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Alaska cruises, the ultimate ocean wave holiday

Sarah on Dec 11, 2015

Alaska cruises, the ultimate ocean wave holiday

A cruise through beautiful Alaska is undoubtedly one to put on your travel bucket list. The unmatched scenery is something that everyone should see at least once, so why book it in for the coming year? Imagine trading gloomy winter rain in Australia for spectacular glaciers and sunshine in Alaska, and make amazing memories along the way.

Alaska cruise deals, so many bargains

You can take the cruise of a lifetime without breaking the bank. Alaska cruises are more affordable than you might think and are undoubtedly the cheapest way to experience the region. Flights are the biggest consideration, but why not make the cost worthwhile and see some more of North America while you're there?

Princess, Royal Caribbean, Holland America and other lines all run regular cruises to Alaska during the summer months. Here are a few great options for Alaska cruises in 2016, departing from Vancouver, Seattle and San Francisco, which are all home to major airports:

  • Princess generally has the best prices and are well-versed in Alaska cruising. Week-long cruises can be found for around AU$1200 per person twin share, like this Voyage of the Glaciers cruise in June 2016. They also run longer 10-night itineraries like this Inside Passage with Glacier Bay cruise from San Fran in August 2016.
  • Holland America itineraries are a little pricier, but great for cruisers who like their time at sea to be a little more elegant and traditional. Their seven-night May 2016 roundtrip Seattle cruise is a great place to start!
  • Royal Caribbean's Alaska Sawyer Glacier cruise, like this one in July 2016, is one of their many week-long itineraries in Alaska and a firm favourite. Fares fall somewhere between Princess and Holland America, and run very regularly during the season, with departures from Seattle and Vancouver.

Find the right Alaska cruise in 2016

The standard week-long cruise is a great way to see Alaska. Both round-trip and one-way itineraries offer a range of port stops - most calling into the primary ports which include Ketchikan, Skagway and Juneau, and passing through the famed Inside Passage, which is known for wonderful wildlife spotting. A mixture of scenic cruising and land-based explorations make for an unforgettable journey.

If you want something a little longer, a 10-night cruise allows a more in-depth look at the beautiful state, often including ports like Sitka and the newly developed custom cruise port, Icy Strait Point.

Princess Cruisetours are a great way to see more of Alaska. There are many different options for these - give the Cruise Sale Finder team a call to find out more! The line owns and operates five lodges in strategic locations across the state, which can give you a peek into the interior of Alaska without leaving the comfort of their high-quality facilities. If you have a special occasion coming up in 2016, or a big trip is on your agenda, a cruisetour is a spectacular holiday to mark the occasion.

Take a look at the full range of Alaska itineraries available on Cruise Sale Finder, from cheap cruises to luxury holidays, and you might just spot your perfect 2016 adventure!


I have enjoyed visiting as much of the world as possible over the years. Europe and the Mediterranean are personal favourites, but there is so much to see very close to our little Australasian corner of the globe- one of my top travel experiences was snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles in New Caledonia! Cruising is a fantastic way to see it all, and we hope to make booking a cruise easier for both first-timers and old salts. From ship tips to destination news and views, we will keep you up-to-date. Happy cruising!

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