Alaska cruises are always fantastic cruises, but it seems like this year’s batch of voyages are extra special and extra plentiful. We’ve been keeping our eye out for the hottest cruises of 2017 and Alaska journeys are at the top of our list.
They’re giving cruisers a chance to travel to stunning icy (and green) landscapes and discover remote areas that are absolutely wild, on medium and small ships that offer luxury or raw adventure.
A Record-Breaking Year for Alaska Cruises
After examining the cruise options for Alaska for 2017, we think this year is going to be record breaking. There will be many, many opportunities to explore Alaska’s Inside Passage and see some of the most gorgeous scenery on the planet, and cruisers are likely going to jump on these chances in droves. A CLIA spokesperson reported that the cruise sector is definitely going to break an all-time record this year, hosting 1.06 million passengers in total. From what we’ve read about Alaska cruises, many of these travelers are probably heading to that destination first.
Some Tips for Alaska Cruises
The first tip we can offer you for Alaska cruises in 2017 is to book now! These thrilling luxury ocean rides and rugged adventures are going to fill up fast! Also, visit Alaska during May, if you can. That is, if you prefer moderate weather that still offers glimpses of snow-dusted mountains but also gives you something to look at besides all white (plus, you might see mama bears and their little cubs during May). We encourage you to visit Anchorage on your Alaska cruise, in addition to the Inside Passage. Anchorage cruises typically offer a stop in the quaint town of Sitka.
Check Out All Your Options
Some Alaska cruises are heading to Glacier Bay National Park and Reserve, and these are the cruises that will let you observe many huge glaciers in a dense area. The Reserve restricts the number of ships that can voyage through the park each day, so there aren’t many vessels that make a point to go there. Make sure you get on one that does!
Have you been looking at Alaska cruise options too? If so, what cruises are you thinking about and have you booked your ticket?