2014 Alaska cruises can be every bit as exciting as any of the other cruises out there. It may not be the traditional sun and sand cruise, but an Alaskan cruise offers passengers something completely different, in the way of truly unique sights and sounds.
In 2014 we are offering some spectacular cruise and stay options within this often frozen region that gives a heart warming feeling of having done something spectacular.
On an Alaskan cruise, you can expect to see unspoilt landscape, soaring eagles, and tower-high glaciers. You will enjoy pristine waters and unobstructed sights as you relax and take pleasure in all the wonderful natural wonders only a Cheap Alaska cruise can offer.
There is a reason Alaska cruises have become one of the most popular cruise choices amongst travellers today. Not only is an Alaska cruise packed with adventure, it is an opportunity to explore many once in a lifetime towns and sites from sea kayaking and dog sledding to salmon fishing and wilderness hiking.
Cruisers considering an Alaska cruise in 2014 or 2015 can choose between cruises that last between seven and 14 days. Cruisers can opt for longer tours that include a land and sea combination for travel, which allows you to explore more of Alaska’s inland areas. Cruisers who opt for more land time will generally be offered more frequent day trips that can come at the beginning or end of the cruise.
Traditionally the departure ports for Alaska cruises include Washington, Seattle, or Vancouver, British Columbia. Once departed, you will be on your way to see many of nature’s most remarkable sites such as the massive glaciers at Glacier Bay National Park. Here is where you can photograph one of the largest biosphere reserves in the world.
Cheap Cruises recommend that during your journey, you also keep your camera posed for Orca, which are also known as Killer Whales. You will also encounter Dall’s Porpoises, seas lions, river otters and, depending on the time of year, numerous Brown Bears. Other Alaska cruise options include a visit to Denali National Park where Mt. McKinley along the Alaska Range can be found. This mountain range is the highest in North America. To spot bears in this area you will need to book a cruise during the early portion of the summer.
If you are not able to book your cruise until the late summer, do not worry about missing the bears. It is during this time of the year when the Alaskan streams are filled with salmon. Not only does this make for great fishing opportunities, it also means bears will gather around the streams to feed on one of their favourite foods, salmon.
This time of the year is also the best time to spot the Northern Lights. This natural phenomenon of Aurora Borealis is a breathtaking site, worthy of staying up late with camera in hand for the chance to snap a few shots.
We have a dedicated website that shows more details about Alaska Cruises and some fantastic shore excursion ideas.