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10 Best Alaska Cruises To Take From Vancouver This Summer

Why Alaska

Alaska offers majestic wildlife, sublime glacial scenery, and endless outdoor adventures, a trip to Alaska is reserved for the memories — and one of the best way to experience Alaska is on a cruise. An Alaska cruise offers you the chance to come in close contact to some of the worlds most stunning natural wonders including Glacier Bay, Hubbard Glacier, the Tracy Arm Fjord, and more. Fortunately, when it comes to Alaska cruises, the options are plentiful, from family and multigenerational sailings, to luxury adult only sailings, from expedition voyages to value based mega-ships that are more like resorts or theme park.

When To Go

Alaska cruises from Vancouver run from April to October.

May and September are the ‘shoulder season’ and are the most affordable month for booking an Alaskan cruise vacation that leaves from Vancouver. Those months usually offer saving in cabins and excursion costs. Fall foliage it spectaculare, and insects have minimized in September.

Mid-June through mid-August is the peak season because they offer the best weather and daylight.

How Long an Alaskan Cruise

Most Alaska Inside Passage land and sea cruises, from Celebrity, Holland America, and Royal Caribbean typically run 7 day itineraries returning to Vancouver, BC. Other smaller or luxury lines departing from Vancouver like Cunard, Seabourn and Windstar offer Alaska cruises ranging from nine to 14 days. 

One-Way or Round Trip Alaska Cruise

You really can’t go wrong with any Alaska cruise, but if you’re still debating, here’s what we recommend.

If time and cost are important factors choose a round trip cruise which will give you a great introduction of Alaska and will allow you to spend a bit of time in Vancouver.

If you’ve got more time, and can spend more to explore as much of Alaska as possible, choose a one-way cruise

No matter which you chose for your Alaskan cruise, you’re going to be astounded.

Balcony or No Balcony

On an Alaska cruise, a balcony cabin provides your own private viewing space to take in spectacular scenery, glaciers, wildlife, and more.

Most cruise lines offer in-room dining options and set up a meal for you to enjoy on the balcony.  In the morning, sip your coffee while spotting bald eagles, whales, or other sea life. A balcony offers a private, personal dining area, separate from the rest of the ship.

You get your own sunrise or sunsets to enjoy, and don’t have to jostle with crowds.

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

H. Jackson Brown Jr

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