For those who want to experience thrills and chills, booking Alaska Cruises for 2011-2012 is one of the best ways to make amazing memories of glacier and polar wildlife sightings while on board the most luxurious liners (or basic, more scientific vessels – depending on personal preferences). The more keen travel enthusiast may also like to combine a Pacific Coast cruise holiday along with Alaska Cruises, which allows for combining visits to National Parks, experiencing Islander living and dining with educational opportunities to learn more about Alaska and neighbouring regions from experts like Park Rangers on-board who give lectures, presentations and hold movie shows to enhance the cruise experience.
Many operators of Alaska Cruises offer a combination of sea-and-land tours so passengers have a choice of visiting certain destinations by ship and others by rail with an option for lodging overnight too. For example, a visit to Glacier Bay and Denali National Park is a given on any Alaskan cruise; however, those opting for the Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail holiday naturally have an advantage of spending more time at wilderness lodges at Denali.
Other attractions of going on Alaskan cruises include opportunities to go river rafting and on nature hikes besides the indescribable thrill of viewing the Inside Passage as well as the spectacular Gulf of Alaska at close quarters.
In a land where people are outnumbered by animals and you can experience bright sunlight at midnight, the enchantment of viewing all the major waterways of the world in the fortress-like glacial barriers across Alaska, like College Fjord, Tracy Arm Fjord, and Hubbard Glacier and wealth of wildlife, such as whales, otters, bears, sea-birds, sea-lions etc. it is truly an adventure to get into the heart of Alaska!
Best time to go on Alaska Cruise is from May to August and the most popular Alaskan cruise organizers being the following liners: Royal Caribbean, Princess cruises and Norwegian Jewel.