An Alaska and Canada cruise is the perfect getaway if you’re looking to step into the wonderful wilderness and embark on an adventure like no other.
If you’re an animal lover, you couldn’t wish for a more diverse and rich home to some of the world’s best wildlife. So pack your camera and have your binoculars at the ready, because you’re about to set sail on the adventure of a lifetime!
It has to be said that a cruise to Alaska is probably one of the most rewarding and fascinating experiences you’ll ever have. Many Alaska cruises depart from a US or Canadian port – perfect if you want to combine a bit of travel to both regions on top of your Alaskan adventure.
Stunning scenery and lush landscapes are the norm in this region – from unspoilt views of giant glaciers to the greenest of forests, your eyes are in for a treat.
Sail through the Inside Passage and call at pretty ports along the way, where you can immerse yourself in all things Alaska – taste fresh seafood, take tips from lumberjacks or head on a dog-sledding tour with a pack of handsome Huskies.
And of course, a cruise to Alaska wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the stunning Glacier Bay National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage site – or the Hubbard Glacier. Just make sure to wrap up warm!
If you’re lucky, you might even spot the Denali National Park’s Big Five – that’s brown bears, wolves, moose, Dall sheep and reindeer! All in their native habitat, too – what could be more wonderful?
Cruise Canada and you’ll open yourself up to a whole new world of breathtaking landscapes, cultural attractions and scenic beauty.
Canada is often the starting point for many Alaska cruises, or part of a Canada and New England cruise that dips in and out of the best ports on America’s north east coast.
Soak up maritime culture in Saint John, feel like a movie-star in Vancouver when you witness thriving art, theatre and music scenes and visit the iconic lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In Quebec City you can gaze up at grand waterfalls or stroll past stone buildings and narrow streets to discover a fortified colonial core.
A balcony cabin is by far the most rewarding accommodation on a Canada cruise. Sailing past lush forests and majestic mountains, you’ll feel at one with nature and truly content as breathtaking views unfold before you. The world’s second largest country has so much to offer.
Why choose an Alaska and Canada Cruise?
It has to be said that the best way to see this spectacular landscape is on the water! With the Alaska breeze blowing in your hair as you gaze out to the most mesmerising views, you really will feel an inner tranquillity like never before.
The best time for an Alaska and Canada cruise
The best time to visit Alaska is between mid-May to September. At this time of year you can expect extended daylight and pleasant weather, perfect for spotting Alaska’s wildlife. The winter months here are best avoided – temperatures regularly drop to a bone-chilling -10°C in some areas!
Canada cruises are simply spectacular during the months of September and October. The changing fall foliage during this time creates a kaleidoscope of magnificent colours, enhancing all the stunning scenery you’ll be surrounded by. The weather is still reasonably pleasant and crowds have dispersed – perfect for exploring in peace.