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Alaska Cruises - Seattle to Alaska And Glacier Bay AK By Ship

Seven day Alaska Cruises from Seattle Washington are  more popular than ever. There are a number of advantages to boarding your ship in Seattle, first of all Seattle Washington is a great destination in itself for a pre-cruise or post-cruise excursion or extended stay, with so much to see and do.

Another substantial advantage to cruising from Seattle is taking a more affordable domestic flight and there are no border hassles. You do however need a passport because all ships registered outside the U.S. must visit a foreign port at one point in the cruise, even if for only a few hours. Cruise Lines that cruise from Seattle to Alaska include, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland America, Princes, and NCL.

 
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Alaska Cruises Are More Popular Than EverTypically Cruises from Seattle stop in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Sitka, and make a visit to Glacier Bay Alaska. Some smaller ships will also visit Tracy Arm.

When To Book Alaska Cruises & Balcony or no Balcony?

With the popularity of Alaska Cruises has been going through the roof for some time so the laws of supply and demand inevitably comes in to play and that fact is reflected in the prices for Alaska Cruises. Glacier Bay is a pristine natural wonder and the United States Park Service wants to keep it that way by limiting the number of cruise ships allowed into the park and also limiting the time of year they can enter the park.

As with any cruise you will also be faced with the balcony dilemma. Do you pay an arm and a leg for a balcony that will get little or no use or do you save some money and get either an inside room or an ocean view cabin? 

If you value fresh air, want to do some whale watching, and like the privacy of seeing the scenery from your room than a balcony is a no-brainer but you do miss out on the interaction  with other guests and the pleasure of experiencing your cruise from the ships luxurious public areas. 

The major Cruise Lines that cruise from Seattle Washington and Alaska are, Holland America, Celebrity, Princess, And NCL, although Royal Caribbean goes to Alaska it may depart from Vancouver British Columbia. Check current cruise schedules for more information. Holland America ships were designed with Alaska in mind and are considered by many to be the best cruise line to Alaska although Princess is very strong as well with their land tours.

 

Bellingham Washington Whale Watching Tours Orca Whale - Fairhaven cruise terminalTHE ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY FERRY SYSTEM

The Alaskan Marine Highway Ferry System visits 32 ports in Alaska, British Columbia, and Western Washington. When bringing your car with you on the ferry, you'll have transportation once you arrive in Alaska. 

Bellingham Washington and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal is located  north of Seattle on Interstate 5, about 1 hour south of Vancouver British Columbia. Beautiful Bellingham WA is set on the shores of Puget Sound. Bellingham is perhaps best known by the majestic Mount Baker, a year-round snowcapped volcano rising 10,781 feet to the east. Mount Baker holds the world's record for snowfall in a single season. In 1999 Mount Baker received 1,140 inches of show. That is 95 feet of snow!

The Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System is most popular during the summer months carrying tourists and their cars and RVs. The Ferry System operates year round although at a reduced schedule, providing an important link between remote Alaskan cities and villages and carrying supplies from the mainland United States. Book Your Cruise From Seattle To Alaska Today!

The Alaska Ferries Depart From The Bellingham Cruise Terminal - Visit Our Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System Page
Bellingham Cruise Terminal
1801 Roeder Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
360 676-2500
Alaska Marine  Highway Ferry System
7559 North Tongass Highway
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
 Toll Free Reservations 800 642-0066
   

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