Discover the wilderness and untouched natural territory around the glaciers of Alaska with a cruise. Several major cruise lines have renovated their biggest ships to provide an unparalleled experience cruising around the Inside Passage, Skagway, and Icy Strait Point.
Here are three of the best cruise ships to Alaska:
Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas
Royal Caribbean offers cruises to dozens of destinations around the globe but the Ovation of the Seas will be the largest ship ever to make its way to Alaska. The ship feature an indoor activities complex that includes a roller skating rink and bumper cars. The ship is designed with its own gondola that that takes you 300 feet above sea level to take in views of the mountains and water. A digitally enhanced entertainment complex, oversized common areas, and plenty of gourmet dining provide a resort-like experience. The Alaska adventure will give you a chance to explore the wilderness and forest around Denali National Park, bike along the Anchorage Coastal Trail, and go on a whale watching tour around Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward.
It’s been part of a grand revitalization of Celebrity cruise ships and the Celebrity Millennium is finally ready to set sail. This summer, guests traveling to Alaska can enjoy upgraded cabins with eXhale bedding, renovated bathrooms, an updating dining experience in the main dining room, Oceanview Cafe, and Sunset Bar, and suites with private Retreat Decks and lounge areas. The Celebrity Millennium cruise ship will be taking travelers along Northern and Southern Glacier routes.
Another ship that’s been refurbished and updated will set sail to Alaska later this spring. This is one of two Breakaway-Plus class ships from Norwegian and offers deluxe amenities along with an interactive digital playground where guests can experience virtual reality gaming. The ship has a dedicated Observation Lounge that offers incredible views of the North Pacific Ocean. You can look forward to luxury amenities and the VIP treatment with Concierge accommodations. The Alaska trip takes you from Seattle, Washington, all the way up to Icy Strait Point and then back down through Victoria, British Columbia before returning to Washington.