Alaska Cruises 2012 – Luxury Alaskan Cruise

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Alaska Cruises 2012

Alaska Cruises 2012Earlier in the year, were you thinking about taking one of those Alaska cruises 2012? Has the year gone by so fast that you’ve missed the opportunity to take a wonderful cruise to Alaska? Relax — there’s plenty of time to book an inside passage voyage for 2012.

A vacation on a cruise ship to Alaska means something wonderful and unique.  The scenery in Alaska is stunning. You’ll see snowy peaks, pure glacial waters, and nature at its simple best.  Passengers often catch glimpses of eagles flying overhead or even hump-backed whales playing in the cool waters. There are many historic ports where you’ll be able to study and learn about native traditions.

Things to do on Alaska Cruises 2012:

Of course, Summer is the ideal time to enjoy Alaska. You can fly into a northwest city such as San Francisco, Vancouver, or Seattle. There are even voyages from Southampton in the UK  or other ports in Australia, for instance, direct to Alaska. Two months stand out as the prime cruise time for our northernmost state — September or May. During these two months, Alaskan waters are quite a bit calmer. Summer and autumn arrive a little sooner in Alaska, than they do in the mainland United States.

Alaska Cruises 2012As part of your planning for your Alaska cruises 2012, you may consider which land tours you’d like to take. A few of the major cruise lines include Celebrity cruises, Disney cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Crystal cruises, Regent Seven Seas cruises, Silver Sea cruises, Princess cruises, Holland America cruises, and Royal Caribbean cruises.

A few of the top cruise destinations and places to visit are outlined below:

  • Departures from either the US or Canada.
  • Seattle, with its fusion of cultures including Asian, American, and Native American.
  • San Francisco, and all of the shopping and amenities that this wonderful city holds. You can visit Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz here.
  • If you depart from a Canadian port, such as a Vancouver, there are many sights to see such as Puget Sound,  the Cascade Mountains, the streets of Gastown, and the Capilano suspension bridge.
  • Juneau, Alaska. When you arrive, there’s the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier as well as the town of KetchiKan.  Visit the Totem Heritage Center here and view spectacular wildlife at Glacier Bay.
  • Glacier Bay is where hump-backed whales hang out.

You may also choose to have add-ons to your Alaska cruise holiday. If you depart from Vancouver, or Seattle, you may add a Canadian Rockies tour. On that one you can see Lake Louise, Banff, or Jasper.  Another add-on is Denali National Park. This Alaskan Park is not to be missed.

There is no reason to be sad that you missed the opportunity to book your Alaska cruise for this year.

Look through all of the information available, and choose your options amongst many Alaska cruises 2012 and you’ll be well on your way, next year.

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