Alaska Cruisetour 101

I’ve been holding information sessions at retirement communities around town the past couple weeks about cruising in Alaska. I discovered that although many of them have done an Alaska cruise even two or three times, they haven’t done a cruisetour.

Despite having cruise experience, not many know what a cruisetour is. A cruisetour is the best of both worlds. It’s a seven night cruise combined with a land tour that can last anywhere from three to eight nights. That means a cruisetour is 10 to 15 nights long. On a cruise, you’re visiting the cities and towns along the water, and don’t have the opportunity to encounter wildlife you’d find in the interior like dall sheep, caribou, or moose. During the land portion of a cruisetour, you’ll explore inland Alaska.

A cruisetour is a hassle-free way to see the interior because your bags are transported from one destination to the next. Some are even hosted, including our exclusive Best of Alaska Cruisetour.

I should note, there are different types of cruisetour itineraries and amenities, just like there are different types of cruise only itineraries and amenities. Some cruisetours don’t offer any activities during the land portion, while others may have some and the remaining are more inclusive. That being said, you can always do excursions on your own.

Check out our Best of Alaska Cruisetour for 2013 if you’re looking for the best value. It includes all the must-sees and must-do’s everyone wants to cross off their list when they visit Alaska. Breakfast every morning is included as well as some snacks and a salmon bake dinner. In fact, we designed the itinerary based on feedback from our clients.

Now that you have a better idea of what cruisetour is, explore your options here on our site, or better yet, call 1-800-565-2784 to speak with an Alaska Cruise Specialist and they’ll help you decide what’s best for the time you have to travel, budget and sites and you want to see.

About Vanny

Vanny is Cruise Experts Travel’s Social Media Coordinator. She is a passionate world traveler and has been given an exciting opportunity to share experiences, tips and advice on everything cruising and travel in Alaska.
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