BEST OF ALASKA CRUISES & CRUISETOURS 2021

Alaska Cruisetours

 

"Marvel at sunlight at midnight and close-ups of whales, eagles and caribou. Delight in Denali's (formerly known as Mt. McKinley )majesty and meadows carpeted with wildflowers. Amid unsurpassed grandeur and serenity, the true wilderness of Denali is calling. Catch sight of a humpback whale or wolf pups frolicking in the snow. Alaska is as rustic and romantic as one could ever imagine. Whales, Wonders and Wilderness"

 

Alaska: Whales, Wonders & Wildlife

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browse our 2021 Alaska brochure online (pdf) 

 We think you've earned it:

Spend Summer in Alaska. One very cool place. One hot destination!

We all need something to look forward to again and nothing is more exciting than planning that next perfect getaway. We're here to help. It's time to experience the feeling of anticipation again. Call us and get inspired, get planning help and book that perfect trip to take, when you're ready. The journey begins the moment we decide to go somewhere.

You Can A-Fjord These Adventures

Watch for wildlife as you cruise through enchanting fjords, narrow inlets surrounded by massive glacial walls. At places like Misty Fjords or Kenai Fjords, you'll sail across the edge of where mountains, volcanic formations and turquoise waters converge. Be sure to snap a photo while you're there.

Take A Hike

Take a hike with great naturalist guides while visiting Talkeetna and Denali Alaska. Stretch you legs on trails from easy to epic. See Denali ( Mt. McKinley ) without national park crowds and all day bus tours. Owners Howard and Noelle Carbone have shared the wonders of Denali with Alaska's visitors since starting the family business in 1993. Princess guests staying at the Mt. McKinley Princess Lodge® can take the Byers Lake Nature Walk and Denali Wilderness Hike. Royal Caribbean and Celebrity guests staying at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge can take the Talkeetna Lakes Hike

Glacier Sight-Soaring
Generally, Alaska glaciers are viewed from one angle, so you can see that they are massive, but flightseeing - taking a small, low-flying plane over the landscape for a true bird's-eye view - allows you to see just how vast these rivers of ice can be. Take up an excursion out of Misty Fjord in Ketchikan, or soar above the massive Denali mountain with a Talkeetna adventure tour group. You may even get the chance to climb one of these icy giants.

Six Million Acres Of Discovery
Towering high in the center of the Alaska Range is the Denali, North America's tallest peak at 20,310 feet. Central to the cultural heritage of the native peoples who have lived here for thousands of years, the giant mountain is the ultimate symbol of the Alaskan wild. Denali National Park remains a wild kingdom, where animals large and small, roam free. View Dall sheep, wolves, caribou, moose and the mighty grizzly bear among many. And come summer, they are joined by more than 160 species of migratory birds.

Sightseeing from the trainLuxury dining on the trainNature Hikes & Scenic ToursHelicopter TourAlaskan Culture & HeritageLodge hot tubWhitewater rafting

Save Up to 40% Savings on Shore Excursions
Now that you know where you're going, it's time to start planning what you'll do when you get there! We're excited to offer you exceptional shore excursions at prices up to 40% lower than the cruise lines. Higher quality, smaller tours that match your itinerary, with  guaranteed return to ship.  Hand-picked best excursions and many exclusive two-and three-port excursion packages at special rates.

Start planning your onshore excursions today. Hurry, these shore excursion deals don't last forever! The best excursions sell out fast so book today!

► Click here to book the perfect shore excursion for your cruise now and save up to 40%

Alaska 2021 Cruisetours  

Depart from Vancouver for a northbound cruise, then join your land tour.

Take a Land tour first, then join cruise, departing from Whittier ( Anchorage ) for a southbound cruise.

VOYAGE OF THE GLACIERS TOP-RATED ITINERARY 7 days
This is the most popular option, with two days dedicated to scenicglacier viewing. Spend seven days cruising the Inside Passageand beyond, and get close to the awe-inspiring Margerie Glacier
in Glacier Bay National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Hubbard Glacier or College Fjord are also part of your voyage,along with visits to historic Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway.

 

What Is a Cruisetour ? [ Land + Sea Combination Vacation ]
Nothing Compares to an Alaska Vacation

"To fully experience Alaska, discover its interior, where communities remain intimately connected to the land, where wild animals roam as they have for millennia and where native nations thrive. On an Alaska cruise, you'll journey along the southeast coastline of Alaska, experiencing its glaciers, nature's ever-changing and fragile masterpieces. But with a land & sea combination vacation known as a Cruisetour, you'll uncover so much more.

PRINCESS wilderness lodges:  Exhilarating adventure meets restful relaxation in our exclusive Princess lodges. These custom-built wilderness lodges are perfectly woven into their surroundings, putting you in close touch with nature while welcoming you into a warm and inviting environment.

 

On the Kenai Peninsula, glacier-covered mountains descend into bays abundant with sea life. Journey north, and you'll travel among the vast tundra and taiga forests of Denali National Park. A single road crosses this untouched wilderness, home to North America's tallest peak and a stunning array of wildlife. Connect with Alaska's Native Peoples and meet city dwellers who are as diverse as the landscapes they inhabit: from cosmopolitan espresso drinkers to anglers and mountaineers, all are part of the fascinating culture that is Alaska. With an Alaska Cruisetour, you'll enjoy the best of Alaska, by combining a seven-night sailing along its southeastern coastline with a small-group tour into its magnificent inland destinations such as Kenai, Cooper River, the Yukon, and Denali. Stay in the finest available lodges and embark on remote roads and railways in deluxe transportation. All with escorted or hosted staff, who are passionate about sharing their Alaska with you. Every aspect of your journey has been carefully curated for you to discover the Last Frontier."

So are your ready to get started? Call us at 800.365.1445 and let us help you check that Alaskan adventure off your bucket list.

Book directly with Alaska Cruises Direct for these exclusive benefits...
:: Perks at Sea may include one or more of these: Shipboard Credit, Free or Reduced Air, Free Beverage Package, 3 or 4th Guest Free in same cabin, Kids Sail Free or at a Reduced Rate, Free Shore Excursions, or Free cabin Upgrades.
:: Limited-time exclusive offers and discounts
:: Consult with Certified Alaska Travel Experts. A free service to help you plan your Alaskan adventure.
:: Up to 40% off shore excursions with Shore Excursions Group

 

Introducing Princess Plus and Princess Savers
Two great fare types to choose from when booking your next cruise:
Princess Plus with drinks + Wi-Fi + gratuities
Included in your fare (a $95 a day value for just an extra $40 a day)
Princess Savers - the lowest price "no frills" fare
Standard fare without any added packages
How do I choose my fare type? 

Give us a call at 800.365.1445, we'll review all the details so you can choose a fare type that best fits your needs.

Why is this the best sale ever? Because it includes:

 Get $665 of value on a 7-day cruise! (Learn More)
Premier Beverage Package - with tips! (this is Princess' very best drinks package)
Unlimited Wi-Fi (on any ship, including Medallion Net)
Full gratuities paid to crew on your behalf (up to 4 in a stateroom)
All stateroom categories are included
Valid for guests 1 & 2 in a stateroom
Fully refundable deposit (non-refundable deposit also available for lower fare without princess plus features)
 For Select Sailings April 2021 and beyond

 

Now is the time to plan your iconic Alaska cruise

Often, visiting Alaska has as much to do with what people may feel as with what they will see. There is a mystique that surrounds Alaska. To some it represents a dream, a trip of a life time, a life altering event, a chance to reach out and touch something inside themselves that is wild and beautiful like they imagine Alaska to be. Our job is to put that dream-or as much as possible of it - within reach of you. Alaskan cruising is affordable, only the memories are priceless! When it comes to planning your trip, Alaskan Cruises & Land and Sea Vacations are more economical than you might think. With a wide range of options and choices, there's a cruise or cruise tour to suit most any budget." Gather your family, grab your friends - start planning your Alaska cruise. Learn More about what to expect from Alaska's weather as you watch for the region's "Big Five" animals, as well as the top 5 marine mammals of the Inside Passage. Choose from among Alaska's best shore excursions, experience the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour, or take time to explore Glacier Bay National Park or Denali National Park with its Triple Lakes Trail. Expand your Land + Sea Journey on the historic White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, and explore the Yukon and Dawson City, along with other must-see Klondike Gold Rush Attractions.

 

Alaska 2021 Cruisetour Search 

Depart from Fairbanks, Anchorage( Whittier ), Vancouver or Seattle.

 

Check out our 2021 Alaska Cruisetours

2021 Alaskan Land + Sea Vacation Listings

Visit Alaskas inland national parks, like Denali National Park, on an unforgettable cruisetour. Picture yourself sailing past glaciers of all shapes and sizes on the top-rated Voyage of the Glaciers cruise, then boarding exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service, en route to the heart of Alaska. Once there, you'll spend multiple days exploring Denali National Park from Princess owned wilderness lodges. It's a seamless experience Princess does best.

An Alaska Cruisetour...where a balcony cabin and a spectacular train ride become front-row seats for one of the most breathtaking shows in nature. How magical!

DIRECT-TO-THE-WILDERNESS®
Ease into the wonder of Alaska aboard our exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service. Step off your cruise ship and embark on a journey to Denali-area lodges, traveling through vivid landscapes you wouldn't otherwise see. Designed for viewing, glass domed rail cars and outdoor platforms reveal every mile of forested terrain, blooming meadows and glacial lakes. Expert rail guides deliver insightful narration about this historic route's long history and the natural wonders just outside your window. All cruisetours include rail travel and most include Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service.

Click On The Highlighted Links Below To See The Full Itinerary, Departure Dates, Rates And More

A - 10 Nights : 7 Day Cruise + 3 Day Land Tour

  View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features: AA3 ( land tour after cruise)  and AB3 ( land tour before cruise )

B - 10 Nights: 7 Day Cruise + 3 Day Land Tour

 View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features: BA3 ( land tour after cruise)  and BB3 ( land tour before cruise )

C - 10 Nights: 7 Day Cruise + 3 Day Land Tour

View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features: CA3 ( land tour after cruise)  and CB3 ( land tour before cruise )

D - 10 Nights : 7 Day Cruise + 3 Day Land Tour

View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features: DA3 ( land tour after cruise)  and DB3 ( land tour before cruise )

E - 10 Nights : 7 Day Cruise + 3 Day Land Tour

View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features:EA4 ( land tour after cruise)  and EB4( land tour before cruise )

F - 10 Nights: 7 Day Cruise + 3 Day Land Tour

View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features:FA4 ( land tour after cruise)  and FB4( land tour before cruise )

 

G - 10 Nights: 7 Day Cruise + 3 Day Land Tour

View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features:GA4 ( land tour after cruise)  and GB4( land tour before cruise )

H - 10 Nights: 7 Day Cruise + 3 Day Land Tour

View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features:HA5 ( land tour after cruise)  and HB5( land tour before cruise )

I - 10 Nights: 7 Day Cruise + 3 Day Land Tour

View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features:IA5( land tour after cruise)  and IB5( land tour before cruise )

J - 10 Nights: 7 Day Cruise + 3 Day Land Tour

 View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features:JA6( land tour after cruise) and JB6( land tour before cruise )
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K - 13 Nights: 7 Day Cruise + 6 Day Land Tour

View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features:KA6( land tour after cruise)  and KB6( land tour before cruise )

L - 13 Nights: 7 Day Cruise + 6 Day Land Tour

View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features:LA6( land tour after cruise)  and LB6( land tour before cruise )

M - 14 Nights: 7 Day Cruise + 7 Day Land Tour

View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features: MB7( land tour before cruise )

N - 15 Nights: 7 Day Cruise + 8 Day Land Tour

View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features:NA8( land tour after cruise)  and NB8( land tour before cruise )

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O - 12 Nights: 7 Day Cruise + 5 Day Land Tour

View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features:OB5( land tour before cruise )

P - 13 Nights: 7 Day Cruise + 6 Day Land Tour

View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features:PA6( land tour after cruise)  and PB6( land tour before cruise )

Q - 13 Nights: 7 Day Cruise + 6 Day Land Tour

View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features:QA6( land tour after cruise)  and QB6( land tour before cruise )

R - 15 Nights: 7 Day Cruise + 8 Day Land Tour

View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features: RB8( land tour before cruise )

S - 15 Nights: 7 Day Cruise + 8 Day Land Tour

View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features:SB8( land tour before cruise )

T - 13 Nights: 7 Day Cruise + 10 Day Land Tour

View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features:TB8( land tour before cruise ) and TA8( land tour after cruise )

*alaska-cruises-sail-and-save are per person, USD. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses additional: $239.97 alaska-cruises-sail-and-save & features subject to change based on availability at the time of actual booking.

Ken & Judy Conner 

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Comments, Accolades & Testimonials

8 awesome quotes from real customers.

 

Wolf, Moose, Caribou, Eagles, Whales and Bear!


" Our trip was excellent. The room, with the upgrades, was amazing! We saw many eagles (bald and golden), bear, many whales, including one breach, seals, one bear, one wolf, moose and caribou, and many smaller animals.. If we travelled during salmon run, we probably would have seen more bear and eagles. The scenery is to die for, the vistas spectacular. The ship was great; service, food, etc were all great. Thanks for everything."
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"Pat and I returned from an 11 day trip to Alaska. Truly The Last Frontier. We had the pleasure of traveling with 6 of our very dear and close friends, Mike & Susie, Ron & Rachel and Craig & Diane. We saw incredible scenery, moose, mountain sheep and goats, humpback whales, dolphins, and a wolf. We examined Denali (aka Mt. McKinley ) up close and personal in a small airplane. We watched in awe the calving of the immense glaciers in Glacier Bay. The weather was absolutely beautiful."
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"Our group wanted to thank you for all your attention and follow-up provided to us on our Princess Cruisetour of Alaska. Everything from the ship cabins, to the hotel accommodations, logistics, land tours and shore excursions were all very well prepared. Our group of 10 all expressed gratitude for your assistance in helping us select the best Alaska excursions and keeping us all informed. I learned you contacted each couple individually and provided continuance help and guidance. Everyone was very pleased with your periodic updates. You and your company have earned the highest recommendation and we look forward to calling you for our future vacation plans"
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"The weather this week was incredible, 70 and sunny. Never saw a bit of rain...but, lots of whales, eagles, porpoise, bear, moose etc."
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"What can I say. We felt like we were on a National Geographic cruise. Eagles, whales, sea lions, moose, bear and caribou; we saw them all. We had the best weather imaginable too. Both days at McKinley were cloudless! We saw the whole mountain range morning, noon and night and night and night! The position of our room was great, 11th floor mid ship. We loved it."


"I just wanted to thank you for all your help. Packer Expeditions was excellent and I would highly recommend them again for anyone looking to do a glacier hike. Also, we ended up being upgraded to an outside cabin...It was a truly welcome surprise to say the least. It made all the difference in the world both having a window (even though it was an obstructed view) and having a larger cabin. Alaska was totally awesome and we thoroughly enjoyed the land tours. All the coach drivers and tour folks were very knowledgeable and helpful. So next time we are looking for a cruise I will be in touch! Thanks again, Ann."
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"Hi Marty! When I originally started to research cruises and Travel Agents to help with the process, I was overwhelmed (Let's face it, sometimes the internet can be a good thing and sometimes it can be a bad thing). I am so happy that I can across your website. I sure didn't expect the response that I received from our family and friends when I started planning the cruise, and you were there every step of the way putting up with my cabin changes, adding new guests at the last moment, and removing guests in some cases, too! You were amazing and I know for a fact that you are responsible for our worry-free and amazing journey. Everyone that joined us on the cruise was extremely impressed at how well the whole thing fell together with little trouble on their parts. Again I can not thank you enough, and don't forget that we will be planning another one !"

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"Late last night, Pat and I returned from an 11 day trip to Alaska. Truly The Last Frontier. We had the pleasure of traveling with 6 of our very dear and close friends, Mike & Susie, Ron & Rachel and Craig & Diane. We saw incredible scenery, moose, mountain sheep and goats, humpback whales, dolphins, and a wolf."

 

When you call us at 800.365.1445 you will connect with like-minded Alaska cruise travelers that are actually experienced, having been there, and done that! They are eager to share their own stories about visiting Alaska, both from the sea and on the land. If you need help, have questions or want more information, talk to them. They are advocates who love Alaska,, it's people, wildlife, wonders and wilderness.

 

"Raye, We just wanted to thank you for your outstanding service these past 6 years.   In that time, we've gone on 14 cruises with 3 more booked.  This could not have been possible without your guidance and coordination with the cruise line.   Wow, whenever there has been an issue while on a cruise, you were right on top of it and worked diligently in rectifying it for us.   Most certainly our cruises were made better because of you and Cruise Direct Online.   THANK YOU very much. Princess Cruises, Alaska & Other Destinations - Ray Petri & Bev Rogers"

 

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