WHY CRUISE ALASKA?
On a cruise you can see and access more. Alaska is huge, and not greatly accessible. So going by water is actually a very efficient way to see all that the destination has to offer, especially if you’re not a super, hands-on adventurer!
a quick flight
Many of the Alaskan cruises begin and end in Seattle or Vancouver - an easy flight for a very exotic destination.
the ease of it
From all-inclusive food & beverage packages, to unique land excursions and on-board entertainment - the nice thing about a cruise is that everything you could need and want is at your fingertips.
A lot of bang for your buck
Cruise packages can start as low as $699 per person for a 7 day itinerary - meals included!
GOOD TO KNOW!
Get a jump on it - travel in may
In addition to being the driest month, May is also ideal for its reduced crowds, lower fares, and better wildlife viewing. Travel+Leisure
the ideal place for a cyber detox
Cell data is hard to come by, so don’t expect to be posting and checking your emails while you are out exploring the wilderness.
It can be pricey for the basics
Almost everything is imported which means your basic goods like bottled water and a cheeseburger are going to be more than they are at home.
earthquakes are the norm
Don’t be surprised if you feel the ground shake a time or two while you are visiting. Earthquakes are quite common in the region.
Splurge on the view!
If you are going via cruise, really consider spending more for a cabin with a view or even a balcony. The view of the coast is unlike anything else, and you might even see whales while enjoying your morning latte.
PLANE TO TRAIN TO SHIP
Some cruises start in Seward, a great little town on the coast of Alaska (and my fav route!). Fly to Anchorage and take a stunning train to the Seward and then end the cruise in Vancouver or Seattle. - Steve Orens, CEO