If the many glories of an Alaska cruise have been beckoning to you, consider visiting this beautiful part of the world from a luxury cruise ship. America’s “last frontier” holds many wonders and you can sail from such convenient — and fabulous — ports as Seattle, Vancouver, B.C. and San Francisco. Combine your voyage with a pre- and/or post-cruise land stay and extend your vacation in world-famous destinations.
Cruise in splendor to Alaska on such luxury lines as Crystal Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Silversea Cruises and Seabourn. All will offer you an exceptional vacation consisting of unobtrusive yet attentive service, gourmet cuisine, sumptuous accommodations and much more.
When you sail from eclectic Seattle, Washington plan to spend time in this marvelous city. The jewel in the crown here is visiting the iconic Space Needle, where you can take in the breathtaking 360-degree views from its restaurant. Pike Place Market is a favorite place for visitors and locals alike and will be even more sensational when the MarketFront expansion opens in June 2017. This immense area will include a public plaza and deck where you will be able to see the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier and Puget Sound. Other notable draws here are the gorgeous art museum and trendy Pioneer Square, which was once a ghost town.
Although not a U.S. port, alluring Vancouver, British Columbia serves as another gateway to Alaska. Unlike Seattle, which boasts round trip cruises, most of these cruises are either one-way Northbound or Southbound itineraries, affording you the opportunity to take a land tour before and/or after your sailing. Some of the delights in this scenic city includes everything from whale-watching to sampling delicious seafood, exploring Chinatown, the North Shore and Stanley Park, the largest natural park on the North American continent. Stroll the cobblestone walkways of the city’s most historic neighborhood, the restored Gastown district, dating back to 1867. You’ll behold stunning architecture that sets the stage for some of Vancouver’s best shopping, cafés, chic bars and restaurants, serving every type of cuisine you can imagine and desire.
Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises offer Alaska Inside Passage sailings from one of the world’s favorite cities, San Francisco, California, which boasts seemingly infinite and exciting options. See the Golden Gate Bridge, a glorious backdrop to this bustling cosmopolitan treasure. Visit Fisherman’s Wharf, with its fabulous bars and restaurants where the seafood will melt in your mouth. Meander through lovely Chinatown which is the oldest in North America and savor the delicious dishes, get a glimpse into the culture and learn of the history here.
See Alaska on a luxury cruise and experience the very best local guides, activities, culinary delights, accommodations, unparalleled service and comfort all while departing from intriguing port cities.