Cruising Alaska with Norwegian Cruise Line

by Elana Shepert
Cruise ship in Alaska

A trip to Alaska always brings you closer to nature and leaves you feeling refreshed. From three-story, glistening blue glaciers, to graceful humpback whales breaching on the open ocean – Alaska is home to some of the world’s most beautiful scenery.

Alaskan excursions are vast and amazing; from dogsledding, whale watching, or riding a 100 year old train through the mountains, you’ll never run out of ideas for adventurous, cultural, or easy going things to do in port. What’s more, Norwegian Cruise Line takes you there on the youngest fleet sailing to Alaska with the most laid-back atmosphere and options to choose from. You’ll never have to worry about dressing up for dinner, or even making a dining time. This cruise is all about about freestyle fun: the decor on board will be home to amazing entertainment, innovative deck plans, colourful features, a delicious variety of restaurants, and, of course, plenty of smiling faces.

One of the first things to decide when taking an Alaskan cruise with Norwegian is what itinerary works best for your needs. Sailings on the Norwegian Sun will either go roundtrip Vancouver or make one way voyages either northbound or southbound, out of  Vancouver or Anchorage. For those living in Vancouver, a roundtrip option boasts ultimate convenience, where a simple SkyTrain ride to Canada Place cruise terminal makes for an incredibly laid back, hassle free experience. For those looking to experience Alaska even more, however, a one way voyage allows them the opportunity spend additional days exploring the ruggedly beautiful state.

Alaska winter cruise view

For anyone living in Seattle who isn’t looking to do a one way voyage, the Pearl and Jewel offer roundtrip sailings that offer unbeatable convenience. Also, these sailings tend to have even lower fares than the roundtrip Vancouver ones (there are more of them), and therefore even some Vancouverites end up making the trek across the boarder to take them.

A great way to get a truly in-depth Alaskan experience is to do a cruise-tour package. Depending on what you’d like to do, there are packages that visit Anchorage, Denali National Park, Aleyska and Fairbanks in addition to a seven night, one way voyage either southbound up to Anchorage, or Northbound down to Vancouver. The packages vary in length, from eleven to thirteen days including the cruise, and cruisers get the chance to really venture into the Alaskan wilderness. You can go on the epic Alaskan railway from Fairbanks to Denali, take a tundra wilderness tour, or take the glass dome tour from Denali to Talkeetna to get a breath-taking perspective on the last frontier.

Alaskan cruises continue to draw people year after year with their pristine beauty and nostalgic appeal; there’s nothing better than leaving the city behind and sailing into the serene atmosphere of the Alaskan wilderness. Norwegian Cruise Line will get you there in comfort with plenty of fun options to choose from, promising a voyage to remember for years to come.

For more information on cruising to Alaska, contact one of our Cruise Specialists or call 1-855-278-1925.

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