Cruising in Alaska is a great way to see the largest state of the United States of America. The wilderness and beauty of this great state is unsurpassed and you can watch it glide by from your balcony stateroom as you cruise up the Inside Passage. Imagine seeing bear, moose and mountain goats from your ship, along with glaciers and icebergs in Glacier Bay National Park. The ports hold experiences for all types of travelers and treasurers to explore and sample, including freshly baked salmon at Juneau’s Salmon Bake.
A popular cruise in Alaska is the 7-Day Inside Passage cruise, leaving from Seattle or Vancouver and 9-Day out of San Francisco or LA. These cruises allow you to visit the port of Juneau, which is the capital of Alaska, Skagway, Ketchikan and Sitka. You also can sail into one of the glacier bays, the largest and most popular being Glacier Bay National Park. In these cities, you can experience the glaciers up close, or visit a dog mushing camp, or perhaps you’d like to go fishing for salmon. The opportunities are endless.
Add to this cruise by continuing up to Anchorage on your cruise ship and adding a land portion tour where you can take a train ride up to Denali National Park and stay in a beautiful lodge. Explore the park before heading even further north to Fairbanks. This tour allows you to see much more of Alaska, experience the local culture and have the opportunity to view the wildlife in their natural habitat.
Alaska cruising is between the months of May and September and sell out quickly due to their popularity and limited availability. Multiple cruise lines offer itineraries in Alaska and depending on the length of the cruise and size of the ship depends on which ports can be visited.