The month of May is here and the Alaska Cruise season is officially on and sailing from now through September! If you have not already considered cruising beautiful Alaska, or maybe you have, then this post is speaking directly to you!
Your Alaska Cruise choices are numerous with options of sailing roundtrip or one-way with even more decisions to be made of doing an inside passage itinerary verses an outside passage itinerary. Your agility or physical activity level as well as your budget will be key factors to deciding which to choose. Most Alaska cruises depart from Vancouver, Canada or Seattle, Washington. Take note that June, July and August will be the warmest time of year to Cruise Alaska which also makes for those months to be the busiest time of the season to Cruise Alaska! July and August are usually the wettest months with May and September being the drier but coolest temperature months of the 5-month Alaska cruise season.
The variety of offers and myraid of Alaska Cruise information for you to sort through can and probably will be mind-boggling so I do recommend working with a Travel Professional. Your Travel Agent will help you figure out which Cruise Line, ship and itinerary should work best for what you would like to experience, book all of your reservations and be your Travel advocate before, during and after your Alaska Cruise Vacation is over. The following is just a tidbit of info from the large Cruise line contenders to consider experiencing Alaska with:
Princess Cruises Alaska: Voted the Best Cruise Line in Alaska for 7 years offers 7-Day roundtrip cruises from Seattle and Vancouver and 10-day sailings from San Francisco. Experience Glacier Bay National Park on their one-way, 7-day inside passage sailings from Anchorage and Vancouver. Cruise and Land Tour packages are also available to extend your vacation time in beautiful Alaska.
Holland America Alaska: Offers 7 or 14-day roundtrip sailings from Seattle with 3 ships scheduled to homeport at Pier 91: ms Westerdam, ms Statendam and ms Amsterdam for the 2015 Cruise season. Also 7-day, inside passage sailings roundtrip from Vancouver as well as 7-Day one-way Glacier Discovery itineraries with a choice of sailing Northbound or Southbound between Anchorage and Vancouver.
Carnival Cruise Alaska: If “Fun Ship” cruising is your preference then consider sailing on Carnival Legend with 7-day sailings roundtrip from Seattle and one-way 7-day (Sept. 2015 & 2016) and 8-day (May 2015 & 2016) Glacier Bay sailings between Seattle and Vancouver.
Norwegian Cruise Alaska: With 23 Itineraries being offered on ships; Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Pearl, NCL sails into the Alaska large cruise ship arena with a bang! Norwegian boasts having the youngest fleet sailing through Alaska from three main embarkation ports: Seward, Alaska; Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, B.C., as well as offering numerous cruise and land excursions to satisfy the most curious Alaska adventurer.
Royal Caribbean Alaska: Also offering three ships for your Alaska Cruising pleasure: Explorer of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas and just recently added to the lineup, Radiance of the Seas. Should your desire be to extend your Alaska Cruise vacation with a Pre or Post Cruise stay at either one of the three embarkation/disembarkation ports; Seattle, Vancouver or Seward, Royal Caribbean has Land packages to scratch that itch as well. With 55 itineraries in 2015, 46 itineraries in 2016 and countless cruisetours to choose from, RCI is also serious about meeting the desires of their Alaska Cruise guests!
Well, if that video didn’t get you motivated to Experience Alaska on a Cruise, I don’t know what will. If Cruising Alaska is on your “Bucket List” or maybe it’s just something cool that you really would like to do, then stop putting the planning for it off! Now is the perfect time for you to finally #Plan2Travel and Cruise Alaska in 2015 and/or 2016!! ~ NCTina #TLCTravels ~