There is still a place in the world that inspires a true sense of wonder. Towering glaciers, spectacular wildlife, delectable food, fun entertainment, interesting ports of call and fascinating tours are all a part the experience provided by cruises to Alaska. Each day brings new discoveries, new fascination, awakening the spirit of exploration within you.
Vast pine forests and snowy ridges rise into the startlingly blue sky, sounds carry in the crisp, still air: an eagle's cry, a whale's song, the distant howl of a wolf.
You will see wonders that will take your breath away and give you back a thousand memories in return. Discover the beauty of cruises to Alaska and let your expectations be exceeded. The Gulf of Alaska cruise itinerary offered by Princess Cruises is a week-long Alaska cruise tours that travels between Whittier (Anchorage) and Vancouver, BC with either a northbound or southbound itinerary. Highlights include Glacier Bay National Park, College Fjord in Prince William Sound, and interesting port towns like Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. Shore excursions are available in each port-of-call, from historic railroad trips to landing on a glacier by helicopter.
Princess Cruises is a premium cruise line focusing on passenger choice in dining, entertainment, activities, and accommodations. Another great choice for cruises to Alaska is Holland America Line. For 2006 Holland America's Gulf of Alaska itineraries feature three ships - the Statendam, Ryndam and the Veendam. A Holland America Alaska cruise offers the sophistication of old-world style cruising, from the industry pioneer of the Alaska cruise market. It's a premium, elegant, classic cruise line with a semi-formal and yet relaxed atmosphere.
You can also explore Alaska and "get out there" with a Royal Caribbean Alaska cruise. Royal Caribbean International consistently earns top honors for the quality of its ships making it a leader in providing exciting and memorable cruise vacations. Celebrity Cruises also offers a new level of "premium" cruising at an intelligent price. Celebrity Cruises features nine cruise ships that cruise to destinations around the world such as Alaska, Europe, Caribbean, South America, Bermuda and the Panama Canal.
Celebrity Cruise Lines is a premium, semi-formal, value line with excellent food, service, and attention to detail. Celebrity Cruise Line's Summit Gulf of Alaska Cruise offers an eight-day, seven-night cruises to Alaska from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia. You can also step aboard a Radisson Seven Seas ship and find uncompromised luxury in service and accommodations offered at a great value. It's an opportunity to cruise Alaska in style and comfort.
Silversea Cruises is an award winning six-star luxury cruise line with unmatched, all-inclusive value. In fact it was voted "Best of the Best Cruise Line" by the Robb Report in 1999. Meanwhile, Norwegian Cruise Line has intimate yet modern ships offering many activities, but in an intimate environment focused on Freestyle Cruising.
It's up to you to choose the cruise line, but no matter what you ultimately decide on, you are guaranteed to enjoy the magnificent beauty of Alaska!