Alaska Cruise Travel Guide: What You Need To Know

Alaska is an ideal vacation destination for retirees, families and couples.

More than half of the visitors to Alaska come by cruise ship.

Cruise ships can reach wildlife areas, glaciers, fjords, and remote coastal towns that would be hard to reach otherwise.

The best time to visit is during the summer from May 10 to September 15.

The best time to see the aurora borealis in Alaska is from August 21 to April 21, also known as the Aurora Season.

For combination land and sea packages, many travelers first do a land portion of the tour.

Alaska has a wide range of attractions and landscapes with numerous ways to explore them.

Such as helicopter tours, dog sledding, kayaking, wildlife tours and railroad rides.

The National Parks Service restricts Glacier Bay National Park access to only a few cruise ships each day.

National Park Service Rangers come on board to provide insights about the park.

A cruise ship provides an excellent way to view sea and land wildlife.

Passengers can travel in comfort and style on a cruise ship. Many have 24-hour room service.

Bring layers, waterproof gear, comfortable walking shoes, and an excursion backpack when packing for your cruise.

Ensure you have all necessary travel documents, such as your passport if you have ports in Canada.

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