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Alaska Cruises & Cruisetours 2021 - 2022
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Alaska : dream. see.
Let your spirit of adventure guide you to the Last Frontier.
Be Ready To Be Wowed. Explore What's
Possible In Alaska.
An Alaskan vacation is a must for the seasoned or first-time cruise
traveler. Where else can you see amazing wildlife like moose, bears,
and eagles in a virtually pristine wilderness? Combine
flightseeing with cocktails beside a rushing river. Or treat
yourself to a night at a fabulous lodge after climbing America's
and traveling in comfort and style doesn't mean
you have to sacrifice the opportunity for real adventure.
Great Journeys begin with a small step.
When you are ready, here are some
great deals for your trip to Alaska Alaska will be here when it
is time to travel. Turn moments into memories and dreams of the wide
open-beauty of Alaska into reality. With North America's tallest
mountains, spectacular coastal and inland wildlife, and more
glaciers than any other place in the United States, Alaska is the
perfect destination to get away from it all. As you dream of Alaska,
here are some great 2021 - 2022 deals to consider for your trip.
Princess® takes more people to the Great Land than any other
cruise line, with every cruise offering a unique glacier viewing
experience. Journey to the majestic wilderness with Princess and
discover why we've been voted "Best Cruise Line in Alaska by
Travel Weekly readers 16 times.
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Alaska With Us.
Inspiration & Advise
Alaska Cruise Advisors, Raye & Marty Trencher, are certified experts
in their field. Representing over 40 years of hands-on "been
there and done that" travel experience and expertise. In 2020, they
celebrated 20 years of helping like-minded people plan their
once-in-a-lifetime vacation to Alaska. Representing all major cruise
lines and a certified member of several consumer and travel trade
organizations including the Cruise Lines International Association,
Alaska Travel Industry Association and the Travel Leaders Group.
To our new friends, we're happy you
found us, and we look forward to welcoming you to our avid cruise
traveling family. To our long-time seasoned cruise travelers, we
offer you a warm welcome back. We are grateful for your loyalty, as
you are an intrinsic part of our company's success.
Alaska Cruise Partners
Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland
America, Silversea, Regent Seven Seas, Princess, Norwegian Cruise
Lines, Disney, American Cruise Lines, Viking and Oceania.
Our Certified Alaska Cruise Travel
Experts are the key element of what differentiates us from others.
Our staff is the number-one reason people return to travel with us,
again and again.
Management and staff each have over 40
years experience in travel.We offer our knowledge, experience,
expertise and service; and then provide travel services if
requested. All with no agency fees. We have been highly specialized
in Alaska travel since we started offering the destination over 20
years ago, and know the destination inside and out.
Each of us is a cruise vacation professional. We're a valuable
resource of first hand knowledge coupled with contagious enthusiasm
for our work, here to help you plan the perfect Alaska cruise
vacation. You'll find we're just like you, sharing one common dream,
the dream of cruising and the spirit of the sea. Call today and let
us plan your most memorable vacation experience ever.
Our services and advice are complimentary and we have lots of
valuable information twe love to share.
We Are Avid Travelers Just Like
Whether you're looking to book an all-inclusive land & sea
package, or just a cruise, we can provide you with the best
options available. We have access to the best choices and
prices, and Bonus Extras that aren't available everywhere else.
If you need help planning an upcoming Alaska cruise, Alaskan
Land & Sea Vacation, or you just have questions about a specific
destination or trip, call us at 800.365.1445. Offering free
advice and insider tips you can trust from someone who is not
only a certified travel expert, but an avid traveler, with over
30 years experience and expertise.
Plan Now, Sail Later
prefer to stay closer to home and opt for an Alaska cruise or
land + sea vacation known as a cruisetour. A small deposit holds
your reservation. Thus, the 2021 Alaska cruise season allows
sufficient time to see how travel evolves before then.
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Looking for better perks @
sea? Never hurts to Ask.
It's a trip of a
lifetime, but that doesn't mean
you can't see the best of Alaska
on a budget.
"I notice most name-brand cruise lines offer pretty much the
same perks: Shipboard spending credits, cabin upgrades, free
gratuities, complimentary specialty dining, free wi-fi etc.
Are there any better perks?" A.
Cruise lines change promotional offers every few weeks, but
often the total "real" value of the offer is the same, just
the list of inclusive features shuffles about. So, it never
hurts to ask about what's on offer now. There may even be a
group deal you can get in on, or a special offer you've not
heard of. To learn about those hard-to-find " unpublished"
deals, make that phone call. It could save you
hundred's of dollars off the cruise fare and an even sweeter
deal with one or more bonus extras.
I have a lot questions about Alaska. I understand you've been
there and done that many times, so do you have the answers
we need? A. Call us and we'll be glad to share our first hand
up-close stories and adventures, knowledge and expertise to
help you travel with confidence. You'll get valuable
insights on how to customize your itinerary based on your
tastes and budgets, from Certified Alaska Travel Experts. We
look forward to having you call us at 800.365.1445. The call
is free and so is the advice. Never an obligation to book.
Where In Alaska Do You Want Go?
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What's Trending Now
Travelers are spending more and embarking on 'bucket list'
cruise adventures and new cruise destinations According to the
latest Outlook Report, when it comes to cruising, travelers are
looking for a few things: unique and exclusive experiences
(92%), exotic itineraries (90%), wildlife (87%), enrichment and
education (84%) and thrills (61%). For people looking for
next-level travel, cruising is the new cool. Known for eschewing
"things" in favor of experiences, Millennials, are choosing
cruises in increasing numbers to visit bucket-list destinations,
unique and exclusive excursions, seek out wildlife and exotic
itineraries and, ultimately, discover the thrill of
Alaska Leads The List!
Alaska is the top destination for adventure or expedition travel
with nearly eight of 10 (78%) travelers choosing the region as
their destination when booking adventure travel. In some
cases like Alaska, where capacity is limited, planning starts a
year ahead of time. So, if your looking for the best advertised
prices, largest selection of available accommodations, and deals
available for next year, cruise travelers should focus their
efforts to find a professional certified cruise travel expert
went on the Tundra tour. We saw moose, caribou, some
sheep, and a couple of bears"
" Our trip was excellent. The room, with the upgrades,
was amazing! We saw many eagles (bald and golden), one
bear, many whales, including one breach, seals, one
bear, one wolf, moose and caribou, and many smaller
animals.. If we travelled during salmon run, we probably
would have seen more bear and eagles. The scenery is
todie for, the vistas spectacular. The ship was great;
service, food, etc were all great. Thanks for
"What can I say. We felt like we were on a National
Geographic cruise. Eagles, whales, sea lions, moose,
bear and caribou; we saw them all. We had the best
weather imaginable too. Both days at McKinley were
cloudless! We saw the whole mountain range morning, noon
and night and night and night! The position of our room
was great, 11th floor midship. We loved it."
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Experts. Princess Lodges - Alaska Wilderness Lodges,
Hotels & Rail Vacations. Envision a misty woodland
teeming with dark rustic colors and active wildlife.
Picture a white and blue maze of glacial formations in
front of a jagged mountain range. Imagine listening to
the constant rush of waterfalls while taking a deep
breath of crisp, cool air. Every year, Princess
introduces more guests to these marvels than any other
cruise line. And for that reason, it's no wonder they've
been named the "Best Cruise Line in Alaska" 13 times by
readers of Travel Weekly. After 50 years of discovering
blue-tinged glaciers, iconic wildlife and majestic
mountain ranges, they've perfected the Princess Alaska
experience - an adventure that exposes guests to the
true magnificence of the Great Land.►Learn More About 2021 Alaska Cruises & Cruisetours
Skagway - Ketchikan - Juneau - Glacier Bay - Hubbard
Glacier - Tracy Arm Fjord - Sitka - Haines - Talkeetna -
Katmai - Icy Strait Point.Copper River - Anchorage -
Denali National Park (U.S. National Park Service) -
Inside Passage - Katmai National Park & Preserve (U.S.
National Park Service) Wrangell - St Elias National Park
& Preserve (US National Park Service) - Fairbanks - plus
Prince Rupert, Victoria & Vancouver Canada Departures
from Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Anchorage,
Whittier, or Fairbanks, Alaska.
Alaska Cruises : Come aboard for the voyage of a
lifetime to a land that personifies the true beauty of
the northern world. Bear witness to awe-inspiring
scenery, majestic roaming animals and unforgettable
history preserved in frontier towns. Embrace the gentle
touch of a cool sea breeze. Drift between moments of
bliss and astonishment, all leading up to a refreshed,
elevated perspective... one that allows you to truly
Alaska's Big 3!
Glaciers Imagine sailing past towering peaks of snowy white
glaciers, miles wide. Only the sounds of wind and
seagulls disturb the silence. Then a massive crackling
and a thunderous roar echo across the pristine bay. The
ice-scape rumbles and quakes as the glacier splinters
and calves, sending ice and snow cascading into the sea.
There's no spectacle in the world that surpasses these
towering frozen masses and best displays the fierce
majesty of the region. Wildlife Eagles nesting in treetops. Moose grazing through lush
meadows surrounded by snow-capped mountain ranges. A
breaching whale crashing down into the tranquil sea. On
an Alaska vacation, it's not uncommon for you to see all
of these animals and more, such as Denali National
Park's Big 5: brown bears, wolves, moose, Dall sheep and
caribou. You'll also have plenty of chances to enjoy the
sights of humpback, beluga and orca whales, along with
harbor seals, sea lions and sea otters frolicking in the
water. Majestic Mountains Take a moment to pause and gaze up. Massive, eternally
snow-capped mountains rise majestically against the
bright blue sky, which darkens to a majestic indigo at
twilight. Wild, untamed and exquisitely unique, this
astounding landscape dwarfs your wildest imagination. No
other place offers such untouched beauty.
Home to almost 3,000 peaks and Denali, North America's
tallest mountain, Alaska's summits are a feast for your
eyes. And one you'll never forget
Shore Excursions and
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if ship misses port
Alaska is Adventurous!
Come explore some of the top active / adventure Alaska
destinations, resorts, wilderness lodges and activities.
Alaska Cruises Direct has you covered - whether it's
kayaking, hiking, cycling, helicopter glacier landing,
flightseeing, fishing remote lakes, or zip lining
through Alaska's mountains, we know where to have fun!
Alaska Cruises, Rail & Tours, Alaska's National Parks
With over 150 unique itinerary possibilities, from the 3
most popular cruise lines and hundreds of shore
excursions, the combinations for your bucket-list
inspired adventure are nearly endless. With Alaska
Cruises Direct, you'll enjoy the best of Alaska by
combining a seven-night sailing with a land tour into
Alaska's most magnificent inland destinations.
Perks @ Sea Savings up to 70% + Bonus Extras You may be eligible for "unpublished" Onboard Spending
Credits, Cash Back, Cabin Upgrades, 2 for 1 Fares, Low
Solo Fares, Kids Sail Free or at Reduced Rates, Lower
Deposits, Reduced Airfare, Senior Rates, Military
Discounts, Mini- Group Rates, or Past Guest Deals not
shown online or may not be available anywhere else!
Call us at 800.365.1445 to see if your chosen departure
includes one or more of the above bonus extras.
Stay in the finest available lodges and travel on remote
roads and railways in deluxe transportation. Every
aspect of your journey has been carefully curated for
you to discover the Last Frontier. You can count on us
for the very best Alaska land and sea vacations,
including the option to customize your cruise tour to
your own unique style, taste and pace.
Awaken to the distinctive scent of spruce trees and the
fresh dew drops of a misty morning. Explore dense
woodlands teeming with Alaska wildlife. Dine on
widespread decks overlooking cool rushing rivers and
some of the tallest mountains in North America. Witness
views that stop you in your tracks and suspend
conversations for a silent state of awe. Experience
these custom-built lodges, neighboring some of our
country's most spectacular national parks. Embrace
the outdoors at any one of the wilderness lodges, all
tucked away in the dense Alaska mountains
Choose From 5 Great Ways To Sail Alaska
Not only can you sail from Seattle, Vancouver or
Whittier, you also can embark from San Francisco or Los
Angeles. Travel from San Francisco, and experience the
thrill of sailing under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge as
you head north to Alaska's legendary Inside Passage,
one of the world's most beautiful waterways. Travel from
Los Angeles to the Great Land on an Alaskan cruise
vacation that takes you through the legendary Inside
Passage and Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World
3 - 8 day land tours combined with a 7 day Alaska
Start with glaciers and frontier towns on a 7-day Voyage
of the Glaciers Cruise
Spend 3 or more nights on land at Princess Wilderness
To get the latest up-to-the-moment special offers,
discount prices, current fares, savings and cabin
availability call us at 800.365.1445.
Save up to 50% on Alaska Shore Excursions
Sailing on a cruise ship is just the beginning of any
Alaskan Adventure. The absolute magnificence and
splendor of Alaska can only be fully realized by
Alaska shore excursion.
Whether it's by air, land or sea, exploring the wonders
of Alaska cruise excursions will be a once in a lifetime
Ask About Our Unpublished Alaska Cruise Rates
(Promo Code: Hidden Treasures)
We have hundred's of unpublished rates including special
past passenger, regional, senior, friends and family,
and mini-group rates that cannot be displayed online.
These rates are available only by speaking to a
Certified Cruise Vacation Expert - Call us at
The call is free and so is the advice. Never an
obligation to book.
The Value of Knowledge And Know-How, from Alaska
We have Certified Alaskan Cruise Experts who are eager
to help you sort through all your options, answer all
questions, give you their best advice and book your
cruise or cruise tour. Certified Alaskan Cruise Experts
have years of hands-on destination experience and
expertise in travel to Alaska.
And, we've been recognized by Princess Cruises as one of
Alaska Cruise Advisors in North America
so our buying power and connections go a long way to
getting you a great deal! Plus, we offer some amazing
Choose salmon fishing, taking a helicopter and flight
see over and land on glaciers, kayaking, trekking,
panning for golf or feel the exhilaration of riding a
dogsled, Alaska shore excursions are all adventure!
Are you checking "Visit Alaska" off your bucket list
In such a big state with so much to do, it's handy to
put together a list of what to do while you're here.
We've created this Photo Gallery to give you a little
jumpstart. Feel free to pick and choose what catches
Raye & Marty with Jeff King at Husky Homestead (Denali)
Leave the crowds behind and join an intimate group to
sled dogs at the Husky Homestead.
Enjoy a personal tour of the homestead kennel of
four-time Iditarod champion, Jeff King.
Meet the champion sled dogs, cuddle the puppies, and see
the summer husky training in action.
.Luxury Rail Tours from Anchorage or Fairbanks to Denali
National Park, Talkeetna Experience the unobstructed views of the Alaska
wilderness and delicious cuisine from the comfort
of a glass-domed luxury rail car on your Alaska
In addition to wrap-around domed viewing windows, many
railcars feature an open-air platform for the ultimate
Riding the train through the Alaska wilderness is a
truly magical experience.
Each journey comes with its own unique adventures,
breathtaking vistas, and leisurely tours.
Each destination offers different excursions and
viewpoints. One of the best parts of your rail tour is simply
relaxing in a luxury glass-domed rail car, looking at
glorious Alaska scenery.
Rafting up to a glacier on a scenic float or... ...get your heart racing with three hours of whitewater
Looking for a Group Cruise Vacation?
Friends, & family have the most fun - especially on a
Whether it's for weddings, reunions, birthday milestones
or simply getting together with friends and family,
there are many reasons why groups choose to sail with us
again and again.
And, one good reason is our exclusive mini-group rates
for as few as 3 couples! Call for details.
Often, visiting Alaska has as much to do with what
people may feel as with what they will see. There is a
mystique that surrounds Alaska.
To some it represents a
dream, a trip of a life time, a life altering event, a
chance to reach out and touch
themselves that is wild and beautiful like they imagine
Alaska to be.
Our job is to put that dream - or as much
as possible of it - within reach of you.
Our friendly faces going to all kinds of places!
Alaskan cruising is affordable, only the memories are
When it comes to planning your trip, Alaskan Cruises &
Land and Sea Vacations are more economical than you
With a wide range of options and
choices, there's a cruise or cruise tour to suit most
any budget. "
ather your family, grab your friends -
start planning your Alaska cruise today".►
Working with us offers some distinct advantages...
We have been narrowing in on our area of expertise
for years, setting out twenty years ago with a
destination - specialty in mind; Alaska...and have
been hyper focused on it, since day one.
Our efforts include first hand " been there...done
that" knowledge, building travel provider
that leverage value and savings, personal consulting
and unique amenities.
Alaska represents our passion and an a result we
have become that go-to person to consumers.
That's what we're recognized as, and that's what
like-minded travelers are looking for.
We're not trying to cast a very wide net and have
thousands of new customers, offering everything
What we really try to do, is help a limited number
of clients plan their Alaska vacation by sharing our
knowledge and expertise about their destination.
While the high tech race moves forward, old
fashioned expert advice is what Raye & Marty
offer like-minded cruise travelers who visit Alaska
There are some things only experience can tell you.
While our site highlights many great offers,
planning an Alaska cruise is more than just clicking
through a list of dates and prices.
It's learning all about what there is to see and do
in Alaska, and the best way to enjoy your vacation.
Alaska Cruises Direct, guests are in
contact with a professional cruise travel advisor
who provides the human touch that no database alone
can provide. We believe technology, in and of
itself can never replace the personal care and
contact the human touch provides, but a
careful balance of both, provides vacationers with a
great resource of comprehensive cruise travel
Raye, Marty & staff provide just that, a personal
dimension to travel, a community if you like
for the leisure traveler used to dealing with real
We're Making Headlines!
Whether it is our many cruise articles or
insider tips, our gracious service or the
places we visit, we continue to be
recognized as industry leaders in the local
and national press. From time-to-time, we
will feature some of these interesting and
often inspiring stories, be sure to share
them with your friends and family!
What's the real difference between a Holland
America and a Princess Cruise or Cruise Tour
of Alaska? ►
Friends, Family & Couples Cruising
"Hi Marty! I just wanted to take a moment to
thank you so much for all that you did for
our family/friends cruise on Royal
Carribbean. My family loves the RCCL
line....and as concerned as I was that we
had little ones coming on this vacation, I
was so impressed with the Ocean Adventure's
Club. My two little ones wanted to be there
all the time. I now have no reservations
about bringing them on another RCCL cruise,
the staff is just fabulous! When I
originally started to research cruises and
Travel Agents to help with the process, I
was overwhelmed (Let's face it, sometimes
the internet can be a good thing and
sometimes it can be a bad thing). I am so
happy that I can across your website. I sure
didn't expect the response that I received
from our family and friends when I started
planning the cruise, and you were there
every step of the way putting up with my
cabin changes, adding new guests at the last
moment, and removing guests in some cases,
too! You were amazing and I know for a fact
that you are responsible for our worry-free
and amazing journey. Everyone that joined us
on the cruise was extremely impressed at how
well the whole thing fell together with
little trouble on their parts. Again I can
not thank you enough, and don't forget that
we will be planning another one ! Explore
Family Cruises "
Alaska Cruises "I just wanted to thank you for all your
help. Packer Expeditions was excellent and I
would highly recommend them again for anyone
looking to do a glacier hike. Also, we ended
up being upgraded to an outside cabin... It
was a truly welcome surprise to say the
least. It made all the difference in the
world both having a window (even though it
was an obstructed view) and having a larger
cabin. Alaska was totally awesome and we
thoroughly enjoyed the land tours. All the
coach drivers and tour folks were very
knowledgeable and helpful. So next time we
are looking for a cruise I will be in touch!
Thanks again, Ann."
" Our trip was excellent. The room, with the
upgrades, was amazing! We saw many eagles
(bald and golden), one bear, many whales,
including one breach, seals, one bear, one
wolf, moose and caribou, and many smaller
animals.. If we travelled during salmon run,
we probably would have seen more bear and
eagles. The scenery is to die for, the
vistas spectacular. The ship was great;
service, food, etc were all great. Thanks
for everything. "
" Raye, We had a wonderful time on our
vacation. The cruise was fantastic. The
service, the food and the entertainment was
great. We had great weather at all of our
stops. We did the Lumberjack show in
Ketchikan which was very entertaining and
enjoyed by all of us. In Juneau we did the
Mt. Robert's Tram, a whale watch and the
Mendenhall Glacier. All three excursions
were great. In Skagway we did the White Pass
Railroad which was fantastic. My nine year
old granddaughter stood on the platform of
the train, with her father, and just kept
saying how beautiful Alaska is...The land
tour was very nice. The lodges were all
beautiful. The rooms at the Kenai lodge were
our favorite. The rooms were very large and
they all had a wood stove and a deck. The
Sea Life Center was great. Mt. McKinley
lodge was my favorite. We took your advice
and went to the fire pits. The restaurant we
ate at was good. We took the first shuttle
to Talkeetna the next day. That was an
interesting little town. I had to try the
Fireweed ice cream that was very good. We
enjoyed the train ride to Denali. We did see
a moose. The Denali lodge was very nice. We
took your advice again and went to the Husky
Homestead. My granddaughters loved that
excursion. Jeff King is such a great
speaker. I am sure we will all follow the
Iditarod next year. The Natural History Tour
of Denali was good. We had a great driver.
We saw a moose eating on the side of the
road and one caribou. We did like the dining
shuttle at the Denali lodge. The Fairbanks
Lodge was really nice. We took the shuttle
into town and spent some time exploring. The
Riverboat Discovery and Gold Dredge 8 were
great. On Saturday we took a shuttle to
North Pole and then spent a few hours at
Pioneer Park before getting our flight home.
The best part of the land tour was not
having to handle our luggage. We even
checked our luggage, for our flight home, at
the lodge in Fairbanks and got our boarding
passes. It was a wonderful trip and we all enjoyed
every minute of it. The two weeks went by so
quickly. Thank you for all your help and making it so
easy to book this vacation. "