10 Things to Know Before Booking an Alaska Cruise:

What Cruise Line, What Time of Year, and More!

An Alaskan cruise is a top bucket list item. It’s the type of trip that will likely be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so you want to make sure you do it right the first time.

Best Time of Year  for an Alaska Cruise

July is the best time of year to go because you’re most likely to get the best weather and have the most wildlife sightings.  That being said, you can still get great weather and see wildlife anytime from May-September.

Is an Alaska Cruise a Good Fit for Everybody?

Alaska cruises are great for all different kinds of people from all different places, at all different ages, and all levels of mobility.  Cruise lines are very accommodating and have different activities based on your interests.

What Beginning/Ending Ports Should I Choose for My Alaska Cruise?

Choosing the one-way itinerary allows you to see the most you can in Alaska without having to backtrack to your starting point to end the cruise.  It also allows you to see more of Alaska by doing an extension to see Denali National Park.

Alaska Cruise: Should I Do Pre/Post-Cruise Stops or Skip Them?

There are several different options for pre/post-cruise stops on your Alaska cruise.  Largely, this will depend on what itinerary you book and where it begins and ends.

Should I Book an Alaska Cruise with  a Travel Agent?

The short answer to this question is yes.  There’s a huge misconception now that travel agents are a thing of the past and booking with a travel agent will cost you extra money.

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