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Alaska Cruises – A Brief Traveller’s Guide
Alaska Cruises and Alaska Cruise Holidays

As far as Alaska Cruises go, state ferries and the usual cruise lines are not what they used to be. Even on the harshest of waters, the technical wizardry behind the building of ships and stuff make them calm. All the scenery while on Alaska cruises is nothing short of special, warm, restful and delightful, with good odds on seeing whales, dolphins, sea lions, eagles and all manner of natural wonders from the safety of your granted ship.

Alaska Cruises, moreover the Alaska Marine Highway commits ferries and services with fully equipped observation decks, state of the art solarium's with surgically clean deck chairs and lounges and generally the add-on's you’d expect from Alaska Cruises. Of course you can hire staterooms for overnight voyages (really short distance for example) however, many travelers mostly head straight for the solarium and sleep on the deck chairs, complete with sleeping bag (As you can imagine, Alaska Cruises are very cold at times).

Alaska Cruises and best times

Alaska cruises are extremely popular in the peak season, which of course is normally between June and August, and this is when you’re more likely to see the treats of nature. There are numerous routes on Alaska Cruises, many in fact. One these routes is obviously enough, however, normally the cruise line will have pre-chosen routes and most will choose all this for you – but for those who like to read really interesting facts, we’ll humor you.

Alaska Cruises and the famous Inside Passage

Ah, the abiding Alaska cruises route which everyone talks about and is famous through its own amazing beauty – and of course, it’s going to first on the list. Pretty much all of these Alaska cruises will in fact stop in Ketchikan which is a wonderful place of totem poles (some of the most amazing wooden sculptures) and some pretty amazing bars and restaurants. After Ketchikan, the great Alaska cruises experience will take you to the state capital of Juneau, where you will find such iconic and scenic delights as glaciers and amazing helicopter tours. Skagway is another place you will encounter on Alaska Cruises, with gold-rush tours with some edge of the town hiking. And then there is the big one that Alaska cruises should never miss, the big event that attracts visitors from all over the world – “Glacier Bay” where you’ll witness eleven amazing and spectacular tidewater glaciers, all crumbling and shattering like glass into the icy cold waters.

Alaska cruises in the Gulf of Alaska

This trip is what it is, saying exactly what it does on the tin – Alaska cruises through the inside passage, then entering the gulf of Alaska, which should of course stop in Seward, with a spectacular view of the Hubbard glacier and the awesome Prince William Sound. With all one-way Alaska cruises, you get a broader picture of what’s on offer.

Alaska Cruises around the Bering Sea

Alaska Cruises can be quite pricey, but generally, the focus of this particular and truly magnificent journey, is of course, cultural history. People that enjoy learning such culture, interesting facts and so-forth, may like this trip as a major learning boost of great geography of sorts with stops in the Pribilof Islands, Nome and the amazing King Island.
Alaska Cruises and Cruises Tours
These are great for break, time to get off that boat and stretch those legs and take in the sights on good old Terra-firma. Most will begin with the ‘Inside Passage’ cruise, then head out on the tours with stops in Talkeetna, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Eagle or the Copper River. Most cruise companies have all-inclusive hotels in these destinations (basically cruise ships without the rubbish).
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