A new cruise trend is surfacing this summer – a cold rush. More travelers are seeking glacial exploration, rather than sunbathing. American Express Travel is reporting a 19%+ increase in Alaska summer sailings, as many cruise lines are expanding their offerings to the Last Frontier. Cruising to Alaska is the perfect option for those looking to veer from the typical summer beach-week. Cruise lines are currently offering sailings for thrill seekers and families alike, allowing all travelers to get in on the action.
All-Inclusive Luxury: Regent Seven Seas Cruises*client
Regent Seven Seas offers the ultimate all-inclusive cruise experience, providing round-trip airfare, unlimited shore excursions and dining in all specialty restaurants, to name a few. Regent has 32 Alaskan cruise sailings, and offers unique excursions for an unforgettable experience. For example, passengers can choose to fly in a seaplane alongside a glacial waterfall, dogsled on a glacier via helicopter, and take an adventure kart expedition through the Alaskan wilderness.
Ultra-Adventure: National Geographic Expeditions A National Geographic Expedition is a great choice for adventurers looking for a more intimate and rugged experience. National Geographic sails small vessels on their voyages. This month, the fleet’s newest Alaska-bound ship, the Quest, is making its debut. On June 26th, the Quest’s inaugural sailing will head to the northern reaches of Alaska’s Inside Passage, allowing passengers to experience seldom-seen wild regions & explore iconic National Parks.
Family Friendly: Disney Cruise Line
Bring the entire family on a magical Alaskan Cruise aboard the Disney Wonder. Experience the beauty of Alaska with exciting ports featuring prehistoric glaciers, gold-mining relics and eclectic shopping. Onboard, the Disney Wonder offers plenty of family fun with three themed pools, Broadway-caliber musicals, fireworks at sea and Disney movies in 3D. But don’t worry parents – the ship provides kids clubs and adult-exclusive hotspots for a little alone time as well.