Today, many of Alaska's cruise lines are those that offer large cruise ships with many people and outstanding entertainment, amenities and lots of fun. Yet, if you are interested in a smaller, quieter trip, then there are those cruises that allow for it. In fact, there are some pretty great adventures if you should consider a small Alaskan cruise rather than one of the larger lines. There are several key benefits to these cruises and all of them will allow you to enjoy all that Alaska has to offer.
Instead of a cruise filled with hundreds of people, consider one that offers just 75 to 100 passengers. These smaller ships provide for some rather unique experiences. Since the ships themselves are smaller, the boats can get into the waterways of smaller size. This can help you to see some more of the wildlife including the bears and the migrating whales. Of course, this is the route to take if you are looking for a way to see some of the most awesome views as well. Another benefit of these ships is that they can take you up close and personal to the Alaskan shores, into tiny villages and even right up next to some of the world's largest glaciers.
Although these cruise ships will cost you slightly more than a larger cruise line, the benefits that they offer are truly one of a kind and amazing. If you plan to take on one of these smaller cruises, make sure that you plan as far into advance as you can as space fills up rather quickly. If you want to get a bit more intimate with all that Alaskan cruise lines have to offer, then these small cruises will allow that. You can sail the passage ways that the local fisherman do and explore in depth what Alaska is truly about.