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 from Princess Certified Alaska Cruise Experts! Call today 800.365.1445. The call is free and so is the advice.

Thrill to the Wildlife in Glacier Bay.
   

 

Welcome

 

Alaska Cruises 2016 & Alaska Cruise Tours 2016 - Certified Alaska Cruise and Travel Experts. We specialize in Alaskan Cruises and Alaska Cruise Tours from these popular departure ports: Alaska cruises and cruisetours round-trip from Seattle, Alaska Cruises and cruisetours northbound from Vancouver, Alaska Cruises from San Francisco, Alaska Cruises and cruisetours southbound from Whittier, Anchorage, and Seward.  Alaska cruisetours that start in Fairbanks. Call us today for the best prices and availability. Many unpublished rates that can't be shown on the Internet. Call Now 800.365.1445 to book your Alaskan Cruise or Alaska Cruise Tour.

"The weather this week was incredible, 70 and sunny. Never saw a bit of rain...but, lots of whales, eagles, porpoise, bear, moose etc."

 

 

 

Welcome to a summertime adventure with an ocean-inspired cruise

and an exhilarating land tour of Alaska.

 

 Alaska...where summertime memories last forever.  We invite you to experience Alaska as only we can show you.  The best of land and sea—completely. Delivering the most authentic experience possible. Along with our Certified Alaska Travel Experts, helping you every step of the way!

 

We offer a range of enriching options to see the Great Land's glaciers, frontier towns, wildlife and national parks  from the perspective of spectacular ships, exclusive rail service and wilderness lodges.  Ready to get started? Read on.

 

 

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"Marvel at sunlight at midnight and close-ups of whales, eagles and caribou. Delight in Denali's (formerly known as Mt. McKinley )majesty and meadows carpeted with wildflowers.  Amid unsurpassed grandeur and serenity, the true wilderness of Denali is calling. Catch sight of a humpback whale or wolf pups frolicking in the snow.  Alaska is as rustic and romantic as one could ever imagine. Whales, Wonders and Wilderness"

 


 

About Us

 

Since 1999, our Certified Alaska Cruise Experts have immersed themselves in extraordinary places all around Alaska, encountered wildlife ranging from Wolf, Moose, Caribou, Eagles, Whales and Bear!

 

They have spent time exploring the Alaskan culture that draws from many lands, languages and peoples and investigated all the most popular destinations of Alaska; including Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines, Denali National Park, to name a few.

 

Took in Alaska both from the sea and shore as well as interior Alaska, firsthand.

 

At Alaska Cruises Direct, we present some of the most authentic and meaningful Alaskan travel experiences that highlight the whales, wonders and wildlife of Alaska.

 

We are eager to share our own "been there, done that" travel experiences that we hope will inspire that thirst within you for discovery and a passion for the wonders of Alaska, America's last frontier!

 

>> We Believe in Authentic Service

 

The strength of our service is our certified travel experts' experience. Our staff are some of the best Alaska experts in their fields: sharing their in-depth knowledge as well as the intimate perspective of their own travel experiences to draw a more complete picture of Alaska and places you can explore.

 

Alaska Cruises Direct - part of Cruise Direct Online is a national top sales leader when it comes to Alaska cruises and Alaskan land and sea vacations. This opens doors for you, as we have exclusive access to special promotions, unique finds, private deals, and a wealth of information you will need to know, before you go.

 

At Alaska Cruises Direct, you also hear from other like-minded travelers, whose discoveries you can read about in the pages of guest comments at our website.

 

For example, Walt Stout wrote: "Pat and I returned from an 11 day trip to Alaska. [June 17-25, 2015] Truly The Last Frontier. We had the pleasure of traveling with 6 of our very dear and close friends, Mike & Susie, Ron & Rachel and Craig & Diane. We saw incredible scenery, moose, mountain sheep and goats, humpback whales, dolphins, and a wolf. We examined Mt. McKinley up close and personal in a small airplane. We watched in awe the calving of the immense glaciers in Glacier Bay. The weather was absolutely beautiful." There remain few places on earth where you can truly breathe. Where space is measured not in feet or miles, but in endless horizons. A place where nature is so powerful, so dramatic, a personal encounter can change you forever. Thrill to white thunder in Glacier Bay, marvel at sunlight at midnight and close-ups of whales, eagles and caribou. Delight in Mt. McKinley's majesty and meadows carpeted with wildflowers. Amid unsurpassed grandeur and serenity, the true wilderness of Denali is calling.

 

With over 65 innovative itineraries, from the least expensive 4 day Alaska Sampler to the most expensive 32 day Ultimate Alaska Cruise, our top-notch Certified Alaska Cruise Experts have a vast amount of resources to draw from, and the privilege of offering you exceptional Alaskan travel experiences carefully selected for their exceptional quality, experience, and value. We are prepared to help you with all details so you can relax, enjoy, and immerse yourself in the Alaskan places you about to explore.

 

To get started, just give us a call at 800.365.1445. The call is free, and so is the advice, with never an obligation to book.

 

Ask all your questions, take all the time you need. If you do decide to travel with us, that's great. But, if not, it's still ok. We enjoy sharing our life's travel experiences with you and like-minded travelers, none the less.

 

Want an example? Read our latest Alaska Land & Sea Vacation Review of our last trip to Alaska in September of 2015,

then give us a call.

 

We’ve been explored Alaska since 1999. Now, let us take you there!

 

Raye & Marty Trencher

Certified Alaska Cruise Travel Experts

Alaska Cruises Direct

Visit our web site for a lot more information.

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The Value of Knowledge And Know-How, from Alaska Certified Experts.

 

Alaska Travel Planning with a Certified Expert

 

Half of travel planning is learning what you don’t know and generating questions. The other half is getting answers. When you call 800.365.1445, you can ask for any one of our Certified Alaska Travel Experts who have been there, done that, on the sea and on the land. Our staff are experienced professional travel advisors and born explorers, not trained call center telemarketers. Call us and learn what there is to see and do by exploring Alaska with experts who know the region best.

 

So why not take advantage of our experience

Don’t hesitate to call us with your questions—we're here to provide answers based on our knowledge of Alaska and personal destination experience.  We'll share the experiences of like-minded travelers, for insightful and valuable travel tips. Ask us about Alaska, how you can explore there. Learn about the ships, itineraries, native culture, wildlife and more. We think you’ll find the conversation rewarding. And there is no cost, nor obligation to book whatsoever.

 

We're glad to share our " been there, done that " experiences. Read our latest Alaska Land & Sea Vacation Review of our last trip to Alaska in September of 2015, then give us a call.

 


 

 

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All of the Alaska you most want to experience right here at Alaska Cruises Direct.

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No matter what kind of Alaska cruise or land and sea vacation you're thinking of taking, our destination guides have the information you need to make it happen.

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We have Certified Alaskan Cruise Experts who are eager to help you sort through all your options, answer all questions, give you their best advice and book your cruise or cruise tour at better than competitive prices.  Certified Alaskan Cruise Experts have years of hands-on destination experience and expertise in travel to Alaska.

 

 

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Exceptional Value, Remarkable Offers.

 

You may be eligible for "unpublished" Onboard Spending Credits, Cash Back, Cabin Upgrades, 2 for 1 Fares, Low Solo Fares, Kids Sail Free or at Reduced Rates, Lower Deposits, Reduced Airfare, Senior Rates, Military Discounts, Mini- Group Rates, or Past Guest Deals not shown online. When it comes to savings, get the latest up-to-the-moment special offers, discount prices, current fares, savings and cabin availability, just call us at 800.365.1445. We're a Top Selling Agent in North America...so our buying power and connections go a long way to getting you a great deal!

 


 

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Other sailing dates, cruise lines, and ships will each be priced differently. Prices

go up and down based upon consumer demand. Check with us for the latest

up-to-the-moment prices for Princess, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Alaska cruises.

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NEW Planning Together Just got easier and cheaper!

 

Our 2017 Princess group program offers travelers a full range of cruise and cruise tour options whether you want to explore your favorite destination in depth, plan independently, enjoy the attention of an expert guide, or venture off the beaten path.

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Your Adventure Begins Here

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Soaring snow-crowned mountains and majestic ice-blue glaciers, epic national parks and quaint Gold Rush towns, pristine waters teeming with salmon and whales, and sheltered shores watched over by foraging bears. Alaska. This is the place the native Aleutians named "Alyeska" the Great Land Cruise Travel Articles. Read their stories about the glaciers, wildlife, frontier towns, and more.

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Sightseeing from the train   Nature Hikes & Scenic Tours Helicopter Tour Alaskan Culture & Heritage   Whitewater rafting  

Alaska Cruises Direct provides cruise travelers the flexibility to customize Alaska vacations to suit their needs. We realize that all traveler's interests are different, which is why any of our cruise vacations can be designed to make it your own! Plus, if you are traveling with friends or family, Alaska Cruises Direct has created an exciting, exclusive, new and unique mini-group offer: All our Princess cruises and cruise tours offer groups as few as 6 people ( 3 cabins for 3 couples ), giving you the flexibility to create the ultimate "Sale & Save" group package. >> Go here to learn more.

Cruise tours for groups offer the best of both worlds, combining a seven-day cruise with a three- to eight-night stay on land. All you have to do is decide where you'd like to go. Here  is information about Alaska's favorite places. From it's historical towns and cities to its National parks, Alaska has something to offer everyone.


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Summer's the best time of year to explore Alaska's spectacular wonders....from ice age glaciers and frontier towns to miles of unspoiled scenery. And the bays and mountains of Alaska are best appreciated from your elegant cruise ship, domed railcars and deluxe motor coaches. Take in the breathtaking beauty and landscape of Alaska. You may see many eagles , bear, whales, seals, wolf, moose and caribou.  For information about Alaska Land + Sea Vacations call 800.365.1445

Choose an Alaska Land & Sea Vacation or just a 7 day inside passage or Voyage of the Glaciers Alaska Cruise.

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We offer some of the best cruise and cruise tour itineraries and affordable prices, 

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Guest Comments

Wolf, Moose, Caribou, Eagles, Whales and Bear!

" Our trip was excellent. The room, with the upgrades, was amazing! We saw many eagles (bald and golden), one bear, many whales, including one breach, seals, one bear, one wolf, moose and caribou, and many smaller animals.. If we travelled during salmon run, we probably would have seen more bear and eagles. The scenery is to die for, the vistas spectacular. The ship was great; service, food, etc were all great. Thanks for everything. " Larry Seidler - Island Princess 

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"Pat and I returned from an 11 day trip to Alaska. [June 17-25, 2015] Truly The Last Frontier. We saw incredible scenery, moose, mountain sheep and goats, humpback whales, dolphins, and a wolf.  We examined Denali (aka Mt. McKinley ) up close .. We watched in awe the calving of the immense glaciers in Glacier Bay. The weather was absolutely beautiful."  Walt Stout - Coral Princess  Read more comments...


"Say Alaska and a variety of images and impressions come to mind: towering mountains, watchable wildlife, icy blue glaciers, endless wilderness, vibrant Native culture, leaping salmon, hardy outdoors; America's last frontier. Often, visiting Alaska has as much to do with what people may feel as with what they will see. There is a mystique that surrounds Alaska. To some it represents a dream, a trip of a life time, a life altering event, a chance to reach out and touch something inside themselves that is wild and beautiful like they imagine Alaska to be. Our job is to put that dream - or as much as possible of it - within reach of you. Alaskan cruising is affordable, only the memories are priceless! 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."


See The Best Of Alaska...

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No one brings more people to the Great Land than Princess, the #1 cruise line in Alaska as voted by

travel experts like the Travel Channel and Cruise Critic, and you can see all the best attractions of this amazing destination with a variety of cruises and Land & Sea Vacations.


 

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We've got special reduced rates -Princess Exclusives that are often hundred's lower than competitors'- on select Princess Alaska sailings departing May - September.

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Alaska Destination Guide

The Best Way To See Alaska

Soaring snow-crowned mountains and majestic ice-blue glaciers, epic national parks and quaint Gold Rush towns, pristine waters teeming with salmon and whales, and sheltered shores watched over by foraging bears … This is the place the native Aleutians named “Alyeska” — the Great Land.

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Glistening, glorious glaciers

Your ticket to adventure

Legends, lore & the frontier

A ride on the wild side

Nature on a truly epic scale

On the doorstep of dazzling Denali

Mesmerized by the majesty of Mt. McKinley

The grandeur of Wrangell-St. Elias

At play on the Kenai Peninsula

The Alaska Spriit is on board

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After the “must-see,” there’s a whole lot of “seldom-seen” in Alaska that lies beyond.

Learn about the town, cities and wilderness areas of Alaska

 

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Raye & Marty Trencher's "Alaska Cruise Traveler Report"

 


Alaska Interactive Cruise & Travel Map
To help you plan for a wide range of spectacular Alaska vacations, we’re proud to offer you this exclusive Princess Alaska map, This full-color 24" x 18" map is available FREE for viewing online and can be printed out for future reference. It brings the true expansiveness of the Great Land to life and illustrates how we can can show you all the best of Alaska.
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Discover important travel savings advice and get ALASKA Ports-of-Call Information, Destination Overview, Alaskan History, What to See and Do in Alaska, Dining, Hotels, Cruises, Alaska Fun Facts, Local Events. Get your FREE copy of Raye & Marty Trencher's "Alaska Cruise Traveler Report. Get it Right Here.


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What's The Best Way To See Alaska? By Land and Sea!
An Alaska Cruise tour offers a cruise voyage, land-based lodging, and rail travel all in one itinerary. So, you can get the most out of your Alaskan adventure -- by land and sea. The best of both worlds! Combine the 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise with a 3 to 8 night stay on land. You just have to decide where you want to go. Summer's the best time of year to explore Alaska's spectacular wonders — from Ice Age glaciers and frontier towns to miles of unspoiled scenery. And the bays and mountains of Alaska are best appreciated from your elegant cruise ship, domed railcars and deluxe motorcoaches. Plus, take advantage of great fares for 3rd and 4th guests.


 

Need help' Have Questions' Want More Information' Just call us. 800.365.1445

The call is free, and so is the advice, with never an obligation to book.

Ask all your questions, take all the time you need. If you do decide to travel with us, that's great. But, if not, it's still ok. We enjoy sharing our life's travel experiences with you and like-minded travelers, none the less.

 


Footnotes:

Be supremely spoiled in an unspoiled land
"Drink in the splendor of the Alaskan wilderness as you sip cappuccino from your private veranda. Bears. Bald eagles. And hump back whales breaking the surf. Mother Nature's favorite zoo roams as free as you will. From the breathtaking sights of Hubbard Glacier to the pioneering spirit of Juneau, Alaska is an expedition in rekindling your hidden, untamed soul."

Unspoiled Wilderness and Glorious Glaciers
"Wildflowers sprout from fissures in rocks worn smooth by the wind, and time is measured by the groan of glaciers, not the hands of a clock. This is Alaska, and you are invited to experience all of its many wonders. Watch whales cavorting just offshore, bears ambling across pristine meadows and a moonrise over a dense, untouched forest. Equally fascinating are the rare settlements where people have staked a claim. From the gold rush spirit of Skagway and Juneau to the native culture of Ketchikan and the Russian charm of Sitka, Alaska will enchant you.
"

The Last Frontier

"Awaken your love of the great outdoors when you experience the boundless splendor of the Alaska wilderness on board a cruise ship. Alaska: Mother Nature's piece de resistance. It is, quite simply, the world in its purest form. Imagine vast glacial fields juxtaposed against immense evergreen forests, infinite fields of wildflowers, and heady rushing waterfalls.
Nowhere on earth is as diverse as The Last Frontier as seen in the summertime.  Oh, and do not forget to pack your sun block. Summer temperatures in Alaska are mild and the days last well into the night."

 


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