It’s no secret that cruising is a huge part of Alaska tourism. After all, these special trips are a great way to see the beauty of America’s 49th state! According to a recent article by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the 2018 season in Alaska is going to be record-breaking. A number of new cruise lines are coming to Alaska for the very first time and over 1.1 million passengers are expected to make the voyage. With so many options available, it can be difficult to decide which trip is right for you! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best cruises in Alaska.
If you’re looking for more fun things to do during your stay in Alaska, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide. This carefully curated guide is full of restaurant recommendations, shopping destinations, outdoor recreation, and more. It’s the perfect resource for your getaway!
Our Picks for the Top 4 Cruises in Alaska
1. Holland America
Some of the most popular cruises in Alaska are provided by Holland America. After 70 years of cruising to the Last Frontier, Holland knows the region well and can take visitors to the best cities, towns, parks, and glaciers that Alaska has to offer. Stellar dining options and fabulous entertainment are a staple of each cruise ship, and a fitness center, art gallery, and spa are all available onboard.
2. Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises is another great option for your Alaska adventure. This company provides award-winning excursions to some of the state’s most unforgettable locations, including Kenai Fjords State Park, Inside Passage, Mendenhall Glacier, and more. Whether you choose a seven-day getaway or a two-week vacation, we promise your cruise will be one for the books.
Local Tip: Did you know that Princess Cruises is an ideal choice for foodies? Passengers can sample world-famous Alaskan seafood right onboard, with King crab, salmon, and other popular dishes on the menu. Yum!
3. Alaskan Dream Cruises
For a one-of-a-kind experience in Southeast Alaska, book a trip with Alaskan Dream Cruises. This locally-owned company gives passengers a taste of “true Alaska” through all-inclusive, small-ship itineraries. Each cruise ranges from 10 to 84 passengers and navigates off-the-beaten-path areas of the Inside Passage, including narrow channels and secluded coves. Top-notch amenities and well-appointed staterooms round out the experience.
4. UnCruise Adventures
Breaching whales, soaring eagles, rainforests, and the Northern Lights are just a few of the things you’ll see with UnCruise Adventures. These 7- to 14-night cruises are perfect for exploration and take visitors through the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay National Park. The ambiance onboard is welcoming and casual; the crew makes you feel right at home, and by the end of the cruise, you and your fellow travelers will feel like family.
Book Your Stay at Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages
Cruises in Alaska generally require advanced planning, so it’s not too early to start thinking about 2018! Sign up for your sail today and be sure to book your pre- or post-cruise stay with us. Our B&B is located in the Mat-Su Valley and is one of the best lodging options in the area.
At Alaska Garden Gate, guests may choose from a number of accommodations including cottages, apartments, and bed and breakfast rooms. Your stay even includes a delicious and nutritious breakfast each morning. Simply check our availability and contact us today to make your arrangements. We look forward to having you.
Don’t forget to download our free Vacation Guide for a full list of activities and attractions!