Alaska Cruises - Seattle WA to Alaska And Glacier Bay AK
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 is a great destination in itself so many people
choose to arrive a few days before their cruise to see the sights.
Another substantial advantage 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.
The Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System Video DVD
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.
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.
THE 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.
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!
Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System is most popular during
the summer months carrying
tourists and their cars. 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
The Alaska Ferries Depart From The Bellingham Cruise
Visit Our Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System Page
1801 Roeder Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Highway Ferry System
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Free Reservations 800 642-0066