Q&A: Alaska cruise?

Question by fabn001: Alaska cruise?
which best date to visit Alaska by cruise?
Best low cost from Europe/Portugal?

Best answer:

Answer by petcreatures78
June and July. If you port in Ketchikhan during Independence Day, they give quite a show. August, the wet weather starts and May there’s still some snow.

I hear the Holland cruises are really good. The cheapest way to go is via the Ferry though.

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2 Responses to Q&A: Alaska cruise?

  1. High Jack says:

    Alaska Cruises
    Alaska cruises have become one of the most popular ways to visit Alaska. Cruises feature glaciers, wildlife, great food, entertainment, interesting ports of call and fascinating tours along way… and you only have to unpack once! There are a number of different cruise itineraries in Alaska offered by most of the major lines. We highly recommend the Gulf of Alaska cruise itinerary offered by Princess Cruises. These week-long cruises travel between Whittier (Anchorage) and Vancouver, BC with either a northbound or southbound itinerary. Highlights include Glacier Bay National Park, College Fjord in Prince William Sound, and interesting port towns like Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. Shore excursions are available in each port, from historic railroad trips to landing on a glacier by helicopter. Princess Cruises offers the newest ships in this Alaska market featuring the Sapphire Princess, Coral Princess, Diamond Princess and Island Princess. These fabulous ships are often called “floating cities”, with features like numerous restaurants, lounges, Broadway style entertainment, casinos, health clubs, movie theaters, libraries, and more. Alaska cruises represent a great value – combining your transportation, meal, entertainment and sightseeing expenses into one reasonable fare.

    http://www.alaskatravel.com/alaska-cruises/

  2. pretty in pink says:

    The best time to visit Alaska is during the summer (June, July, August). The weather is beautiful and the temperature can range anywhere from 50 to 80 degrees, depending on the time of day and where you are (most cruises stay in the inside passage on the border of Canada, but some also dock in Seward/Anchorage).

    Some cruises have extra tour packages, meaning you can get to the port a day or two early and tour there (like in Seattle or Vancouver, I even did a land tour from Fairbanks to Seward and then got on the ship in Seward).

    I love Norwegian Cruise Lines, I’ve sailed with them 4 times (twice in Alaska, once in the Bahamas, and once in Europe) and I’ve been on Holland America once (also in Alaska). I liked Norwegian better but Holland America was also fantastic and I would definitely recommend both.

    As far as low cost from Europe/Portugal, I’m assuming you mean the plane flight? Sometimes the cruise lines have good deals on plane tickets, especially if you’re doing an extra tour package. Check out Expedia, Travelocity, and Orbitz too for cheap fares. You could also see a travel agent.

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