ALASKA CRUISE DESTINATIONS FROM SPECTACULAR GLACIERS TO MAGNIFICENT WILDLIFE, CRUISE TO ALASKA, TRULY THE LAST FRONTIER
Often cruise ships travel to areas of the world that are otherwise difficult to get to, such as Alaska. The season is short, from May to October, attracting cruise passengers to see its vast and unspoilt landscape of mountains, forests, glaciers and fjords. Beyond Alaska's fortress-like glacier walls lie scenic ports of call, treasured national parks, and abundant wildlife. And, with more than 1,400 miles north to south and 2,400 miles east to west, it's truly a land of epic proportions guaranteed to take your breath away on your alaska cruise holiday.
Alaska is situated in the extreme northwest of the North American continent, with the Arctic Ocean to the north, Canada to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south. It is characterised by subarctic conditions with stunning scenery and wildlife found nowhere else on earth. Waterfalls, lakes and glaciers are populated by bears, whales, otters and eagles to name but a few. There really is nowhere else like it in the world! There's nothing really like the sight of a 40-ton humpback whale breaking the surface of the water for air. During the summer months, more than 2,000 humpbacks are known to feed in the waters off Alaska, offering Cruise visitors plenty of chances to enjoy the splendour of these magnificent giants of the sea.
ALASKA CRUISE SHORE EXCURSIONS
An organised shore excursion will get you up close and personal with some of the most exciting destinations in the world. Each cruise port of call has something unique and exciting to offer, that's why each organised shore excursion has been meticulously planned using local in-depth knowledge in order to make the most of your time visiting a particular cruise port of call.
Should you not wish to take an organised excursion you can also strike out on your own by walking or hiring a taxi from the pier-side queue, just make sure you have allowed enough time before the cruise ship sets sail again for the next port, it won't typically wait!
Full information on the range and price of the alaska cruise lines shore excursions will be available to pre book directly on-line with your chosen alaska cruise line before you set sail. It's normally recommended to book in advance to avoid any disappointment.
If you have not managed to book your shore excursions before you set sail on your alaska cruise you will still have the opportunity to purchase them on board the ship, subject to availability.