September marks the end of the cruise season in Alaska and it was another memorable experience for my clients this year. I love seeing their photos and hearing about their adventures from this fascinating destination. Each year, Alaska becomes more "hot" and desirable - so if you don't have it on your list... make sure to add this as a top priority for your bucket list. No matter your age, you will fall in love with Alaska and the experiences it brings you. It's a great generational trip as well - grandparents, parents, kids and grandkids together - it's an amazing, cultural, and educational experience for everyone - which the family will discuss for a lifetime!
Thanks in part to the breathtaking beauty and natural wonders of this frigid destination, Alaskan cruises are hotter than ever before. The majestic landscape, the exciting wildlife and stunning views are just a few things that await you should you decide to cruise here. Cruise tours of Alaska, which combine land tours with cruising, are typically 10-12 days, however there are shorter and longer ones as well. Let's explore what types of cruises are available to you, and when you're ready to learn more, I invite to call Destinations HD and we'll assist you in planning your dream Alaskan cruise! (913) 244-9195
Go Big with a Traditional Cruise Line in Alaska
Alaskan cruises on large cruise lines will leave you feeling as though you're being transported via a floating city. This is the most luxurious way to cruise and a few of the top lines that cruise here are Princess Cruise Line, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean.
River or Small Ship Cruising in Alaska
These boats will traditionally cost you more per ticket, but you'll get a more intimate look at some of the ports that the big lines simply can't get to. The flexibility you'll enjoy with scheduling is also important to note as these boats offer more itineraries annually than the bigger cruise boats do. What you lose in amenities and size you'll get back by way of a more personalized and genuine experience.
When to Travel to Alaska?
The most popular time to go on Alaska cruises is June, July and August. This is when the weather is warmest in the area, but popularity has its drawbacks. Not only will this be the most expensive time to visit, it's also the time that is hardest to secure a cabin. Book early if you want your choice of accommodations and keep in mind the balcony cabins typically sell out first.
May and September are considered the shoulder season, but traveling in these months comes with a word of caution as well. Yes, the tickets will be cheaper, but during this time the weather is less predictable and could cause delays and rarely, even cancellations of trips. Although traveler's insurance is always a good idea, it's even more important that you have it should you choose to travel in May or September as some cruise line policies make it harder to get refunds and re-scheduling for travel interruptions due to weather.
The bigger lines generally don't travel here in the winter months, but some smaller lines cruise Alaska in the month of April. It can still be cold and weather conditions could cause travel interruptions during this month as well, but it can also be the cheapest time to book.
When you call us to discuss your Alaskan cruise we can go over all of your options and help you find the perfect one for your schedule and interests. Destinations HD looks forward to helping you cruise Alaska! Experiences Await...