Discover the Beauty of America’s Largest State
For many people Alaska is near the top of the list of ‘must do’ cruises. It is a region that has been illuminated in recent years thanks to numerous documentaries, films and photo journals and has proven a popular choice with cruisers both young and old, thanks to its stunning natural scenery, incredible wildlife and enchanting ports and townships.
For many, the lure of Alaska lies is its stunning wildlife and a chance to see a variety of incredible species at home in their natural habitat. From the deck of your ship (or from a zodiac) you may be treated to the sight of a school of whales breaching the icy-water’s surface. Venture further inland and tread in the footsteps of black and brown bears, moose and caribou. Witness the incredible migration of the Salmon and stunning Glaciers.
No matter which itinerary you choose, you can be sure that it will include the opportunity to stop at a number of fascinating ports and towns. You may even get to cruise along the “Inside Passage” which boasts wildlife-filled fjords and lush island scenery — habitat for bald eagles, sea lions, porpoises and whales.
The small communities that exist in Dutch Harbour and Ketchikan will offer an interesting insight into the Alaskan way of life whilst Alaska’s capital, Anchorage, is unmistakably cosmopolitan and perhaps more in-keeping with what you would expect from a North American city.
Cruise Lines which visit Alaska
Luxury cruises to Alaska are available with lines including Crystal Cruises, Cunard, Oceania, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, Silversea and Windstar, all of which offer extensive itineraries.
The Best Time to Visit Alaska on a Cruise
Cruises to Alaska generally operate between the months May and September.