America Cruises to Alaska

Posted March 8th, 2013

Always popular with cruise travellers, North America cruises take in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, with Alaska a top cruise destination.

Choosing the perfect itinerary for your Alaskan cruise holiday largely depends on what you’re looking to get out of your cruise. To get you on your way, the experts at Cruiseabout have some tips to help you choose your perfect itinerary.

Best time to travel
The Alaska season is from May to September and is broken into three periods to help you decide which best suits your preferences.

The early season promises the least amount of rain, lots of snow and smaller crowds. Peak season offers the longest daylight hours, warmest weather and is the best time of year for bear viewing and whale watching. Alternatively, the late season has beautiful fall foliage and fewer crowds.

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Round trip or one way?
A round-trip cruise through Alaska explores the inside passage and is perfect for those who would like to depart and arrive back into the same port or for those looking for a shorter cruise.

For those with more time on their hands, a one way cruise starts or ends in Anchorage and you get the chance to experience the ‘real’ Alaska inland to Denali National Park.


Which Glacier is best?
Hubbard Glacier is the longest and most active, so it is perfect for experiencing the breaking ice and seeing it fall into the water.

If you’re looking for serenity, then Glacier Bay is the choice for you because it only allows two ships to cruise the area at the same time.

Tracy Arm Glacier is perfect for nature lovers with its tall mountains, fresh waterfalls, whales, seals, bears and many varieties of birds.

For more information on North America cruises to Alaska please contact a Cruiseabout cruise specialist or call on 0800 22 11 14.

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