Category Archives: Ports

Should You Sail From Seattle or Vancouver?

One of the most frequently-asked questions we get deals with where you should embark your Alaska cruise: Seattle, Washington, or Vancouver, British Columbia? The short answer is that there’s no right or wrong decision; a voyage to Alaska is beautiful … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Alaska Cruises

Maybe it’s because I took my first-ever cruise to this region back in 1998 aboard Norwegian Cruise Line‘s long-departed Norwegian Wind, but I find myself thinking of Alaska a lot lately. The 2016 Alaska Cruise Season begins in April from … Continue reading

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Which Alaska Cruise Is Right For You?

Vancouver, Seattle, Or Northbound-Southbound? Years ago, if you wanted to sail to Alaska there was but a single departure port: Vancouver. A few voyages might sail north and south between Alaska and British Columbia but by and large, the vast … Continue reading

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Soaring High in Juneau, Alaska

We had another early start today, and it was another exciting day for us. We went on a helicopter tour and walked on Mendenhall Glacier! Two of our Best of Alaska guests did this excursion at the same time as … Continue reading

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Visiting Vancouver, BC for a Day

The last stop on our Best of Alaska cruisetour is Vancouver, my adopted hometown. Although I do have a bias, it would be difficult to find someone who wouldn’t agree that this city is beautiful. Plus, there’s endless of things … Continue reading

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Visiting Juneau, Alaska

Did you know Juneau is accessible only by air or sea? Nestled between towering mountains along the Gastineau Channel, the capital city of Alaska  is a stop that all cruise lines make. Best of Alaska guests are here from 6:30 … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruises from San Francisco in 2014

It’s not often considered initially, but an Alaska cruise departing from San Francisco may be just what you’re looking for. Although not as many Alaska cruise sailings are offered out of the Golden Gate City compared to Seattle and Vancouver, it … Continue reading

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2014 Alaska Cruises from Vancouver

Non-stop spectacular scenery from beginning to end is what you’ll get on an Alaska cruise from Vancouver. In 2014, there are hundreds of cruises and cruisetours that start in the city that was host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruises from Seattle in 2014

Over 150 sailings in Alaska start in the Emerald City in 2014 and in general, these tend to be the most affordable options. Not only are sailings usually priced lower when compared to Vancouver, but so are flights. You’ll even find … Continue reading

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Most Efficient and Affordable Alaska Cruise Transfer Options

When your cruise ends or starts in Vancouver or Seattle, it’s pretty easy to get to the airport from the cruise terminal and vice versa. A cab ride is about $30 to 35 plus tip for both cities. There’s also … Continue reading

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