Alaska Cruises 2019 - 2020
Majestic glaciers. Unique wildlife. Stunning fjords. Cruise Alaska now!
Unearth the magnificence of nature on a cruise vacation to Alaska. Journey through rugged snowy mountain ranges, behold spectacular arctic glaciers and meander lush forests in some of the most blissfully remote environments on Earth. Voyage through the stunning Inside Passage or spot icebergs, bears, moose or whales as you cruise through the iconic Tracy Arm Fjord. With its fascinating flora, exotic fauna and charming local cultures, Alaska will seduce you with its mysterious allure.
Aside from a spectacular wilderness, there is so much to explore in Alaska. Visit the charming gold rush town of Skagway, wander adorable historic townships like Juneau, ponder native heritage in Ketchikan, appreciate historic totems in Totem Bight State Historic Park or witness the majestic Northern Lights from Fairbanks. Alaska cruises depart from a variety of ports, including Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, Seward and Whittier.
Ketchikan is a small fishing town in southeast Alaska known as the “salmon capital of the world.” All five species of native Pacific salmon can be found here, and visitors won’t want to pass up the opportunity to dine on fresh-caught fish, crab and oysters in one of its many restaurants. The area also boasts a rich cultural history of Alaska Natives, housing the world’s largest collection of totem poles and the opportunity to learn about local tribes at the Totem Heritage Center. Adventurous travelers will relish the opportunity to make an excursion into the rugged Alaskan wilderness by land, by sea or by air.
Seattle, known as the Emerald City for its surrounding evergreen forests, is the largest city the Pacific Northwest. As impressive as its natural beauty, Seattle’s 10,000-year history dates to the glacial period, carrying with it a rich cultural heritage to discover. With more than 3,000 restaurants and 1,600 cafes producing an incredible range of cuisines, Seattle is a must-visit cruise destination for foodies.
Kodiak is a charming city located on Kodiak Island, the second-largest island in the United States.
Dutch Harbor is located on the island of Unalaska one of the Aleutian Island. The city is the most significant fishing port in the country. Worth seeing is the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Ascension of Christ, built in 1896. Also, the Aleutian WWII Visitor Center, the Office of the Ounalashka Corporation and the Museum of the Aleutians are worth a visit. Here, the events of World War II in Unalaska are described.
Rustic and rugged, Haines is a typical Alaskan small town. Its residents embrace its quiet, slow-paced way of life, and visitors are drawn to its breathtaking natural landscapes each year. A bird-watcher’s paradise, Haines is also home to the world’s largest concentration of bald eagles, who flock to the area each autumn. To immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area, explore the outdoors on one of the many hiking trails.
Why cruise to Alaska?
Big, beautiful, and breathtaking. Alaska is a destination unlike any other – and cruising is one of the best ways to experience it.The allure of adventure merges seamlessly with the comfort of a hotel stay on an Alaska cruise. You can see miles and miles of untouched wilderness and take in the awesome beauty of the Alaskan coast, all without ever leaving your ship. Or sail right up into the heart of mystical glaciers and stunning fjords and see the most beautiful features of Alaska’s geography. Top destinations like the Hubbard Glacier, Icy Straight Point, and Glacier Bay await.
On land, you can visit charming fishing villages like Ketchikan and Seward, learn about the culture and traditions of the native Tlingit people, or set out into the wilderness in search of bald eagles, wolves, moose, and bears. Combine your Alaska cruise with a land tour to visit Denali National Park and Reserve. Your Alaskan cruise adventure can be as adventurous or as comfortable as you like!
When is the best time to cruise to Alaska?
The Alaska cruise season runs from May to September, with the most ships sailing between June and August. The weather is warmest in June, July, and August, so if you plan on hiking or doing lots of shore excursions, this is the best time to go. In late April and May as well as September you’ll find some of the best cruise deals as you can take advantage of off-peak rates. Here, the crowds will be thinner and the ports less full, but you run into more of a chance of having snow on the ground, which may impact some of your land tours or shore excursions. Seas also tend to get a bit choppy in September, particularly if you’re cruising the Gulf of Alaska (as opposed to the Inside Passage, which is more protected), so keep that in mind if you’re prone to motion sickness. But cruising in the off-season has its advantages, too: Late summer is the best time for viewing wildlife, and September is the best time to see the Northern Lights.
Which cruise lines go to Alaska?
Princess Cruises was the first cruise line to popularize Alaska cruises, and today, nearly every major cruise line sails there. Top cruise lines for Alaska cruises include Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity Cruises.
Alaska is also a great destination for an expedition cruise. Untouched forests, icy blue lakes, hidden waterfalls, and glacial valleys await for those who dare explore.
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