Alaska Cruises

Written by Sarah Provost
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Alaska cruises are fast overtaking tropical cruises as the most popular destination. These cruises combine the best of two worlds. You can enjoy elegant suites, gourmet cooking and the very finest of amenities. At the same time, you can marvel at calving glaciers, take in breathtaking wilderness scenery and watch the antics of whales, porpoises and puffins.

Alaska Cruises Take You to the Last Frontier

Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan--even the names of the cities you'll visit evoke a frontier past that has mostly vanished from the lower 48. Alaska cruises take you to places still unspoiled, where you can fish in a pristine bay or kayak with seals and sea lions. Visit the Gulf of Alaska, Glacier Bay or the Kenai Fjords National Park, and you'll see vistas of natural beauty that will leave you awestruck.

Equally memorable, though, are the amenities offered aboard Alaska cruises. It's not all flannel shirts and parkas! Dining options can be as elegant or casual as you like. Some ships offer art galleries and fine art auctions. Others have golf simulators and raquetball courts. And almost all have viewing areas with floor-to-ceiling glass, luxurious spas, seminars led by naturalists, casinos and a wide variety of entertainments.

The two main cruise ship lines that offer Alaska cruises are the Princess Line and the Holland America Line. These cruises are highly affordable, and offer a wide variety of options for pre-and post-cruise tours, helicopter trips, and excursions into the interior. There's something for everyone on an Alaska cruise!

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