Alaska cruise ships are busy in the cruising season that is May and September. You are sure book your favorite Alaska cruise line offers or choose your choicest cruises now. During the cruise season the weather in the Pacific Northwest and on the route up the coast is mild. You can have a splendid opportunity to enjoy cool evenings and relish the beauty of glaciers. Summer is the most suitable time to watch whales, and the months of June and July are considered the best for Orca viewing in Alaska. Alaska cruises usually extend to 7 days, but there are also 11 and 14 day sailings. The difference is in terms of distance covered, and the number of ports of call visited.
Celebrity cruises usually sail from Seattle to Alaska. The ports of call on the way includes, Juneau which includes excursions to Mendenhall and Norris glaciers; Skagway that means close encounters with Klondike-era saloons, wooden sidewalks and horse-drawn carriages. Remarkable is the "Gold Rush" rail and bus tours; Ketchikan presents lots of Totem Poles and Indian artefacts; it is located in the rain forest and enjoys warmer temps, with plenty of liquid sunshine.
Sitka is prominently known for its rich Russian culture and architecture; Haines, a prominent place is known for American art and culture, and must-to-visit place of eagle lovers. Victoria, BC is a small city tucked into the southern corner of Vancouver Island. Truly British in its presentation, that is showcased by the Royal BC Museum and the Empress Hotel. The Butchart Gardens of this city are really eye-feasting. Vancouver, BC meets require the needs of cruise passengers aiming to stay in the ambience of downtown.
Glacier Bay is a fantastic national park and reserve with 16 tidewater glaciers, crashing tons of ice, and abundant wildlife. It is always better to check with cruise lines, however the offered Alaska holiday package assures a visit to Glacier Bay, whether it enters the Glacier Bay or will not be allowed to sail into the bay. Once in the Bay, it is indeed a memorable experience. You will sure feel like you're surrounded by ice. Prominent places in Alaska you will sure love to visit includes, the Tracy Arm, which is a gorgeous 25 mile long fjord south of Jeaneau. It offers feasting visuals of snow capped mountains, and bald eagles overhead. The Hubbard Glacier is a six mile wide ice face at the north end of Yakutat Bay.
The misty Fjords National Monument presents nature in all its glory. It envelops huge wilderness reserve of cascading waterfalls, towering cliffs, and fjords. Alaska Cruise Tours & Shore Excursions includes outdoor adventure packages in Alaska's Denali National Park. Most notable are the Alaska day excursion activities – the Yukon River cruises, Flight-seeing, helicopter tours, kayaking, mountain biking, and white-water rafting.