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Cruise West small ships carry 78 to 138 guests and show you an Alaska the big ships can’t — up narrow channels and into secluded waterways, positioning in the ideal spots and pausing to catch every spectacular display of scenery and wildlife. Sail in the company of naturalist guides and a small number of people who share a passion for exploration and discovery. Experience Alaska at its best with Cruise West. With over 60 years of experience exploring Alaska’s rugged coastlines, ice-carved fjords, towering glaciers and wild interior, not only do we have an intimate knowledge of its land and waters, but we are also allowed more permits than any other cruise line in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Our Alaska itineraries range from 4- night getaways in Glacier Bay or Prince William Sound to classic Inside Passage trips with true wilderness exploration. All of our cruises can be combined seamlessly with Cruise West land tours in Denali National Park and Preserve, Fairbanks and Anchorage. So no matter what you’re after, you’re bound to find an Alaska vacation that fits your interests, your timeframe and your budget. Alaska's Inside Passage Round trip from Juneau 7 to 15 nights May to August Select Gold Rush Inside Passage 10 Night 10 Night Seattle to Juneau (or reverse) 10 to 16 nights May, Aug - Sept Select Gold Rush Inside Passage 11 Night 11 Night Seattle to Juneau (or reverse) 11 to 17 nights May, Sept Select Glacier Bay Highlights Round trip from Juneau 4 to 10 nights May to August Select Glaciers of Prince William Sound Round trip from Anchorage 4 to 9 nights June to August Select Every cruise line has it's own unique style that appeals to its passengers; therefore, choosing the right Alaska cruise line is as important as selecting the right Alaska cruise itinerary itself. Click below to find the best Alaska cruise line for you. Welcome to our Alaska cruise lines directory. Did you know that every Alaska cruise line has it's own unique style that appeals to its passengers; that?s why choosing the right Alaska cruise line is as important as selecting the right Alaska cruise itinerary itself. Our Alaska cruise line directory guide will help you find the perfect cruise line for your Alaska dream cruise. To receive your FREE Alaska Cruise brochure directly from the cruise line of your choice ? click here. Alaska Cruises Alaska cruises have become one of the most popular ways to visit Alaska. Cruises feature glaciers, wildlife, great food, entertainment, interesting ports of call and fascinating tours along way? and you only have to unpack once! There are a number of different cruise itineraries in Alaska offered by most of the major lines. We highly recommend the Gulf of Alaska cruise itinerary offered by Princess Cruises. These week-long cruises travel between Whittier (Anchorage) and Vancouver, BC with either a northbound or southbound itinerary. Highlights include Glacier Bay National Park, College Fjord in Prince William Sound, and interesting port towns like Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. Shore excursions are available in each port, from historic railroad trips to landing on a glacier by helicopter. Princess Cruises offers the newest ships in this Alaska market featuring the Sapphire Princess, Coral Princess, Diamond Princess, Pacific Princess and Island Princess. These fabulous ships are often called "floating cities", with features like numerous restaurants, lounges, Broadway style entertainment, casinos, health clubs, movie theaters, libraries, and more. Alaska cruises represent a great value - combining your transportation, meal, entertainment and sightseeing expenses into one reasonable fare. Another great choice for an Alaskan cruise is Holland America Line. For 2007 Holland America's Gulf of Alaska itineraries feature three ships - the Statendam, Ryndam and Volendam. A Holland America Alaska cruise offers the sophistication of old-world style cruising, from the industry pioneer of the Alaska cruise market. In addition, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line each have a ship sailing on the Gulf of Alaska itinerary. For more information, to request a cruise quote or to book an Alaskan cruise online, click on a link above or visit our all new Alaska Cruise Finder page. If you need information on cruise transfers and shuttles to or from Seward or Whittier, be sure to check out our Alaska Cruise Transportation page. Don't go home from your Alaska cruise without seeing the land side of our great state. After your week on an Alaska cruise, we recommend spending another five to seven days exploring Alaska by land. Alaska land tours can be arranged that start in Anchorage or Fairbanks and end in Seward for a southbound Gulf of Alaska cruise, or the reverse for a northbound cruise. For more information on cruise tour options, see our pre cruise tour and post cruise tour Alaska vacation packages. A Wind Surf Big Ship Alaska Cruise Lines Carnival Cruise Line The Most Popular Cruise Line in the world with a Las Vegas-style atmosphere with convenient departure from Vancouver or Anchorage. Experience Alaska "Fun Ship" style aboard the Carnival Spirit. Carnival Spirit has been making waves since 2001. Step aboard this superliner and you’re instantly transported to an audacious Shangri-la in which Parisian art nouveau meets Las Vegas glitz. Weighing in at 88,500 tons, Spirit carries 2,124 passengers on 12 passenger decks, and was the first Carnival ship to offer a posh supper club and a wedding chapel. Spirit also inaugurated Carnival’s entire Spirit-class fleet. What to Expect Amidst eye-popping décor, a steady roster of activities keeps all ages having fun. Carnival Spirit feels large, but not particularly crowded, and despite a plethora of rooms it's fairly easy to find your way around. It would be nearly impossible to be bored on this vessel; in fact, you'd have to make a big effort to hit all the bars and lounges. Be prepared for a rah-rah atmosphere encouraged by the cruise director. Amenity Highlights Spirit’s attractions include a soaring 11-story atrium seemingly out of a five-star hotel, a two-level promenade with a grand staircase, very classy Romanesque spa and fitness facilities on tiered levels, a 72-foot corkscrew water slide, and stage shows every night with a range of themes, including adult-only. Pools may be kid-sized, but the lavish port-to-starboard casino is one of the largest afloat. Who Should Go Honeymooners, the retired, and families all love the exuberance of this ship. From wacky poolside competitions to dance lessons, a sense of humor and a willingness to step out of one’s usual comfort zone will make Spirit a memorable joy ride. Kids and teens will find plenty of organized activities away from the parents. Carnival Cruise Line - Carnival operates the largest fleet in the industry, and all of the ships are relatively new. They unashamedly cater to the mass market. They certainly must be doing something right, as they are the most popular cruise line in the world, and the leader in the three-star category. Carnival Cruise Line was rated the "Best Cruise Value" in their category by the WOCLS in 2000 and 2001. Carnival Corp. also owns several other ship lines, including Holland America, Windstar, Seabourn, Costa, Princess, and Cunard. Together with Carnival Cruise, these constitute the "World's Leading Cruise Lines," sharing repeater's privileges and benefits. All of the Carnival ships have a glitzy Las Vegas style decor, much favored by their predominately young clientele, but all are individually different. The list of services and facilities on these ships is far too long to recite here. Suffice to say that if it is offered at sea, Carnival ships probably offer it. These large ships carry a lot of passengers. Public spaces vary in size, decor, and intimacy, so there is something for almost everyone. Quiet, club-like spaces seem to be in shortest supply. The food served onboard gets positive comments from passengers; it is not especially fancy, but it is good. As a response to Norwegian Cruise Line's "Freestyle Cruising" concept, Carnival has introduced "Total Choice Dining" on all of their ships. This somewhat complicated scheme allows passengers to opt for either the main dining rooms or the alternative, casual, Seaview Bistro each evening. No reservations are required for the latter. In the main dining rooms, passengers are assigned to one of four seating times (6:00 PM, 6:45 PM, 8:00 PM, and 8:45 PM). Gratuities in all dining areas are automatically added to guests' shipboard accounts. (How can anything for which you are automatically charged be called a "gratuity"?) The entertainment on Carnival ships is usually quite good, the lighting and sound excellent. Standard staterooms are average in size with adequate storage areas, but rather sparsely furnished, and finished with easily cleaned surfaces (doubtless in deference to the high customer volume). Carnival ships offer cruises as short as 2 days, and the longest is 8 days. Needless to say, the pace on short 2, 3, and 4 day cruises is relatively frantic. There simply is not enough time to fully enjoy the ship on such a short cruise. Carnival's version of "Lido" dining offers good food but a reduced selection compared to four and five star cruise lines. The decor tends toward the seaborne version of a fast food restaurant. I considered the Lido dining area the weakest element during my cruise on the Ecstasy. Carnival ships operate in the mass-market areas, principally the Caribbean, and Alaska, but also on the Atlantic seaboard, the West Coast, and Hawaii. Prices are low, value is high, and the activity is non-stop. Norwegian Cruise Line The casual and contemporary atmosphere of Free-Style cruising offers flexible and enriching cruising experiences to Alaska from either Vancouver or Seattle. Norwegian Cruise Line - Norwegian Cruise Line is one of the world's major cruise lines, and is owned by Star Cruise Line, an Asian company. "Freestyle Cruising" is NCL's most important innovation. The main dining rooms on NCL ships no longer serve two sittings at assigned tables. Instead, the dining rooms are open for most of the evening, and passengers are allowed to dine at any time during those hours, just like at an ordinary restaurant. Passengers can thus participate in whatever onboard activities they wish, and schedule meals as they wish. This is a fine idea, which is already beginning to catch on at other cruise lines. So far the execution is not perfect; passengers report that service in the dining room is slower and generally less personal than under the old system of assigned dining times and tables. There is an alternative restaurant featuring good food and service, at extra cost. All of NCL's newer ships are well appointed. Staterooms on most NCL ships tend to be rather small, but the ships offer all the usual services and a plethora of public rooms. The line has a good reputation for excellent entertainment and diverse onboard activities. The staff is friendly and tries hard to please. NCL has an agreement with Mandara Spa to operate all ship's spas in the relaxed style of the best resort spas (NCL has always emphasized sports on their ships). Another good feature of NCL is that they minimize onboard "revenue generation," a pleasant change from other mass-market operations. You won't be continuously badgered to spend money, as happens on far too many ships today. NCL also has a good reputation for shoreside operations, which include embarkation and disembarkation, an often overlooked area. The clientele tends toward the young and active. NCL is the main competition for Carnival in this category, and they continue to improve under new management. NCL received the WOCLS award for "Best Cruise Value" in the three-star category in 2001. Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line Perfected the floating resort by boasting incredible, innovative ships and by offering both elegant relaxation and active adventure all in one vacation. +Royal Caribbean International - This Norwegian shipline is one of the major surviving cruise lines. Royal Caribbean International also owns Celebrity Cruises. Royal Caribbean is known for impeccably maintained ships and a very consistent product, which receives high customer satisfaction ratings. Although Royal Caribbean ships now cruise in other parts of the world, including Europe and Alaska, RCI remains a leader in Caribbean cruises. My first cruise was on an RCI ship, the since departed Sun Viking, which had just won the first "Ship of the Year" award from the WOCLS. That cruise experience was so overwhelming that I never looked back, and I have never quit cruising. Today's RCI ships are all large and of recent vintage. They are designed to bring a "resort experience" to sea. Staterooms on all Royal Caribbean ships tend to be very nice, but smaller than on many of their competitors' ships. The trademark "Viking Crown Lounge," right aft and the highest passenger area on all ships, is a great observation lounge for cocktails. The shipboard entertainment is usually excellent, in the Las Vegas style, and there are many onboard activities. Passenger ages and experience are apt to vary widely, as Royal Caribbean manages to appeal to a lot of people, but everything seems to work smoothly. Service is very good, and considerable effort is made to accommodate individual passenger requests. The main dining room serves two sittings on all RCI ships. There is also an alternative cafe or restaurant. The food is reportedly not as good as it was in the old days, when RCI ships carried 700 passengers instead of thousands, but it is still better than average. Individual RCI ships have been voted "Ship of the Year" seven times by the WOCLS (all, unfortunately, the previous generation of medium size ships that are no longer in service). More recently, RCI was voted "Best Cruise Line" in the 1999 TravelPage.com annual online cruise survey. Premium Alaska Cruise Lines Celebrity Cruises Gorgeous ships, subdued elegance, pampering service and gourmet cuisine all make Celebrity one of the most talked-about cruise lines in the industry today. Launched in 1997, Mercury is the newest of three ships in Celebrity’s Century class. At 865 feet in length, this 77,000-ton ship is spacious and well-appointed. Capable of hosting 1,870 passengers, Mercury belies its age—up-to-date amenities, service, and facilities make it easy to forget that the ship was built before the turn of the century. The 10-deck Mercury is known for its perfect balance of swank and simplicity; the boat is equal parts martini and pina colada. What to Expect Mercury prides itself on offering top-flight service and amenities without any trace of stodginess. For every formally-dressed passenger enjoying a Broadway-style revue in the Celebrity Theater, there’s another dancing his or her heart out in the raucous Navigator Club. Eight bars and lounges, a casino, and a handful of pools and hot tubs highlight the ship’s public spaces. Amenity Highlights Mercury's amenities are abundant, but highlights include the luxurious AquaSpa, a full-service spa that offers stone therapies, balancing massages, and more. The ship is also home to a 450-work art collection that includes originals by Jasper Johns and Christo. And in a nod to an earlier era, Mercury hosts an elegant tea service each afternoon. Who Should Go Passengers who appreciate the best of both worlds—that is, upscale comforts and a casual atmosphere—will feel right at home aboard this ship. Families, honeymooners, international travelers, and retirees are all present, and, as a result, Mercury's shipboard dynamic is delightfully diverse. The majority of passengers seems to hail from the Western U.S., especially on Baja cruises. +Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity was formed to compete with Princess and Holland America in the upscale cruise market, and has been quite successful. Royal Caribbean International owns Celebrity. As you would expect from an RCI subsidiary, the ships are very well run and beautifully maintained. Celebrity cruises are very competitively priced, which sometimes makes it difficult for them to deliver a true five-star cruise experience. One result is that sometimes pretension is substituted for excellence; another is the attempt at considerable onboard "revenue generation." All the ships are large, relatively new, and well appointed. In many ways they resemble resorts more than traditional ships. (The same can be said about Royal Caribbean's new ships.) Standard staterooms feature modern amenities and adequate storage space. The ships' spas are reported to be among the best. The onboard entertainment is another highlight. The food and general dining experience is very good on Celebrity ships. The main dining room on all ships has two sittings. There is also an alternative bistro for dinner; reservations are normally required. Celebrity ships primarily cruise the mass-market areas, but can also be found in the Mediterranean and Baltic Seas. Celebrity advertising is directed at the middle-aged passenger, and attracts a more diverse age group than most five-star ship lines. Holland America Line A traditional cruising style with a comfortable refined social environment creates a loyal clientele by providing quality, consistency and Asian-style service. Holland America Line - The oldest ship line in the world, and one of the best, Holland America is currently the leader in the five-star category. HAL ships cruise around the world. Holland America Line was acquired by Carnival Corporation quite a few years ago, and is part of Carnival's "World's Leading Cruise Lines" empire. The fleet's co-flagship Amsterdam is notable for (among other things) her relatively high speed. She can cruise at 24 knots, and I have been onboard (during a trans-Atlantic cruise) when she has done so. The new "Vista Project" ships, with their gas turbine supplementary power, will probably be even faster. The four new "Vista Project" class ships are 85,000 ton ships with two outside sea view elevators, a three-deck show lounge, a special cabaret lounge, a 24-hour Windstar Cafe, e-mail and internet data ports in all staterooms, and two enclosed promenade decks. Propulsion is accomplished by a combination of diesel-electric and gas turbine (called CODAG in military terms). The gas turbine can be used to increase power for high speed sprints. Carnival capital has permitted the expansion of Holland America to the point that today the HAL fleet is among the most modern in the world. All are large ships with modern amenities and tasteful European decor, accented by antiques and original fine art. Despite their size, HAL ships are very well organized and never seem crowded. HAL's Lido buffet remains the best in the industry, especially for breakfast. Holland America invented the concept of serving casual breakfast and lunch meals on the Lido deck; virtually every other ship line has since copied the idea. On Holland America ships, the Lido buffet is open for dinner as well, and your entree is cooked to order and brought to your table. The dinner service hours on Lido deck are limited, however. Two sittings in the main dining room remain standard on all ships except Prinsendam, which (true to her Royal Viking heritage) remains a single seating ship. The HAL flagships Rotterdam and Amsterdam also offer an excellent alternative Italian restaurant at no extra charge; reservations for which are required. Holland America ships have a "no tipping required" policy, a pleasant change from the 15% gratuity automatically added to your bill by many other ship lines. So if you choose to tip for exceptional service, it is truly appreciated. Not so appreciated is the extra "revenue generation" that is now taking place on Holland America ships. Almost all ship lines offer low "cruise only" prices in an attempt of fill their ever more numerous, ever larger new ships. The unfortunate result of this is the necessity to make-up the lost profit somewhere else. Inflated prices for everything sold onboard (including cocktails and photographs) is the rule on HAL. Complementary drinks are few and far between, and passengers are barraged daily by advertising and announcements pushing bingo, art auctions, and constant "sales" of merchandise in the ship's shops. It is irritating and unseemly to be harassed in this manner on a five-star ship. Holland America has probably received more awards and recognition than any other cruise line in recent years. Individual HAL ships have been voted "Ship of the Year" seven times by the members of the WOCLS, the latest being the Amsterdam in February of 2002. HAL has has won their category and been rated as the "Best Cruise Value" among all cruise lines in all categories by the WOCLS every year from 1991 to 2001. They are rated among the "World's Best Cruise Lines" by Conde' Nast Traveler magazine readers. HAL was voted "Best Cruise Line" in the 2000 annual TravelPage.com online cruise survey. They are regarded as having the "Best Onboard Service" by Onboard Services Magazine. And the members of the WOCLS rate every ship in the HAL fleet among the Top 20 best cruise ships in the world. Princess Cruises Big ships with surprisingly intimate, romantic atmospheres and personalized service attract both first-time cruisers and experienced travelers. Princess Cruises - Princess Cruises is the "Love Boat.", the British ship line that owns Princess Cruises, has been acquired by Carnival Corp. and is now one of the "World's Leading Cruise Lines" group. Onboard "revenue generation" has reared its ugly head on Princess ships in recent years, accompanied by reductions in some of the little "extras" previously bestowed on Princess passengers. Passengers new to the line, of course, may not notice the difference, but some of us "old-timers" do. In fairness, the new Princess mega-ships offer many features simply unavailable on the old Princess ships we used to familiarly call the "SP," "IP," and "PP." Princess ships tend to be modern and large, yet carry fewer passengers than most other ships of their size; they never seem crowded. Inside, the ships' decor is contemporary, attractive, and restrained. Princess has followed Holland America's lead by incorporating original fine art in the decor of their ships. Staterooms are large, with all the modern amenities expected by the experienced traveler. Princess has instituted what they call "Grand Class Cruising." Princess ships offer meals 24 hours a day on Lido deck. Breakfast and lunch are in the traditional buffet style, but in the evening the Lido buffet is converted into an excellent alternative bistro restaurant. The Bistro operates from 7:00 PM into the wee hours of the morning at no extra charge, and with no reservation required. You order from a menu and are served at your table, just as at any fine restaurant. The flexibility this affords the passenger is such an improvement over the assigned seating in the main dining room that, on one recent Princess cruise, I ate dinner in the main dining room exactly once. Princess has finally surpassed HAL in Lido deck dining, at least in the evening. Princess has also instituted what they call "Personal Choice Dining" in the main dining room. Personal Choice Dining retains the traditional two dinner sittings (6:15 PM and 8:15 PM) for those that prefer them, but adds a new "no reservations" flexible seating option. The main dining room will be open from approximately 5:30 PM to midnight (presumably on a space available basis) for those who choose the new flexible seating option. The live entertainment is usually quite good on Princess ships, and the flexible dining arrangements insure that you can attend the evening activities that most appeal to you. Princess ships cruise worldwide, with emphasis on Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, the Caribbean, Hawaii/South Pacific, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, and South America. Princess has received many awards over the years. Some recent notable successes include being the top vote getter in Porthole Magazine's 2001 Reader's Choice Awards. They won the WOCLS "Best Cruise Value" award for the five-star class in 2001. Princess was selected by the readers of Recommend Magazine as the Best Cruise Line in 2000, and they received the Porthole Magazine Readers Choice Platinum Award for "Best Moderately Priced Line" in 1999 and 2000. An online Compuserve survey chose Princess as the "Best Premium Cruise Line" in 1999. In 1998 Princess received the U.S. Coast Guard's William M. Benkert Award for excellence in marine environmental protection. Luxury Alaska Cruise Lines Regent Seven Seas One of the best values in the luxury cruise market with prestigious and extraordinary ships that appeal to epicureans and connoisseurs looking to travel off the beaten path in the lap of luxury. Silversea Cruises The name "Silversea" was chosen because it connotes quality and luxury as well as capturing the romance and special sensations of the sea. As an innovator in the ultra-luxury segment, Silversea quickly became the favorite among modern affluent travelers with its all-inclusive pricing, and unmatched onboard product. +Silversea Cruises - These are medium size ships; the size that most cruise ships used to be before the ship lines discovered the economic advantages of scale. Now they are included in the "small ship" category by many authorities. Silversea is owned by the same Vlasov group that founded the highly regarded Sitmar Cruises (sold to Princess years ago). Make no mistake; this is one of the most ultra-deluxe operations afloat. Silversea is aimed directly at the high end of the market once dominated by Cunard/NAC and Royal Viking. Cloud and Wind are 16,800 tons. Whisper and Wind are larger at 25,000 tons (about the size of the classic Caronia). Passenger density is low, however, at 296 double occupancy for the first pair, and 388 for the second pair. All ships feature very roomy staterooms; most are suites, many with balconies. The public rooms are beautifully designed and decorated. There is a single, open, sitting for dinner, and the food is top-notch, as is the service. Dinner wines are complementary. The alternative Terrace Cafe offers a casual environment for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 24-hour room service can provide anything available on board. Silversea includes virtually everything in the price of the cruise, a policy that used to be common on ultra-deluxe ships, but has faded in recent years. Keep this in mind when comparing prices, which may appear high at first glance. Small Ship Alaska Cruise Lines & Speciality Cruise Lines These cruise lines offer a product that is outside of my normal classification system. Most operate vessels that are not ocean going cruise ships. These lines' vessels principally operate on protected waters, inland waterways, and rivers, and often offer specialized itineraries. In general, these lines operate ships that do not attempt to compete with mainline cruise ships in the areas of stateroom size and comfort, onboard entertainment, food and dining options. Instead, these ships offer unique features that traditional cruise ships do not. The passenger mix tends toward the elderly and the adventurous, people who are seeking something different from the typical cruise. Cruise West Destination-based expedition cruise line that takes passengers up close and personal by accommodating typically less than 100 people on each guided exploration. An American owned, American flag, cruise line. Operates diverse types of ships, primarily in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, but also to the California wine country, the Sea of Cortez, the South Pacific, Asia, and the Russian Far East. Most are fairly typical small coastal vessels of the modern "adventure" type that are reportedly rather Spartan, the emphasis being on the itinerary, but the food and service are good. Cruise West was rated "Best Cruise Value" in the specialty cruises category in 2000 and 2001 by the WOCLS. Cruise West Who goes: Well-established retirees looking for a mainstream excursion but a small ship Size: 78 – 114 passengers Price: Expensive Ships: Smaller, more spartan ships designed to get passengers into hard-to-reach places, larger, more luxurious ships, and a 19th-century steamship replica Why go with them: Novel shore excursion * Very personable staff * With few onboard distractions, focus is on nature Majestic America Line Recapture the romance of sternwheeler cruising on one of Majestic America Line's Alaska cruises. Their luxurious sternwheelers combine the best features of large and small ship cruises.. Lindblad Expeditions Cruise line Who goes: Well-traveled, over-55 types looking for soft adventure with a focus on learning Size: 70 passengers Price: Expensive Ships: Their shallow-draft ships can go anywhere, but small cabins and a lack of public spaces means you won't have tons of room Why go with them: Highly educated and qualified on-board lecturers * Guided shore excursions included * Flexible route depending on where the wildlife is

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