MISSED YOUR CHANCE TO CRUISE IN ALASKA THIS YEAR? Perhaps not.
While Alaska cruises fill fast for the summer months, you can often find space available during the spring and late summer.
There are a number of reasons to cruise Alaska during the off-peak season.
For starters, you’ll likely pay less for your cruise in the spring and fall when kids are in school than you’ll pay for cruising during the peak summer months when everyone is vying for the same itineraries and guestrooms. With fewer families cruising outside the summer months, there is generally less competition for berths. Plus, by cruising at the “bookends” of the cruise season, you’ll avoid the crowds.
In Alaska, off-peak runs for only about a month at each end of summer, during May before the peak cruise season and during September after the cruise season.
Weather for off-peak cruises typically is not an issue in Alaska. May, in fact, tends to be one of the sunniest and driest months in Alaska.