Best Of Alaska Cruises offer free planning help, insights and inspiration into recommended unique, all-inclusive, escorted or hosted Alaska Cruise and Land & Sea Vacations. Featuring the most popular, as well as, off the beaten path ports of call along Alaska's Inside Passage, including Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point Haines and Sitka. Gulf of Alaska cruises and Inland Adventure Tours to Anchorage, Fairbanks, Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, Denali National Park & Preserve, Kenai National Park and Wrangell St. Elias National Park & Preserve. Scroll down to explore all your options

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Amazing Alaska Vacations

Your Cruise. Your Vacation. The Time of Your Life.


"In the Alaska wilderness, the air is fresher and the scent of pines more fragrant. When cruising in Alaska, you will find yourself swept into an extraordinary land where the thunderous crack of a calving glacier echoes across a deep fjord, where emerald-clad mountains climb steeply from the sea and where bald eagles soar overhead. Discover enthralling Huna Tlinglit culture in Icy Strait Point, the distinct Russian influence in Sitka and the unmistakable gold rush spirit of Skagway. Witness humpback whales as you cruise the Inside Passage, dine on fresh salmon in Ketchikan and set off on an unforgettable dogsled adventure in Juneau. Throughout your incredible journey, encounter rare beauty and spectacular wildlife unlike anywhere else."

Alaska... for what's next on your Bucket List.

On an Alaska Cruise you'll likely come across puffins, whales, seals, otters, glaciers, and fjords. But to get the most of your Alaska visit you have to get off the ship, and explore more. Lots more! Like the Majestic Mountains of Alaska and the wildlife of Denali National Park...Moose, Caribou, Bear, Dall Sheep, and Red Fox. With longer, more immersive itineraries, that combine your cruise with an immersive land vacation that goes beyond the expected, guests on an Alaska Cruisetour have plenty of time to marvel calving blue-lit glaciers, breaching whales and discover Alaska’s pristine interior, including Fairbanks, Anchorage, Talkeetna, Kenai and Denali. Book today and elevate your vacation from awe to awesome.

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When you gaze up at towering glaciers, get up close with whales and other wildlife, view spectacular mountain ranges, see huge moose, visit rugged frontier towns, and see more stars than you could ever possibly count, you feel something new. You feel different.

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You are inspired. You get the feeling of being completely eclipsed by the wonder, beauty and scale of this natural land. This is your Alaska!

"Revel in Alaska's most charming towns and set sight on Alaska's abundant wildlife in their natural habitats, from breaching 40-ton humpback whales, roaming bears and soaring bald eagles. See Majestic Glaciers & Denali on a Land & Sea Vacation! It's a journey equal parts exhilarating and inspiring. Consider the ultimate Alaska land and sea vacation, featuring a tour director escort, personal service and most meals on land included. Spend 5 to 8 nights on land at Princess wilderness lodges visiting Denali and perhaps, sensational places like Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and/or the Kenai Peninsula."


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Book Alaska cruises early, ships are crowded!

Alaska is hot. If that sounds counterintuitive, hang onto your mittens!

Alaska Cruise Tour Review

7 Nights - 8 Days Anchorage to Fairbanks Land Tour plus a 7 day Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise

An insider’s journey through Alaska’s Interior with visits to Denali National Park

Taking Flight In Alaska  
When the timber industry left Ketchikan, the bush pilots that supplied its remote camps faced an uncertain future.

Fortunately, the untamed wilderness of nearby Misty Fjords National Monument proved just as irresistible to Alaska’s visitors. [ video ]


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Did You Know? Future Cruise Credit Certificates ( vouchers ) are now redeemable on all 2021 Alaska Cruises & Cruisetours.  We can help you redeem your credit from the cruise line who issued it. Plus get Bonus Extras! Call us at 800.365.1445 Learn more.




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Discover the Best of Alaska Cruises - Here are our picks for Alaska's best. Explore the whales, wonders and wildlife, rugged wilderness and awe-inspiring glaciers of Alaska. Browse Alaska Cruises and Land and Sea vacations. Start planning your Alaska cruise now.

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2 Ways To Cruise Alaska

You can get great Alaska Cruise & Cruisetour offers with either the "Best Value" Princess Plus fare or the "Best Price" Princess Savers fare.
Princess Plus - A "best value" fare with drinks, Wi-Fi, and gratuities included
Princess Savers - no frills, lowest cruise fare ( Not included : drinks, Wi-Fi, and gratuities)

These two different fares allows you to choose what is best for you: Best Value with a Princess Plus fare (includes $95 of value per day) or Best Price with a Princess Savers fare.


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Princess Plus® Best. Sale. Ever

Princess Plus with Drinks, Wi-Fi, and Gratuities
A new fare type that's Princess Cruises best value ever!

Maybe you've always wanted to see Alaska's glaciers, explore Denali National Park and take in all the wonders and wildlife of the Last Frontier. All Alaska Cruises and Cruisetours are on sale, so now's the time to sail - and celebrate Princess Plus, the Best Alaska Offer: with Drinks, Wi-Fi and Gratuities included! Call us at 800.365.1445 for all the details.
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

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Denali & Kenai Peninsula Adventure

Explore Chugach National Forest, cruise past Kenai Fjords National Parks’ glaciers or fish along the Kenai River. Take in the sights of this natural masterpiece at a leisurely pace only on this Alaska cruisetour. Learn More About It

Alaska Wildlife - Alaska Animals & Marine Life
Alaska wildlife includes some of the most amazing animals on the planet, making it a dream destination for anyone who appreciates nature. See otters floating through the water or orca whales surfacing from the sea. In Denali National Park, look for the Big Five — grizzly bears, wolves, moose, caribou and Dall sheep. Head into the depths of the Inside Passage for the chance to see hundreds of
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® honors U.S. and Canadian militaries with up to $250 free onboard spending money, depending on cruise length. This offer can be combined with other promotions and used anywhere they sail! Call us at 800.365.1445 for details.

What's an Alaska Cruisetour?

An Alaska cruisetour [ Land + Sea Vacation ] is a land tour of interior Alaska before or after your 7 night Alaska cruise. You can choose from three- to eight-night land tour  programs that extends each trip with visits to such places as Anchorage, Denali National Park, Talkeetna, Fairbanks, Kenai Peninsula or Copper River. You can also choose visits to Canada's Klondike Gold Rush region visiting Whitehorse and Dawson City.

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Princess® Savers Exclusive: Your most affordable option designed for independent travelers.

⤺Raye Visits With Shirley

Cruise Tip: Sometimes not filling your itinerary every moment of the day can lead to the most memorable moments.

Why not under-do it. On-Your-Own Tours let you leave a day or two completely open with no plans. That way you can fill that day with whatever you want, or nothing at all. Having a free day to yourself helps reduce the stress of touring from place to place on a tight schedule. Why not walk down to "Shirley's" famous burger barn joint in Talkeetna, Alaska while you people watch? Or explore a few unique, sometime quirky gift shops. Talkeetna is a tiny, funky hamlet that is a picture of life in small-town Alaska. In Talkeetna, riverboat and jet boat tours travel up Talkeetna Canyon. Horseback excursions on trails with majestic views of Denali. Shopping local galleries and dining at several local eateries, including a brewery, is an easy way to spend an afternoon. Who knows, you might see something that inspires you.

Learn More About Talkeetna, Alaska

On Your Own cruisetours  [OYO] are the perfect option for the independent-minded traveler. These tours give you the most flexibility, give you more "plan your own" options and a lower price.  Three to four nights on land, without prescheduled sightseeing activities, allow you to customize how you want to spend your free time. On Your Own cruisetour options do not include Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service, Natural History Tour into Denali National Park, Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise or Gold Dredge 8 Tour in Fairbanks.
What's Included...7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise - 3-4 nights on land - Princess Alaska rail service - Stay in the Denali-area - Fairbanks or Anchorage - No pre-scheduled activities


10-Day [OYO] Tour BAX or BBX
Vancouver, Canada to Fairbanks
Cruise first (7 days), followed by land (3 days)  or choose a reverse itinerary of Land first (3 days), followed by cruise (7 days)
3 Ports: Vancouver, Canada | Ketchikan, Alaska | Juneau, Alaska | Skagway, Alaska | Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising), Alaska | College Fjord (Scenic Cruising), Alaska | Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska
3 Land Destinations: Mt. Mckinley Princess Wilderness Lodge | Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge | Fairbanks

Interior from $ 1,019* Call us for up-to-the-moment prices and availability 800.365.1445
*Prices are per person, USD. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses additional: $235/244
10-Day [OYO] Tour ABX or AAX
Anchorage to Vancouver, Canada
Cruise first (7 days), followed by land (3 days)  or choose a reverse itinerary of Land first (3 days), followed by cruise (7 days)
4 Land Destinations: Anchorage | Mt. Mckinley Princess Wilderness Lodge | Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge | Whittier
3 Ports: Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska | Hubbard Glacier (Scenic Cruising), Alaska | Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising), Alaska | Skagway, Alaska | Juneau, Alaska | Ketchikan, Alaska | Vancouver, Canada

Interior from $ 1,019* Call us for up-to-the-moment prices and availability 800.365.1445
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*Prices shown are for first departure of the season ( early May ) Rates go up as the summer goes on. Call us at 800.365.1445 for the latest up-to-the-moment prices based on your chosen departure date.

Read about what makes a great Alaska trip from the experts who know how to plan them.
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Princess® Exclusive: Upgraded Deluxe, Fully Escorted Ultimate Alaska Land & Sea Adventure

Don't Just Dream About There. Go There.

Visit Denali National Park, Kenai Peninsula, & Wrangell - St. Elias National Park
The ultimate Alaska vacation! Hosted by a tour director with most meals on land included ( all at sea ) and enhanced sightseeing, these vacations feature the highest level of service. Visit not only Denali but also the legendary locales like Copper River and the Kenai Peninsula. Here are some things you can expect on this Cruisetour:
:: 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise
:: 2 or more nights in the Denali area
:: Visit the stunning Kenai Peninsula and Copper River/ Wrangell - St. Elias National Park
:: Princess Alaska rail service
:: Stays in exclusive Princess Wilderness Lodges:: Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park
:: Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise and Gold Dredge 8 Tour in Fairbanks

Call to learn more and book this upgraded 17 day Cruise + Land Tour.  The ultimate Alaska vacation! Hosted by a tour director with most meals on land included ( all at sea ) and enhanced sightseeing. Visit Denali National Park, Kenai Peninsula, & Wrangell - St. Elias National Park. Includes a 7-Night "Voyage of the Glaciers" Cruise on select Princess Alaska sailings. Enjoy 2 nights at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge, 2 nights at McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge and 2 nights at Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge. You will also enjoy Princess Rail Service,  a Tundra Wilderness Tour upgrade in Denali National Park, and a Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise and Gold Dredge 8 Tour in Fairbanks. Availability is limited so call 800.365.1445 for more details and how to book the Ultimate Alaska Land & Sea Adventure. Limited Space. Book early before this tour is sold out.

Learn More About Our Fully Escorted Ultimate Alaska Land & Sea Adventure

 17-Day Connoisseur Escorted - Tour SA1 Vancouver, Canada to Fairbanks priced from $3799.00 per person*

Our Fully Escorted Experience

Friendly faces going to all kinds of places!

Local connections make the difference. Few people know and love Alaska like the Tour Directors on all 5 of our Fully Escorted Ultimate Alaska Land & Sea Adventures. They are part storyteller of everyday Alaskan life. Part wildlife enthusiast. Part concierge.  These dedicated Tour Directors are passionate about sharing their experience, local knowledge, and provide insider tips and local perspective.


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Save on 2022 -2023 Alaska sailings to fascinating ports of call. Choose sailings that depart from Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Vancouver. Choose 7 Day Inside Passage cruises or 7 Day Voyager of the Glaciers cruises, northbound from Vancouver, or southbound from Anchorage ( port of Whittier ) and over 26 in depth Land + Sea Vacations that feature Denali and more. Hurry, these early-booking offers* end before summer does!  

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Wonder Calls
Discover your own personal connection to Alaska's national parks, because they don't just stand for where America has been - they inspire where we go next.

Denali National Park & Preserve

Wrangell St. Elias National Park & Preserve

Kenai Fjords National Park

Katmai National Park & Preserve

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Best of Alaska Shore Excursions & Tours™

The 40 Best of Alaska Shore Excursions & Tours for Alaska Cruises and Alaskan Cruisetours
We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience.

Glacier-carved fjords. Pristine forested shores. Whales, dolphins and other marine life. Bald eagles and tufted puffins. Towering granite cliffs. Cascading waterfalls. Majestic snowcapped mountains.

Check out some of the awe-inspiring excursions packages we've curated for you:

Experience The Best Shore Excursions
In a place as spectacular as Alaska, you want to experience the best. Try your luck at gold panning or meet a sled dog team, go fishing for salmon or bear watching, take a flightseeing tour or explore a native totem park, and much more. Book directly with the cruise line or plan your own excursions with the Shore Excursions Group. Alaska cruise season is here, and we want you to find the best excursions deals for your upcoming cruise! With Shore Excursions Group special offers, you can save over $100 per cabin vs. cruise line prices on the most popular excursions like Whale Watching and Helicopter Trips! It's easy!

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Alaska Traveler Insights
Let your fellow travelers inspire you with their recollections and learn why we’re an Alaskan destination leader

"Our trip was excellent. The room, with the upgrades, was amazing! We saw many eagles (bald and golden), one 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."

Larry Seidler

"Raye, first of all, I want to Thank You for all you did in arranging our Alaska land/cruise tour in May [2016]. We had a fantastic time and everything went so smoothly. The transfers, hotels, luggage moving, tours and everything was so organized that we couldn't have been happier. The thing I was most impressed with was getting our room keys and information before we ever got to the hotels/ship and not having to check in every time. Princess really has these procedures down to a science and I would recommend this land/cruise trip to anyone interested."

Jill Silver

"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."

Walt Stout


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Did You Know?

Alaska is the largest state in the union, covering 570,373 square miles, approximately one fifth of the entire United States. The population of Alaska is only 740,000 and compared to the population of bears in Alaska, there is 1 bear for every 7 people. Tallest mountain in North America: Denali stands at 20,310 feet. Alaska is also home to 16 of the 20 highest mountains in the U.S. Alaska has the greatest concentration of glaciers in North America. There are more active glaciers and ice fields in Alaska than in the rest of the inhabited world.



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Give your friends and family up to $200 and get up to $200 for yourself!

Cruise tours for groups offer the best of both worlds, combining a seven-day cruise with a three- to eight-night stay on land. All you have to do is decide where you'd like to go.  We've got information about Alaska's favorite places. From it's historical towns and cities to its National parks, Alaska has something to offer everyone. Call 800.365.1445 



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About Alaska Cruise Advisors™
Sometimes it pays to put yourself in the hands of the experts. Discover extraordinary savings on an Alaska Cruise Vacation.

Planning a vacation can become like a second job. So many decisions. So many websites. Enough information to fill a book-actually, hundreds of them. That’s where we can help. We've traveled all around Alaska many times over 20 years! And, with our expertise, we've organized all the must-see sights and must-do experiences for your best Alaska cruise vacation. You'll get expert and trusted service, and great advice on how to maximize the amount of time in each port to enjoy your Alaska vacation. We save you the precious time it takes to organize the ultimate onboard and ashore experiences during your cruise vacation. And, on top of that, our Alaska Cruises are value priced to save you money. All you have to do is relax and enjoy your Alaska Cruise vacation. For all the help and advice you'll need, complimentary, give us a call at 800.365.1445 today.

Meet Raye & Marty, a husband and wife team with more than 20 years experience cruising Alaska

They are part of an exclusive group of travel planners who are recognized by Princess Cruises, as Certified Alaska Cruise Experts, earning that distinction for their unique qualifications and knowledge as river cruise and cruisetour planning professionals. Building on over 20 years of hands-on "been there done that" Alaska destination experience and expertise in cruising, they offer an engaging discussion that will not only answer the questions you have about your travel destination, but leave you with great new ideas and insider knowledge in new and different ways, to get the most out of your Alaska vacation. Call them at 800.365.1445 Today! Ask all the questions you want. Take all the time you need and even if you choose not to book a cruise with them, that's ok. They're pleased to share their own Alaska cruising experiences with you, no matter what.
Their commentary has been quoted by MSNBC, CNN, Budget Travel, Chicago Tribune, the New York Times and in syndicated travel columns and online sites across the country. They are publishers of Cruise Traveler Magazine, and are also editors of Cruise Reviews & Reports. Their mission is plain and simple. To provide real-life accounts and expert advice, not just a flood of information. They literarily have cruised "round the world", sailing thousands of nautical miles, including visiting Alaska's ports of call, inspecting ships, sampling Alaska itineraries and critiquing Alaska shore excursions. And now they hope to pass on that knowledge and information to you. Their stories offer the best possible cruise options based on your lifestyle, interests, budget, travel experience, etc. plus they'll point out where to get group rates ( without joining a group!), free upgrades, shipboard credits and other amenities or discounts. Get advise about tipping; packing; clothing; flights and schedule options; shore excursions, proper immigration documentations and much more.



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