Singaporeans, get ready for the ultimate Alaska adventure, because the Great Land is gearing up for a record season! According to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Alaska, a whopping 1.65 million cruisers are expected to explore the region across 50 different ships and 700 sailings in the upcoming season. This is a significant increase from even pre-pandemic levels, with 2019 recording 1.3 million visitors across 37 ships.
As you can imagine, this surge in demand means cruise lines are expanding their offerings across the remote region, with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) even sailing for a longer season and more frequently, with a range of itineraries from seven to 11 days. The Norwegian Bliss will be cruising from April 15, with the final cruise ending on October 22, marking a seven-month season.
And here’s the good news, folks: increases in capacity seem to be leading to lower prices! Truist Securities reported that prices this year have dropped 7.5%, and travel advisors such as Adam Wolf from Adventure Horizons are noticing the same.
“My bookings for Alaska are definitely way up for this year, as the demand with my clientele is there. But I do think there are too many ships sailing around Alaska, so the supply of available staterooms is plentiful. Not sure if the cruise lines will be able to fill every room on each sailing unless they reduce rates for available cabins closer to the sailing date,” Mr. Wolf said.
So, what are you waiting for? As leading cruise agent and owner of Deluxe Travel & Cruise, Ms. Summerhayes, says, “Who doesn’t have Alaska at or near the top of their list?” Personally, I can recommend Holland America Line, as they have been cruising Alaska longer than any other cruise line and are privileged to have Glacier Bay National Park Rangers onboard while cruising through there. This adds such a wonderful aspect to your Alaska cruise, as they explain areas in detail over the loudspeaker, and also walk the decks answering questions in person. Having the rangers onboard made this special day, even more amazing!
Looking for some great deals? Other than Holland America Line, there are some really fantastic cruise-only deals with Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Holland America, and Silversea’s Door-to-Door fares are even greater value than ever! We have fares under $1000 a night, including flights, transfers, and shore excursions.
In addition to these fantastic deals, I also have a HUGE package deal which includes a 10-night Alaskan cruise aboard Queen Elizabeth, a seven-night Trans-Atlantic crossing aboard Queen Mary 2, and a seven-night Norwegian Fjords cruise aboard Queen Victoria, with five nights in Vancouver, three nights in Las Vegas, three nights in New York City, two nights in Southampton, two nights in London, plus transfers from $9598 per person Interior and from only $12,195 for Balcony.
To truly get an in-depth look into Alaska’s history, wildlife, and natural beauty, I recommend the Holland America 18-Day Yukon+Denali Noordam package deal. Having sailed in Alaska for more than 75 years, Holland America knows the region inside out. This cruise/tour combination takes you right into the Alaskan wilderness, combining a cruise with a three-day stay in Denali and adventure into Yukon.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a great price, the Norwegian Cruise Line eight-night Alaska: Hubbard Glacier, Skagway & Juneau aboard Norwegian Sun is perfect. This eight-night sailing comes in at a magnificent price, with a beverage package, shore excursion credit, specialty dining, and Wi-Fi also included.
Finally, for those seeking all-inclusive luxury, there are many options available to choose from, whether it’s a more affordable option with Norwegian Cruise Line or a luxurious experience with Seabourn.
With the increased capacity and lower prices, now is the perfect time to visit Alaska and experience the incredible natural beauty and unique culture of the Great Land. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to tick off one of your bucket list destinations and create unforgettable memories.
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