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ALASKA CRUISE HOLIDAYS             Cruises Enquiry Form
   
     
 
                                                           

The Alaska Cruise season begins in May and ends in September. Although July and August are the warmest months to experience these incredible sites, autumn and spring are the most fun, the most beautiful and the savings are the best.

There certainly is no shortage of Alaska Cruises to choose from.

Specialty cruises offer a small ship experience, allowing you to get a lot closer to nature and most have experts on board to teach you about the regions flora and fauna.

 

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Larger cruise ships can cover more territory and give you a better overview of the area as well as letting you visit a range of ports to experience the different cultures that make up the Inside Passage.

While many cruises start and end in Vancouver, there is a good selection of cruises that sail between Vancouver and Seward, the port for Anchorage, which are perfect as part of an extended itinerary exploring beyond Anchorage. (Kodiak Is., Denali National Park, Fairbanks).

Cruises also start in the US from Seattle and San Francisco.

 

                                                           
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WHY CRUISE ALASKA?                  Back to top

Alaska is one of the world's last great true frontiers, an unspoiled wilderness of glimmering glaciers, abundant forests, towering mountains, exotic wildlife, and waterfront communities.  It is a destination full of Native American culture and Russian influence -- a step back in time to the days of gold rush saloons and oil booms. Alaska, simply put, is a once in a lifetime, dream holiday.

  
                                                           

PASSPORT / VISA NOTE    Back to top

All nationalities require valid passports; it is recommended that they are valid for six months beyond period of intended stay.  Please contact us with regards to which passports require visas that are not covered by the Captain’s blanket visa.

                                                           
PORTS OF CALL    Back to top

There are numerous ports of call for the cruises that are offered in Alaska.  Some of them are:

Vancouver, British Columbia

Every bit as cosmopolitan as Seattle, with a distinctive European flair, Vancouver is the Canadian jewel of Puget Sound. From the cobblestone streets of the Gastown district to Little Italy and Chinatown, Vancouver has something for everyone.

Ketchikan, Alaska

In addition to being the jumping-off point for seaplane excursions into the Misty Fjords National Monument and its 2.2 million acres of wilderness nirvana, Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit tribe. Another "must-see" here is the world's largest collection of totem poles. You can learn what motivates someone to turn a piece of lumber into a towering work of art at the Saxman Native Village and Totem Bight and Totem Heritage Centre.

 

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Juneau, Alaska

Where Earl Grey meets Eddie Bauer® would be a good way to describe the charms of Alaska's capital city. Here the pioneering spirit lives on in an interesting mix of cosmopolitan chic and frontier ruggedness. Visit the Alaska State Museum and its exquisite collection of Russian Orthodox and Gold Rush relics.

Hubbard Glacier

From its source on Mount Logan in the Yukon Territory, Hubbard Glacier stretches 76 miles to the sea at Yakutat and Disenchantment Bays. The longest tidewater glacier in Alaska, with an open calving face over six miles wide, the Hubbard Glacier is also one of the most active glaciers of its kind in Alaska. These glaciers calve when giant pieces of ice crack off the head of the glacier and fall into the sea. While the faces of most glaciers advance very slowly if at all, Hubbard is an exception, its face is continually moving farther out into the sea.

Cruises are designed to provide passengers with the best viewing possible anywhere and you'll be able to see this massive natural wonder with its 1,350 square miles of blue ice from just about anywhere onboard.

Skagway, Alaska
Rich in Gold Rush history, Skagway is home to the origin of the Chilkoot and White Pass trails, Gold Rush Cemetery, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Trail of '98 Museum, White Pass and Yukon Route narrow-gauge railroad and the Skagway Historic District.

Skagway at the northern tip of Lynn Canal was one of the preferred routes to the Yukon for the Klondike Gold Rushers.

The Historic District is the heart of downtown Skagway, where visitors walk along boardwalks lined with false-fronted buildings. Walking tours and interpretive programs of the historic area are available at the visitor centre. The district and other local attractions are on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

                                                           
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