Alaska cruise vacations offer wonder and majesty beyond your belief. Alaskan cruises, unlike your typical Caribbean cruise, allow you to witness an abundance of diverse, incredible mountains, massive glaciers, and green trees and plant life as far as the eye can see.
So if you’re looking for real adventure rather than relaxation, going on an Alaskan cruise might be just the thing for you. Alaskan cruises allow you to take in all the beautiful scenery of Alaska with excursions that allow you to get up close to nature and absorb the culture from the local communities. If you’ve been considering taking an Alaskan cruise, here are some of the best cruise lines for your money!
Princess Cruises’s Voyage of the Glaciers offers seven day, Northbound and Southbound cruises. Southbound cruises set sail from Anchorage to Vancouver, while Northbound start from Vancouver to Anchorage. The Southbound cruise offers the best deal for $349 per person for an interior room and $449 for a room with an ocean view which can accommodate three or four guests. Along the cruise, guests can enjoy ports in Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. Guests will spend about one day at each port, giving them ample opportunity to explore and participate in a variety of activities such as trekking, city tours, whale watching and admiring all other forms of wildlife. Princess Cruises feature fine traditional dining with specified meal times as well as anytime dining with no specific time or place of eating. There are also a number of activities available on the Coral Princess ship including movies, dancing and spa treatments, as well as lounging.
The Holland America Line cruise provides a comprehensive 14 day cruise for $799, for an interior room and $999 for a view of the ocean. This cruise takes guests from Seattle to Juneau to Victoria with a number of stops along the way. Onboard, guests can experience quality dining, lounging and entertainment, as well as spa treatments, pool, a gym, casino, a cafe and much more. A number of excursions are available to enjoy at each of the dozen stops you’ll make throughout your cruise, including a plane ride viewing Alaskan bears and a Glacier Lake hike with included lunch. With this cruise there is so much to see and do, you might be frustrated that you can’t do it all.
If you enjoy the finer things in life, Celebrity Cruises offers a 12-night, comprehensive Alaskan tour onboard the upscale Celebrity Milleniumproviding all of the luxuries and pampering you require, and escorted land tours. Cruise #10A includes a number of exclusive extras that are well worth the money. Starting at around $3,329 guests can get $475 to $830 of an onboard credit. With a wine-tasting seminar, classic beverage package, and a four-course dinner for two at The Olympic restaurant, this cruise is ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway. An onboard value booklet will help you save money while onboard. This cruise takes you to all the major locations in Alaska: Ketchikan, Icy Strait, Juneau, Skagway, Hubbard Glacier, Seward, Alyeska, Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Fairbanks. Motorcoach rides on land allow you to experience nature and villages firsthand.