Cruising Alaska

Alaska cruises have surged in popularity in recent years, and demand to see America’s last unspoiled frontier continues to grow. Enjoy Alaska’s picturesque surrounding as you admire snowcapped peaks, mighty glaciers, steep fjords and such wildlife as whales, black bears, brown bears, bald eagles, sea otters and seals. Your journey will take you to historic gold rush towns and quaint fishing villages where you’ll enjoy plenty of outdoor activities and immerse yourself in Alaska’s unique culture.

Alaska cruises are generally divided into three types, Inside Passage cruises, Gulf of Alaska cruises and small ship expedition-style cruises. The Inside Passage has been the traditional way to cruise Alaska, with most ships sailing round-trip from Vancouver or Seattle, through glacier country as far north as Skagway or Juneau. Gulf of Alaska cruises cover more territory as they travel from Vancouver through the Inside Passage and up to Seward/Anchorage (or the reverse). Small expedition-style ships explore isolated ports and remote waterways inaccessible to large ships, and enable you to see glaciers and wildlife up close.

The cruising season in Alaska begins in May and lasts through September, and cruises usually last between seven and 12 days. Some cruise lines also offer cruise tours, a combination of an Alaskan cruise and a land tour. On the land tour portion, you will journey inland by train or motorcoach and visit scenic destinations like Denali National Park, the Yukon Territory or the Canadian Rockies. We offer huge discounts on all of these vacations, on every cruise line in Alaska.

Ports of Call: Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Van Couver (Canada)

Land Destinations: Fair Banks, Kodiak, Victoria (British Columbia)

Alaska Tour

The majesty and expansiveness of Alaska offers one of the most exhilarating tour opportunities in the world. It’s coastal and interior destinations filled with visual sensations and its history rich with native cultures and legend of the last great frontier.

Among its many places to visit is a tour of the inside passage waters and its quaint seaport towns where you’ll be shuttled back to the era of the great gold rush and encounter groups of orcas, giant humpback whales and playful sea otters. At Skagway you can ride a train to the scenic Yukon territory, while at Juneau, the state’s capital, you can drive-up to the face of Mendenhall Glacier and hike to the base of the attraction’s giant waterfall.

For a taste of city life a tour of Anchorage delivers you to Alaska’s largest city.
For your enjoyment, is a vibrant city with great dining, nightlife, galleries and museums.
Yet just outside the hub of the city your surrounded by spectacular wilderness settings filled with opportunities for exploring the great outdoors. Among the points of interest you’ll find is the Anchorage Museum offering an extensive display of artifacts, art and historical insight into Alaska’s native heritage. Other area attractions that may perk your interests is the Alaska Botanical Garden and the Alaska SeaLife Center in the port town of Seward.

Taking a ride on the famous Alaska Railroad to the interior lands brings you to Fairbanks. Among its many attractions is a paddleboat cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers where you’ll stop and get a close-up view of native customs and a taste of the wilderness lifestyle. You can also try your hand at panning for gold, enjoying a traditional salmon bake or inspecting the famous Alaskan oil pipeline.

To behold one of North America’s greatest treasures, a must include on your itinerary is a visit to Denali National Park. There you’ll encounter a vast unspoiled habitat for Alaska’s famed wildlife, come to face-to-face with Mount McKinley, North America’s highest mountain, and experience and endless stream of breath-taking scenery.

One thing for certain, every visit to Alaska is an odyssey certain to leave impressions that last for a lifetime.