We invite you to experience Alaska as only we can show you. We offer a range of enriching options to see the Great Land's glaciers, frontier towns, wildlife and national parks from the perspective of spectacular ships, exclusive rail service and wilderness lodges. Come find yourself in the heart of the wilderness and let our Certified Alaska Cruise Experts show you the way.

 

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Online deals & exclusive extra's. Shop the best Alaska cruise deals departing from Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, Whittier or Seward (for Anchorage)The most popular cruisetours and most desirable balcony, midship,  starboard or port side locations and mini-suite staterooms book up early. Plan at least 9 months before, to get the best prices, ships, and staterooms. Click here to view the very best of the best Alaska Cruisetours.Alaska cruises that sail to and from Seattle. Save on more expensive airfare to Vancouver. Pocket the difference. Have more Fun!Southbound Alaska Cruisetours from 10,11,12,13,14,and 15 days duration. Click here to find the best of the best Alaska cruisetours.Whittier is the port of call for all Cruisetours that originate at Anchorage. Also the embarkation point for Southbound cruises that end in Vancouver.Vancouver is the embarkation point for all Northbound cruises that end in Whitter or Seward. San Francisco is the embarkation port for 10 day round-trip Alaska cruises.

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Direct to the Wilderness Princess RailShore tours and land excursions priced as low as $29 per person.

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"Thrill to white thunder in Glacier Bay, marvel at sunlight at midnight and close-ups of whales, eagles and caribou. Delight in Mt. McKinley's majesty and meadows carpeted with wildflowers. Amid unsurpassed grandeur and serenity, the true wilderness of Denali is calling. Catch sight of a humpback whale or wolf pups frolicking in the snow. Alaska is as rustic and romantic as one could ever imagine. Whales, Wonders and Wilderness"

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ALASKA:  So incredibly beautiful, you'll think you stepped into a painting. This is Alaska as seen from the panoramic perspective of your dazzling Princess cruise ship. Monumental glaciers are natures draw and Alaska's waterways reveal more of these thrilling Ice Age giants than anywhere else on earth.  Alaska's Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, home to bald eagles, whales, sea lions, otters, brown bears, mountain goats and flocks of seabirds. Plus you'll visit a variety of flavorful ports of call full of rich history and native culture.


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"Twenty years from now, you will be most disappointed by the things you did not do, then by the things you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"
-Mark Twain

Welcome to a summertime adventure with an ocean-inspired cruise and an exhilarating land tour of Alaska.   Alaska...where summertime memories last forever.

From planning to packing, from discount rates to departure dates, everything you need to know about Alaska and Alaska cruises and cruise tours. We find great Alaska cruise deals for you. Check here for where, when, and how to get them.

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Up north there's a land without fences. Animals outnumber people, sunlight shines at midnight and nature reigns. Life is different. This northern frontier still boasts pristine landscapes, majestic wildlife and a coastline that is one of the most enthralling waterways in the world. Beyond Alaska's fortress-like glacier walls lie scenic ports of call, treasured national parks and abundant wildlife. With more than 1,400 miles north to south and 2,400 miles east to west, Alaska is truly a land of epic proportions.

 

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Say Alaska and a variety of images and impressions come to mind: towering mountains, watchable wildlife, icy blue glaciers, endless wilderness, vibrant Native culture, leaping salmon, hardy outdoors; America's last frontier. Often, visiting Alaska has as much to do with what people may feel as with what they will see. There is a mystique that surrounds Alaska. To some it represents a dream, a trip of a life time, a life altering event, a chance to reach out and touch something inside themselves that is wild and beautiful like they imagine Alaska to be. Our job is to put that dream - or as much as possible of it - within reach of you.


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This week we’re seeing how low prices have plummeted when we researched and found 10 Alaska Cruise Deals this week that start at $549.  From what we've seen, these sailings look so good, it's likely they won’t last long!
Sail on an Alaska adventure like a 7-day Inside Passage cruise for only $78 per night. Book an Alaska Cruise or Alaskan Cruise Tour today and enjoy free onboard spending credits, wine and a keepsake photo valued up to $300! Many of our other Alaska cruise or cruise tour deals feature one or more Alaska Cruises Direct Bonus Extras* such as:

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We don't just offer great prices price, we give " Been there, Done that" advice you can trust from Certified Alaska Cruise Experts. Contact us today because these deals go fast!

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Limited Time Offer: Cruise Alaska with up to an Extra $200 ( per stateroom ) and a free upgrade to the Tundra Wilderness Tour ( $60 value per person - 2 passenger maximum ) when you book a cruise tour.

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With no scheduled sightseeing activities included on these itineraries, you’ll have the flexibility to create your own adventure with optional land excursions, or simply relax and enjoy the captivating wilderness from the comforts of Princess Wilderness Lodges.

 

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" 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 -  sailed on Island Princess                                                                           More Guest Comments

 

"An incredible diversity of seabirds can appear seemingly from out of the blue. And an onboard naturalist is always on hand during our cruises to offer insights into each new animal sighting. Journey into the pristine waters of the Great Land with Princess Cruises, voted the “Best Cruise Line in Alaska” five consecutive years by readers of Travel Weekly. From soaring snowcapped mountain peaks to magnificent glacier-rimmed fjords and colorful marine life, Alaska is truly a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience"


"Make It Your Own" Alaska Cruises and Cruisetours

Alaska Cruises Direct provides cruise travelers the flexibility to customize Alaska vacations to suit their needs. We realize that all traveler’s interests are different, which is why any of our cruise vacations can be designed to make it your own!  Plus, if you are traveling with friends or family, Alaska Cruises Direct has created an exciting, exclusive, new and unique mini-group offer: All our Princess cruises and cruisetours offer groups as few as 6 people ( 3 cabins for 3 couples ) the flexibility to create the ultimate "Sale & Save" group package.

Personalize your Alaska Cruise Vacation:
• Add pre or post hotel nights to your cruise or cruisetour.
• Why not add a few nights in Seattle, Fairbanks, Anchorage or Vancouver?

• Land on and explore a glacier, or sport fish off a float plane.

• Visit a Rainforest Wildlife Center and Eagle Sanctuary.
• Step aboard the "Aleutian Ballad" a genuine sea crab fishing boat and ( as seen on TV series Deadliest Catch )
experience life on board.
• Add some family & friends and make it a group.

• Plus hundred's more "Make It Your Own" options. Call us at 800.365.1445 for more information.

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Denali Explorer & On Your Own Cruisetours

Signature Denali Explorer cruisetours include up to four nights at Princess wilderness lodges at Denali. Most tours include exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service and all include the Natural History Tour into Denali National Park. ( Optional Tundra Wilderness Tour Upgrade )

Find out more about Denali Explorer Cruisetours

On Your Own options have no scheduled activities so you can customize how you want to spend your free time.  3 days on land from just $299 more than a 7-day cruise!* With no scheduled sightseeing activities included, you’ll have the flexibility to create your own adventure with optional land excursions.

Off The Beaten Path Cruisetours

These cruisetours include key benefits of the Denali Explorer itineraries, plus visits to less-frequented regions like Copper River and Wrangell–St. Elias National Park, and the Kenai Peninsula.

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Connoisseur Escorted Cruisetours

These deluxe escorted cruisetours represent the highest level of service with a tour director on land and most meals included. They include up to four nights at a combination of both Mt. McKinley and Denali Princess wilderness lodges, with enhanced sightseeing experiences, such as the longer Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park. Plus, there are options to visit the Kenai Peninsula and Wrangell–St. Elias National Park. 

  Find out more about Connoisseur Escorted Cruisetours


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"Thanks for arranging our trip. It went very well. Everyone had a great time from the 5 year old to the 70 year olds... We saw whale, fish spawning, seals etc. Some did a zip line and loved that. We took the train and one family took the helicopter to the glacier. Foxx Family Alaska CruiseEach did their own thing. The glaciers were impressive. Holland America was very good. Each evening the stewards had a different animal out of towels, the food was good, resources fine.... We had good weather, rarely rained and we were generally the only ship in port most places, so it was not too crowded. The ship was so big we had to arrange to all meet in the evening or else we may never have seen each other! I had gotten us all the same t-shirt and we had our pictures taken in it. Thanks again for the help. I certainly will recommend your company."  Foxx Family Holland America  

 

"The weather this week was incredible, 70 and sunny. Never saw a bit of rain...but, lots of whales, eagles, porpoise, bear, moose etc." - Cameracraftsmen of America  Star Princess - 90 Guests

 

Did You Know: Grizzly bears have been a threatened species since 1975 in the Lower 48 states? Alaska however has over 32,000 grizzlies. Considering Alaska's population is only 670,000, that's 1 bear for every 21 people. Alaska is home to magnificent glaciers, giant halibut, hardy outdoorsmen.... and lots of moose. Alaska has 39 mountain ranges. Did you know? The larger ranges include: Alaska Range, which includes 20,320 foot Mt. McKinley, the continent's tallest peak , Aleutian Range, a volcano-ridden range on the Alaska Peninsula, Brooks Range, which is above the Arctic Circle; the Continental Divide runs through it and Boundary Ranges, along the Canadian border of the Inside Passage.

 

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Alaska Cruisetours : Sea and Land Alaska Cruise Vacation : Alaska Cruise Package : Princess Cruises Cruisetours allows you to combine an Alaskan cruise vacation with a land tour. Step off the boat for a few days and experience one of the most spectacular places on Earth. Experience the wonders of Alaska on a Princess Alaska Cruise. Alaska cruise vacations that include luxury travel by sea and by rail. Speak to a Certified Alaska Cruise Expert.Experience Alaska at an affordable price. 800.365.1445.


Alaska Wilderness Lodges

Built specifically for cruisetours, Princess owns and operates exclusive lodges in prime riverside locations. Spend at least two nights in the Denali area at one or both of our wilderness lodges, the highlight of every Alaska cruisetour! In addition, our lodges in the Copper River/ Wrangell-St. Elias region and the gorgeous Kenai Peninsula are not to be missed!                                                                                                                                                Watch the video >>

 

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Soaring snow-crowned mountains and majestic ice-blue glaciers, epic national parks and quaint Gold Rush towns, pristine waters teeming with salmon and whales, and sheltered shores watched over by foraging bears … This is the place the native Aleutians named “Alyeska” — the Great Land.

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Alaska is more than just spectacular mountains, glaciers, wilderness and wildlife. The Alaskan people have a rich culture and heritage all their own. Enjoy an authentic Alaskan experience and spend up to five days and four nights of pure, unforgettable thrills that are all planned out for you, plus have plenty of time for your own independent Freestyle adventures.

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To help you plan for a wide range of spectacular Alaska vacations, we’re proud to offer you this exclusive Princess Alaska map,
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While other companies sell cruises and other forms of travel, we focus exclusively on shore excursions. We utilize this expertise to select the highest quality shore excursions delivered by local experts in the most cost effective manner for our customers. Since we are not a large cruise line catering to thousands of customers per day, our shore excursions allow you to travel in much smaller groups offering a more personalized experience.



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Start planning your 2015 Alaska vacation today with an incredible array of vacations choices to see Alaska. See glaciers and vast wilderness with seven ships sailing to Alaska, and 23 captivating cruisetour options. Browse the Princess Alaska Overview: View all the Alaska Cruises and Cruisetours at a Glance. Then, book today! Book early and you can enjoy extra savings on these new sailings and cruisetour departures of up to $500 per person, plus a bonus extra's like Shipboard Credit, Cabin Upgrades and more!

 

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FIND SOME OF ALASKA'S BEST 2014 CRUISE AND CRUISE TOUR DEALS

Sample Prices^

May 2015

Jun 2015

Royal Caribbean

$599

$799

Celebrity Cruises

$749

$649

Holland America Line

$599

$699

Princess Cruises

$449

$699

Jul 2015

Aug 2015

Sep 2015

$1,049

$799

$729

$979

$679

$749

$899

$849

$729

$889

$749

$689

^All rates shown are examples for lowest Inside cabin, based on double Occupancy. Ocean View, Balcony, Mini-suite and Suite accommodations priced higher. Prices are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the cruise line. Your rate may vary from those shown, as all rates and categories are subject to availability at actual time of booking. These are sample prices to use as a planning guide only. Call us for the latest up-to-date prices and availability.

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Ask an Alaska visitor about his or her trip and you'll likely hear tales about the state's exotic and awe inspiring wildlife. Chances are, you'll be regaled with stories and photos of the encounters with Alaska's wildlife. And who can blame them? Pictures of Alaska's moose, bears, caribou, bald eagles, whales and dozens of other wild species can be a trip's best (and most memorable) souvenirs. For those who cruise Alaska by sea, there's the opportunity to spot the breathtaking breach of a humpback whale or soaring seabirds such as puffins, terns, gulls, eiders and many others. Learn more about wildlife viewing in Alaska


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Ask about bonus extra's such as shipboard credit, reduced deposits, cash back, exclusive rates, family, military, community service or senior discounts, or free cabin upgrades. While some sailings do not include a bonus, many do.  So, check with us if your choice includes any of these great offers. Call Today 800.365.1445

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If you booked your Alaska cruise or cruise tour directly with the cruise line, you could be paying too much. Even if you are currently under deposit, call us and find out if we can save you money, provide insider knowledge and extra benefits such as shipboard credit, cabin upgrades and more. It's easy to do. You keep all the arrangements you made, including your cabin assignment and possibly get a much better deal! Call us for details 800.365.1445

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Alaska is a grand American Vacation destination you don't want to miss! We hope these stories help you plan your travel to Alaska.

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With Alaska Cruisetour Experts as your guide, you can count on seeing nothing but the best this amazing land has to offer. Alaska Vacation Options: Choose a cruise or cruisetour. Plan a Cruise and Land Tour with a Certified Alaska Trip Planner: Find Alaska Cruise Tips you will not see elsewhere to make the most of your trip to Alaska. call today 800.365.1445

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Just about anything you can think of -- by land, sea or air! Check out the variety of activities available. Excursions range from easy going to high energy and offer in-depth experiences tailored to your interests.

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Did you know: Grizzly bears have been a threatened species since 1975 in the Lower 48 states?  Alaska however has over 32,000 grizzlies. Considering Alaska's population is only 670,000, that's 1 bear for every 21 people. Alaska is home to magnificent glaciers, giant halibut, hardy outdoorsmen.... and lots of moose.  Alaska has 39 mountain ranges.  Did you know? The larger ranges include: Alaska Range, which includes 20,320 foot Mt. McKinley, the continent's tallest peak , Aleutian Range, a volcano-ridden range on the Alaska Peninsula, Brooks Range, which is above the Arctic Circle; the Continental Divide runs through it and Boundary Ranges, along the Canadian border of the Inside Passage.

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If you've never been on a cruise you may not know all the amazing things to do in Alaska, nor the people and places that are a must see. You may not know all that's on offer - like our personalized pricing and low price guarantee. Part of the experience of a cruise is the relaxation part of cruising: no packing and unpacking, no checking in and out of hotels, no deciding where to eat, no worries about finding quiet places to read, no worries about finding time for pampering.  Don't miss another opportunity to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a cruise vacation.

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"Thrill to white thunder in Glacier Bay, marvel at sunlight at midnight and close-ups of whales, eagles and caribou. Delight in Mt. McKinley's majesty and meadows carpeted with wildflowers. Amid unsurpassed grandeur and serenity, the true wilderness of Denali is calling."  Catch sight of a humpback whale or wolf pups frolicking in the snow. Alaska is as rustic and romantic as one could ever imagine. Whales, Wonders and Wilderness... That is Alaska!

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Alaska Cruise Tips for 2015

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Some of the ports and destinations that we recommend you visit on your next Alaska 2015 Cruise include ports of call to Juneau, Skagway, Sitka, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Haines, Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay, Sawyer Glacier just to name a few great places to visit.  You can embark and disembark from five major ports;   Seattle,  San FranciscoWhittier (SB),  Seward (SB), the Port of Vancouver (NB)

If you are considering a land and sea vacation, also known as a "Cruisetour" three cruise lines,  Holland America Alaska 2015 Cruises , Royal Caribbean Alaska 2015 Cruises and our favorite Princess Alaska 2015 Cruises, offer 65 different land and sea adventures.

We are often asked: "when is the best time to visit Alaska?"  Summer's the best time of year to explore Alaska's spectacular wonders — from ice age glaciers and frontier towns to miles of unspoiled scenery.

And the bays and mountains of Alaska are best appreciated from your elegant cruise ship, domed

railcars and deluxe motorcoaches. This 4 month sailing season offers the best opportunity to take in

the breathtaking beauty and landscape of Alaska and to view its varied wildlife. where you can have a chance to see them up close.  Look closely and you may see many eagles (bald and golden), bear, whales, including those in a breach, seals, wolf, moose and caribou. If you travel during salmon run,

you probably will see more bear and eagles. The scenery is to die for, the vistas spectacular.  Marty & Raye Trencher Become Certified Cruise Experts. Click here to learn more.

 

The Alaskan cruise season begins with May 2015 Alaska Cruises and ends as late as mid-September 2015 Alaska cruises.  It is less expensive to travel at the beginning and end of the Alaska sailing

season, then it is to cruise during the peak travel months months of June 2015 Alaska Cruises , July 2015 Alaska Cruises  and August 2015 Alaska Cruises.  Why?  Prices go up as the summer goes on, so you will find the cheapest deals during the first two weeks of May. The weather will be much cooler than in August, but you could save over $1000 a couple by visiting Alaska during the off-peak period.  Your chances of seeing more wildlife, including salmon, moose, bears , caribou and eagles on longer tours of the state's National Parks.

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Be supremely spoiled in an unspoiled land

Drink in the splendor of the Alaskan wilderness as you sip cappuccino from your private veranda. Bears. Bald eagles. And hump back whales breaking the surf. Mother Nature's favorite zoo roams as free as you will. From the breathtaking sights of Hubbard Glacier to the pioneering spirit of Juneau, Alaska is an expedition in rekindling your hidden, untamed soul.

Stretch your vacation days into broader experiences with a Cruisetour.  Call us to get started planning your Celebrity Alaska Adventure. 800.365.1445

Alaska took millions of years to evolve so it will take days to absorb it. Booking an Alaskan Cruisetour continues your experience after the journey getting there. You'll spend more time on land with a professional Tour Director, guiding you daily to must-see destinations and taking care of all the details to make your journey as carefree as possible. Luxurious hotels and travel accommodations are built in, so call us at 800.365.1445 to get started.

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We are also asked: "When is the best time to book a cruise to Alaska? " How can I save the most money, see what I want, and still stay on budget? "  If you book early, at least 6 months to year before departure, you will get the best discounts and accommodation choices for 2015 Alaska cruises. The very best deals offered are just around the time the cruise lines announce their Alaska cruise and cruisetour programs for the following year. Mid-March is when most cruise lines open their books for reservations for the following year.

We are also asked: "When is the best time to book a cruise to Alaska? " How can I save the most money, see what I want, and still stay on budget? "  If you book early, at least 6 months to year before departure, you will get the best discounts and accommodation choices for 2015 Alaska cruises. The same thing goes for 2015 Alaska Cruisetours. The very best deals offered are just around the time the cruise lines announce their Alaska cruise and cruisetour programs for the following year. Mid-March is when most cruise lines open their books for reservations for the following year. As the Summer goes on, and availability shrinks, prices go up.  Unlike the Caribbean in winter, there are a limited number of cruise ships that sail Alaska's waterways, so capacity does sell out fast for the best dates, rates and accommodations. Cruisetours are limited to the size of a motorcoach ( around 40 guests )  and sell out much faster than if you just booked a cruise only without a land and sea vacation. To get the best deal, discounts, cheap fares and best stateroom accommodations, book early.  Browse the web, check your Sunday papers, look all around to find the discounts, special offers, kids fly free or reduced rate promotions, 2 for1 deals and other incentives, such as past guest offers, or military discounts that can save you money.  Let us help you plan your next Alaska 2015 Cruise or Cruisetour vacation. 

Cruise Tip: Did You Know? : When traveling with children, you may need a car seat.
While traveling in Alaska with infants or children, it is prohibited for the operator of a motor vehicle to transport any person under the age of 16 if they are not secured in that vehicle using a safety devise approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Alaska law requires that infants and children under the age of five be secured in the appropriate car seat, booster seat, or other child restraint system. Children and teens, five to 16 years of

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age, must be secured using a safety devise which is appropriate for that person. It is imperative that you bring any devise, beyond a seat belt, that you deem necessary to properly secure your child. Some land or shore excursions utilize smaller vehicles and will require you and your child to be secured while traveling. This includes tours into Denali National Park.


 

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Save as much as 10-70% off brochure rates for off peak departures ( select May and September dates ). Other savings available for peak season departures ( June, July August ) Not every ship, not every sailing is discounted.  Call us to find out about your cruise selection.  800.365.1445

 

 

All promotions/pricing and cabin space is subject to availability at the time of booking and the prices shown or quoted at this web site are for reference purposes only. The rates may or may not be available at the time you are ready to book your cruise or cruise tour as prices fluctuate daily at the sole discretion of the cruise line. These rates are for new, individual bookings only, lowest inside cabins for the very first sailing or departure of the season unless otherwise specified. Rates go up every week as the Alaska season progresses. May and September are priced less than June, July or August. Very last minute bookings ( within 4-6 weeks of sailing for September), we've seen priced as low as $499 per person, double occupancy plus taxes for a 7 day cruise only or $799 per person, double occupancy plus taxes for a 10 day cruise tour. The actual price of your cruise may vary depending upon your departure date, choice of accommodations and available cabin inventory at the actual time of booking.  Prices quoted and availability are NOT GUARANTEED until confirmed by the cruise line AND a deposit or full payment if required is made. Discounted savings off cruise fare only. Port charges (NCF), taxes, airfare, air taxes, transfers and any other costs associated with your cruise are not discounted. Discount limited to select cruises including holiday sailings. Not every ship, not every sailing is discounted. Call us to find out about your cruise selection.  Travel Direct Corporation is not responsible for last minute changes of price or itinerary by cruise line, or any errors or omissions in the content of this web site. Some restrictions and cancellation penalties may apply. The prices listed any where on this web site are representative of prices published by various cruise lines. Prices listed does not constitute a contract of services, implied or written. Prices are provided as a comparison tool only. Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and do include port taxes. Prices do not include government taxes, fuel surcharges, gratuities, airfare, ground transfers to and from the ship/hotel or anything else unless otherwise noted.  All prices and fees are subject to cruise line policies and are subject to availability at the actual time of booking, are capacity-controlled, and are subject to change without notice. Special amenities, prices, offers, and upgrades are based on select dates, ships, sailings, stateroom categories, and select fare codes. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates, and other restrictions may apply. All prices and dates may not be available at the actual time you decide to book your cruise or cruisetour. Current up-to-date prices and availability are available by phone or e-mail request for a price quote. Have a question? Need more information? Want to make a reservation? Call us at 800.365.1445

 

Note: *All Alaska Cruises Direct Extras are per stateroom, and Cruise Fares are per person, double occupancy, cruise only (USD dollars). Airfare, transfers, government fees and taxes are additional unless otherwise specified. Prices and offers are subject to availability at the actual time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Restrictions and blackout periods may apply.  A cruise line and or ship may offer one or more of these or other bonus extras, but not all cruises lines or sailings may.

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" Just a note to thank you for all your work & help for a very enjoying vacation to Alaska. The weather was great and we had no rain. Between the 4 of us we took around 2000 pictures. Again thank you for your help."
Doug & Cathy Burnett - May


"Raye, we are back from our Alaskan cruise with Princess and had a fantastic time. Everything was great and more than met our expectations. We can only think that your assistance with the booking and advice about the cruise certainly contributed to our enjoyment. All the information you passed on to us was right on target and was extremely helpful for us – a couple of first time cruisers. Thanks for all you help. If we decide on another cruise we will definitely be calling you. Regards, Bob & Gladys Jordon"

August 2013

 

"My wife and I had an awesome trip to Alaska...it was the  best trip we ever experienced! Lots of wild animals, plane rides,  train rides, kayaking, majestic mountains galore....Great meals and
great shows on the ship (Island Princess) We even got a chance to talk  to Lance Mackay, the 4 time Iditarod champion in person, and he signed  his book for us too...that was an unexpected treat. We also met the
husband of the 4 time Iditarod champion Susan Butcher and got a book  signed by him too. Panning for gold was fun too and going to a salmon bake.

Take care and Thanks"

Glen G. Clements

June 2012


"Dear Raye, I want to just say thank you for everything you did to make this first time cruise perfect. I mean everything from planning a room that had the least amount of motion for my sensitive stomach to water waves (the airplane ride had more). The excursions were so much fun all of us especially enjoyed zip lining. The boat was beautiful, a lot to do, entertaining all the time, and of course the food of which I did ask for a second lobster delicious. Everyone working with Princess was considerate, helpful and just an asset to the company they represent. Our family toasted you the first night at dinner. It was a long journey to adventure to our first cruise and dreams of a new one will not take so long. How about China and Asia? So let me say it again I know you worked very hard to provide the best service not just to me but to everyone of your clients and we sincerely thank you for that. I don't know who your supervisors are but I would appreciate it if you would pass this letter to them. We have filled in the survey but wanted to extend you a personal thanks. You gave us a short magical ride in our very hectic life we can always close our eyes and remember those days. Sincerely,

The Diekman family" - June

 

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"Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had on our cruise! Thanks to you, everything went smoothly. It was just incredible! And, also, want to thank you for the wine! What a nice surprise! We definitely will get in touch with you when we are ready to cruise again!"

Sincerely,
Mary and Joseph Holmberg - May

 

While other companies sell cruises and other forms of travel, we focus exclusively on shore excursions. We utilize this expertise to select the highest quality shore excursions delivered by local experts in the most cost effective manner for our customers. Since we are not a large cruise line catering to thousands of customers per day, our shore excursions allow you to travel in much smaller groups offering a more personalized experience.

Hi Raye,

"We are home from Alaska and had a great time. We enjoyed the land portion more than the cruise, but both were great. Of course, it was all your help, advice and counsel that made it easy.  Anyway, thanks again for all of your help. Jerry and I commented several times during the trip about how excellent your service was and how much it helped.

Thanks,

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Find discounted rates on select cruise/tour programs departing May-Sept., 2013. Such as an 11-day cruisetour featuring the Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay and 2 nights at Denali National Park from $899. Or, choose a 12-day Alaska & Yukon cruisetour visiting Anchorage, Denali Park, Fairbanks, Dawson City, Whitehorse, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park, Ketchikan and the Inside Passage from $1,599. Or, perhaps a 14-day cruisetour visiting the Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Alyeska Resort, Anchorage, Denali Park and Fairbanks from $1,399.

 

Our Certified Alaska Cruisetour Experts know a cruise or cruise tour of Alaska is more than just a great price. We are here to answer all your questions, assist with travel planning, and provide all the information you need to choose the perfect  Alaskan cruise or cruise tour vacation. For personal assistance from Certified Alaska Experts contact us at 800.365.1445. The call is free and so is the advice.

 

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