Although the 2009 Alaska cruise season hasn't begun yet, cruise lines are rolling out their plans for 2010. While Royal Caribbean Intl will have one less ship in the region, their plans are nonetheless ambitious.
Flight-seeing, whale watching, hiking, biking and zip-lining are just part of the exhilarating mix of options on Royal Caribbean Intl’s 2010 Alaska cruises. The cruise line has unveiled 37 sailings for the season, 7- to 14-night itineraries aboard Radiance of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas. You can choose sailings from San Diego; Seattle; Seward, Alaska; and Vancouver, British Columbia, which will call at total of thirteen ports–eight of which are Alaskan. You may also complement an Alaska cruise with a cruisetour extension and travel beyond the ports into the rugged interior of Alaska. Celebrating its 21st consecutive season in the Great Land, Royal Caribbean is opening bookings for its 2010 Alaska cruises and cruisetours immediately.
For Celebrity Cruises, the number seven holds a certain “lucky” mystique and their 2010 Alaska season places the number seven at its very core. From May through Sept of next year, 7-night itineraries will be offered across three Celebrity ships in Alaska. Paired with a fully escorted land tour, these cruises offer travelers an even greater opportunity to explore one of America’s most majestic landscapes. Celebrity opened its 2010 Alaska cruise and cruisetour bookings for sale today. Guests who purchase a 2010 Celebrity Alaska cruise within a booking window of March 17 and June 17, 2009, are eligible for an onboard credit of $100 per stateroom. Throughout the 2010 Alaska season, Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Mercury, and Celebrity Millennium will offer a total of 58 Alaska sailings from six home ports: San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, California; Seattle, Washington; Seward, Alaska; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
For more details, see Cruise Diva's Cruise News and visit Alaska Ports of Call for things to see and do in the Great State.