seats in the observation lounge are awkwardly placed for watching the...More

1  Thank mailstop
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Taking the AMHS into Southeast Alaska is a dream come true. One time and you will want to be a repeat customer! Love the Matanuska!

1  Thank luv2travel102014
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

This is out third trip on The Mat. We love the AMH , and all the ships are great, but The Mat is our favorite. The rooms ate cozy , the food is fresh and hot, the staff and crew are extremely nice and professional,...More

2  Thank ChefJohnS
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Great staff, a comfy cabin on a sparsely accommodated boat in winter. Great way to meet the locals, virtually no tourists on board at all. I just love Alaska, and watching the scenery go past on the boat is awesome. Food pretty good and surprisingly...More

2  Thank Groover-one
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