Selecting a Stateroom
When cruising Alaska, we can offer savings for all staterooms, including interior; however, if it’s within with your budget, we definitely suggest you splurge on a balcony stateroom. This is the itinerary where you will use a balcony more than any other. There is so much to see from your balcony each and every day.
Though there are many public decks onboard cruise ships sailing through Alaska, waking up to coffee or a room service breakfast on your balcony overlooking a wall of glaciers is not to be missed. Perhaps a glass of wine before dinner would also be a perfect beginning to the evening’s entertainment on your balcony.
Princess offers some of the most affordable balconies for Alaska cruises because of the design of their ships while some of the luxury cruises feature ONLY staterooms with verandahs.
When choosing a stateroom, it is also wise to pay attention to what side of the ship it's on.
If sailing Northbound, choose a stateroom on the starboard side of the ship in order to have good views of the mountains rolling by and the small seaside towns the ship will past.
If sailing Southbound, choose the port side of the ship to see Alaska's mainland scenery from onboard.
There are really only four basic stateroom types: (Below are stateroom images of the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship)
INTERIOR STATEROOM ($)
OCEAN VIEW BALCONY STATEROOM ($$$)
OCEAN VIEW STATEROOM ($$)