Top Tips for the best Alaska Cruise in 2015

Having spent 3 summers as Cruise staff on-board various Princess Cruises ships in Alaska, I am often asked for inside tips on what is the best Alaska cruise or land tour. Of course that depends on personal preferences.  But If I had to condense it down my 3 main tips would be…

Kathleen’s 3 Key Alaska Cruise Tips:

  1. Mid June to August is “peak” season for viewing wildlife in Alaska.  Food is plentiful, the salmon are running and you have the best chance of seeing whales, bears, eagles and more.
  2. Only two ships a day can enter Glacier Bay National Park – the must see destination of any Alaskan cruise.  Be sure you book an itinerary that includes Ketchikan and Glacier Bay to see the best of the Inside Passage.
  3. Take time to visit Denali National Park.If you are going all the way to Alaska, you should really add at least 3 days to your cruise to see Denali National Park.

I personally think the best two cruise lines in Alaska are Princess Cruises and Holland

America.  These 2 lines have been cruising Alaska for over 20 years.  They have the best environmental record and are therefore granted the most access to Glacier Bay.

If you are planning a Cruisetour to see Denali National Park, I would definitely choose a Princess Cruisetour.  Princess owns and operate their own train that leave directly from the port in Whittier to Denali.  It is a glass domed luxury train with nature guides & commentary on board, observation decks, dining cars and plenty of room to walk around.  They also own and operate their own resorts in Denali…those those of us that like upscale comfort in a rustic and natural setting.

Use our free on-line planning tool to find your next Alaskan Cruise

Or Call Kathleen Peters, KMP Travel – Cruise Planners 407-951-8485


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