Some people seem to have the idea that a cruise holiday should involve sailing through clear blue seas around tropical islands that are packed with sun-blessed beaches.
Of course, that’s something that is hugely appealing to many, but just as attractive is the opportunity to embrace the majestic scenery and rugged landscapes of regions like Alaska.
Quite simply, there is no better way in which to explore the unspoiled beauty of Alaska than on a cruise on the open sea, which will allow you to travel along the coast and marvel at stunning mountain landscapes and awe-inspiring glaciers at every turn.
When it comes to a cruise through Alaskan waters, you’ll invariably find yourself heading north from either Vancouver or Seattle – which means plenty of chances to see the native marine life as you cruise through the sheltered waterways of the Inside Passage
Expect to see humpback whales, dolphins and seals all playing in the waters around the coast – only serving to enhance the experience of taking a trip to a region unlike any other.
As stunning as the views from your ship may be, we know you won’t want to spend all your time onboard so our cruises around Alaska will also provide the chance to visit the major ports of call.
That means you can follow in the footsteps of those who chased gold from the port of Skagway, sail onto the stunning fjords around Seward or discover more about the culture of the Alaskan people on a trip to Anchorage.
There is also the opportunity to see the famous Northern Lights – which are certain to be a highlight of any cruise.
When it comes to visiting Alaska, the most popular time of year to travel is between mid-May and September, with the possibility of temperatures reaching into the early 20s.
By its very nature, Alaska is a region where you might encounter some rain, although May and June are the months when you have the best opportunity to miss the showers.
When booking an Alaska Cruise, you might also want to consider the ways in which you can enhance what is already sure to be a memorable holiday experience – with the opportunity to add a trip on the Denali Star Route or the Rocky Mountaineer, or to make your trip a fly drive with some additional time traveling across Canada before or after your cruise.
Alaska Cruises Highlights
The largest city in Alaska, Anchorage is a popular port of call for anyone who is visiting on a cruise holiday and it isn’t hard to see why. As the main financial hub, you’ll be able to see a city...About Anchorage
Whilst not the most populated city by some margin, Juneau is the capital of Alaska and a popular port of call with the cruise lines that visit the region every year. Named after prospector Joe June...About Juneau
Ketchikan is often referred to as the Salmon Capital of the World, with the fishing industry being key to the economy of a town that dates back to the early 1900s. Over the years, tourism has also...About Ketchikan
There are plenty of opportunities to explore the Alaskan wilderness on a cruise around the region, but there are few destinations that can match Seward when it comes to examining the state at its most...About Seward
Located at the northern end of the Inside Passage, Skagway is one of the go-to destinations on any cruise along the Alaskan coast. That is in no small part down to the fact that the town had a huge...About Skagway
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