On our site, you’ll find 2165 Alaska land and cruise packages for 2014, called cruisetours. Of these, 994 are northbound, 1046 are southbound, 98 visit the Canadian Rockies and 27 visit Whistler.
Someone who has never cruised to Alaska may be wondering what all this means! It’s not straightforward, I admit, but once you finish reading this post, you’ll understand it all.
Northbound Cruise and Land Packages
Notice I typed “cruise and land” rather than “land and cruise” as in the first sentence of the first paragraph of this post? I did it purposely. Although the two are used interchangeably, when you’re talking about a northbound trip, that means you cruise first and then do the land tour portion after.
Southbound Land and Cruise Packages
Southbound options will have you exploring the interior of Alaska first and then see you relaxing on the cruise.
Which is better? Northbound or Southbound? Varying by cruise line and ship, they offer the same opportunities in terms destinations and sites. Some people choose the northbound because preferring to rest up for the land tour with a relaxing cruise first, whereas others would rather return home freshly rested from the cruise, opting for the southbound.
Alaska and the Canadian Rockies
The Canadian Rockies has some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll ever come covering parts of Alberta and British Columbia.
- There’s the 12 night Okanagan Valley cruisetour that combines a 7 night Seattle roundtrip cruise with visits to Vancouver and Kelowna with Celebrity Cruises.
- Looking to head further east? There’s the 12 night Canadian Rockies cruisetour with Celebrity that includes a 7 night Vancouver roundtrip cruise with visits to Calgary, Banff and Jasper in Alberta or the 13 night that visits Victoria too.
- Princess also offers a cruisetour. It’s a 13 night cruisetour that sails roundtrip Vancouver to Alaska with the land portion comprising of Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, and Kamloops.
Alaska and Whistler
Whistler is consistently rated one of North America’s best ski resorts. In fact, some of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games were held here. Although the skiing and Alaska sailing seasons don’t coincide, Whistler is still offers plenty of outdoor activities and spectacular scenery. In 2014, Celebrity has a 10 night cruisetour that combines a 7 night Vancouver roundtrip cruise to Alaska with 1 night in Vancouver and 2 in Whistler.
Best of Alaska Cruisetour
We have our very own Alaska Land and Cruise Package, called the Best of Alaska. It’s packed with exciting activities, destinations, and of course, value. In its third year, the 2014 product is our best yet with an extra night in Denali National Park. Choose from a 12 or 13 night option.
Princess is the leader in cruising Alaska. For 10 of the last 11 years, the cruise line has been named the “Best Cruise Line in Alaska” by Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards. And that’s why we’ve partnered with them for our exclusive experience. See what our our clients had to say about it by clicking here!
Are you planning to head to Alaska in 2014? Which cruisetour are you considering?