Updated: Aug 8
Do you have dreams of going to Alaska?
Well, make those dreams come true and jump aboard one of Alaska's most popular cruise lines. You won't regret it.
As educational as they are awe-inspiring, activity-packed as they are relaxing, Alaska voyages show off one of the most pristine natural environments North America - and our world - has to offer. Now, more than ever, with climate change and global warming ever present in the news, it’s time to experience this grandeur while you still can. Here are our six favorite reasons you should cruise Alaska now.
Many Ways to Sail
Whether you prefer the mega-ship, resort-at-sea style with every bell and whistle, or a more intimate, expedition-style sailing, when it comes to Alaska, you have choices. We can look through the options together, where each ship goes, what the accommodations are like, and what kind of activities and excursions are available before making the right selection for your group. Choose from family-focused cruise lines, couples and premium lines and luxury ships, or go the expedition route, with typically fewer than 100 passengers onboard.
Great for Multigenerational Vacations
No matter your age, when you see massive glaciers, breaching whales and grizzly bears in the wild, you’re going to have to catch your breath. Alaska cruises offer something to do for everyone, from grandparents to grandchildren. You may have those in your family who are content to sit back on deck and watch the grandeur of Alaska unfold before them, while others will be raring to head out on cultural tours, to go kayaking amidst icebergs and to explore Gold Rush-era towns.
We can always use more vacation - so why not add a land portion onto your Alaska cruise? Leave from Vancouver or Seattle, headed northbound, or Seward, headed southbound, and tack on a longer visit to one of these engaging cities before or after your sailing.
Fabulous Cruisetour Options
Speaking of combining sea and land, an Alaska cruisetour is really the creme de la creme when it comes to in-depth Great Land exploration. Alaska is so much more than its coastline, so cruise lines have considered this and offer immersive experiences that combine land, rail and sea, taking you from the icebergs of the coast to the glaciers of Denali National Park. You’ll stay in traditional lodging, visit insightful museums, even pan for gold if you like!
It’s no secret that Alaska is teeming with wildlife. A cruise tour will not only reveal the fauna of the coastline and the ocean, but also the Denali “Big Five”: grizzly bears, wolves, moose, caribou and Dall sheep. Back on the ship, you may see some of these same animals wander to the water’s edge. If given the opportunity for an excursion to Tongass National Forest, you’ll likely see brown bears, nesting eagles, muskox and more. Make sure you pack a good camera and some binoculars!
You Can Go Dog Sledding
Not only can you go dog sledding across the Juneau Icefield, led by 10 Alaskan huskies, but you can also take scenic flights by helicopter, go snorkeling in Ketchikan, paddleboard in Kenai Fjords National Park, go soaring in a floatplane, ride the White Pass Railway, go crabbing or ice fishing and, in some cases, sleep beneath the Northern Lights!
Ready to go? We thought so. Take advantage of the here and now and set sail to Alaska while her natural beauty is still intact. Let’s chat to determine which is the right Alaska cruise line for you.