Why an Alaska Cruise is the Perfect Vacation for Adventurous Seniors

Just because you’re a senior doesn’t mean you’re boring! Who wants a boring vacation? Obviously, nobody, right! Far from what some non-cruisers may think, an Alaska cruise is not a boring vacation. It’s relaxing, yet can be the most exciting vacation you’ll ever have! Alaska offers breathtaking scenery, majestic snow-capped peaks, soaring glaciers and breathtakingly beautiful fjords.

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The entrance to Russell Fjord.

Combine this with the safety and luxury of a modern state-of-the-art cruise ship, this is a vacation that seniors can enjoy in complete comfort.

You may be wondering, what are the benefits of a cruise to Alaska? Here are just three of the many benefits an Alaskan cruise vacation offers seniors.

First, it’s convenient and easy. On a seven night cruise, you’ll visit several towns while unpacking and packing only once!  You sleep in the same bed, dine in the same restaurants, enjoying superb food while getting to know the ship’s crew and making new friends! Your ship is truly a home away from home, a luxurious one that takes you to the Great Land of Alaska! Can you imagine how easy it is to travel this way with your family, creating great memories?

A second benefit is affordability. Cruising to Alaska is surprisingly affordable, with rates as low as $100 per day per person. There’s lots of value. On a cruise, you enjoy a comfortable stateroom with a private bathroom, three multi course meals, unlimited snacks and room service, Broadway style shows and other lively entertainment venues.  You will be transported from one port to another while you sleep, waking up in the morning to find yourself in a different place than the day before.

The third benefit of a cruise to Alaska is you make what you want out of it. Don’t want to get off the ship? Stay onboard and enjoy the magnificent scenery as you glide by mountains, glaciers and small picturesque towns.

Perhaps you will be sitting in one of the ship’s many lounges, drink in hand, book on your lap while looking out of the panoramic windows watching whales frolic or bald eagle soaring in the blue skies.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can take a fully escorted excursion to view humpback whales or to explore the small Gold Rush towns of Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway.

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Getting up close and personal on a whale watching excursion!

Do it all, do some, or do nothing at all.  The choice is yours on an Alaska cruise.

So what can you expect? The ship’s gracious crew are there to please your every whim and perhaps engage you in conversation about the passing scenery or where they came from.  New friends can always be made at dinner or in the many onboard lounges and hosted events. Wheelchair assistance for boarding and disembarking can be arranged and you can even take your personal wheelchair onboard. Wheelchair accessible staterooms are also available and special meals such as low fat or low sodium can be requested by one of our Alaska Cruise Experts beforehand.

If 2014 is the year you decide to cruise to Alaska, be sure to explore this site and give us a call at 1-800-565-2784 to speak with an Alaska Cruise Specialist.

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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