Discover the majestic beauty of American's largest state on a cruise
Alaska for many represents the quintessential cruise destination. It’s 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 young and old thanks to its stunning natural scenery, incredible wildlife and enchanting ports and townships.
Cruises to Alaska commonly operate between May and September. This is a great time to visit America’s ‘last frontier’, with spring now in full bloom the previously snow dusted tree-tops now tinting the rugged landscape in a hue of greens, reds and yellows under the glow of a warming gentle sun. It’s a side to Alaska that many people aren’t necessarily aware of, but it’s the most beautiful side of this true wilderness, lighting up a land so vast and diverse that a cruise is perhaps the only way to really get a feel for all it has to offer.
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 chosen vessel (or from the edge of a zodiac) you may be treated to the sight of a school of whales breaching through the icy-water’s surface – a once in a lifetime experience, we’re sure you’ll agree.
Venture further inland and tread in the footsteps of black and brown bears, caribou and moose, whilst above you the famous Bald Eagle may occasional make an appearance as it cuts through the sky in search of its next meal.
No matter which itinerary you choose, you can be sure that it will include the opportunity to stop at a number of interesting ports and towns. For instance, the small communities that exist in Dutch Harbour and Ketchikan will proffer an interesting insight into the Alaskan way of life whilst Alaska’s capital, Anchorage, is unmistakeably cosmopolitan and perhaps more in-keeping with what you would expect from a North American city.
Alaska Cruise Highlights:
- Denali National Park – Six million acres of stunning natural beauty
- Glacier Bay – A World Heritage Site
- Fairbanks – The historical gold rush town
- Mt. McKinley – North America’s largest mountain
Cruise lines that visit Alaska
Luxury cruises to Alaska are available with lines including Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, and Crystal Cruises, all of which offer itineraries ranging between 7 and 12 night durations. These lines are highly recommended if you’re looking for an all-inclusive option aboard a 6-star cruise ship.
For lovers of small ship cruises, choose a sailing with American Safari Cruises or Lindblad Expeditions, whose small expedition-style trips really add a touch of adventure to the proceedings. Their voyages are enhanced by the presence of expert lecturers, Alaskan rangers and no shortage exciting shore trips and excursions.
Book your Alaska cruise holiday with The Cruise Line
At The Cruise Line we offer Alaska cruises with an extensive portfolio of operators and cruise lines. We provide the very best service and will endeavour to build you the ultimate Alaskan adventure. For those looking to enhance their experience further, ask us about our Rocky Mountaineer packages which will give you the opportunity to experience Canada’s most famous rail passages before or after your cruise.
For more information on our Alaska sailings, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677 or alternatively choose one of the itineraries listed below and make an enquiry.