Cruises to Alaska
Alaska Cruise Ports of Call
What is there to do in each port? We’ll tell ya!
Juneau - most Alaska cruises go here! There's so much to do that is easy to get to. It is the capital of Alaska, sits at the base of Mt. Roberts and is where you can see the Mendenhall Glacier.
The cruise ships will be parked right at the base of Mt. Roberts, so you barely have to move at all to take a Tram to the top, where you'll have this great view and can have lunch!
You'll definitely want to do that! It's just $33 per adult and $16 per kid.
See details here - http://mountrobertstramway.com/
You'll also want to take the Glacier Express Blue bus (only $10 per person) to to the Mendenhall Glacier visitors center, from where you can take a short hike on a flat path to the glacier.
Read all about that here:
If you wanna spend some major bucks, you can take a helicopter or plane to the top of the glacier, or even drive a dog sled team and have a MUSHING experience! http://www.alaskahelimush.com/your-glacier-flight-to-dog-world
Your cruise ship will pull up right next to this adorable little town, so you can just walk off the boat, no tendering necessary.
This is a great place to go shopping, hiking, or see a fun Lumberjack show that's only about one block from your cruise ships.
This is the perfect town to just walk around. Make sure you go to Dolly's house - the best little whore house in Alaska still stands just as it was when Dolly lived and worked there.
This is another tiny little town with a ton to do.
Hiking, wildlife viewing, great dining, fishing - it’s all here.
Get up close to eagles, owls and all Alaskan large birds at the Raptor Center.
For a donation of any size you choose, visit the Fortress of the Bear and get 10 feet from this playful bear!Sorry the photo is so X rated! The bears love to just roll around, right in front of you.
Hiking in Sitka -here's a link to a map of trails. It’s so beautiful, green, misty mossy
Skagway - Most travelers arrive here by cruise ship and follow part of the original Gold Rush route by tourist train! It is a totally walkable and historic town that has been largely restored to its roots, complete with false-fronted buildings and wooden sidewalks.
The best way to see Skagway is through a historical sightseeing tour. We also recommend a visit to the Davidson Glacier, Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, or the Lower Reid Falls.
If you’re looking for a budget friendly way to see the town, here are the top five free things to do in Skagway!
Pictured above are photos taken from a tour of the Davidson Glacier. (My parents did this and said it was AH-mazing … but my mom didn’t charge her camera and has the worst flip phone camera ever so she has zero compelling photos to share. It is expensive but they recommended splurging on this and said you really don’t go to Alaska on a budget lol … They booked through the cruiseline or there is this link here which is the same price it seams)
Victoria - This charming port is bustling with lush gardens and greenery. It is lauded as one of the most walkable cities in Canada!
You can just about walk from your cruise terminal to the main downtown area. You basically follow everyone else there and back, you can’t get lost. And it’s extremely safe.
Walking trails lead right from the city center to Dallas Road, what locals call the scenic drive, along the Pacific Ocean and around the southern coast of the city.
Vancouver Island is renowned as a world-class scuba-diving destination, where you can get in the water with seals and sea lions on a regular basis.
But, for people who prefer to keep their feet dry, there are all kinds of boat excursions, from kayaking and glass-bottom-boat tours, to get you up close and personal with the amazing marine life.
This is something for everyone in the previous town of Victoria!
Our cruise discounts apply to all active, retired and honorably discharged military personnel - AND their friends and family! The cruise lines all have different rules on who qualifies for their military rate. In general, the cruise lines will only allow the military discount to be applied to the cabin which contains the member of the military.
Spouses/dependents do not qualify for the cruise lines military rate unless their military partner is in the cabin, deceased or deployed. However - all spouses, dependents, family and friends DO QUALIFY for the military discount from Military Cruise Deals!