How to Choose an Alaskan Cruise

Un-Cruise Adventure

Last year I took my first Alaskan cruise. At first I thought an Alaska cruise seemed basic – I pick my port, we see glaciers, and go home. Boy was I wrong! There are a few factors you need to take into consideration when planning and booking an Alaskan cruise. It’s not as simple as […]

Adventure Line Expands Alaska Cruises

InnerSea Discoveries and American Safari Cruises unveiled an expanded schedule of their Alaska cruises today. Three expedition boats and four luxury yachts will sail the region offering guests active, luxury or heritage style throughout Alaska in 2013. From May to September, seven boats sail 11 different itineraries from 7- to 21-nights long. Alaska homeports include […]

Norwegian Launches Alaska Bonus Days

Norwegian announced Alaska Bonus Days happening today through September 15, allowing guests to get $100 on board credit per stateroom on Alaska sailings. Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Jewel both sail seasonally in Alaska from Seattle, in 2013 Norwegian Sun will also sail seven-night cruises roundtrip from Vancouver. Fares for these 2013 Alaska sailings start at […]

American Cruise Lines Wraps Successful Alaska Season

American Cruise Line announced this week that their inaugural Alaska season was a success, in fact, so successful it will happen again in 2013. Their 100-guest American Spirit offered multiple roundtrip sailings out of Juneau, Alaska throughout the season. Alaska cruises will resume in 2013 offering guests Inside Passage sailings and seven-night Puget Sound and […]

Coast Guard Medevacs Alaska Cruise Passenger

Last week the Coast Guard Air Station Sitka in Alaska responded to a call from Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess at 0138, requesting medical assistance for an 81-year old female passenger suffering from a blocked artery in her right leg. The ship was sailing in Fredrick’s Sound when a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter arrived at 4:28 a.m., […]

Holland America announces ‘Dream Cruise’ and enhanced Roll Call

Holland America has launched a social media ‘Dream Cruise’ contest on Facebook running now through October 31, 2012, awarding one guest to win a seven-night cruise for two. Entering the contest is easy. Like the  Facebook page and tell them your dream destination. “There’s no doubt that Facebook has become an essential way for us […]

Alaskan Cruise: Holland America’s Oosterdam, Disembarkation

Before I went to bed last night I wound up putting the luggage outside my door, which is something I very rarely do but with all my gear and one person it had to be done. Around 7:30am I left my cabin after triple checking in to make sure I didn’t leave anything and went […]

Alaskan Cruise: Holland America’s Oosterdam, Ketchikan Excursions

Alaska is famous for two things – floatplanes and crabs – which was exactly what I was scheduled to do today, kind of. The day started out at 6:30am when my alarm clock went off to go meet the folks from the local convention board at 7:15 before my excursion at 8:30. The meeting went […]

Alaskan Cruise: Holland America’s ms Oosterdam, Sea Day

A day at sea is always a 50/50 toss up, some folks love them, and some don’t. Sailings out of Seattle are gonna have one, so best know that going in. I don’t mind a day at sea but I will be honest, I am kinda jonesin’ for internet by the end of the day. […]

Holland America increases sailings and guest capacity in Alaska 2013

For the 2013 Alaska cruise season, Holland America is adding more departures and more guests than previous years. Although they line will still have seven ships in the region, as 2012, the ms Amsterdam will double departures on new seven-night roundtrip sailings out of Vancouver. This results in an increase in guest capacity of 6.5 […]