Watch our new video and see what it was like aboard a 1954 sailing to ALASKA on the SS Alaska.
This a great retro 1950s look at a style of cruising and travel now vanished.
Views of the ship leaving the Port of Seattle, with streamers, confetti and visitors waving goodbye — something rarely seen today. See the ship sail up the inside passage… with passengers dancing, dining, playing shuffleboard and man nostalgic scenes of an Alaska steamship far different from the massive ships sailing the Inland Passage today.
The Alaska Steamship Company operated passenger service from Seattle to all ports in Alaska from 1895 until 1954. During the summer weekly sailings visited the Inside Passage. The line challenged all kinds of winter conditions and operated year round offering regular sailings as far north as Nome.
These are family films and commercial footage of the Alaska Steamship Company.