Traveling to Alaska is an unforgettable, impactful, life- altering experience that will leave you breathless and enrich your soul.
Top Reasons Visitors Travel to Alaska: For:
- Mountains – Tallest Mountains in North America
Planning an Alaska vacation can be challenging as territory is HUGE (twice the size of Texas), and the distances are vast. The scale of the scenery, landscapes, vistas and unique experiences are all super-sized and will take your breath away.
Since many of Alaska's top sites can only be seen by air or sea we recommend an Alaska Cruise Vacation for first time visitors. An Alaska cruise vacation is perfect to share with family and friends of all ages and will fully bond everyone with unforgettable experiences that engage all your senses and enrich your souls.
As Certified Alaska Travel Experts, we've listed below the various Alaska Cruise Vacation Options ranked in order...
First, a little background on Alaska may be helpful
Best Cruise Vacation Experiences Ranked:
1) ALASKA GOOD = Round-Trip Cruise
Comments: Convenient and less-expensive round-trip flights and embarkation ports from USA. Good if have limited time and budget but does not include any visits to interior of Alaska.
2) ALASKA BETTER – One- Way Cruise
Comments: Access to more wildlife, glaciers and interior of Alaska. Opportunity to see and explore the vibrant cities and surrounding areas of Vancouver and Anchorage
3) ALASKA BEST – 7-night One-Way Cruise combined with a 3-10 Day Pre or Post Land Vacation
Comments: Best immersive experience to more of Alaska by rail, motorcoach and ship. Some cruise lines own their own lodges, motorcoaches, and rail cars to make this a seamless and easy travel experience.
Summary and Advice:
Best time to book Alaska cruises for the best pricing and availability is from September to January for the upcoming season.
There are many different Alaska cruise and vacation options to consider and ships, cruise lines, ports of call and itineraries all vary so can be overwhelming. We recommend working with a certified Alaska Travel Expert from the start of your vacation planning to share your vacation goals, experiences and desires so they can customize a personalized vacation that checks all your boxes and maximizes your time and budget.
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