Alaska is one of the destinations at the top of many travelers’ bucket lists. You can easily explore this state by land. However, if you truly want to experience the best of Alaska, I recommend taking an Alaskan cruise in 2024. There are three cruise lines I prefer over all the others when cruising in Alaska.
I must warn you though, that the cruising season in Alaska is short. You can only take an Alaskan cruise between May and September. So, you must plan your vacation carefully if an Alaskan cruise is on your bucket list in 2024.
Alaska is Calling! 3 Alaskan Cruises to book in 2024
Scenic Cruises in Alaska
Scenic Cruises offers a 13-day Alaska cruise plus a land adventure that will take you from beautiful Vancouver to Fairbanks. During these 13 days, you will see sights that include Denali National Park, Glacier Bay, and Prince William Sound. You will even take a flight to cross the Arctic Circle.
While on board the cruise ship, you will stay in a spacious balcony stateroom. Your first day, plus the second day, will be spent cruising up towards Alaska. The ports of call will include Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Anchorage.
After your first 7 nights, you will disembark the cruise ship in Anchorage to finish your Alaskan vacation on land. The remainder of your trip will be spent exploring Denali National Park, the Arctic Circle, and Fairbanks.
All your gourmet meals, excursions, and experiences are included when you sail with Scenic Cruises in Alaska. Handcrafted experiences are available to ensure you enjoy a personalized vacation.
Princess Cruises in Alaska
Princess Cruises offers Alaskan cruises that are between 7 and 14 days long. If you prefer an Alaskan cruise plus a land adventure like Scenic Cruises offers, you’re in luck. Princess Cruises offers that option in Alaska as well.
There are a few different staterooms to choose from when you sail with Princess Cruises. I recommend choosing at least an Oceanview room, so you can look out towards the gorgeous views each day.
Most of your meals will be included on this cruise in Alaska. You may need to pay for upgraded restaurants and alcohol, depending on which package you purchase when making your reservations.
Each port offers different excursion options for you to choose from. You should be able to choose the excursions you want to do the most in every port you stop at.
Celebrity Cruises in Alaska
There are quite a few Alaska cruise itinerary options to choose from when you sail with Celebrity Cruises. Those cruises are between 7 and 14 days and include numerous ports of call. Some of the cruises are one-way, while others are round-trip.
The staterooms on Celebrity cruise ships are spacious and have all the amenities you need while away from home. Your time on the ship will be just as exciting as when you are in port. You can stay active every minute of the day if you wish while you are cruising around Alaska.
Speaking of staying active, you will have plenty of excursions to choose from when you are in port. Exploring the Hubbard Glacier, sled dog racing, and salmon fishing are only a couple of the possibilities.
These are my favorite choices for Alaskan Cruises in 2024. There are many activities, excursions, and ports of call to choose from. I will guide you to the best cruise that fits your needs. I will personalize your trip to Alaska by planning a pre or post-cruise land itinerary. Contact me today to learn more about how I can help make your Alaskan cruise your best vacation yet!
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Alaska is calling! 3 Alaskan Cruises to book in 2024