If you’re a traveler who appreciates the grandiosity of the great outdoors, Alaska should be your next destination.

Given Alaska’s remote location and rustic adventures, you’ll want to balance your expeditions with exceptional accommodations that allow for relaxing downtime.

Alaska cruise vacations offer unforgettable experiences at a reasonable cost. Here are some reasons why a cruise to The Last Frontier is one of the best ways to experience this uniquely beautiful state.

Affordability

When you’re on a cruise, you can avoid a lot of the usual travel-related costs without sacrificing luxury and accessibility. For example, hotels in Anchorage often cost more than $150 per night during the busy travel seasons. These hotel costs can add up quickly and detract from you enjoying the full cruise experience.

Additionally, while taking a traditional vacation in a big city, you’re likely to spend money on rental cars and fuel. Alaska is one of 10 states with the highest on average gas prices. On a cruise, however, there’s no need to worry about splurging on accommodations and transportation.

Adventurous Expeditions

Whether your port of call is Anchorage, Ketchikan, Juneau or Skagway, there are endless experiences for you to discover. Take advantage of the Ketchikan’s unparalleled landscape and explore the shores by kayak, mountain bike or by foot. These modes of tour allow you to fully immerse yourself in the natural landscape without disrupting the wildlife or fauna. Additionally, make a visit to Alaska’s Rainforest Sanctuary, which is home to black bears, bald eagles, seals and a variety of birds and boasts an impressive cultural display of Indigenous totem art.

If you’re an arts and culture aficionado, Anchorage has several museums, performance venues and local, artisan boutiques to check out. The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center provides a multifaceted look at Alaska’s history, an impressive collection of art and offers hands-on experiences like their kid-friendly Imaginarium Discovery Center.

This large city also appeals to those who enjoy stage performances, including those that feature several visiting musical and theater acts at multiple venues. In Juneau, you can visit the dreamy, turquoise and white Mendenhall Glacier that stretches an impressive 12 miles, measures half a mile wide and is 300 to 1,800 feet deep. While you’re in Juneau, you can also go whale watching, visit the salmon hatchery or partake in dog sledding.

Accommodations and Amenities

When you’re all tuckered out from the day’s adventures, one of the best things to do is relax and settle into comfortable accommodations. Cruise accommodations and amenities will help you recharge and gear up for the next day of excitement.

On the ship, you’ll have easy access to fine and casual dining restaurants, spa centers and comfortable spaces to lounge and exchange stories with your travel buddies. You don’t have to stress about finding a spot to eat, relax or have down time, as it’s all in one place.

Make Cruise Travel an Unforgettable Experience

Alaska is a destination that will lead you to new experiences, immersion in nature and unexpected surprises. Cruise travel is one of the most rewarding and least expensive ways to tour the region and will ensure your trip is stress-free and packed full of fun.

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