I’ve cruised Alaska a dozen times and would gladly do so again. There are six Alaska cruises that would make my list for 2019, and one that would not.
What are Alaska cruise tours, and why should I take one? We look at which lines offer Alaska cruise tours, and what makes them so unique and perfect for new and experienced visitors alike.
When Windstar Cruises returns to Alaska this year after a long absence, it will be offering a brand-new program of events onboard and ashore that aims to bring Alaska’s rich history to live. Windstar’s new Signature Expeditions program will debut in May aboard Star Legend, which will offer a full season of Alaskan cruises departing… [Read More]
In 2019, Princess Cruises will celebrate 50 years of cruising to Alaska, after first launching voyages to the region in 1969 with the 12,000-ton Princess Italia. Half a century later, Princess plans to commemorate that occasion with one of its largest deployments ever in Alaska, including the maiden visit of the 141,000 Royal Princess. “Our… [Read More]
This year, ultra-luxury line Seabourn offered its first cruises to Alaska in 15 years. What’s in store for Seabourn Alaska 2018? Back in June, I hopped aboard the 450-guest Seabourn Sojourn in Vancouver to see what the line had to offer on a 12-day voyage up to Seward. Having cruise to Alaska almost a dozen times… [Read More]
Oceania Cruises offers an array of experiences in the “Last Frontier” of Alaska. Sailing from San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver, travelers have 14 departures to choose from between May and September 2017. “[Guests] see an uncommon Alaska, a side that you only experience on a small ship with the inimitable style and comfort of Oceania… [Read More]
Princess Cruises is launching one of its largest-ever seasons in Alaska, with six ships sailing cruises and cruise-tours to the 49th State and itineraries that leave from four different homeports: Whittier, Vancouver, Seattle and San Francisco. Coral Princess, Island Princess and Star Princess will operate weeklong north-and-southbound trips between Vancouver, British Columbia and Whittier (Seward),… [Read More]
Princess Cruises is bringing its largest Alaska deployment ever in 2018, which goes on sale December 1. In summer 2018, seven Princess Cruises ships will sail Alaska’s pristine waters on 130 cruise departures, with more than 75 percent of all voyages sailing to Glacier Bay National Park, departing from Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, B.C. and Anchorage (Whittier). In addition, Princess has more than 22 cruisetour options providing guests the opportunity to journey… [Read More]