Alaskan cruise july 2018

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Cruise Overview

Experience the breathtaking scenery of Alaska in the sophisticated atmosphere of the region’s most modern ships. On this unforgettable 8-day cruise, discover the unique ports, colorful history, and inspiring wildlife of Alaska in the most personalized way possible. 

Aboard the brand new American Constellation, the only fully stabilized small cruise ship in the region, enjoy the smoothest cruise available with every modern comfort and convenience. Savor breakfast on your private balcony as you admire breathtaking views of whales, eagles, and scenic shorelines. Receive complimentary guided shore excursions at every port, featuring world-class experts and entertainers who bring the very best of the region to life. 

Highlights of this incredible journey include a visit to Mendenhall Glacier, exclusive access to Glacier Bay, up-close bald eagle viewing in Haines, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cruise under Tracy Arm’s 1,foot vertical cliffs. Only American Cruise Lines can provide this highly-personalized, unmatched level of service in Alaska.

Southeast Alaska Cruise Itinerary

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Each Southeast Alaska itinerary comes complete with a Complimentary Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay in Juneau, providing you with a seamless way to board the ship and explore the local area. Arrive the day before your scheduled cruise date and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. 

Pre-Cruise Hotel Stays must be reserved at least 30 days before your cruise date.


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Day 1 - Juneau, AK / Mendenhall Glacier


Arrive a day before your cruise begins to maximize your time exploring Juneau and viewing the breathtaking Mendenhall Glacier, one of the most beautiful glaciers in North America. Downtown, enjoy Juneau’s unique shops and native heritage sites. Forested islands, quiet coves, and rugged coastal mountain ranges greet you as soon as you leave the dock. 

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Day 3 - Tracy Arm, AK / Sawyer Glacier


Fifty miles southeast of Juneau is Tracy Arm, a long, narrow fjord leading to the mile-wide South Sawyer Glacier. Witness seals lounging on small ice floes, as you sail under the 1,foot-high vertical cliffs of Tracy Arm surrounded by the magnificent sight of hundreds of waterfalls cascading down its towering sides. 

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Day 4 - Glacier Bay, AK


Covering million acres of dynamic topography, Glacier Bay is the world’s largest biosphere, comprised of massive glaciers, temperate rainforest, and snow-capped mountain peaks. American Cruise Lines is one of a few cruise lines allowed privileged access into this natural wonder. Immerse yourself in its majesty as you enjoy spectacular views and breathtaking moments. From the comfort of your private balcony, witness the native wildlife, including seals, whales, eagles, bear, and more.

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Day 5 - Cruising the Inside Passage & Frederick Sound


Spend the day cruising the Frederick Sound and Inside Passage. Surrounded by majestic snow-covered mountains, the glacier-fed waters of the Frederick Sound are abundant with krill and herring, making it one of the world’s premier locations to observe humpback whales. Thousands migrate here to feed on the super nutrient-rich waters, as do orcas, sea lions, porpoise, and harbor seals. Along the shoreline, you may also spot black and brown bears as well as Sitka black-tailed deer. 

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Day 6 - Skagway, AK


Located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage, Skagway was central to the Klondike Gold Rush of Known as the “Gateway to the Yukon,” the restored town is true to its past with vintage streetcars reminiscent of the old frontier and gold-rush-era buildings, now preserved as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Vintage locomotives from The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad continue to run past the iconic Chilkoot trail, offering sweeping mountain views on the way up to Canada.

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Day 6 - Skagway, AK


Located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage, Skagway was central to the Klondike Gold Rush of Known as the “Gateway to the Yukon,” the restored town is true to its past with vintage streetcars reminiscent of the old frontier and gold-rush-era buildings, now preserved as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Vintage locomotives from The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad continue to run past the iconic Chilkoot trail, offering sweeping mountain views on the way up to Canada.

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Day 7 - Haines, AK


Bald eagles are among the most populous of over species of birds in Chilkat Valley. Our onboard expert and a local guide will take you through the valley describing the different species along the way. Take advantage of the variety of activities available in Haines, including a guided wildlife expedition or a private kayaking tour on Chilkoot Lake.

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Day 7 - Haines, AK


Bald eagles are among the most populous of over species of birds in Chilkat Valley. Our onboard expert and a local guide will take you through the valley describing the different species along the way. Take advantage of the variety of activities available in Haines, including a guided wildlife expedition or a private kayaking tour on Chilkoot Lake.

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Day 7 - Haines, AK


Bald eagles are among the most populous of over species of birds in Chilkat Valley. Our onboard expert and a local guide will take you through the valley describing the different species along the way. Take advantage of the variety of activities available in Haines, including a guided wildlife expedition or a private kayaking tour on Chilkoot Lake.

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Day 7 - Haines, AK


Bald eagles are among the most populous of over species of birds in Chilkat Valley. Our onboard expert and a local guide will take you through the valley describing the different species along the way. Take advantage of the variety of activities available in Haines, including a guided wildlife expedition or a private kayaking tour on Chilkoot Lake.

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Day 7 - Haines, AK


Bald eagles are among the most populous of over species of birds in Chilkat Valley. Our onboard expert and a local guide will take you through the valley describing the different species along the way. Take advantage of the variety of activities available in Haines, including a guided wildlife expedition or a private kayaking tour on Chilkoot Lake.

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1-Night Complimentary Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay


Enjoy a premium hotel stay, a guided exploration of the majestic Mendenhall Glacier and the city of Juneau, and transportation to the ship. All luggage will be brought directly from the hotel and placed in your stateroom aboard the ship.

Pre-Cruise Hotel Stays must be reserved at least 30 days before your cruise date.


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Mendenhall Glacier & Juneau City Exploration - Complimentary Excursion


On this tour through the city of Juneau, your guide will share the colorful history of Juneau's gold rush era and point out buildings of historical significance. As the tour takes you away from downtown Juneau, experience the wonders of nature with breathtaking views of Mendenhall Glacier. At its widest point, this glacier is an impressive half a mile wide, with ice about 1, feet deep. This tour will stop at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, where you can discover the mystery behind this magnificent geological phenomenon from an unobstructed vantage point. Further explore this towering glacier along one of its many nature trails and witness the grandeur of this impressive feat of nature, before returning to the ship's gangway.

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Petersburg Dock Walk - Complimentary Excursion


Petersburg’s location is in the heart of southeast Alaska, making it ideal for major industry commercial fishing. Led by local fishermen and fishery biologists, enjoy a one hour narrated dock walk through Petersburg’s boat harbors. Enjoy of various fishing boats, methods of fishing, permits, processing and more.

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Private Fishing Charter


In the company of a small group of fellow American Cruise Lines guests, enjoy a half day of fishing aboard the “First Choice” fishing charter. Admire the scenic splendor of southeast Alaska as you enjoy the thrill of the catch. All equipment is provided and you will even be able to keep your delicious catch to ship home.

This is a Signature shore excursion and should be reserved in advance. Please call () for information.

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LeConte Glacier Flightseeing Experience


Climb aboard a de Havilland Beaver floatplane and visit LeConte, Alaska’s southernmost tidewater glacier. During your minute flight, fly over your ship at the dock and across Frederick Sound to LeConte Glacier Bay, where you can view the beautiful blue icebergs and hanging glaciers below, as well as seals and birds which inhabit the fjord.

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The Clausen Museum - Complimentary Excursion


Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Clausen Museum at your leisure. Established in , the Clausen Museum is dedicated to preserving the history and telling the story of those who have lived and worked in Petersburg and the surrounding area.

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Discover Petersburg Exploration Shuttle - Complimentary


This convenient shuttle allows you to discover Petersburg independently as you shop and stroll through this charming fishing town. At your leisure, explore this island community which continues to make a living from the sea.  Running daily on a continuous loop.

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Petersburg Walking Exploration - Complimentary Excursion


Explore this vibrant fishing town on a walk led and narrated by our local guide. View the scenic waterfront adorned with boats, both new and weathered, and stroll along the historic streets lined with homes decorated with flowery Norwegian Rosemåling.Along the way, learn about the early settlers, Sons of Norway Hall, Sing Lee Alley, commercial fishing, and the Norwegian heritage of Petersburg. 

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One-of-a-Kind Hot Chocolate Bar


Indulge yourself at our one-of-a-kind Hot Chocolate Bar on the sun deck, as our onboard naturalist provides expert commentary on this natural wonder. There is a sense of excitement as you anticipate the next waterfall, mountain goat, or bear, on your way to the crystal blue glacier.

 

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Interpretive Glacier Bay Program - Complimentary Excursion


The marine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is like no place else on earth. The park includes magnificent glaciers, towering snow-capped mountains, abundant wildlife, and miles of pristine coastline. Experience all of Glacier Bay’s beauty from the comfort of the American Constellation. A National Park Service Ranger will board the ship for the day and will provide expert narration as we cruise through Glacier Bay, identifying wildlife including orcas, humpback whales, brown bears, and bald eagles. Your tour will include a stop at a majestic tidewater glacier where you may hear the sounds of a calving glacier. American Cruise Lines has also made special arrangements to have an Huna Tlingit Cultural Interpreter join us on board who will share with you the fascinating human history and family stories of Glacier Bay’s native clans and people.

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A Day of Cruising


There are a variety of activities scheduled on board when the ship is underway, which vary depending on the itinerary and scheduled date. Enjoy destination-focused enrichment programs with special guest speakers who present topics related to the region and ports of call, including Art Classes, App-titude Classes (Tech Made Easy), Cooking Demonstrations, Mixology (practice of making great cocktails,) Trivia, Game Shows, and more.

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A Day in Skagway Adventure - Complimentary Excursion


Travel aboard a yellow sightseeing streetcar as your costumed “conductor” passes on a century of history and stories of life in small town Alaska. Step aboard the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad and relax in vintage passenger coach as you retrace the start of the original Gold Rush Trail. Board a big-windowed minibus for an adventure to the summit of the Klondike Highway, one of North America’s most beautiful roads. After your scenic exploration, stay in town to explore more, or return to the ship. Passports required.

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Discover Skagway Exploration Shuttle - Complimentary Excursion


This convenient shuttle will transport you from the ship to the center of town and back. At your leisure, explore Skagway’s variety of unique shops, restaurants, and gold-rush-era buildings that line its historic streets. Running daily on a continuous loop.

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Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Raft Excursion


As you make your way to the Chilkat River to begin your rafting excursion, take a scenic riverside drive along Haines Highway, declared A National Scenic Byway. Witness glacier-clad mountains thrust to the sky, colorful wildflowers line the road, and green riverside channels that provide habitat for moose, bear, and trumpeter swans. After boarding your raft, enjoy a rapid-free, scenic float down the Chilkat River through the famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, home of the world's largest concentration of Bald Eagle. Paddling is not required, as your expert guide will push the raft along, explaining the natural history of the area, the Chilkat Indian heritage, and fun facts about bald eagle ecology.

This is a Signature shore excursion and should be reserved in advance. Please call () for information.

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Historic Haines Exploration - Complimentary Excursion


Enjoy a historic walking tour led by a local guide who will give you an insider’s look at life in this small Alaskan town. Start at Fort William H. Seward, the first permanent Army base in Alaska. Learn about the rich history of the Chilkat Valley, including the pre-contact days of the Tlingit, the arrival of the missionaries, the US Army and Ft. Seward period, as well as more modern times. Admire the views from Officer’s Row, and visit Soap Suds Alley and the Parade Grounds. Explore the famous Hammer Museum, one of the prime attractions on Main Street. Hear stories about local controversies and the challenges of remote Alaskan living.

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Valley of the Eagles Nature & Wildlife Expedition - Complimentary Excursion


Knowledgeable and experienced local naturalists will guide you through the "Valley of the Eagles" to take in Alaska's magnificent nature and wildlife in six different wildlife habitats: ocean, estuary, river, lake, muskeg, and rainforest. Nestled between rugged glaciers and snow-capped mountains, the fertile Chilkoot Valley provides you with the potential to observe a wide variety of wildlife including brown bears, bald eagles, whales, seals, and river otters.

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Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Kayak Adventure


Sea kayaking is a great way to explore the scenic wonders of Alaska. Outfitted with the proper gear, you will soon be gliding silently along the shores of the pristine Chilkoot Lake. The tour begins with a seaside drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park which features a salmon-filled river flowing into the sea, a turquoise lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and important Tlingit cultural sites. Keep an eye out for wildlife; bald eagles, brown bear, and migratory birds, all of which are often seen here. Arrive at the lake, take in the scenery and board your sea kayak. This lake is uncrowded, and the scenery is spectacular. Huge waterfalls spill off of the cliffs surrounding the lake, lush green forests line the shore, and wildlife abounds.

This is a Signature shore excursion and should be reserved in advance. Please call () for information.

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Discover Haines Exploration Shuttle - Complimentary Excursion


This convenient shuttle will transport you from the ship to the center of Haines and back. At your leisure, explore the rich history, scenic beauty, and vibrant culture of this enchanting Alaskan town. Running daily on a continuous loop.

    
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Last day in Juneau


On your return, spend some time in Juneau. Explore the impressive collection of museums, shops, and attractions in the heart of Alaska’s capital.

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Pre-Cruise


Each Southeast Alaska itinerary comes complete with a Complimentary Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay in Juneau, providing you with a seamless way to board the ship and explore the local area. Arrive the day before your scheduled cruise date and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. 

Pre-Cruise Hotel Stays must be reserved at least 30 days before your cruise date.


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Day 2 - Haines, AK


Bald eagles are among the most populous of over species of birds in Chilkat Valley. Our onboard expert and a local guide will take you through the valley describing the different species along the way. Take advantage of the variety of activities available in Haines, including a guided wildlife expedition or a private kayaking tour on Chilkoot Lake.

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Day 2 - Haines, AK


Bald eagles are among the most populous of over species of birds in Chilkat Valley. Our onboard expert and a local guide will take you through the valley describing the different species along the way. Take advantage of the variety of activities available in Haines, including a guided wildlife expedition or a private kayaking tour on Chilkoot Lake.

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Day 2 - Haines, AK


Bald eagles are among the most populous of over species of birds in Chilkat Valley. Our onboard expert and a local guide will take you through the valley describing the different species along the way. Take advantage of the variety of activities available in Haines, including a guided wildlife expedition or a private kayaking tour on Chilkoot Lake.

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Day 2 - Haines, AK


Bald eagles are among the most populous of over species of birds in Chilkat Valley. Our onboard expert and a local guide will take you through the valley describing the different species along the way. Take advantage of the variety of activities available in Haines, including a guided wildlife expedition or a private kayaking tour on Chilkoot Lake.

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Day 2 - Haines, AK


Bald eagles are among the most populous of over species of birds in Chilkat Valley. Our onboard expert and a local guide will take you through the valley describing the different species along the way. Take advantage of the variety of activities available in Haines, including a guided wildlife expedition or a private kayaking tour on Chilkoot Lake.

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Day 3 - Skagway, AK


Located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage, Skagway was central to the Klondike Gold Rush of Known as the “Gateway to the Yukon,” the restored town is true to its past with vintage streetcars reminiscent of the old frontier and gold-rush-era buildings, now preserved as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Vintage locomotives from The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad continue to run past the iconic Chilkoot trail, offering sweeping mountain views on the way up to Canada.

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Day 3 - Skagway, AK


Located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage, Skagway was central to the Klondike Gold Rush of Known as the “Gateway to the Yukon,” the restored town is true to its past with vintage streetcars reminiscent of the old frontier and gold-rush-era buildings, now preserved as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Vintage locomotives from The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad continue to run past the iconic Chilkoot trail, offering sweeping mountain views on the way up to Canada.

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Day 4 - Cruising the Inside Passage & Frederick Sound


Spend the day cruising the Frederick Sound and Inside Passage. Surrounded by majestic snow-covered mountains, the glacier-fed waters of the Frederick Sound are abundant with krill and herring, making it one of the world’s premier locations to observe humpback whales. Thousands migrate here to feed on the super nutrient-rich waters, as do orcas, sea lions, porpoise, and harbor seals. Along the shoreline, you may also spot black and brown bears as well as Sitka black-tailed deer. 

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Day 5 - Glacier Bay, AK


Covering million acres of dynamic topography, Glacier Bay is the world’s largest biosphere, comprised of massive glaciers, temperate rainforest, and snow-capped mountain peaks. American Cruise Lines is one of a few cruise lines allowed privileged access into this natural wonder. Immerse yourself in its majesty as you enjoy spectacular views and breathtaking moments. From the comfort of your private balcony, witness the native wildlife, including seals, whales, eagles, bear, and more.

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Day 6 - Tracy Arm, AK / Sawyer Glacier


Fifty miles southeast of Juneau is Tracy Arm, a long, narrow fjord leading to the mile-wide South Sawyer Glacier. Witness seals lounging on small ice floes, as you sail under the 1,foot-high vertical cliffs of Tracy Arm surrounded by the magnificent sight of hundreds of waterfalls cascading down its towering sides. 

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Sours: https://www.americancruiselines.com/cruises/alaska-cruises/southeast-alaska-cruise

Big: 'Norwegian Bliss'

Alaska’s largest cruise ship, The Norwegian Bliss holds 4, passengers and 1, crew members, and features some grandkid-friendly firsts for an Alaska cruise— including an open-air laser tag course and the largest go-kart track at sea. Adults can check out the Cavern Club, modeled after the legendary Liverpool hot spot and featuring a Beatles cover band. If you're more intrigued by the scenery, the ship offers a 20,square-foot observation lounge. 

Cost: The lowest prices are $ per person for an inside room (an ocean view starts at $1,; a balcony at $1,) for a seven-night cruise departing in late September , for example. It departs from Seattle, and stops include Juneau, Skagway and Glacier Bay. On any cruise, prepare for hidden charges: Taxes, fees, and port expenses can cost from $ to $ per person.

Midsize: Royal Caribbean International’s 'Radiance of the Seas'

Big views are plentiful on this 2,passenger ship, which features floor-to-ceiling windows, glass elevators and a nine-story glass-enclosed atrium. “You always have a front-row seat to the Alaskan wilderness on this ship,” says Don Bucolo, editor in chief of EatSleepCruise.com. Radiance of the Seas was refurbished in and boasts an outdoor movie screen and a rock-climbing wall. Travelers can choose a northbound or southbound route, departing from Seward or Vancouver. The ship passes through the Inside Passage (a habitat area for wildlife such as eagles, sea lions and whales) and along the mile-long Hubbard Glacier.

Cost: The cheapest fare for a 7-night southbound (Seward to Vancouver) cruise at the end of August starts at $ per person for an interior cabin (an ocean view is $1,; the balcony is $1,).

Midsize: 'Coral Princess'

This 2,passenger Princess Cruises ship has won lots of kudos in CruiseCritic.com’s  recent Cruiser’s Choice Awards, including best shore excursions, best value, and best overall cruise for the midsize category. The shore excursions include not only the usual wildlife tours, but cultural activities — such as watching a lumberjack competition — and fishing trips. The seven-day cruises depart from Anchorage and Vancouver. Another good midsized option for Alaska cruising: the Holland America Westerdam, a 1,passenger ship that like Holland America’s other modern, midsized ships evokes the golden age of ocean liners, says Anne Vipond, author of Alaska by Cruise Ship, with nostalgic touches such as teak promenade decks lined with steamer chairs.

Cost: The best prices are in May: A seven-day cruise on the Coral Princess departing from Anchorage at the end of August starts at $1, per person for an interior room ($1, for an ocean view; $2, for a balcony).

Sours: https://www.aarp.org/travel/vacation-ideas/cruises/info/top-alaska-cruises.html
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RELEASE YOUR WILD SIDE

ON AN ALASKA CRUISE

Take a glacier adventure cruise and explore the rugged wilderness of Alaska with next-level, breathtaking views from every angle. With sites of Alaska’s natural beauty and endless adventure on deck between ports, your cruise to Alaska will be nothing but extraordinary.

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QUANTUM OF THE SEAS

Quantum of the Seas® heads to the Last Frontier for the first time, sailing from Seattle. The ultimate family ship in the region, it offers glacier gazing from the tallest viewing deck on a cruise ship. Activities you can enjoy in any weather. And unparalleled views from every room — even interior staterooms let you scope out the sights in real time from a Virtual Balcony℠.


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OVATION OF THE SEAS

Experience Alaska’s wilderness onboard one of the world’s most groundbreaking cruise ships, Ovation of the Seas®. See the Northern Lights in Juneau or hang with fur seals in New Zealand. Your vacation has never been wilder. 


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SERENADE OF THE SEAS

Add the top of the world to the top of your bucket list and discover the best way to see the Arctic Circle. Experience the cultures of Scandinavia on a trip to the Land of the Midnight Sun. Or journey to the far-flung isles of the Southern Caribbean on an exotic island-hopping on the Serenade of the Seas.


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RADIANCE OF THE SEAS

Boasting the most glass of any Royal Caribbean cruise ship, it’s perfect for glacier-gazing and whale-watching in Alaska and for soaking up turquoise ocean views in the South Pacific, including Australia, French Polynesia, and New Zealand.


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WHAT TO KNOW

BEFORE YOU GO

Prepare for the Thrill


The sheer size of Alaska lends itself to a wide variety of terrain and travel experiences. This diversity means you need to be prepared for a lot of change while traveling.

The best time to travel to Alaska depends on your priorities. If you're interested in the Midnight Sun, the longest day of the year is June 21, when you can experience close to 20 or more hours of sunlight in some parts of the state. If you're more interested in the Alaska Northern Lights, the earlier sunset in later summer will allow more contrast and better views of this natural wonder.

No two days will be the same, and you'll need to pack your clothing to prepare for temperature changes throughout the day. Think layers: zip-up sweaters, boots, rain jackets.

ALASKAN CUISINE
WILD IS THE WAY 

Alaskan food focuses on locally sourced ingredients that reflect the state's rugged terrain and the vast oceans surrounding it. These nutrient-rich waters serve up some gorgeous fish and shellfish, from super-fresh salmon to huge Alaskan King Crabs that can feed a crowd, while game meats and berries from the wilderness form a perfect marriage of flavor.

Best Alaska Smoked Salmon

Salmon Is Central

Fresh-caught wild salmon is served up at backyard BBQs and the finest restaurants. For something different, try the sweet and savory treat Indian Candy, salmon that is sweetened and smoked till hard.


Typical Alaskan Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Won't Let You Go

Sourdough is such an important part of Alaskan culture that long-time Alaskans are actually called sourdoughs in local parlance. Try a sourdough bread bowl filled with salmon chowder for a hearty lunch.


Alaskan Wild Berries Pie Dessert

Go Wild for Berries

Alaskan wild berries are sweet and pack a powerful punch of flavor. Whether served up in jams, candies, pies or cobblers, Alaskan blueberries, high-bush cranberries and other local wild berries are a staple when it comes to Alaskan summer eats.


Sours: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/alaska-cruises

 

Reservations are now open for Carnival Cruise Line’s Alaska and Hawaii cruises, providing consumers with myriad opportunities to experience and explore these two breathtaking cruising regions.

Carnival Legend’s Alaska program will encompass a series of 16 seven-day cruises operating round-trip from Seattle from May 8 to August 21,   Ports of call include Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Alaska, as well as a full day cruising Tracy Arm Fjord and a day-long stop in Victoria, British Columbia.

Carnival Legend will also operate a special seven-day Alaska cruise departing Vancouver May 1 and arriving in Seattle May 8, as well as an eight-day Alaska cruise round-trip from Seattle Aug. 28 to Sept. 5,   Carnival Legend’s Alaska program concludes with an eight-day cruise departing Seattle Sept. 5 and arriving in Vancouver Sept. 13,    Each of these destinations offers a rich history and culture, along with awe-inspiring natural wonders, including calving glaciers, magnificent fjords and native sea and animal life. A wide range of shore excursions – from helicopter flightseeing and rainforest canopy tours to hiking, canoeing and kayaking expeditions – are also available.

The ship will also offer two day Hawaii cruises – one departing Honolulu April 20 and arriving in Vancouver May 1, , and another departing Vancouver Sept. 13 and arriving in Honolulu Sept. 24,   In addition to an overnight call in Honolulu, both of these cruises visit four spectacular destinations in the Aloha State – Kauai, Maui, Kona, and Hilo. During these cruises, guests can check out Hawaii’s legendary beaches and explore lush mountainous landscape dotted with waterfalls and stunning botanical gardens, all while soaking up the colorful Polynesian culture.

Carnival Legend is currently in the midst of its summer Alaska season and will offer a similar program in , as well as four Hawaii cruises.

For additional information and information on Carnival Legend’s Alaska and Hawaii cruises, contact any travel agent, call CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.

 

Sours: https://carnival-news.com//07/19/reservations-now-open-for-carnival-legendsalaska-and-hawaii-cruises/

Cruise 2018 alaskan july

Ovation of the Seas in Alaska

Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Celebrity Cruises are on their way back to Alaska this summer. L

Let's take a look at their Alaska restart details and COVID vaccine policies:

Carnival Cruise Line
Ship:
Carnival Miracle
Capacity (at % Occupancy): 2,
Built: 
First Cruise: July 27,
Homeport: Seattle (United States)
Itinerary: Seven-day cruises featuring calls in Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan, as well as scenic cruising in Tracy Arm Fjord
Vaccination required? Yes

Beginning on July 27, Carnival Cruise Line will offer seven week-long cruises to Alaska with the Carnival Miracle. Sailing from Seattle, the vessel will visit Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan as well as the Tracy Arm Fjord.  

These Alaska cruises are available for guests who have received their final dose of an approved COVID vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and have proof of vaccination.


Princess Cruises
Ship: Majestic Princess
Capacity (at % Occupancy): 3,
Built: 
First Cruise: July 25,
Homeport: Seattle (United States)
Itinerary: Seven-day cruise to Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan
Vaccination required? Yes

Princess Cruises will resume operations in Alaska with the Majestic Princess. Sailing in the United States for the first time, the vessel will welcome passengers back on July

Until September 26, Princess plans ten seven-day cruises visiting Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.


Holland America Line
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Capacity (at % Occupancy): 2,
Built: 
First Cruise: July 24,
Homeport: Seattle (United States)
Itinerary: Seven-day itineraries calling at Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan, with scenic cruising in Alaska's iconic locales, including Glacier Bay and Stephens Passage
Vaccination required? Yes

Guests will have to have received their final dose of an approved COVID vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and have proof of vaccination. Shipboard crew vaccinations will also be in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Holland America Line is resuming its operations in Alaska with 11 departures from Seattle.

Starting on July 24, the brand will offer seven-day cruises to Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan Glacier Bay and Stephens Passage aboard Nieuw Amsterdam.


Royal Caribbean International
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Capacity (at % Occupancy): 2,
Built: 
First Cruise: July 19,
Homeport: Seattle (United States)
Itinerary: Week-long itinerary visiting Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point, as well as Endicott Arm fjord and Dawes Glacier
Vaccination required? Yes - guests over 16

Ship: Ovation of the Seas
Capacity (at % Occupancy): 4,
Built: 
First Cruise: August 13,
Homeport: Seattle (United States)
Itinerary: Seven nights to Glacier National Park, the Inside Passage, Juneau and Skagway
Vaccination required? Yes - guests over 16

Crew members and guest 16 years of age or older will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID, and everyone 12 or older as of August 1. Those underage will receive a test prior to sailing.

Royal Caribbean International will sail the Serenade and Ovation of the Seas in Alaska this summer. Both ships will offer cruises from Seattle for fully vaccinated guest over

The Serenade will begin cruising in July, with a week-long itinerary featuring calls in Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point.

The Ovation follows in August, offering cruises to Glacier National Park, the Inside Passage, Juneau and Skagway. 


Celebrity Cruises
Ship: Celebrity Summit
Capacity (at % Occupancy): 2,
Built:
First Cruise: July 23,
Homeport: Seattle (United States)
Itinerary: Weeklong cruises to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and scenic cruising in Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier
Vaccination required? Yes - guests over 16

All sailings will depart with vaccinated crew and everyone over the age of 16 must be vaccinated; as of August 1, , all U.S. guests ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated.

Starting on July 23, Celebrity Cruises will offer a program of seven-night cruises to Alaska on the recently refurbished Celebrity Summit.

Sailing from Seattle, the vessel will offer an itinerary that include calls at Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and scenic cruising in Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.


Norwegian Cruise Line
Ship: Norwegian Bliss
Capacity (at % Occupancy): 4,
Built:
First Cruise: August 7,
Homeport: Seattle (United States)
Itinerary: Weeklong cruises from Seattle with port time Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point, Alaska. On select sailings, guests will also have the chance to take in the serene views of Glacier Bay National Park or the Holkham Bay Glacier Fjord.
Vaccination required? Yes  

The Bliss will sail revised itineraries from Aug. 7, through Oct. 16,

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Sours: https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/vaccine-policies-for-major-cruise-lines-returning-to-alaska.html
Seattle to Alaska Cruise - July 2018

The wait is over! Travelers looking to head to Alaska this summer will get the chance on a Holland America Line cruise starting in July. We are ready to set sail on roundtrip from Seattle, Washington, itineraries aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. The seven-day “Alaskan Explorer” itinerary calls at Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan. Scenic cruising in Alaska’s iconic locales includes Glacier Bay and Stephens Passage.

Bookings are open for the 10 Saturday departures that will operate from July 24 through Oct. 2. Plans for these cruises to fulfill Holland America Line’s obligations under the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA) are expected to be approved, as are final instructions from CDC, and the company is beginning the return-to-cruising preparation process effective immediately.

“Holland America Line has been cruising to Alaska for nearly 75 years, and we feel deeply committed to trying to help our friends in ‘The Great Land’ get back on their feet in any way we can this summer,” said Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line. “Given the recent positive collaboration from the CDC, as well as optimism about a resolution with the PVSA, we feel like it’s now or never to give ourselves a chance to bring cruising back to Alaska this year.

“We would like to offer our sincerest appreciation to Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, Congressman Don Young and Governor Mike Dunleavy for their tireless efforts on behalf of the many small businesses that are the backbone of Alaska tourism.”

Alaska whale

“The Last Frontier is eager to welcome the return of the cruise industry this summer to restart our economy,” said Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy. “Cruising has a tremendous impact on the people of our state and our communities, especially in the southeast, and we’re thrilled to finally see a light with the impending return of the cruise ships.”

On board, Holland America Line will continue to offer the amenities that are a hallmark of the brand. Dining will be available in all restaurants and specialty venues, as well as room service. Entertainment will be in full swing in the main show lounge, and live music will be featured in Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Port-to-Table culinary demonstrations and other enrichment programming will bring Alaska and its culture on board through engaging activities. To accommodate physical distancing, additional performances may be added.

Alaska cruises also feature expanded onboard programming. Guests can engage with an Alaska naturalist, while EXC Talks and special presentations explore local topics such as Alaska’s bush pilots and famous Iditarod race. In Glacier Bay, the ship takes on a National Park Ranger and Huna native speaker.

Voted Best in Alaska
Holland America Line was named the top pick for Alaska cruises in the AFAR Travelers’ Awards, Porthole Cruise Magazine Editor-in-Chief Awards, Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards and TravelAge West Wave Awards Editor’s Pick, confirming its position as the best cruise line in Alaska by some of the world’s most experienced travelers and cruise experts.

AWERHD The colorful historic buildings of Creek Street in a cruise ship port of call, Ketchikan, Alaska, USA..

Ketchikan&#;s colorful, historic buildings of Creek Street.

Cruise and Stay Healthy with ‘Travel Well’ Protocols
These Holland America Line cruises in to Alaska are available for guests who have received their final dose of an approved COVID vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and have proof of vaccination. Shipboard crew vaccinations will also be in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Holland America Line guests will be required to comply with all health and safety protocols in place at the time of departure for travel to and from the ship, as well as all onboard protocols and procedures for visiting ports.

Full details, including information on shore excursions, are being finalized and will be shared in the coming weeks at hollandamerica.com. Attractive airfares will be available through Holland America Line’s FlightEase program. Flexible cancellation terms, including our COVID Protections, are offered through “Book with Confidence” when booked by June 30, , for sailings through Dec. 31, The cruise line’s Cancellation Protection Plan also allows cancellation up to 24 hours in advance.

Fares for Nieuw Amsterdam&#;s seven-day Alaska cruises begin at a “Have It All” premium package rate of $1, per person that includes four high-value amenities: one shore excursion, a Signature Beverage Package, specialty dining in the Pinnacle Grill or Tamarind, and a Wi-Fi Surf Package to stay connected throughout the cruise. Cruise-only fares start at $ per person, double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional.

Guests who were scheduled to sail on Oosterdam’s roundtrip Seattle cruises with a Sunday departure will be moved to similar accommodations on sister-ship Nieuw Amsterdam, departing on Saturdays. Eurodam guests who were affected by that ship’s move to Greece also will be moved to similar accommodations on Nieuw Amsterdam.

Tags: EXC Talks, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka

Sours: https://www.hollandamerica.com/blog/destinations/alaska/holland-america-line-is-restarting-alaska-cruising-in-july/

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Big disappointment. Training crew, and downhill from there.

Review for American Spirit to Alaska

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The only reason I didn't give this cruise a one out of five is because a few things went well, including embarkation and disembarkation; plus, the poorly trained staff at least tried (for the most part). Our crew were all in training, but this was not a training priced cruise. $11, per suite (double occupancy). Crew experience was 16 weeks or less, except for a handful that were asked
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Not What Was Promised

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I wanted to take my sons on an Alaskan cruise for the past 15 years. It finally came together this August. This was a once-iin-a-lifetime trip and we were all so excited. My sons, their wives, their child, my husband and I went on our first cruise on a "small ship". The American Cruise Line looked so great. When we turned in our paperwork, we each received a call asking if we needed anything
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Sail Date: August

Cabin Type: Cabin AA

Traveled with children


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