Major Cruise Lines
Major cruise lines include American Safari Cruise, Lines Celebrity Cruise Lines, Holland America Cruise Lines, Princess Cruise Lines, Regent Seven Seas Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Specific information of cruise options and departure dates are accessed through website search according to the cruise line title. Choice of cruise line depends upon passenger preference for port departure and destination location. Cruise Critic is one possible cruise line website found through an Internet search engine allowing you to profile the major cruise lines. Significant cruise line discounts are offered through Internet sites and travel agencies.
Considerations for Departure Sites
Before booking a cruise consider possible cities and activities to explore Alaska before cruise departure. Alaska’s railroad makes travel to Alaska’s interior towns and cities accessible. The Internet offers websites which detail road trips, trips by rail, and group tours. Visits to the library, bookstore and video rental stores offer information about Alaska which helps in making a plan to explore the interior of Alaska. Internet websites also profile video clips, pictures and information about Alaskan travel opportunities.
Preparation for Travel
Travelers should pack according to the activities they expect to participate in. Comfortable clothes are appropriate for Alaska’s rugged countryside. Pack so you can dress in layers which allow you to adjust to the variations in temperatures. Include a warm jacket able to repel water. Evening events on the cruise lines requires including business casual and dress slacks or skirts with appropriate shirts or blouses. Include sport coats and formal dresses for the formal nights on board.
Alaska offers a variety of tourist activities. Airplane sightseeing tours allow passengers to view Alaskan landscape and beauty. Dog sled rides on glaciers or on wheeled dog sleds give the visitor a taste of Alaskan culture. Participation in guided hikes, bus tours and walking tours provides authenticity to the Alaskan experience. Alaska’s people and way of life, as well as their interesting wildlife maximize your traveling experience.