Celebrating 20 Years of experience helping people plan their Alaska vacation.

  Recognized as one of the Top Alaska Travel Advisors in North America.

  Certified Alaska Cruise Experts.

Find the Cruise or Cruisetour that suits you best

Explore the best of the Great Land, from the glaciers of Glacier Bay National Park to the frontier port towns of Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway. Watch for bald eagles and whales from the comfort of your ship.. Dine on fresh local seafood, and dive into local culture through our award-winning North to Alaska program. Through it all, discover why Princess is the "#1 cruise line in Alaska" Reserve your Alaska Cruise or Alaskan Cruisetour for 2024 and 2025, call 800.365.1445

Note: Alaska sailings remain contingent on approval from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Health & Safety Protocols: All major cruise lines have developed health and safety measures that make traveling after the era of Covid-19 possible. There is not an industry standard for these protocols. So, you should visit the cruise line's own website, before you book a cruise or cruisetour and read what their rules, regulations and restrictions are. You should also visit Alaska's official website: travelalaska.com and the U.S. Department of State website: travel.state.gov  to stay up-to-date on individual state and country requirements for the places you will visit  ( like Canada ) and review their restrictions due to Covid-19.  You will be required to abide by their rules, regulations and restrictions. Failure to comply will lead to denial of boarding and you will not be allowed entry to the state or country and you will not get a refund from the cruise line or other suppliers.  

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May - September 2024 Alaska Cruises & Cruisetours

People visit Alaska to see glaciers, mountains and wildlife, and Princess lets you enjoy all three on cruises and cruisetours crafted over more than 50 years of sailing here. That's why more guests choose Princess in Alaska than any other cruise line and why Travel Weekly has called us the "Best Cruise Line in Alaska "for 15 consecutive years. In 2024, the Discovery Princess returns to Alaska for her second season, sailing the Inside Passage from Seattle.

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In The News :  Because of pent-up demand, from guests who had to rebook their trip, originally planned for 2020 or 2021, coupled with first- timers looking to travel Alaska, industry insiders say bookings for 2024 as well as 2025 currently are 'well ahead' of where they normally are for this time of year. So, please contact one of our Certified Alaska Travel Advisors at 800.365.1445. They will help you navigate through it all. 

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An Alaska Cruisetour...where a balcony cabin and a spectacular train ride become front-row seats for one of the most breathtaking shows in nature. How magical!


Relax, Refresh and Unwind: Enrich Yourself on an Alaska Cruise or Land + Sea Journey. Explore the Last Frontier, an Opportunity for Real Adventure.

Turn new 'you had to be there' moments into lifelong memories.
There are just some journeys that are worth it when they bring people together. Discover Alaska and find out why it's where you want to be.

There's no better way to unwind and refresh than by getting away from the everyday on a Voyage of the Glaciers cruise in Alaska. On these Alaska cruise voyages, you can explore your favorite personal interests with like-minded cruisers, all while exploring someplace new in a part of the world you had not previously seen. Whatever your dreams of Alaska, use the information here and our online brochures as your inspiration. Choose one of our curated land & sea journeys, or have us tailor-make a one-of-a-kind adventure, and if you're traveling with a group of at least 3 couples, take advantage of our exclusive mini-group rates. Not sure what you want to see & do? Have questions. Want more information?

Our Travel Specialists know Alaska Best. They are at your service to answer every question about your journey and offer recommendations. While others have distant knowledge and rely on information gathered from cruise line call center agents, our outstanding team of well traveled "been there-done that" experts have personally experienced your Alaska destinations. They provide insight and invaluable guidance in creating your Alaskan experience; capturing the spirit, wildlife, whales and wonders of Alaska. Ready to turn moments into memories? Call us at 800.365.1445. The call is free and so is the advice. We'd love to share our stories with you, and there is never an obligation to book. With your new found knowledge, you can take all the time you need to decide what best suits your personal travel style, interest and budget.  For more than 20 years we have helped guests plan unique, unforgettable and memorable journeys.

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Expert perspectives. To help you make informed decisions about your future plans, our certified travel experts are closely monitoring the travel industry and will share their analysis and commentary with you. You can call us at 800.365.1445.
Sailing options. We have a variety of choices to help you with your travel plans. Many cruise lines now offer flexible options to adapt to your needs. To help give you ultimate flexibility with your travel decisions, and to stimulate cruise demand, many cruise lines during their voluntary and temporary pause of global ship operations, have some form of a "Cruise with Confidence" program offering future cruise credits if you rebook for later date, onboard credit and/or cancel for any reason benefits. Visit your cruise line's official website, as details vary and may change, as circumstances warrant. You can choose the path in the way that makes the most sense for you: no matter where or when you were going, just call us to review your options.
1:1 guidance. If travel is part of you lifestyle stay focused on your long-term travel goals.  If your travel plans have changed, we can help you review your options, re-book your trip for a later date, revisit your current booking or create a new one a few or several months down the road.  Please know that every one of us at Cruise Direct Online is committed to helping you make the most of your next well-earned and deserved vacation.  We look forward to welcoming you aboard one of our cruise line partners' ships soon for an amazing Cruise or Cruisetour vacation.

We're honored that you have entrusted us with your business. If we can do more to help meet your travel needs, just call us at 800.365.1445

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Relax, be Inspired by Alaska Cruises Direct©

With so many options to relax, rejuvenate and enrich yourself, it's easy to understand why some many people will have taken an Alaska cruise by the end of 2024. Our Certified Alaska Cruise Travel Experts© can help you and your special someone, ( your family too!) cruise and/or tour Alaska in style. The exhilaration of shared discovery while traveling often spills over into warmer feelings in a relationship. There's never been a better time to get away with that special someone ( or more than one ) on an Alaska Discovery  Explorer Cruise©.   Envision a misty woodland teeming with dark rustic colors and active wildlife. Picture a white and blue maze of glacial formations in front of a jagged mountain range. Imagine listening to the constant rush of waterfalls while taking a deep breath of crisp, cool air. Rekindle your romance and renew that relationship and come back new. Enjoy some quality time together while making memories to last a lifetime.

An Opportunity for Real Adventure.

An Alaskan vacation is a must for the seasoned or first-time cruise traveler. Where else can you see amazing wildlife like moose, bears, and eagles in a virtually pristine wilderness? Combine flightseeing with cocktails beside a rushing river. Or treat yourself to a night at a fabulous lodge after climbing America's tallest peak, and traveling in comfort and style doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the opportunity for real adventure.

Looking for something unique and off the beaten path? Call us and discover travel experiences you'll really want to try.

Alaska's Big 3!
Imagine sailing past towering peaks of snowy white glaciers, miles wide. Only the sounds of wind and seagulls disturb the silence. Then a massive crackling and a thunderous roar echo across the pristine bay. The ice-scape rumbles and quakes as the glacier splinters and calves, sending ice and snow cascading into the sea. There's no spectacle in the world that surpasses these towering frozen masses and best displays the fierce majesty of the region.
Eagles nesting in treetops. Moose grazing through lush meadows surrounded by snow-capped mountain ranges. A breaching whale crashing down into the tranquil sea. On an Alaska vacation, it's not uncommon for you to see all of these animals and more, such as Denali National Park's Big 5: brown bears, wolves, moose, Dall sheep and caribou. You'll also have plenty of chances to enjoy the sights of humpback, beluga and orca whales, along with harbor seals, sea lions and sea otters frolicking in the water.

Majestic Mountains
Take a moment to pause and gaze up. Massive, eternally snow-capped mountains rise majestically against the bright blue sky, which darkens to a majestic indigo at twilight. Wild, untamed and exquisitely unique, this astounding landscape dwarfs your wildest imagination. No other place offers such untouched beauty. Home to almost 3,000 peaks and Denali, North America's tallest mountain, Alaska's summits are a feast for your eyes. And one you'll never forget.

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Alaska Cruise Tips: Alaska is at the top of so many travelers' bucket lists, but we know you have questions before you go! Kindra, a resident Alaska expert, answers those questions for you plus gives you her best Alaska cruise tips, especially for your Princess Alaska cruise. Whether it's when to go, what to pack or what shore excursions to take, call us at 800.365.1445, we've got the answers.

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Princess is celebrating 50 years of adventure and innovation in Alaska. It's a legacy that has made them the #1 cruise line in Alaska. We invite you to experience an Alaska cruise vacation as only Princess can show you. We offer a range of enriching Alaska cruise vacation options to see the Great Land's glaciers, wildlife and national parks from the perspective of spectacular ships, exclusive rail service and Princess Wilderness Lodges. With both roundtrip and one-way Alaska cruises you can experience stunning views of glaciers, explore beautiful port cities and trek through Alaska's untamed beauty. Come find yourself in the heart of the wilderness and discover the very best of Alaska with Princess. With over 145 cruise only and cruisetour itineraries to choose from, we've got everything you need for a great Alaska getaway.

Princess Exclusive: Upgraded Deluxe, Fully Escorted Ultimate Alaska Land & Sea Adventure
Call to learn more and book this upgraded 17 day Cruise + Land Tour.  The ultimate Alaska vacation! Hosted by a tour director with most meals on land included ( all at sea ) and enhanced sightseeing. Visit Denali National Park, Kenai Peninsula, & Wrangell - St. Elias National Park. Includes a 7-Night "Voyage of the Glaciers" Cruise on select Princess Alaska sailings. Enjoy 2 nights at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge, 2 nights at McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge and 2 nights at Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge. You will also enjoy Princess Rail Service,  a Tundra Wilderness Tour upgrade in Denali National Park, and a Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise and Gold Dredge 8 Tour in Fairbanks. Availability is limited so call 800.365.1445 for more details and how to book the Ultimate Alaska Land & Sea Adventure. Find more 10 day to 15 day Princess Cruisetours



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When you call us at 800.365.1445 you will connect with like-minded Alaska cruise travelers that are actually experienced, having been there, and done that! They are eager to share their own stories about visiting Alaska, both from the sea and on the land. If you need help, have questions or want more information, talk to them. They are advocates who love Alaska,, it's people, wildlife, wonders and wilderness.

"Raye, We just wanted to thank you for your outstanding service these past 6 years.   In that time, we've gone on 14 cruises with 3 more booked.  This could not have been possible without your guidance and coordination with the cruise line.   Wow, whenever there has been an issue while on a cruise, you were right on top of it and worked diligently in rectifying it for us.   Most certainly our cruises were made better because of you and Cruise Direct Online.   THANK YOU very much. Princess Cruises, Alaska & Other Destinations - Ray Petri & Bev Rogers"

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When you organize a group with Alaska Cruises Direct, you could earn one or more free cruise ship berths, and/or onboard spending cash to share with your group members. The 2020 Alaska cruise season is open for group bookings, and now is the best time to gather your friends or family and plan a trip to Alaska through our Friends & Family Program. You could earn a FREE cruise berth and/or onboard spending cash to share with your fellow group travelers. We make it easy and your dedicated Certified Alaska Cruise Advisor takes care of all the details, working with your group members, personalizing their experience and developing customized marketing materials that help you promote your trip. Call us at 800.365.1445 to learn more about our Group Travel Program, and explore our top 20 Alaska adventures for groups in 2023

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Planning on going to Alaska?

You'll likely come across puffins, whales, otters, bears, glaciers, and fjords. But to get the most of your Alaska visit you have to get off the ship, and explore more. Lots more! Consider an action-packed Alaska cruise that lets you explore the wilderness not only by ship, but also by rail, by kayak, sea plane and dogsled. We call them Hi-Energy Alaska Land & Sea Adventures. Everything from the mild to the wild.  Alaska is at the top of many a travelers' bucket list, but how many cruises can truly get you up close to the state's natural wonders?

Your next great getaway starts here

We see you've got an Alaska vacation on your mind! When you book with Alaska Cruises Direct , depending upon the cruise line offer you could enjoy a choice of one or more unbeatable Bonus Extra's like free spending money on board, free stateroom upgrades, free gratuities, or free wifi* plus great prices every day.  So, call us at 800.365.1445 to get started today. Book confidently with our best rates, get good advice from Certified Alaska Travel Experts and discover more deals.

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* not all cruise lines, cruise ships or sailing dates offer bonus extra's. Call 800.365.1445 to find out if your choice includes one or more bonus extras.

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Call us at 800.365.1445 and I'll tell you all about Alaska. Chat with a Certified Alaska Travel Expert. Get expert advice, insider tips and assistance in helping you planning the perfect Alaskan experience onboard and in port.

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Guest Comments & Testimonials


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."

"Pat and I returned from an 11 day trip to Alaska. 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 Denali (aka 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."

"Our group wanted to thank you for all your attention and follow-up provided to us on our Princess Cruisetour of Alaska. Everything from the ship cabins, to the hotel accommodations, logistics, land tours and shore excursions were all very well prepared. Our group of 10 all expressed gratitude for your assistance in helping us select the best Alaska excursions and keeping us all informed. I learned you contacted each couple individually and provided continuance help and guidance. Everyone was very pleased with your periodic updates. You and your company have earned the highest recommendation and we look forward to calling you for our future vacation plans"

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

"What can I say. We felt like we were on a National Geographic cruise. Eagles, whales, sea lions, moose, bear and caribou; we saw them all. We had the best weather imaginable too. Both days at McKinley were cloudless! We saw the whole mountain range morning, noon and night and night and night!  The position of our room was great, 11th floor mid ship. We loved it."

"I just wanted to thank you for all your help. Packer Expeditions was excellent and I would highly recommend them again for anyone looking to do a glacier hike. Also, we ended up being upgraded to an outside cabin...It was a truly welcome surprise to say the least. It made all the difference in the world both having a window (even though it was an obstructed view) and having a larger cabin. Alaska was totally awesome and we thoroughly enjoyed the land tours. All the coach drivers and tour folks were very knowledgeable and helpful. So next time we are looking for a cruise I will be in touch! Thanks again, Ann."

"Hi Marty! When I originally started to research cruises and Travel Agents to help with the process, I was overwhelmed (Let's face it, sometimes the internet can be a good thing and sometimes it can be a bad thing).  I am so happy that I can across your website. I sure didn't expect the response that I received from our family and friends when I started planning the cruise, and you were there every step of the way putting up with my cabin changes, adding new guests at the last moment, and removing guests in some cases, too! You were amazing and I know for a fact that you are responsible for our worry-free and amazing journey. Everyone that joined us on the cruise was extremely impressed at how well the whole thing fell together with little trouble on their parts. Again I can not thank you enough, and don't forget that we will be planning another one !"


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Grab your coffee and join an informal conversation about what's up in Alaska. This fun-filled half-hour is an opportunity to learn, share,  and ask questions about traveling to Alaska. Have a Coffee Chat with us at a time that's best to you.  This is your opportunity know all about cruise touring Alaska.  Here's your chance to ask as all your questions and get answers from Certified Alaska Travel Experts. Free, but please RSVP by calling 800.365.1445, so we know how much virtual coffee to make.

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Now is the time to plan your iconic Alaska cruise. 

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." Gather your family, grab your friends - start planning your Alaska cruise. Learn More about what to expect from Alaska's weather as you watch for the region's "Big Five" animals, as well as the top 5 marine mammals of the Inside Passage. Choose from among Alaska's best shore excursions, experience the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour, or take time to explore Glacier Bay National Park or Denali National Park with its Triple Lakes Trail. Expand your Land + Sea Journey on the historic White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, and explore the Yukon and Dawson City, along with other must-see Klondike Gold Rush Attractions.


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We're here to help you plan your trip and make the most of your upcoming cruise vacation. From pre-cruise preparations to your post-cruise disembarkation, we will be there for you every step of your journey -  as we do everything possible to help you "Turn Moments into Memories"® Start Planning : Call us at 800.365.1445. Get Your Free Official State of Alaska Vacation Planner. Summertime is the perfect time to head out on your trip of a lifetime. The Official State of Alaska Vacation Planner has dozens of trip suggestions. Alaska is waiting, for you!  Get The Guide


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Holland America Cruises

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Create your Great Land adventure with Holland America Line,
the Alaska cruise experts. With so much to explore, we've designed three distinct collections to help you customize your perfect Alaska experience. Our iconic Alaska Cruises feature the famed Inside Passage and more options for cruising Glacier Bay National Park. If Denali is on your must-see list, choose a Denali Land+Sea Journey that combines your Alaska cruise with the most immersive experiences at Denali National Park. For the ultimate journey step off the beaten path and add both the Yukon's wild frontier and a Denali itinerary to your Alaska cruise on a Yukon+Denali Land+Sea Journey, a Holland America Line exclusive. We look forward to welcoming you to the Alaska we have known and cherished for more than 70 years. With unmatched experience and insider knowledge, we are the Alaska Experts. Our deep history and roots in the Great Land mean you will discover the iconic and authentic Alaska of your dreams. By land and by sea, we have more ways to experience all the whales, wonder and wildlife of Alaska. Embark on the ultimate cruise for the best of Alaska's glaciers and ports. Venture inland on the premier Denali experience as you spend up to three nights at Denali National Park and Reserve. Enjoy exclusive access to the Yukon with the only cruise line that combines Alaska with the majestic Yukon Territory. So if you are going to see Alaska, join us and see all of it alongside those who know it best.

Princess Cruises

North To Alaska Enrichment Program
Princess Cruises offers Alaska cruise activities like no other. Gold Magellan award-winning North to Alaska program brings local personalities, culture and cuisine onboard and on land to immerse you in all things Alaska. From fresh seafood and guest speakers from Discovery's Deadliest Catch, to snuggling sled-dog puppies. You'll even meet real Alaskans from Inside Passage kayakers to totem pole carvers and Iditarod champions, along with North to
cruise activities for all interests from cuddling sled-dog puppies to hearing tales from lumberjacks, and mountain climbers. Get tips and tricks on how you can snap your best frameable Alaska photos.  These Alaska cruise activities offer you the opportunity to see, feel and taste the best of the Great Land right on board.  New shore excursions in four Alaska ports, features well-known chefs, artists, wildlife experts, seafaring captains and much more. These include cooking in Alaska's wildest kitchen with chef Dodie Lunda in Icy Strait Point; a culinary demonstration in Juneau with chef Lionel Uddipatakes; and a Ketchikan photo safari. There are also the Ghosts and Goodtime Girls Walking Tour in Skagway; whale watching and a glacier photo tour in Juneau; and lumberjack show and axe throwing, the Bering Sea crab fishermen's tour and pub walk in Ketchikan.

Royal Caribbean Cruises

In Alaska Glacier Views Are Just The Tip Of The Iceberg
The rugged southeastern coast represents some of nature's best work. The intricate waterways of the Inside Passage. The high cliffs of Misty Fjords. The deep bays that welcome whales every summer. Where life is centered around the water, a cruise is the ideal choice. But a journey into the interior reveals so much more. Mighty rivers fed by massive glaciers. The vast taiga forests and rolling tundra of Denali National Park, and towns where moose stroll the streets. With a Royal Caribbean Cruise tour, you enjoy both. By combining a seven-night sailing along the southeastern coastline of Alaska with a small-group tour, it's a complete Alaska adventure. If you're going the distance, discover the best of Alaska by land and sea.

Considering Alaska? Perhaps this is the time to head off the beaten path. It's time to wander and explore the whales, wonders and wildlife of Alaska. It's time to experience Alaska far from the maddening crowds. Discover the active, immersive, small-group journeys from Off The Beaten Path Tours, presented by Alaska Cruises Direct, offering a deeper and more meaningful travel experience. Call for details - 800.365.1445

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You Can A-Fjord These Adventures
Watch for wildlife as you cruise through enchanting fjords, narrow inlets surrounded by massive glacial walls. At places like Misty Fjords or Kenai Fjords, you'll sail across the edge of where mountains, volcanic formations and turquoise waters converge. Be sure to snap a photo while you're there.

Take A Hike

Take a hike with great naturalist guides while visiting Talkeetna and Denali Alaska. Stretch you legs on trails from easy to epic. See Denali ( Mt. McKinley ) without national park crowds and all day bus tours. Owners Howard and Noelle Carbone have shared the wonders of Denali with Alaska's visitors since starting the family business in 1993. Princess guests staying at the Mt. McKinley Princess Lodge can take the Byers Lake Nature Walk and Denali Wilderness Hike. Royal Caribbean and Celebrity guests staying at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge can take the Talkeetna Lakes Hike. Learn More

Glacier Sight-Soaring
Generally, Alaska glaciers are viewed from one angle, so you can see that they are massive, but flightseeing - taking a small, low-flying plane over the landscape for a true bird's-eye view - allows you to see just how vast these rivers of ice can be. Take up an excursion out of Misty Fjord in Ketchikan, or soar above the massive Denali mountain with a Talkeetna adventure tour group. You may even get the chance to climb one of these icy giants.

Six Million Acres Of Discovery
Towering high in the center of the Alaska Range is the Denali, North America's tallest peak at 20,310 feet. Central to the cultural heritage of the native peoples who have lived here for thousands of years, the giant mountain is the ultimate symbol of the Alaskan wild. Denali National Park remains a wild kingdom, where animals large and small, roam free. View Dall sheep, wolves, caribou, moose and the mighty grizzly bear among many. And come summer, they are joined by more than 160 species of migratory birds.

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Alaska National Parks: Treasures of the Last Frontier
The native Aleuts named this place Alyeska - the Great Land - and it's easy to see why. Possessing half of the U.S. National Parks, Alaska's vast wilderness truly offers some of Mother Nature's best work. Here you'll witness epic drama, with soaring mountains, giant glaciers and dazzling wildlife. Stretching across millions of acres, Denali National Park and Preserve and Glacier Bay National Park are Alaska's top two attractions, but sister parks - Wrangell-St. Elias, Kenai Fjords and Denali State Park -share equally in beauty and natural wonders. Be sure to visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife through conservation, education, research and quality animal care. Up close experiences: Walk on the Wild Side, Bear & Moose Encounters.

Discover Denali's Big 5 Wildlife

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 Bear can be found almost anywhere, from the forests along the Alaska coast to national parks further inland like Denali National Park and Preserve, where a plethora of berries keeps these permanent residents well fed. In addition to bears, Denali is an ideal place to observe the wide-antlered caribou, moose, gray wolves and Dall sheep, the latter identified by its curled horns. Together, these wondrous animals constitute the "Denali Big Five," a sightseer's dream. For many visitors adventuring to the park, a major goal is to see wildlife. Five mammals in particular capture visitor's imaginations and are so popular they are now referred to as the big five. The assortment includes gawky moose browsing in the willow, throngs of caribou loping across the tundra, the iconic Dall sheep nestled high on the hillsides, formidable wolves on the prowl, and lumbering grizzly bears devouring blueberries.

[ source: National Park Service: Denali National Park, Alaska ]

Alaska Cruise Excursions to Inspire

On one of our Juneau shore excursions, take a float trip on spectacular, glacier-studded Mendenhall Lake, passing by the world famous 2.5 mile-wide Mendenhall Glacier or experience a whale watching cruise and see a humpback whale up close. Other Juneau shore excursion trips include a city tour or gold panning adventure where you can relive Juneau's gold rush history by panning for gold and then enjoying a delicious salmon bake at Salmon Creek.

In Ketchikan the spectacular Misty Fjords Flight seeing Tour is a must-see experience that will provide a lifetime of memories. The Misty Fjords National Monument is a 2.3-million acre piece of pristine wilderness that must be viewed by floatplane; it is the only way to truly take in its majesty - soaring cliffs, saw-tooth ridges blanketed in trademark mists, sky-blue lakes, endless waterfalls, icy saltwater fjords and miles of glacier-carved gorges. As part of our Saxman Native Village and Ketchikan City tour visit the world's largest standing collection of totem poles and hear the legends and stories of how and why they were made.

In Skagway our Helicopter Dog Sledding Adventure day excursion begins with a helicopter ride to a glacier dog sledding camp where you will share this adventure with 80 Alaskan huskies and hear unique personal accounts of the Iditarod, back country experiences and have an opportunity to ask questions. Feel the excitement as the team is hooked up, then you're off! Also from Skagway we offer many Alaskan tours into the Yukon territories including horseback riding and dog mushing adventures. Or enjoy an exciting raft trip down the Chilkat River through the famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, the world's largest concentration of Bald Eagles in North America.

For our active customers we offer a variety of hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing and zip lining cruise ship excursions in most of our Alaskan ports. For our fishing enthusiasts, we have many options including salmon fishing, Halibut fishing, skiff crabbing, skiff fishing, fly fishing, or spin fishing. Our fishing shore excursions are offered in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka.

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What Is a Cruisetour ? [ Land + Sea Combination Vacation ]
Nothing Compares to an Alaska Vacation
"To fully experience Alaska, discover its interior, where communities remain intimately connected to the land, where wild animals roam as they have for millennia and where native nations thrive. On an Alaska cruise, you'll journey along the southeast coastline of Alaska, experiencing its glaciers, nature's ever-changing and fragile masterpieces. But with a land & sea combination vacation known as a Cruisetour, you'll uncover so much more.

On the Kenai Peninsula, glacier-covered mountains descend into bays abundant with sea life. Journey north, and you'll travel among the vast tundra and taiga forests of Denali National Park. A single road crosses this untouched wilderness, home to North America's tallest peak and a stunning array of wildlife. Connect with Alaska's Native Peoples and meet city dwellers who are as diverse as the landscapes they inhabit: from cosmopolitan espresso drinkers to anglers and mountaineers, all are part of the fascinating culture that is Alaska. With an Alaska Cruisetour, you'll enjoy the best of Alaska, by combining a seven-night sailing along its southeastern coastline with a small-group tour into its magnificent inland destinations such as Kenai, Cooper River, the Yukon, and Denali. Stay in the finest available lodges and embark on remote roads and railways in deluxe transportation. All with escorted or hosted staff, who are passionate about sharing their Alaska with you. Every aspect of your journey has been carefully curated for you to discover the Last Frontier."

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Take An Adventure To The Last Frontier in Alaska
Everything about Alaska is massive - from the 90-pound cabbages grown in the Matanuska Valley to the coastline that's longer than all the other U.S. states combined. North America's tallest peak, Denali, beckons from the center of the state and its wild, beating heart, Denali National Park. Hike through this vast wilderness, where taiga forests full of pines and spruce stretch below the towering peaks. Sail by the icy beauty of some of the world's most impressive glaciers, from the Hubbard Glacier and the Tracy Arm Fjord. Cruise to Alaska to rent a bike and pedal along Anchorage's Coastal Trail for sweeping views of the rugged forests and the expansive ocean.


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Location: Ketchikan, Alaska 

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The focal point of Denali National Park is 20,310-foot Denali, the tallest peak in North America. Princess cruisetours take you close to this inspiring wonder as well as other breathtaking ranges such as Wrangell-St. Elias. Take a moment to pause and gaze up. Massive, eternally snow-capped mountains rise majestically against the bright blue sky, which darkens to a majestic indigo at twilight. Wild, untamed and exquisitely unique, this astounding landscape dwarfs your wildest imagination. No other place offers such untouched beauty.  Home to almost 3,000 peaks and Denali, North America's tallest mountain, Alaska's summits are a feast for your eyes. And one you'll never forget.

Alaskan cruising is affordable, only the memories are priceless!
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." Gather your family, grab your friends - start planning your Alaska cruise.

Cruising Alaska is about more than just moments. Cruising Alaska is about memories that last forever! 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; "Alaska: America's last frontier" Cruising Alaska gives you a first-row ticket to the best of nature - including fjords, wildlife and mountains galore.

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What to Expect on an Alaska Cruisetour [ Land + Sea Vacation ]
Cruisetours combine a 7 day cruise with a multi-day land experience, with a choice of visits to Denali, Kenai, Copper River, Canada's Yukon Territory, Anchorage, Haines, Talkeetna, and Fairbanks.
The Most Popular Route: Anchorage-Denali-Fairbanks
The typical Anchorage-Denali-Fairbanks [ or in reverse order ] cruisetour is offered before or after a north - or -southbound Gulf of Alaska Voyage of the Glaciers cruise, sailing between Vancouver and either Seward or Whittier, the two main docking ports for Anchorage. When you disembark your cruise ship you will head for Anchorage via motorcoach or, if they're sailing with Princess Cruises, board a "direct to the wilderness" train directly at Whittier to Denali. The train gets you there sooner.  From Anchorage you go on up to Denali National Park, a 6-million-acre preserve  full of wildlife (bears, moose, dall sheep, fox, eagles and more), massive glaciers and majestic mountains and valleys, sweeping views of subarctic tundra, and Denali (formally known as Mt. McKinley), North America's highest peak at 20,320 feet. Travelers stay at lodges in or around the park perimeter, some owned directly by Princess. After a one or two day visit you'll go by train to Fairbanks, which is a hub for amazing activities in its outlying areas, including paddle-wheel day cruises on the Chena and Tanana rivers, jet-boat rides, and excursions to gold mines and retired dredges. Passengers typically fly home from Fairbanks.  Anchorage-Denali-Fairbanks cruisetours generally run between 10 and 14 nights. A typical route, such as Princess's popular "Denali Adventure" tours, spends two days at Denali and one in Fairbanks, with the option of adding a second day in Fairbanks and one in Anchorage. Optional extensions to Kenai Peninsula and/or the Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

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Who You'll Be Cruising and Touring With
While Alaska cruises  and cruisetours can be enjoyed by people of all ages, they generally appeal to people more advanced in age - baby boomers, in particular. Many Alaska cruise lines allow children aboard their ships and tours, although they may have age restrictions in place and a land tour may not be ideal for very young children. The makeup of a cruise or land tour can include people of a wide range of nationalities, but more often than not, guests come from the United States and Canada.

Best Times to Go
Whether you choose to travel in June, July, August or May, or September, you'll be able to gain a deep cultural, active and inspirational experience in Alaska. In the summer, you may witness local outdoor events and lively activities that only occur during the warmer months of the year. Cooler weather in early May or September may mean you'll run into fewer people in the streets of towns, cities and seaside ports you visit, which will allow you to take your time and get a closer look at sites that interest you without feeling rushed or crowded.

Local Flavor
Alaska's culinary scene sizzles, so grab a fork and dig in! Restaurants serve up tantalizing tastes that will please any palate. Dishes draw on fresh Alaska ingredients, but also incorporate cuisines from around the globe. Anchorage is the perfect place to enjoy an array of flavors amid an Alaska journey. Start the day sunny-side up, fuel a day's travels, celebrate with an unforgettable dinner or enjoy sweet desserts. Just steps from Alaska waters, chefs delight in presenting Alaska's wild-caught seafood and locally grown produce. If it's a hankering for halibut or a craving for crab, local restaurateurs provide an unequaled feast from Alaska waters. Whether ensconced with a magnificent view of the mountains, cuddling in a cozy cafe, sipping a marvelous martini, imbibing a local microbrew or grabbing a reindeer hot dog to go, Alaska offers options to fit every taste and budget. Bon appetit! [ Source: Visit Anchorage Dining Guide ]

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What You Should Pack

Given that weather will be variable depending on where your Alaska cruise takes you, bringing along both warm and light clothes is wise. Even during the summer months, there is rain, and temperatures can vary from hot to cool, from port to port, so it's best to plan for layers even if the weather is hot. Additionally, you'll likely be doing a lot of walking, so bring along comfortable shoes. Lastly, pack comfortable clothes for outdoor activities and a few dressier items for onboard events. Be sure to bring along bug spray, sun glasses, hats, and a rain jacket. Learn more and check out our packing list

Shop around for travel insurance. Travel insurance is important, you should never take a cruise without it. Travel Insurance provides coverage in the wake of unexpected inconveniences such health issues while traveling, travel delays or lost luggage. Just about every cruise line offers trip insurance, however their rates and policy benefits may not meet your specific needs. Get quotes from a third-party companies and compare that with the cruise line offers. You may not only save money, but the policy benefits may be better.

How Taking an Alaska Cruise Differs from a Cruisetour

Adventuring in Alaska is all about getting to know this state's stunning landscape. Spend some time exploring the quiet lakes, imposing glaciers and breathtaking mountain views, and you'll have only warm impressions of this wilderness. Exploring the interior of Alaska will give you an entirely different perspective on this vast and rugged state. Take an Inside Passage or Voyage of the Glaciers cruise and gaze upward at the sky that is as blue as the lakes below. Hop on the Alaskan Railroad near Anchorage and see the spruce-lined, mountainous landscape whirl by from a new perspective. Alaska is tailor-made for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Whether you sail its icy bays trying to spot huge cold-water whales or fly high above this rough-and-tumble landscape from the vantage of a helicopter, you're sure to come away with memories you couldn't have made anywhere else.



Alaskan Cruise Routes
Alaskan cruises take the Inside Passage route that sails round-trip from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver or Seattle with ports of call choices of Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Haines and Glacier Bay with a stop in Vancouver or Victoria Canada. The Gulf of Alaska - Voyage of the Glaciers route sails between Vancouver and Whittier or Seward ports for Anchorage or vice versa. Ports of call might include Glacier Bay and/ or Tracy Arm, Hubbard Glacier as well as the Inside Passage ports of Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway.  Gulf of Alaska cruises usually debark or embark in either Seward, which is 125 miles from Anchorage or Whittier which is 65 miles from Anchorage. Land tour extensions to interior Alaska, with rail and/or motorcoach transportation to visit Denali National Park, Copper River, Kenai or Canada's Yukon Territory start in Anchorage or Fairbanks.

Lots to See and Do
Alaska journeys are full of shore excursions from the mild to the wild.  Whale watching, dog sledding, hiking, river rafting, fishing, flightseeing, helicopter glacier landings. These are just a few once-in-a-lifetime experiences among hundreds of choices.

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Anchorage, Copper River, Denali, Dawson City ( Canada ), Glacier Bay, Haines, Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Misty Fjords, Seattle, Seward, Whittier, Sitka, Skagway, Tracy Arm/Sawyer Glacier, Valdez, Vancouver (Canada), Victoria (Canada) Whitehorse ( Canada )

Embarkation points
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Seward, or Whittier( for Anchorage), Vancouver

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Denali National Park:  North America's highest mountain, 20,320-foot Denali ( formally named Mount McKinley.), Moose, Bear, Dall Sheep, Fox among the wildlife.
Glacier Bay National Park : Covering 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines and deep sheltered fjords, Glacier Bay National Park is a highlight of Alaska's Inside Passage
Haines: Fill the long daylight hours of summer with a rafting trip, a deep-sea halibut fishing charter, or a hike through an ancient spruce forest. Visit museums dedicated to our earliest residents, the Native Tlingit people, and a national favorite, the American Bald Eagle. And if your still up for more, explore gold rush era Fort William H. Seward, or find yourself alone at the end of a rocky beach trail.
Juneau : Juneau Alaska stands on one of the largest wilderness areas in the United States. Here you can spend your time viewing wildlife, taking the fishing trip of your life, exploring atop glaciers or enjoying the city's shops, restaurants and artistic flare.  You can visit Mendenhall Glacier up close as part of a helicopter tour,  float trip, or the viewing area of Mendenhall Glacier, accessible by bus or car.
Ketchikan, Ketchikan, Alaska is truly the beginning of the last frontier. Set at the southernmost entrance to Alaska's famed Inside Passage, a network of waterways that snake through some of the most jaw-dropping beautiful wilderness in the world. Ketchikan is best known for three things: feisty salmon, idyllic scenery, and an incredibly rich Alaska Native culture. If you're a fisherman, visit Ketchikan, the "Salmon Capital of the World". Ketchikan boasts the largest number of totem poles in Alaska, a collection that includes recently carved poles and some that are more than 100 years old. The Totem Heritage Center, which offers classes in Native arts, houses a large collection of Native artifacts, including several ancient totem poles, cedar bark baskets, beaded regalia, button robes, and other beautifully hand-crafted works of art.

Skagway:   The Skagway downtown area has been designated as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Skagway is the embarkation point for the famous Chilkoot and White Pass trails. Take a trip on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway. an historic narrow gauge railway that goes past some stunning scenery to White Pass Summit, along the US/Canada border.
Tracy Arm-Sawyer Glacier : view glacier-carved cliffs, spectacular waterfalls and exciting close-up views of the majestic Sawyer Glaciers. Look for waterfalls, beaver, seals, bears and bald eagles.
Vancouver: A cosmopolitan city right on the edge of nature, Vancouver makes it easy to combine an urban getaway with outdoor adventure. From family-friendly fun to thrill-seeking exploits; from marine exploring to mountaintop luxury, you'll find plenty of things to do in Vancouver.  Be sure to explore Gastown, a neighborhood filled with historic buildings,  restaurants, boutiques and art galleries.

Victoria : Victoria combines the best of land and sea to create a perfect island playground for adventurous outdoor enthusiasts. Rugged west coast shores and mountains, lush rainforest canopy and pacific breezes offer a natural environment tailor made for everything from hiking, cycling and kayaking, to diving, fishing, picnicking and even ziplining above the treetops. Tour the famous Butchart Gardens, discover beautiful Craigdarroch Castle, and feel the pulse of Canada's oldest Chinatown, truly a hidden gem. Or escape to the water with world-class whale watching, kayaking, fishing and sailing. There's no shortage of ways to make your Victoria visit truly unforgettable. 

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Alaska Cruises Direct offers unique, all-inclusive, escorted or hosted Alaska Cruise and Land & Sea Vacations featuring the most popular, as well as, off the beaten path ports of call along Alaska's Inside Passage, Gulf of Alaska and Inland to Anchorage, Fairbanks, Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, Denali, Kenai or Cooper River.

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Our exciting, cruise and tour itineraries are designed to help you explore and engage with Alaska through its people, food, culture, wilderness, wildlife and natural wonders. Here is some of what we feel defines the Alaska Cruise Direct Difference.

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Count on us for every cruise vacation possibility from mild to wild, over land and sea, including all-inclusive cruise tours, coach and rail adventures, deluxe wilderness lodges, cultural events, shore excursions, traveling tours, active adventures and more. Call us and we'll share behind-the-scenes insights and opportunities about Alaska that set us apart from other travel companies. See how good your summer vacation can really be. Seek adventure on a journey that showcases everything that makes Alaska unique. Uncover the heritage of Native Alaskans. Gaze at blue-tinged glaciers and snow-capped mountains. See wildlife at play, and dive into local experiences with the North to Alaska enrichment program.

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Guests love us and we think you will too. ""The weather this week was incredible, 70 and sunny. Never saw a bit of rain...but, lots of whales, eagles, porpoise, bear, moose etc. The accommodations, tours, food & staff were top notch. I also liked the fact on our Connoisseur Alaska cruisetour there were included excursions and meals each day, on land and on sea & didn't feel like I was being nickel & dimed". Read More Reviews

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^Best. Sale. Ever. ("BSE") Terms - Available to legal residents of the 50 U.S., D.C., Canada and Puerto Rico. BSE is only available if all guests in a stateroom participate in BSE (as determined by booking method). BSE is only available while capacity lasts and may not be combined with other offers or other onboard credits. Stateroom location upgrade is not available on cruises 66 days or longer. Each element/offer of BSE and their credits, if any, are only available on board the ship (not applicable to land portion of cruisetours), may only be used on a single cruise, and expire at the end of such cruise. Other exclusions may apply. Changes or refunds may not be permitted. Offers are not transferrable, not substitutable, and not redeemable for cash. A refundable deposit is required for all guests on bookings prior to the Final Payment deadline. The amount of deposit varies. Option to select BSE will be displayed on stateroom selection webpage. Premier Beverage Package ("PBP") is only valid for guests 21+. Guests under 21 booked under BSE will receive the Premier Coffee & Soda Package in lieu of PBP and will not receive any refund for the difference. A daily limit on alcoholic beverages will apply. Bar service charges are included in the package and are paid on behalf of the guest for qualifying beverages included in the PBP. Wi-Fi included for 1 device per guest (up to 4 devices per stateroom). All internet usage subject to standard Wi-Fi policies, which may limit browsing of sites due to network security and bandwidth usage. Crew Appreciation paid on behalf of the guest varies based on stateroom type (up to 4 guests per stateroom). BSE does not include other service charges. Stateroom Location Upgrade applies to booking the stateroom location you wish to sail in for the price of the lowest category within that stateroom type during this promotion only. Offer is based on availability in like to like stateroom types (Interior to Interior, Oceanview to Oceanview, Balcony to Balcony, Mini-Suite to Mini-Suite). Upgrade offer excludes select categories, including but not limited to premium categories and suites. In order to take advantage of the upgrade, you must select the upgraded room type and book the upgraded room. Guests that book a lower room type in a stateroom category may not be upgraded, even if there is availability for the upgrade. The difference between the upgraded fare and the lowest fare within your selected room type will automatically be deducted from your total fare price. Guests will only see (and pay for) the lowest fare within the selected room type and will not see any discounted amount at checkout. If you are unable to book an eligible upgraded room type, the upgrade is not available on such room for that category and cruise. Specialty Dining is issued as credit and is valid for all guests in the stateroom. Credit will be added to your Medallion device upon embarkation. Princess Cruises reserves the right to pre-assign Specialty Dining times. Single stateroom guests will receive one specialty dining credit. Guests must dine at the same table at the same reserved seating. Princess Cruises is not responsible if Specialty Dining is not offered on a cruise; in such situation the guest may have an Onboard Spending Money amount added to the stateroom account.
*Fares are per guest and apply to minimum lead-in categories on a space-available basis at time of booking. Fares are non-air, cruise- or cruisetour-only, based on double occupancy and apply to the first two guests in a stateroom. Fares and other values quoted in USD unless otherwise noted. A refundable deposit is required for all stateroom guests and amount varies according to the cruise length, stateroom type and number of stateroom guests.
Best. Sale. Ever. expires: March 2, 2024. Any advertised offer may be changed or revoked at any time.
Reference promotion code: NZ*

NOTE: Government regulations require that guests must use their full legal name (exact spelling, including full middle name or initial as it appears on their passport), and accurate date of birth and gender. Failure to provide correct information may result in one or more of the following: paying additional fees, cancellation of flights, airport delays, denied pre-check-in and denied boarding or travel. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your return date in order to travel.

NOTICE: Information posted on this web site was accurate when published, but rates, sailing dates, ports-of-call, discounts, special offers and amenities such as shipboard credit or cabin upgrades and all other aspects of any of the cruises listed at this web site can be changed by the cruise line or travel provider without notice. So, contact us or the cruise line to get the latest updated sailing schedule, itinerary, prices and availability BEFORE planning your cruise vacation. "Cruise Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses" if charged, may include any and all fees, charges, tolls and taxes imposed on cruise line, by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities, as well as third party fees and charges arising from a vessel's presence in a harbor or port. Cruise Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses may include U.S. customs fees, head taxes, tolls, dockage fees, wharfage fees, inspection fees, pilotage, air taxes, hotel or VAT taxes incurred as part of a land tour, immigration and naturalization fees, and Internal Revenue Service or the equivalent fees, as well as fees associated with navigation, berthing, stevedoring, baggage handling/storage, and security services. Cruise Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses may be assessed per passenger, per berth, per ton or per vessel. Assessments calculated on a per ton or per vessel basis will be spread over the number of passengers on the Vessel. Cruise Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses are subject to change and the cruise reserves the right to collect any increases in effect at the time of sailing even if the fare has already been paid in full. *Prices and availability are subject to change at any time. Prices are for the lowest priced cabin, often an inside cabin, for the first couple of cruises for the season: Alaska [ May-Sept] Prices go up as the Summer goes on. June, July and August are more expensive than late September or early May. Prices are provided by our cruise line partners and are per person, based on double occupancy and may not include all taxes and fees. Deals are shown in U.S. dollars, and available only for US and Canadian residents. Perks @ Sea Extras may be available for your sailing. These bonus extra's may include one or more extras such as; free cabin upgrades, free onboard spending credits, free gratuities, kids sail free or at reduced rates, free shore excursion(s), free specialty dining,or free wifi. Not all sailings offers bonus extra's, so you will need to call us at 800.365.1445 to learn if your chosen cruise line, cruise ship and sailing date include one or more of these offers. Restrictions may apply. Shipboard Credit: Shipboard credit if offered, can be redeemed and used only onboard the booked cruise. This is a commercial we site, containing advertisements from us, travel suppliers and cruise line partners. We are an unbiased travel information - reservation service provider, a member of the Travel Leaders Network and a member of the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) representing 24+ cruise lines. We help you search, find and learn about travel products/services, Alaska destinations, sightseeing, and local culture. We have information and inspiration from third-parties such as shore excursions, cruises, cruise tours, trip insurance, rail tours, lodges & hotels, motorcoach transportation, and land+sea journeys. At the time that we publish the information, it is valid. However, we have no control over the suppliers, and we therefore do no warrant or guarantee that their offers, pricing and availability will not change or become unavailable at the time of your inquiry. Nor are we responsible for their products, services or site content. We do provide personalized planning services, with all the latest up-to-the-moment best prices, cruise deals, promotions and cabin availability via a toll-free number : 800.365.1445. You can chat with a Certified Alaska Travel Advisor, ask all the questions you want, get the answers you need and decide when and how you want to book your vacation. The conversation, and advice is free and there is never an obligation to book. Travel Direct Corporation is the website owner and the cruise line Materials and Marks used are "owned by the cruise line. or its affiliates". Travel Direct may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.

Special Requirements
If you or a guest is pregnant or traveling with an infant child, you will need to communicate that, as well as any request for special meals, medical conditions or physical challenges. You are required to let the cruise line know and make appropriate arrangements at the time of your initial booking. You could be denied boarding for failure to disclose any special requirements. There are restrictions to travel for certain physical needs and pregnancy.