Alaska is an amazingly popular cruise destination. Hundred of thousands of cruise revelers go there every year and this is due to the breath taking beauty of the Alaska landscape as well as the fact that it has a large coast line ideal for cruising. On those cruises you will not only enjoy the wonderful scenery but you will also enjoy non stop entertainment to make your trip as enjoyable as possible.
The itinerary for Alaska cruises are usually via Vancouver and Seattle which take approximately a week from start to finish. Along the way there will be further stops that vary from one cruise line to the next. Other cruise liners could offer other types of round trips from busy North American ports. Different cruises will typically go to visit different beauty spots of Alaska like the Sawyer Glacier, Glacier Bay, the Hubbard Glacier etc.
As said many different companies offer Alaska cruises each having their own distinct routes to attract different kind of customers. The most popular cruise liners are Celebrity cruises, Holland America Line as well as Royal Caribbean. So depending on what kind of cruise you wish to go on you most certainly would need to check the itinerary offered by each of these companies to see which one you would like the most. Also at different times each of these cruise companies offer different special offers which you may want to take advantage of.
Once you planned the route you want to take, it is important that you pick the best time to go and this is during the northern hemisphere summer or between the months of May to September. During the winter it would be almost impossible for the cruises to make the trip due to the very freezing weather which can in places freeze up the water. To this end it is very important that you book your cruise well in advance of the summer months which is also a good idea because the earlier you book the more likely you are of also picking up a special discount.