Alaska is one of the most popular cruise destinations for travelers from all over the world. This “Last Frontier” offers a glimpse of spectacular landscapes, abundant wildlife and fascinating inhabitants. A number of different cruise lines travel to Alaska, and generally offer very similar itineraries . However, each of these cruise lines offer its own range of amenities and activities. Below is a brief summary of the top cruise lines sailing to Alaska in 2014 & 2015:
From its humble beginnings in 1989, Celebrity cruises has elevated itself to a level of elegance and professional service. With some of the best dining on the Alaskan cruise circuit, Celebrity has become known for its upscale staterooms, luxurious spas, concierge service and a variety of other 5-star amenities.
Known as the “Fun Ship” in the cruise industry, Carnival Cruise Line is typically geared towards the younger crowd that enjoys being active while on their cruise. There is no shortage of things to do on a Carnival Cruise with amenities such as Alaskan themed children’s activities, a dedicated on-board naturalist and local Alaskan fish and game menu.
Royal Caribbean Cruises
Offering some of the largest and most innovative cruise ships in the industry, passengers will never go bored while on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. Passengers may try their luck at the casino, warm up in the Jacuzzi or take in a fabulous Broadway style show. Royal Caribbean quite simply has it all!
Holland America Cruises
Holland America provides some of the smaller ships sailing to Alaska, which allows their guests to receive a more personal and intimate cruising experience. Holland offers great value and a wide range of amenities for passengers, including a Junior Ranger program for kids, native interpreter for Glacier Bay, a domed pool area and Alaskan salmon offered nightly.
Princess Cruise Line
Known as one of the experts in the Alaska Cruise industry, Princess Cruises provides an upscale cruising experience to Alaska. Guests onboard a Princess cruise ship can be sure to expect the finest dining and service at sea.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Flexibility is always an option with Norwegian Cruise Line and their “Freestyle” mantra. Schedules virtually do not exist while on a Norwegian Cruise to Alaska as passengers may choose from a wide selection of dining times, dining venues and entertainment options. Norwegian offers a wide range of stateroom options including a 4,100-square-foot, 3-bed, 3-bath Garden Villa.
Disney, the premier name in children’s entertainment, also offers cruises to Alaska that specialize in family-friendly amenities. The Disney ships offer nursery service for the youngest of travelers. The Disney Oceaneer Club offers opportunities for older children to learn and play. Tweens and teens have special areas for TV watching, video games, music listening and social activities.