For some, the best Alaska cruise is on a small ship


One of America's best cruise destinations is Alaska, our last frontier. The incredible beauty Alaska's landscapes provide are relaxing, invigorating, and for some, even spiritual. If we need to de-stress from city life on our vacations, Alaska is one destination that fits the bill. For the active traveler, Alaskan cruises offer wonderful opportunities, from hiking and dog sledding, to canoeing and kayaking. 

While most of the top rated cruise lines offer Alaska vacations, there are many travelers that find traveling here on a mega cruise ship incongruous with visiting this destination. For them the smaller the ship, the better. 

There have been various small ship cruise lines in past years in Alaska.  But because it's more costly to operate a smaller vessel than a mega ocean liner, the small ship Alaska cruise was often rather costly.  (Alaska is not the least inexpensive cruise destination to begin with.) But now InnerSea Discoveries is offering mid-priced cruises on a 49-passenger vessel.  And because the itineraries are varied, one can book back-to-back cruises for their best Alaska cruise experience.

The 2012 Alaska cruise season is now open, and our cruise agency has all the information on hand. If InnerSea sounds like your cup of tea, your cruise travel agent can advise you on the pluses and minuses of large vs small ship cruises, and assist you with all the arrangements.