The Hundred Mile Horizon
Alaska is regarded as one of the most scenic cruising regions on earth, and with good reason. With towering mountain ranges, crystalline glaciers and abundant wildlife you’ll fill up your camera memory in no time. Touring before or after your Alaskan cruise provides the opportunity to take in the Denali National Park, visit Victoria and the stunning Butchart Gardens, or explore the Rockies. From May to September larger vessels (1400 to 2400 passengers) from Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Royal Caribbean, Princess and Norwegian
Cruise Line have 22 vessels cruising this coastline. Two luxury smaller vessels (around 400 passengers) visiting Alaska are Silver Shadow and Seven Seas Navigator.
Most cruises are of 7 nights, but range up to 14 nights. Choose a round-trip cruise from Vancouver, Seattle and San Francisco or one way, either northbound or southbound, with the northern port Anchorage or Seward. New Hplland’s Amsterdam offers a port intensive 14-night round trip from Seattle with far point Kodiak. In selecting a cruise, consider pre-and post-tour options from your ports of embarkation and disembarkation. In May and September Princess ships transfers between China and Vancouver via Alaska. Dawn Princess circles the Pacific ex Sydney to include Alaska in July 2012, and Sun Princess crosses from San Francisco to Sydney in April 2013.