There are many choices as to what you can see on a Seattle to Alaska Cruise including: historical places, costal attractions, beautiful scenery, evergreen forests, Mount McKinley (North America's Tallest Peak), Denali National Park, grizzly bears, otters, seals, Killer and Humpback Whales, and maybe even a few dolphins along the way.
There is quite a bit to look forward if you plan to take a cruise to Alaska. You can also take helicopter tours, go mountain biking, and challenge yourself with a little kayaking if you want to be more active.
There are three different lengths you can choose from for your cruise including, a 7 day, an 11 day, or a 14 day cruise. The longer you go the more you will see and the more ports your cruise will stop in. You can take an inside passenger cruise or a glacier route cruise.
The inside passenger cruise will be a roundtrip cruise from Seattle including passage through the islands offshore from British Columbia and Alaska. The Glacier Route Cruise is a longer cruise that includes more glaciers and usually stops in a couple extra ports.
The cruise season for Alaska runs from May to late September. The weather is usually between 50 and 80 degrees during these months and there is much more daylight. June and July offer the longest times of daylight rolling all the way up to 20-21 hours a day. This gives you more opportunities to see glaciers and the wonderful wildlife along the way.
The best time to see the humpback whales and orca whales is during June and July as well. They are breathtaking and you would not want to miss out on the opportunity to see these graceful creatures in action.
May and September tend to be cheaper months to cruise and the ports are not as crowded, but the days are shorter, the temperatures are cooler, and there is less chance of seeing some of the wildlife along the way.
A few tips for your Seattle to Alaska Cruise, the weather is unpredictable so take multiple layers of clothing, a waterproof warm jacket, rain gear, light gloves, sweaters, sun glasses, and a warm hat. You will also want a camera, binoculars, extra batteries, extra film, and good walking shoes. Now the only thing that is left is to go and schedule your cruise and enjoy yourself.