Alaska cruise guide

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A cruise to Alaska won’t be the warmest, but it may just be the most breathtaking. Take in spectacular views of glaciers and snow-covered mountains on a fantastic cruise that also takes you through some of Canada’s world-renowned beauty spots.

See all the latest Alaska cruise deals here, or read on to find out what you can expect to find along the way.

Why cruise to Alaska?

Alaska is a huge place – more than double the size of Texas, yet home to around 700,000 people. Just 20% of the state is accessible by road. All this is because the place is just covered in wilderness – trees, rivers and mountains. It’s a fantastic cruise destination for anyone who loves sightseeing and unique experiences.

As you might expect with all that greenery, there’s a wealth of wildlife living here. If you’re lucky you’ll see Kodiak Brown Bears, bald eagles, mooses and more.

Alaska is also home to 17 of the 20 tallest mountains in all of North America. Even if you don’t like the idea of scaling them, you’ll appreciate the view from a distance! Mt. McKinley, also known as Denali (‘The Great One’) is the tallest – towering at 20,320 feet.

Ice only covers 5% of Alaska’s total surface, but there are more than 100,000 glaciers. Many of these are in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, including seven which flow down into the sea. They really are some of the most fascinating sights you’ll see on any trip.

And if you find yourself in need of some home comforts during your time away, then take advantage of no sales tax! Alaska has one of the lowest overall tax burdens in the US, so shopping here won’t burn a hole in your wallet.

Book your Alaska cruise

Cruise 1st Australia has loads of great deals on Alaska cruises. See the full list here, or take a look at a selection of some of the best below:

Alaska Southbound
4th July 2014 for 7 nights
Radiance of the Seas

Setting off from Seward and stopping at Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait, Ketchikan and Vancouver.

Inside Passage (fly/stay/cruise)
16th May 2014 for 11 nights
Grand Princess

Setting off from Seattle and stopping at Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Victoria and back to Seattle.

Luxury Glitz & Glaciers (fly/stay/cruise)
22nd May 2014 for 12 nights
Celebrity Century

Setting off from Vancouver and stopping at Icy Strait, Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, Ketchikan and back to Vancouver.

San Francisco and Alaska (fly/stay/cruise)
11th May 2014 for 14 nights
Star Princess

Setting off from San Francisco and stopping at Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Victoria and back to San Francisco.

These are just a few of our best deals, so come on over to the Alaska cruise deals page to see the rest.

Image Sourced Via Flickr Creative Commons. Credit: Don Henise 

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Alyssa Beit

Alyssa lives in Sydney, NSW. Born on the 14th October and is a Social and Human Service Assistant at Cruise 1st Australia. She is in her early 40’s and loves tranquility on luxury cruises.

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