Reasons to Cruise Alaska
Few destinations say "Adventure" like Alaska. It’s vast, breathtaking, amazing...and sometimes confusing and overwhelming if you’re thinking about planning a vacation to the 49th state. To make this process easier and enjoyable, Cruise Dreams created our own “Discover Alaska” site for our clients to inform and showcase Alaska. But this is just the
“tip of the iceberg!” As always, we’re standing by, just a phone call or email away from helping you plan your cruise or cruise tour. We have recommendations, special offers, group sailings, additional amenities as well as our expert advice. We can’t wait to share it with you.
In Alaska, mountains touch the heavens, massive glaciers inspire awe, humpback whales and orcas glide through sheltered waters, while bears and moose roam the forested shorelines. Alaska feels boundless, filled with icy fjords
that tower over the Pacific Ocean while snowy peaks stretch towards the horizon.
Cruising lets you explore all sides of Alaska the way locals see it, up close and personal. An Alaskan Cruise and Land
Tour allows you to head deeper into the wilderness for a completely different view – maybe even from a flightseeing plane flying over Mt. McKinley, while walking on a glacier or even mushing via dogsled.
Whatever your choice, cruise or cruise tour, we'll design the perfect cruise/tour allowing you to see this
“Great Land,” your way!
Vacationing in Alaska can mean anything from inside passage cruises that sail roundtrip from Seattle or Vancouver, one way north or southbound sailings that sail almost 1,000 miles farther to Seward or Whittier or a cruise and tour combination that adds anywhere from 3-7 nights on land.
Alaska has become the number one cruise destination year after year with more ships than ever before and more interest from families, young adults and multi-generations.
There is a cruise line, itinerary and vessel for everyone, from mass market cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity, Holland America and others as well as luxury lines like Crystal Cruises, Silversea and Regent to name a few, and also small expedition ships like Lindlbad and Un-Cruise Adventures.
Onboard and on land, Alaska will constantly delight your taste buds with unique fare. Ships will feature specialty Alaska-sourced menus including local favorites like battered Rockfish fillet, Alaska crab salad and Alaska beef stew, Alaskan salmon or halibut and chowder with whitefish and mussels. How about venison
or reindeer chili, crab quiche and Baked Alaska, of course, for dessert?
Many shore excursions include crab feasts, salmon bakes, cooking demonstrations and culinary adventures that allow you to enjoy the specialties prepared. You can even bring back your own fresh catch after a day of salmon fishing and have the chef onboard prepare it to your liking or ship it home.
You’ll enjoy one-of-a-kind, unique excursions that offer limitless landscapes with breathtaking views. Much of the coastline is wilderness, and whether you cruise by Glacier Bay, Tracy Arm College Fjord or others, or explore on land excursions, you'll experience the sheer vastness of protected emerald forests,
snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, wildlife and more. Just imagine, Misty Fjords National Monument alone is the size of Connecticut!
Whether catching "the big one" while salmon fishing, hiking to the top of a glacier, flightseeing over ice fields, kayaking past frolicking seals,
gold-panning or riding a dogsled, Alaska shore excursions bring bragging rights and experiences you'll never forget!