Alaska is the largest state in the U.S. and one of the most difficult to thoroughly explore, which adds to its appeal. Visit Alaska and you’ll discover what an extraordinary place it is.
In particular, the dramatic scenery and wildlife make Alaska an appealing destination for cruise enthusiasts. The jagged and broken coastline makes it ideal for traveling by ship.
Cruise ships typically depart from Seattle or Vancouver and sail through the protected Inside Passage, with a stop in Juneau – a popular port of call. Juneau is 750 miles from Vancouver as the ship sails, but more than twice as far if traveling by road.
If you are a nature lover, an Alaskan cruise is ideal. You’ll have a front row seat to Alaska’s wild frontier as you cruise. And, your unique vantage point will offer the chance to see some of Mother Nature’s finest animals roam free – from the approximately 600 humpbacks that inhabit the waters of the northern Inside Passage to bald eagles soaring overhead. Travel between July and September when the salmon are spawning for the best time to view Alaska’s magnificent bears.
You’ll witness the grandeur of Alaska’s glaciers, like the Sawyer Glaciers, where approximately once an hour, these glaciers “calve” – huge blocks of ice break away and crumble into the waters. In Juneau, you can visit Mendenhall Glacier, the most easily accessible glacier and at its widest point is a half-mile wide.
Cruise ships typically sail between May and October. If you are interested in cruising Alaska, please contact us and we can help you find the right itinerary and cruise ship that best matches your travel style.