Alaska

Alaska

Boasting unspoiled landscapes, magnificent wildlife, and one of the most beautiful and enchanting coastlines in the world, Alaska is a “must-do” on many cruisers’ lists. Beyond its fortress-like glacier walls lie picturesque towns, prized national parks and a wealth of wildlife, from moose and bears to bald eagles and humpback whales. A cruise to Alaska is the adventure you have always dreamed of, and our Cruising Specialists are ready to help you find the perfect itinerary to match your dreams.

7 Night Inside Passage Cruise on MS Nieuw Amsterdam

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise from Vancouver - BONUS Onboard Credit~
Departs 29 Apr 2017
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$1199*
per person twin share

7 Night Northbound Alaska Cruise onboard Norwegian Sun

Norwegian Cruise Lines Pick 1 Offer^ 1-22 May'16
Departs 22 Aug 2016
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$1425*
per person twin share

7 Night Alaska Cruise onboard Celebrity Millennium

50% Reduced Deposits^ & Add a FREE Perk^ 2-31 May'16
Departs 01 Sep 2017
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$1709*
per person twin share

12 Night Alaska-Denali Explorer Cruise-Tour on Star Princess

Tour Fairbanks to Whittier and Cruise Whittier to Vancouver
Departs 16 Sep 2017
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$2399*
per person twin share

11 Night Triple Denali Alaska Cruise-Tour on ms Noordam

Cruise Vancouver to Seward & Tour Seward to Anchorage
Departs 21 May 2017
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$2755*
per person twin share

11 Night Triple Denali Alaska Cruise-Tour on ms Noordam

Cruise Vancouver to Seward & Tour Seward to Anchorage
Departs 14 May 2017
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$2855*
per person twin share

7 Night Single Cruise on Celebrity Infinity

Alaska Cruise from Vancouver
Departs 04 Sep 2016
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$2965*
total price

14 Night Alaska Off the Beaten Path Cruise-Tour on Coral Princess

Cruise Vancouver to Whittier & Tour Whittier to Fairbanks
Departs 27 May 2017
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$2999*
per person twin share

12 Night Alaska Connoisseur Escorted Cruise-Tour on Coral Princess

Cruise Vancouver to Whittier & Tour from Whittier
Departs 02 Sep 2017
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$3869*
per person twin share

7 Night Family^ Cruise on Norwegian Pearl

Alaska Family^ Cruise from Seattle
Departs 03 Jul 2016
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$5356*
per family

19 Night Yukon & Triple Denali Alaska Cruise-Tour on ms Zaandam

Tour Whitehorse to Anchorage (Seward) & Cruise Seward to Vancouver
Departs 04 Jun 2017
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$5485*
per person twin share

19 Night Yukon & Triple Denali Alaska Cruise-Tour on ms Zaandam

Tour Whitehorse to Anchorage (Seward) & Cruise Seward to Vancouver
Departs 30 Jul 2017
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$6335*
per person twin share

7 Night Family^ Cruise on Celebrity Infinity

Alaska Hubbard Glacier Family^ Cruise from Vancouver
Departs 07 Aug 2016
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$6760*
per family

14 Night Heart of the Rockies Cruise-Tour on Emerald Princess

Tour Calgary to Vancouver and Cruise roundtrip Vancouver
Departs 13 May 2017
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$6789*
per person twin share

12 Night Cruise onboard Un-Cruise Adventures' Safari Endeavour

13 Day Famed Passages of Discovery from Juneau to Seattle
Departs 10 Sep 2016
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$8299*
per person twin share

A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia

14 night cruise sailing from Sitka aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird.
Departs 03 Sep 2016
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Famed Passages of Discovery

11 night cruise sailing from Ketchikan aboard the Safari Explorer.
Departs 10 Sep 2016
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Great Land Explorer

14 night cruise sailing from Seattle aboard the MS Maasdam.
Departs 15 Aug 2016
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Destination Overview

Alaska is truly a land of epic proportions, and as the largest state in the U.S (by area), it is the size of California, Texas and Montana combined. Lying on the Arctic Circle, the territory of Alaska was purchased from the Russians in 1867, and in 1959 it became a State of the Union. Today it is one of the richest resources for gold and oil in the United States.
  • Currency – the U.S Dollar
  • Population – the population of Alaska is approximately 735,132 people – with the majority of the populous living in the area of Anchorage
  • Language – English is widely spoken in Alaska, but some native languages are still spoken, including Eskimo-Aleut and Na-Dene
  • Time Zone – Alaska’s time zone is standard time (UTC-09:00), but during daylight savings, the time is offset by 8 hours (UTC-08:00).
     

Who goes there?

There is no shortage of cruise ships visiting the shores of Alaska, from small-ships that offer a magnificent close-up experience, to larger ships that can cover more territory and give a great overview of the area.
 
For a small-ship, luxury experience you can’t go past Oceania Cruises, Silversea, Crystal Cruises or Lindblad Expeditions. Larger cruise lines that visit this northern frontier include Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and Carnival Cruise Line.
 

Best time to go?

The best time, overall, to cruise Alaska is between the months of May and September, but the best time to go really depends on what you want to do. If you are budget-conscious, then you may want to consider going in May or September – these are shoulder months, and the cruise fares are often lower, and the cruises less crowded. June and July are the warmest months and have the longest days, so a cruise during these months offers great opportunities to see calving glaciers. Plus, the further into summer you go, the better your chances of seeing wildlife.
 

Highlights

From dramatic scenes of ice-shelves breaking off into icebergs to the millions of stars that make up the miracle of the Aurora Borealis, Alaska is a breathtaking cruise destination. These are some of the highlights you can expect on your cruise:
  • Ketchikan – this is the gateway port to scenic tours of the Tongass National Forest and Misty Fjords, and is great for fishing trips
  • Juneau – Alaska’s capital offers the amazing opportunity to go kayaking, canoeing and hiking close to Mendenhall Glacier
  • White Pass and Yukon Railroad – in Skagway you can follow the photogenic route that the 19th century gold-seekers too on foot to head over the pass to the Canadian border
  • Scenic cruising – this is a highlight of any itinerary in Alaska, from the Inside Passage and Tracy Arm, to Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier – scenic cruising offers an amazing opportunity to view glaciers calving, spot aquatic life and birds, and take in gorgeous scenery.
     
 
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