Alaska Cruises

One of the best ways to visit Alaska is through Alaska cruises. Cruise liners or Cruise ships are passenger ships which are used for pleasure voyages. Cruising is a wonderful experience which allows you to explore the beauty of Alaska’s spectacular scenery including the magnificent mountains, wonderful glaciers, wildlife viewing especially Whale watching etc. Another important activity of great interest available during the cruise is fishing which includes fishes like King Salmon, Pink Salmon, Halibut, Char, Rainbow trout etc. Special excursions are also available just for shipping. Some of the cruise ships offer Cruise tours, which includes land tours apart from the usual cruise which helps in viewing interior cities, Natural parks, Historical museums etc.

Traveling in such luxurious cruise ships by enjoying its facilities is a great experience. Cruise ships are often considered as floating hotels. Most of the cruise ships has features like dining hall, buffet style restaurants that offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks 24 hrs a day, shops, fitness centers, gym, spa, hot tub, indoor and out door swimming pools, ice skating rinks, tennis courts, basket ball courts, snow bowling, casino, cinema, theatre which offers broad way style shows, video arcades, library etc. The cruise ship has complete hospitality staffs apart from ship’s usual crew. The ship’s crew are hired mostly for a period of four to six months on contract basis and renewed there after based on the feedbacks collected from the passengers. The cruise ship also offers separate facilities like dining hall, swimming pool, fitness centers etc for its crew which is separate from that of passengers.

Cruising is an important part of Alaska’s tourism industry and thus has contributed a lot towards the State’s economy. The Cruise ship industries had also increased the employment opportunities in Alaska.

Alaska Cruise Season

The best time to visit Alaska is between May and September. This is due to the dry climate during this period compared to rest of the year. The day time during this season is usually warm and the daylight persists for long hours. This aids in full blooming of wildflowers. As the snow disappears due to warm climate, the large animals will start migrating and this account for wildlife viewing during these months.

Duration of Alaska Cruise

Most of the cruises offer a 7 days package. But voyages which last for up to 30 days can be conducted depending on the availability of Cruise ships, time and expense.

ruise Lines that Offer Voyage to Alaska

  1. Alaska Cruises
  2. Alaska Wilderness Voyage
  3. Alaska Charters
  4. Princess Cruises
  5. Holland American Cruise Line
  6. Royal Caribbean Cruises
  7. Carnival Cruise Line
  8. Celebrity Cruises
  9. Sikumi Custom Cruises
  10. Stan Stephens Alaskan Day Cruises
  11. Silver sea Cruises
  12. Norwegian Cruise line
  13. Cruise West
  14. Regent seven sea cruises
  15. America Safari Cruises

Alaska’s Important Cruise Ports

  1. Anchorage (Any port), AK
  2. Anchorage (Seward), AK
  3. Anchorage (Whittier), AK
  4. Anchorage, AK
  5. College Fjord, AK
  6. Cordova, AK
  7. Dutch Harbor, AK
  8. Glacier Bay National Park, AK
  9. Haines, AK
  10. Homer, AK
  11. Habbard Glacier AK
  12. Icy Straight Point, AK
  13. Juneau, AK
  14. Ketchikan, AK
  15. Kodiak, AK
  16. Metlakatla, AK
  17. Peters Bay, AK
  18. Sitka, AK
  19. Skagway, AK
  20. Tracy Arm, AK
  21. Valdez, AK
  22. Wrangell, AK

Alaska Cruisetour Deals

Alaska Cruise Name From
10-Night Southbound Escorted Alaska Cruisetour $999
11-Night Southbound Alaska Cruisetour #OB4 to Vancouver $1049
11-Night Northbound Glacier Discovery Alaskan Cruisetour $1049
10-Night Southbound Alaska Cruisetour to Vancouver $1199
10-Night Northbound Escorted Alaska Cruisetour #5 from Vancouver $1329
10-Night Northbound Escorted Alaska Glacier Cruisetou $1349
10-Night Southbound Escorted Alaska Cruisetour #26 to Vancouver $1499
10-Night Southbound Escorted Alaska Cruisetour #3 to Vancouver $1599
10-Night Royal Caribbean Southbound Escorted Alaska Cruisetour $1599
12-Night Southbound Alaska Cruisetour to Vancouver $1749

Alaskan Cruise Deals

Alaska Cruise Deal Name From
7-Night Seattle to Vancouver Alaska Cruise $529
7-Night Roundtrip Alaska Cruise from Vancouver $599
7-Night Glacier Seattle Roundtrip Alaska Cruise $599
7-Night Seattle Roundtrip Alaskan Cruise via Hubbard Glacier $599
7-Night Seattle Roundtrip Alaskan Cruise via Glacier Bay $649
7-Night Seattle Roundtrip Alaskan Explorer Cruise $649
7-Night Seattle Roundtrip Alaska Cruise via Sawyer Glacier $659
7-Night Roundtrip Alaskan Cruise from Seattle on NCL $669
7-Night Roundtrip Alaska Cruise from Seattle $699
7-Night Southbound Glacier Bay Alaska Cruise to Vancouver $749

Alaska-Yukon Cruise Experience

Alaska Cruise Experiance Name From
11-Night Northbound Great Land Escorted Alaska Cruisetour $1699
10-night Southbound Alaska Cruisetour to Vancouver $1799
12-Night Northbound Alaska Cruisetour from Vancouver $1799
13-Night Northbound Escorted Alaska Cruisetour from Vancouver $2199
13-Night Southbound Escorted Alaska Cruisetour to Vancouver $2549

Alaska Cruises from Seattle

Alaska Cruise Name From
7-Night Princess Seattle Roundtrip Alaskan Cruise via Sawyer Glacier $645
7-Night Seattle Roundtrip Alaskan Cruise on Princess Cruises $649
7-Night Roundtrip Alaskan Cruise from Seattle on Royal Caribbean $659
7-Night Glacier Bay Seattle Roundtrip Alaska Cruise $669
7-Night Roundtrip Alaska Cruise from Seattle $699
7-Night Seattle Roundtrip Alaska Cruise on Princess Cruises $838
7-Night Vancouver Roundtrip Inside Passage Alaskan Cruise $849
10-Night Roundtrip Cruise to Alaska from San Francisco $1019

Alaska Cruises from Vancouver

Alaska Cruise Name From
7-Night Seattle to Vancouver Alaskan Cruise $529
7-Night Northbound Cruise to Alaska from Vancouver $549
7-Night Seattle to Vancouver Alaskan Cruise on Royal Caribbean $594
7-Night Roundtrip Alaska Cruise from Vancouver $599
8-Night Vancouver-to-Seattle Alaska Cruise $659
7-Night Northbound Cruise to Alaska from Vancouver $669
7-Night Southbound Alaska Cruise to Vancouver on Princess Cruises $749
7-Night Vancouver Roundtrip Inside Passage Alaskan Cruise $849

Alaska Cruises from San Francisco

Alaska Cruise Name From
10-Night Roundtrip Cruise to Alaska from San Francisco $1019
10-Night San Francisco Roundtrip Alaskan Cruise $1099
12-Night Small Ship Alaska Cruise from Los Angeles to Vancouver $3678
10-Night Small Ship Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver to San Francisco $4238
12-Night San Francisco to Vancouver Small-Ship Alaskan Cruise $5499
12-Night Vancouver to San Francisco Small-Ship Alaskan Cruise $5799

 


Alaska Travel Guide