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Cruises in Alaska

Cruise around Alsaka - Cruising by boat is a lifestyle that involves living full-time on a boat while traveling from place to place. Cruising generally refers to trips of a few days or more, and can extend to round-the-world voyages. Cruising is done on both sail and power boats, although sail predominates over longer distances, as ocean-worthy power boats are considerably more expensive.

Alaska is the 49th and largest state in the United States of America. Separated from the rest of the country by Canada, Alaska lies on the Arctic Circle.

In 1867, the territory of Alaska was purchased from the Russians for $7.2 million. It took until 1959 for the territory to become a State of the Union

One of the best ways to see Alaska is by cruise ship. Cruise ships bring you wonderfully close to glaciers, whales and rocky coasts. Larger boats offering more amenities, while small ships and yachts carrying 12-100 passengers go where the big ships can't, getting you up close to Alaska's nature and wildlife. Many vessels include naturalist guided hikes and sea kayaking right from the ship, perfect for active, casual travelers.

Cruise ships have 2 main itineraries: The Inside Passage Route going roundtrip from either Seattle, Washington or Vancouver, Canada and the Gulf Route running Northbound and Southbound cruises between Seattle/Vancouver and Seward/Whittier.

Companies offering cruises in Alaska include:

Holland America. The Glacier Discovery Cruise offered by Holland America Line, runs between Seward and Vancouver, BC.
Princess Cruises, offers both Inside Passage and Glacier Bay routes as well as roundtrips from San Francisco.
Royal Caribbean.
Celebrity Cruises.
Norwegian Cruise Line, offers only roundtrips in Seattle and Vancouver.
Carnival Cruises, has only one ship deployed in Alaska annually doing mainly Northbound and Southbound cruises.
AdventureSmith Explorations. Specializes in small ship and yacht cruising in Alaska with over 25 years experience.


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