Category Archives: Experiences by the Experts

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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The Good Life: Luxury Cruising Through Alaska

While there are numerous mainstream cruise lines that send their most tried and tested vessels to Alaska, those seeking an ultra-luxury cruise to the 49th State aren’t left out of the action, with Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, and Silversea Cruises … Continue reading

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Our Agent’s First Cruise to Alaska

We’re going to be featuring our own agent’s experiences in Alaska here on the Alaska Cruise Experts Blog. In the coming weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to hear firsthand impressions from Alaska, and what better way to start than with … Continue reading

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Tips For a Successful Alaska Cruise Tour

When I was escorting Cruise Experts Travel ‘s Ultimate Alaska CruiseTour a few summers ago, I received an excellent question from a reader that I thought was deserving of an entire article. Here’s the question: Hi Aaron, we have a … Continue reading

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Five Great Reasons to Cruise to Alaska

As a Vancouverite, every year, I swear I’m not going to do it again. And every year, despite what I said the last year, I set sail for Alaska. Coming from the Pacific Nothwest, Alaskan cruises are both convenient and … Continue reading

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Cruise Expert Matthew Vaughan’s Review of the Celebrity Solstice

Anyone who knows me is aware that I’m a major fan of the Solstice class ships by Celebrity. In 2008, I was given the opportunity to experience the then newly built Solstice for 2 nights for an inaugural sailing. And … Continue reading

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Best time to go to Alaska

Good weather in Alaska is unpredictable. Generally, though, the summer months of July and August are drier, sunnier, and milder while the shoulder months of May and September tend to bring more clouds and rain and tends to be cooler. … Continue reading

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7 Night Alaska Cruise from Vancouver

Alaska, here I come! I was beyond excited when I booked my Alaska cruise. To eliminate the need to fly, I was initially looking at a Vancouver roundtrip cruise. I decided against that because I preferred the northbound itinerary on … Continue reading

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Video: How to Stay & Eat Healthy on a Cruise

As a fitness enthusiast, Cruise Expert Christina Kontogeorgiou‘s time on a cruise ship always includes visits to the gym. She may not go as often as she would like when cruising, but there are ways, nonetheless, to keep the body … Continue reading

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Will I see lots of wildlife on the cruise ship in Alaska?

The further inland you venture into the 49th state, the more likely you’ll encounter land animals like dall sheep or caribou. Although there’s no guarantee you’ll see wildlife from your ship on your next Alaska cruise, after chatting with a … Continue reading

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