About Alaska Cruises
As a cruise destination, Alaska is an immensely popular one. Sailing around in Alaskan waters provides breathtaking views of the 49th state. Vast options for excursions and fun at sea activities keeps everyone entertained. Each trip is worry free with nearly everything set up in advance. The worry-free, pre-planned, fun atmosphere allows vacationers to enjoy the beauty of Alaska all from a floating hotel.
The cruise season runs from May to September, primarily. May and September are called the shoulder season. The peak season is June through August.
Alaska bound cruises last from seven to 14 days. Extended or shorter cruise may be available, though typically seven days is the shortest length offered.
A popular cruise locale, Alaska hosts many cruise lines such as Princess, Celebrity and Carnival.
Likely Starting Ports
Vancouver, Canada; Seattle and San Francisco are typical starting ports for cruises to Alaska.
Trips on land vary. They can be set up through the ship. Excursions can be to see bears, glaciers or fjords. A trip into town or to go crab fishing is possible too. Whale watching is a also popular excursion.
Amy L. Gouger holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from East Stroudsburg University. Previously a technical agent, she now serves as a ghostwriter and contributor to various online publications.
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