Your Guide to Alaska Cruising

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Glacier Bay, AlaskaAlaska is one of the most unique – and most popular – cruise destinations in the world. Alaska cruises highlight the Last Frontier’s fascinating cultures, rich history, majestic wildlife and natural beauty, including mountains, rivers and, of course, glaciers. There are many factors to consider when planning an Alaskan cruise, and careful consideration of each will ensure a memorable experience. When should you book, and when should you sail? Which ports should you visit, and which sites should be highest on your list of priorities? Should you take a cruise-only vacation, or add an in-depth land tour?

We’ll tackle these questions and more in our guide to Alaska cruises.

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September 16, 2014   2 Comments

Princess Cruises Unveils Alaska and Europe Itineraries for 2015

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Princess Cruises in Alaska. Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises.Princess Cruises has been sailing to Alaska and Europe for ages now, and each year they gain additional insight into how to make their passengers’ trips even more memorable. As a result, they have added even more options and experiences to help you ‘come back new.’ For instance, in 2015 there are 125 sailings to Alaska, divided between seven ships. Plus, 2015 is looking to be a banner year for Princess Cruises in Europe. They will be sailing six ships in the region for a total of 150 departures.

Alaska Itineraries:

  • As mentioned before, there will be a total of 125 sailings to Alaska by Princess Cruises. These sailings will take place on seven of the line’s ships, including for the first time Ruby Princess. These seven ships will offer 10 different itineraries and dock in a total of 14 different ports.
  • New this year are two new cruise tours in the Canadian Rockies. Both come with the 7-night Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary. One tour is 12 nights, and the other is 14 nights. Both visit the little known destinations of Banff and Lake Louise. The 14-day itinerary includes a visit to Vancouver with an option to see Calgary.
  • The Golden Princess will offer 14 10-day sailings from San Francisco with stops in Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway. [Read more →]

March 18, 2014   No Comments

Alaska: A Must See

By Lynda Lynn, Cruise Consultant, The Cruise Web, Inc.

Glacier in Alaska Wow, Alaska!  No picture you will ever see will do it justice.  Alaska is truly a “must see” destination and if it is not on your list you should put it there immediately.  The scenery is magnificent and the people are wonderful.  Huge mountains – check, glaciers – check, snow – check, wilderness – check, wild life – check, history and culture – check, lots of flowers – check, excellent food – check. [Read more →]

September 19, 2012   No Comments

Give Your Dad a Getaway

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Get your dad a cruise for Father's Day. Haven’t found a gift for your dad yet? Well don’t fear, we have some sailings coming up that are geared towards all kinds of dads, from new dads to granddads and great granddads. Besides, what dad wouldn’t want a cruise for Father’s Day? [Read more →]

June 11, 2012   No Comments

Grand Princess Will Call San Francisco Home

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

This May, the City by the Bay is getting a permanent visitor on its coastline. No, not more sea lions or seagulls. San Francisco is going to be the home port for the new and improved Grand Princess. [Read more →]

May 23, 2012   4 Comments

The Iditarod: An Alaskan Tradition

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Alaska is known as The Last Frontier and nothing exemplifies that motto more than the Iditarod race, which is in its 40th year. The race pays tribute to the 49th state’s sled dogs, which helped settle the state by transporting mail, groceries and even gold across the state’s vast wilderness.

The Iditarod has become one of Alaska’s most popular events and many cruise lines have excursions and cruisetours that put you right in the middle of the action. There are opportunities to try your hand at mushing. You can talk with former Iditarod winners and meet some huskie dogs that have or will participate in the race.

Keep reading to find out more about The Iditarod.

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March 9, 2012   No Comments

Holland America Line to Produce Glacier Bay Ranger Podcasts

Courtesy of Holland America Line.

Holland America Line has joined with the U.S. National Park Service to produce a “Glacier Bay Ranger Podcast Anthology” that gives guests a unique glimpse into one of the largest protected wilderness areas in North America.

HAL- AlaskaNarrators Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman, radio personalities and hosts of Holland America Line’s iPod Art Tours, present a rare insider’s view into this land of scenic and natural wonders. Each podcast includes in-depth interviews with Glacier Bay scientists, rangers, administrators and even an elder from the native Huna tribe. [Read more →]

April 20, 2011   No Comments

The Cruise Web Steps into the Moose Mobile

On October 20, 2010, The Cruise Web sales team attended Holland America’s annual Moose Mobile training for a hands-on experience inside Moose-mobilethe cruise line’s motor coach. The Moose Mobile, which offers adventurous trips through Alaska in a luxurious and comfortable motor coach, spent the day parked outside The Cruise Web office. The team was educated on everything from the different Alaska cruises and cruise tours, to the best places to see wildlife and the peak of the fall colors. [Read more →]

November 17, 2010   2 Comments

Princess Ships Spotlight Alaska Culture This Summer for State’s 50th Anniversary Year

May 20, 2009   2 Comments

Family Cruising: Music to a Parent’s Ears

By Frans Hansen, President, The Cruise Web.

“Best Vacation Ever”, was ringing in my ears.  My two beautiful and amazing six and eight years old boys (yes, I am admittedly biased) were singing the infamous SpongeBob SquarePants tune, from the Nickelodeon cartoon, at the top of their lungs, taking some artistic license with the words. While this song has never made my top downloads, it was glorious music to my ears.

Months earlier, I had a dilemma on my hand. I had promised to take three generations of my family on an Alaska vacation, and I wanted it to be an outstanding experience for every single person.  Leaning towards first satisfying my mother, the most discriminating in our group (don’t worry, Mom, I still love you), I secured space on the luxurious and comfortable all-suite, all-balcony, Regent Seven Seas Mariner, for a 7-day cruise from Seward to Vancouver.  [Read more →]

April 22, 2009   12 Comments