Alaska Cruise Travel

February 17, 2009 2:30 PM | Alaskan Photo Tours

alaska cruise travel
Best Alaska Cruise out of Seattle?

When is the best month to go so far as the weather? What cruiseline / ship is best to travel with? What places should ensure that they are in the list of places to visit ….. and when we stop what I should visit while on the ground? Do I need a passport for anything at all? What about the rooms, should I get one with a balcony? Is it worth it? What is inside Paso? Do you know any website with pictures of places that are on a Cruise To Alaska? Sorry for so many questions that really only a little help with planning my first cruise ever. Thanks!

The best time to go is when you can get the best price. The Alaska cruise season is from May to September the climate is warmer generally in June, July and August, but it can be nice in May and September when we went a few years ago in May that it was shirt sleeve weather (70) in Anchorage and Fairbanks. The funny thing was, it was cooler further south in Juneau and Skagway than it was in the north. It was rainy and cloudy in Ketchkan. It will be cold, like the cloak, hat and Gloves of time when you come to the glaciers. Otherwise, it would melt. When packing, think layers. A couple of long sleeve shirts / blouses, a sweater / sweatshirt a light jacket, maybe with a hood. The best prices will be in May and September, but you will see the same things as before. Port stops will be the same but can be in a different order. Some cruise itineraries run in reverse order, from north to south starting vs Seattle or Vancouver. Visit the cruise line Web sites of changes by date, itinerary and price. The best Alaska cruise experience is to cruises. Princess, Holland America and Royal Caribbean cruise all trips implementation that takes the train to Fairbanks, Alaska. Princess and the RC have special cars for this form of leadership. Your best chance to see wild animals, if are cruise-tour in which you move north after crossing the aisle on the inside. The only animals that can see inside the hall is seals. During these visits can be arranged to stop for a night or two in Taketna, or Denali National Park. This will be your best opportunity to see moose, caribou, eagle, wolf and bear. But you really need two days at Denali to have time for one of the Park Service buses that go into the park. Regular bus service travel, cars and mobile homes can only go about 3 or 4 miles into the park. The Park Service runs buses about 17 kilometers in the park, but to arrive at the visitor center to book early a place in one of their buses. The train stops to the north and south Denali is not reached in time or the time to get back deep country buses. With Princess, Holland America, and RC you can do the first tour and then go to Seward or Whittier to get on board for the hallway inside. I recommend doing the tour party first. Alaska cruises and tours are for the most scenic and cultural. The usual stops for the portion passage inside are Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and College Fjord. Performing parts are animals, mountains, glaciers, fjords, and waterfalls. The cultural artifacts are the natives of Alaska, the gold rush, the fishing industry, and historical sites. The passage inside means that the path passes between the mainland and islands off the coast to the ship is at sea with large waves. It's a smoother ride because of this. There will be places in which four or five miles of land on both sides of the ship and the land is somewhat hilly. Very nice. When We also went to Alaska Princess Cruise Line and we had a cabin with balcony. That was the first time I had a balcony and now I will not even consider a cruise without one. You can see a lot more and enjoy your cruise more. Additionally, most cruise ships are built with many new balcony staterooms so are much cheaper now than they were at the same time. I can use the balcony of solitude when I want to get away from the crowd on the boat and read or just enjoy the scenery without a lot of chatter around her. Also sitting out and at night, especially in the moon-lit nights. Visit the websites below for information Alaska cruise, my Alaska cruise photos are on my Yahoo 360 page right now (until you delete Yahoo).


Alaska by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising Alaska - Includes Inside Passage and Glacier Cruises


Alaska by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising Alaska – Includes Inside Passage and Glacier Cruises


$14.66


The new 9th Edition of Alaska by Cruise Ship includes updates on attractions and shore side activities for cruisers to this beautiful state. New information on the home ports. Written for cruise readers wanting to make the most of their time in each port. Covers ports and towns from Seattle to Fairbanks with special section on Denali National Park….

Fodor's The Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises (Full-color Travel Guide)


Fodor’s The Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises (Full-color Travel Guide)


$12.98


Written by locals, Fodor’s travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Fodor’s The Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises includes detailed profiles of every major cruise line and ship sailing in Alaska, plus overviews of more than 20 top ports of call and major inland destinations. Combined with an extensive and practical cruise-planning chapter, this book re…

Frommer's EasyGuide to Alaska Cruises and Ports of Call (Easy Guides)


Frommer’s EasyGuide to Alaska Cruises and Ports of Call (Easy Guides)



Both the Inside Passage of Alaska and the Gulf of Alaska are among the single most popular of all cruise destinations, and multitudes of cruisers will welcome this expert assistance in choosing a cruise and the activities on ship and land that the cruise offers. We’re proud that our Easy Guide to Alaska cruising is by two foremost experts on the subject: Fran Golden, who writes about cruising fo…




















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