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Your family can revel in Alaska's most charming towns and set sight on Alaska's abundant wildlife in their natural habitats, from breaching 40-ton humpback whales, roaming bears and soaring bald eagles. See Majestic Glaciers & Denali on a Land & Sea Vacation! It's a journey equal parts exhilarating and inspiring. Consider the ultimate Alaska land and sea vacation, featuring a tour director escort, personal service and most meals on land included. Spend 5 to 8 nights on land at Princess wilderness lodges visiting Denali and perhaps, sensational places like Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and/or the Kenai Peninsula. Plus great advice for family travel from Certified Alaska Cruise Experts. A land of rugged hills, rushing waters and undisturbed wildlife, Alaska is as big as it is wild. Whether you're watching whales splash in the Pacific Ocean, gazing up at towering ice formations like the Hubbard Glacier or journeying by train deep into the last frontier on Anchorage's Coastal Classic Railroad, Alaska is sure to quench any explorer's thirst.
Written by locals, Fodor's The Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises is the perfect guidebook for those looking for inside tips to make the most of their visit to Alaska by cruise ship. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Alaska Cruise travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease.
With detailed profiles of every major cruise line and ship sailing in Alaska, not to mention concise and practical overviews of more than 20 top ports and major inland destinations, this guide offers Alaska cruise passengers everything they need to know to plan their cruise. Combined with an extensive and practical cruise-planning chapter, this book really is a complete and comprehensive guide to Alaska cruises.
Fodor's The Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises includes:
:: UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: From detailed information on planning an Alaska cruise to reviews on the latest big- and small-ship cruise lines and ships to head to Alaska, this new edition is the most complete guide to Alaska cruises on the market. Destinations include the top ports as well as the top inland cruise-tour destinations.
:: ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Alaska's major cruise ports to inspire you.
:: PULLOUT MAP AND DETAILED MAPS: A handy pullout map of Alaska will help you navigate on the go. Full color and full-size street maps throughout will inspire and help you get around confidently.
:: GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full-color photos will help inspire you. Stunning magazine-style, illustrated color features focus on whales, glaciers, Alaska Gold Rush history, and beautiful local handicrafts you can buy in many ports. Guides to the state's flora and fauna help you spot your favorites. Illustrated cruise ship reviews help you pick the right ship and line.
:: TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. "Fodor's Choice" designates their best picks in every category.
:: INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: They give you all the planning tools you need to tailor your trip and choose the cruise that best suits you: reviews of cruise lines and ships, overviews of all the major Alaska cruise itineraries, and an extensive practical planning chapter to help you understand what's included in the fare (and not) and how to make the most of your time on board your chosen ship.
:: COVERS: Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Haines, Homer, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kodiak Island, Seward, Sitka, Skagway, Whittier, and more.
ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor's has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.
Meet Raye and Marty Trencher, who are part of an exclusive group of travel agents who are recognized by Princess as Certified Alaskan Cruise Experts, and the Alaska Travel Industry Association, earning that distinction for their unique qualifications and knowledge as Alaska cruise planning professionals. No one knows Alaska like they do. From planning to packing, from discount rates to departure dates, and where and what to see, everything you need to know about Alaska and Alaska cruises and cruise tours.
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When it comes to planning your trip, Alaskan Cruises & Land and Sea Vacations are more economical than you might think. With a wide range of options and choices, there's a cruise or cruise tour to suit most any budget. " Gather your family, grab your friends - start planning your Alaska cruise today".► Learn More
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We have been narrowing in on our area of expertise for years, setting out twenty years ago with a single destination - specialty in mind; Alaska...and have been hyper focused on it, since day one. Our efforts include first hand " been there...done that" knowledge, building travel provider relationships that leverage value and savings, personal consulting and unique amenities. Alaska represents our passion and an a result we have become that go-to person to consumers. That's what we're recognized as, and that's what like-minded travelers are looking for. We're not trying to cast a very wide net and have thousands of new customers, offering everything under sun. What we really try to do, is help a limited number of clients plan their Alaska vacation by sharing our knowledge and expertise about their destination. While the high tech race moves forward, old fashioned expert advice is what Raye & Marty offer like-minded cruise travelers who visit Alaska Cruises Direct. There are some things only experience can tell you. While our site highlights many great offers,
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Save as much as 10-70% off brochure rates for off peak departures ( select May and September dates ). Other savings available for peak season departures ( June, July August ) Not every ship, not every sailing is discounted. Call us to find out about your cruise selection. 800.365.1445. The prices and descriptions of cruises and tours shown, are suggestions to give you an idea of how much you can do on land and on the sea in Alaska within your budget. The prices shown are just a guide, as there are over 90 combinations of land and/or sea tours to choose from and the cost varies depending upon what cruise line, cruise ship, destination, sailing or departure date you choose. They are meant to serve as a starting point for trip planning, with a variety of options to fit your needs. For example, you can easily combine Gulf of Alaska/Inside Passage 7-day cruise itineraries with a 3 to 7 day land tour to make a 14-day itinerary, from Vancouver to Fairbanks, or reverse the route for most trips.
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