Best Alaska cruise options in 2018
Think about a cruise and the Caribbean pops into your mind in an instant. Well, why not think beyond the Caribbean and opt for another cruise this year, which will take you to Alaska? With several boats starting to operate in the area, 2018 may just be the year you get to go on a memorable Alaska cruise. So, let’s check out the top three options for this.
Clearly the leader of the lot, the Celebrity Solstice starts from Seattle and features a round-trip itinerary stopping at Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, Victoria, and BC while sailing through the Inside Passage and the Tracy Arm Fjord. Providing stunning views of the Alaskan landscape and wildlife via its Sky Observation Lounge, the cruise also features tons of amenities like the Lawn Club, Comedy Central, Crush Martini Bar, and the Hot Glass Show to keep you entertained while you are not sightseeing.
The new kid on the block, the Norwegian Bliss set sail for the first time in May 2018 and offers a classic Alaska cruise itinerary, starting from Seattle and making stops at Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, Victoria, and BC. The cruise ship also features a lot of firsts at sea, like a barbeque joint, racetrack, laser tag, a Starbucks joint, Broadway hit Jersey Boys, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, etc. to keep you entertained for hours on end.
National Geographic Quest
If amenities don’t appeal to you and you want an Alaska cruise that offers you nothing but pure adventure, then the National Geographic Quest is for you. This is a purpose-built cruise/expedition ship that is operated by Lindblad Expeditions. The ship’s size allows it to sail through the inner channels with ease to provide an up close and personal experience of the Alaskan landscape and wilderness for guests. Housing up to 100 guests, the ship comes with spacious cabins, an observation deck, and an open bow. The one-way trip allows you to enjoy kayaking and crafting adventures as well.
Once you have made up your mind to go on an Alaska cruise, choose from these three extremely varied but equally exciting cruise options for an unforgettable experience.