Ask the Expert: When’s the best time to book a cruise to Alaska?


Each week one of our resident cruise experts will answer your question.
This week we have Nancy Koh, Assistant General Manager of Chan Brothers Worldwide Cruise Centre in Singapore.

Lily Chan of Singapore asks “when’s the best time to book a cruise to Alaska”

Nancy says “the ideal period for prudent travellers looking to seek the best deals and early booking savings for Alaska cruises would be 10 to 12 months before sailing, i.e. May to July for the subsequent year’s departures. Consumers should also be reminded of the advantages of booking escorted cruise tours through an established travel agency. An escorted cruise tour has a seasoned tour manager on hand to ensure confirmed flights, cruise arrangements, pre- or post-cruise accommodation, land tours and transfers are in sync for a hassle-free experience. Another plus point of a cruise tour is the inclusion of all port taxes, cruise and land tour tipping costs in one price so that one does not get a nasty shock at the end of the trip.”