Not only is Norwegian Cruise Line one of the top cruise lines for families interested in cruising Alaska, but it is also a popular choice for couples on a budget, and singles looking for a festive (and informal) atmosphere.
Norwegian Cruise Linesâ€™ Alaska cruise fleet includes: Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Star, and Norwegian Sun. Norwegian Pearl features 12 restaurants, 11 bars and lounges, a bowling alley, and accommodations ranging from family-friendly connecting staterooms and suites to courtyard villas and 5,000 square feet garden villas. Norwegian Pearl was also named one of the top large ships in Conde Naste Travelerâ€™s 8th Annual Readerâ€™s Poll. Norwegian Pearl offers a 7-day Glacier Bay cruise that includes Alaskaâ€™s Inside Passage, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, and Victoria, round-trip from Seattle.
Norwegian Star features 13 dining options, a wide variety of staterooms and suites, a champagne bar, spas, and several rooftop garden suites (5,000 sq. ft.). Depending on the time of year, Norwegian Star offers either a Sawyer Glacier itinerary or a Glacier Bay itinerary. The 6-day Sawyer Glacier cruise travels from Vancouver through Alaskaâ€™s Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sawyer Glacier, Prince Rupert, and Seattle.
Norwegian Sun was designed for spectacular views from just about anywhere eon the ship. All suites and penthouses feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors with a private balcony, several pools (one for kids, five hot tubs, a casino, and a library. Depending on the time of year, Norwegian Sun also offers either a Sawyer Glacier itinerary or a Glacier Bay itinerary.
Norwegian Cruise Linesâ€™ Alaska cruise ports of call include: Juneau, Ketchikan, Prince Rupert, Seattle, Skagway, Vancouver, and Victoria. Each port of call offers a wide variety of activities and tours to suit all levels. Juneau features the worlds only drive-to glacier and mine tours, while Ketchikan features everything from totem pole trails and nature walks through rainforests to boat rides and bird watching. Prince Rupert offers plenty of opportunities for whale watching and historic a number of historic lighthouse tours, and visitorâ€™s to Seattle can sign up for the Seattle City Tour which covers local attractions such as the famous Space Needle and bustling Pike Place Market.
Yukon Territory and the White Pass Scenic Railway are just a few Skagway highlights and visitors to Vancouver will enjoy a variety of city tours led by knowledgeable commentators. In Victoria, expect a variety of land activities such as exploring gardens, and the historic homes and structures of Victoria, as well as pub tours and horse-drawn trolley tours. Sea activities include whale watching tours, wildlife tours, kayaking and canoeing, and snorkeling adventures.
Norwegian Cruise Lines Alaska cruises start at around $600 for a 7-day cruise. In some cases, you can save money by booking online directly through Norwegian Cruise Lines website â€“ Internet specials may be available. Or, you can find plenty of discounts, specials and deals by contacting your local cruise travel agent or by using any of the popular booking search engines listed below: