Posted on 14-Mar-2017 by Administrator
With snowcapped mountains, endless forests, majestic glaciers, and exquisite landscape, Alaska is one of the most scenic regions in the USA. It is also amongst the world’s top listed destinations for cruise vacations.
A vacation to Alaska tends to leave people spellbound with its spectacular views, including the glaciers of Tracy Arm Fjord, College Fjord, and the Glacier Bay National Park. Visitors can also explore the many coastal towns such as Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan and experience the Alaskan way of life. There is plenty of action such as skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, mountaineering and river rafting for those who seek adventure.
Nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts must make it a point to spend a lot of time at the massive Denali National Park and Preserve. The park, which has completed a hundred years in 2017, is home to an array of exotic wildlife, such as the grizzly bear, caribou, arctic ground squirrel, Dall sheep, golden eagle, tundra swan, green winged teal, etc. The park also gives visitors a great view of Denali (Mt. McKinley) the tallest mountain in North America.
A cruise vacation is one of the best ways to explore Alaska. Millions of people visit Alaska every year, with a significant proportion of visitors opting for a cruise holiday. The cruising season to Alaska starts towards the end of April and continues till September. This period has the best weather for sightseeing, mountaineering, adventure sports, etc. Those booking cruise packages for early April have the advantage of getting shoulder season discounts. A lot of families like to book packages early, so that they can take a week-long cruise holiday with added benefits like balcony stateroom upgrades at highly competitive prices.
Leading cruise liners have already started to give exciting cruise offers for Alaska. Here are some of the best Alaskan cruise offers for 2017.
Voyage of the Glaciers Package (Princess Cruises)
Enjoy a 7 nights’ cruise through Alaska - Anchorage, from Vancouver, Canada aboard the Star Princess, which is part of Princess Cruises. The well-designed cruise packages let you explore coastal towns and get swept away by the breathtaking view of the Glacier Bay National Park. Princess Cruises has a number of cruise deals for Alaska starting at US$ 699 per person for week long cruises. Book your cabin early to get the best rooms. Cruises begin from Vancouver on alternate Saturdays in May (6th May, 20th May) and June (3rd June and 17th June).
Seven Day Sawyer Glacier, Round Trip Seattle (Norwegian Cruise Line)
With a 7 night cruise deal for Alaska starting at US$ 799 per person, the Norwegian Jewel takes you on a roundtrip journey starting from Seattle, all along the USA coastline and through the ports of Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway in Alaska. You also get to visit the mesmerizing Sawyer Glacier in Juneau, and Victoria, the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest. The Norwegian Jewel sails every Saturday starting 13thMay till 24th June.
7 Night Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier (Royal Caribbean)
Take a southbound Alaska trip aboard the Radiance of the Seas, and sail through one of the finest and most scenic routes on Alaska’s southeastern coast. Start your journey from Seward, continue through the Inside Passage to end the journey at Vancouver, Canada. The cruise takes you through various other ports of call such as Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Skagway, and Ketchikan. Cruise offers for Alaska on the Radiance of the Seas start at US$ 839 per person for a 7 night cruise. The ship sails on 26th May, 9th June and 23rd June.
7-Night Roundtrip Seattle (Holland America)
When you book a Seattle roundtrip cruise deal for Alaska with Holland America, you are assured one of the most exquisite cruise experiences available, along with award-winning customer service, all at great prices. Travel through the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska’s Inside Passage and other ports of calling like Sitka, Victoria, Columbia, Juneau and Ketchikan. Week long cruise deals for Alaska start at US$ 799 per person. The MS Eurodam’s first sailing in 2017 is on 29th April. You can also take the cruise, starting at Seattle, every Saturday starting 6th May till 24th June.
7-Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier Cruise (Celebrity Cruises)
Take a short trip to Alaska aboard the Celebrity Infinity, starting at Vancouver. This is a round trip cruise that takes you through the Alaskan Inside Passage and to the Hubbard Glacier, which is one of the most mesmerizing sights in Alaska. The cruise also takes you through other ports of calling like Icy Strait Point and Ketchikan. This award-winning beautiful cruise starts from Vancouver on 28th May, 4th June, 11th June and 25th June. Price start at US$ 849 per person.
7-Night Pristine Passages (Oceania Cruises)
Unwind with a 7 nights’ cruise trip aboard the Oceania Regatta that covers major ports of call like Sitka, Ketchikan and Juneau while passing through the picturesque outside passage of Alaska. With packages starting at US$ 1379 per person, the Regatta has only one trip this season – starting on 24th May. Book your ticket early to grab this package before it ends.
7-Night Alaskan Cruise on Disney Wonder (Disney Cruise Line)
Disney Cruise Line provides world-class experience with excellent entertainment, especially for kids. The Disney Wonder starts at Vancouver and covers major ports of call such as Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, in a 7-night roundtrip cruise. The highlight of this cruise package is the visit to the breathtaking Tracy Arm, the focal point for some of Alaska’s most magnificent glaciers and a wildlife haven. Disney Cruise Line has a number of exciting Alaskan cruise offers for 2017, with packages starting US$ 1596 per person. Cruises start from Vancouver every Monday from 22nd May till 26th June.
Author The author is a travel blogger and writes about popular holiday destinations and cruise packages. In this particular article, he talks about the best time and destinations for an Alaska cruise. He also shares his point of view on the most popular Alaskan cruise offers for 2017.