Once known as “Seward’s Folly,” Alaska has become one of the most popular vacation destinations for U.S. travelers and cruising Alaska is the preferred way to see its great beauty. From enjoying your morning coffee on a private balcony while sailing through Glacier Bay to whale watching in the Inside Passage or a salmon bake at the Orca Point Lodge, one will never be disappointed by the majesty that Alaska has to offer. Cruising isn’t the only way to see Alaska. Experience breathtaking views from a domed rail car on the Alaska Railroad or take a wildlife tour of Denali National Park while spending time in a beautiful mountain lodge.
There are many activities to do while in the “Land of Enchantment.” Whale watching…walking on a glacier…helicopter or flights over spectacular landscape…ziplining…ocean kayaking…fishing…plus all the tours in the ports you will stop at. The narrow gauge train in Skagway, the Mt. Roberts Tram in Juneau…the raptor center in Stika and of course, buying your salmon in Ketchikan. And, many ships stop in Victoria, BC so you can enjoy high tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, a day trip to the famed and magnificent Butchart Gardens and in the evening enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride through downtown Victoria.
Should you decide to cruise, there are three main ways of doing this. The first is a round-trip cruise from Seattle and the second is a round-trip cruise from Vancouver. Then, you can cruise north from Vancouver up to Anchorage and spend a few days touring the land portion of this great state. Or, fly into Anchorage, do the land portion followed by a cruise down to Vancouver. There are many variations of this and another popular cruise is the 10-day cruise, round-trip from San Francisco, CA. The Alaska cruise season runs from early May to mid September, a few ships might linger with their last cruise of the season in late September. For the best cabin selection try to book your cruise at least eight to ten months out. And, because there is always something to see, please consider reserving a balcony stateroom.
However, and whenever you choose to go, please call us at 559-324-8150 so we can collaborate with you on an extraordinary cruise in Alaska.