Cruises

Traveling by Cruise line to Alaska is a fantastic way to see the southeast coast of Alaska. From Glaciers to gorgeous mountain Alaska’s inside passage offers it all. All your meals, entertainment are included except for maybe their fancy restaurants. Some of them also make you pay for your soda pop and,of course, any alcohol.  You have a nice room and get to stop and enjoy the different cities on the way. Many cruise ships offer add-ons so you can travel on a bus to the interior portion of Alaska. Cruises run from the end of April- October.

Remember to dress in layers for cruises are notoriously windy. Sweaters  and windbreakers may become your best friends. Alaskans are down to earth people with a relaxed dress standard so dress comfortably.

 

 When you get a stateroom follow these simple rules:

 Sailing from Seattle or south to Alaska take a stateroom on the right(starboard side) of the ship.

Sailing from Alaska to the south pick the left (port side) of the ship.

I have taken many cruises and if at all possible get a balcony stateroom.  Inside cabins and oceanview rooms are cheaper but a balcony is the best. Then you can go outside on the balcony anytime to look for whales and at the passing towns and when you get cold you can pop back into your cozy cabin.

 Carnival, Celebrity Cruise, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise line, and Royal Caribbean  all have cruise deals to Alaska.

Luxury liners are Oceania Cruises, Regent cruises, Seven Sea Cruises and Silver Sea Cruises all offer Alaska cruises.

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