cruises to Alaska

21 Best Things to Do in Sitka

21 Best Things to Do in Sitka, Alaska

Best Things to Do in Sitka on a Cruise Day As if seeing Alaska by cruise ship wasn’t wonderful enough, a stop in Sitka is the icing on the cake. The hardest decision to make is to decide what to do. Do you want an expensive shore excursion or a day on your own to […] Read more…

White Pass Yukon Railroad

Take a Ride on Skagway’s White Pass Yukon Railroad

What climbs nearly 3,000 feet, took 26 months to build and is the most popular tourist attraction in Skagway, Alaska? It’s the White Pass Yukon Railroad. Completed in 1900, this narrow-gauge railroad begins at the cruise pier where rail fans of all ages can board the vintage train for a breathtaking one and one-half hour ascent to White […] Read more…

Marjerie Glacier at Glacier Bay Alaskan Dream Cruises

Stay Longer to Explore Glacier Bay, Alaska

Alaskan Dream Cruises new itinerary adds two more days in Glacier Bay If exploring Alaska on a 10-person expedition vessel sounds exciting, this could be the cruise for you.  Alaskan Dream Cruises received the permits for their 10-passenger Misty Fjord ship to spend two days in Glacier Bay. A UNESCO world Heritage Site, Glacier National […] Read more…

Princess Cruises Unveils Alaska Cruises for 2020

With 2019 right around the corner, it’s that time when cruise lines announce their 2020 itineraries.  Princess Cruises is no exception. A leader in Alaska cruises since 1969, Princess Cruises announced their 2020 Alaska cruise and cruisetour itineraries.  In 2020, there will be eight ships deployed for Alaska cruises with a total of 11 cruise-only […] Read more…

Carnival Sends Smaller Ship to Alaska in 2020

Carnival Spirit heads back to Alaska! Great news for Carnival lovers and small(er) ship enthusiasts.  Carnival Spirit will head back to North America from Australia in 2020 with Alaska and Hawai’i cruises. Carnival Spirit, with only 2,124 passengers falls into the medium-size cruise ship category by today’s standard.  If a 5,000-passenger cruise ship to Alaska […] Read more…

Your Cruise Maven Newsletter is Back

Where I’ve been…and why so long between newsletters With John Sebastian’s “Welcome Back Kotter” song in my head, I’m excited to be back at my desk and prepare this newsletter.  This was my longest adventure ever: 80 days from Florida to Alaska and back, and of course without flying. Trying to stay connected From remote […] Read more…

Norwegian Bliss Christened in Seattle – Largest West Coast Ship Ever

Following a month of inaugural tours around the United States including New York, Miami and Los Angeles, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Bliss, was christened in Seattle, the ship’s homeport for the summer season of Alaska cruises. From Seattle, ports visited will include Ketchikan,  Skagway, Juneau and Victoria, British Colombia. Also in Alaska this summer are Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Pearl. The 4,004-passenger Norwegian Bliss was […] Read more…

Carnival Legend Cruises From Florida in 2019

Photo by Andy Newman/CCL Carnival Legend refurbishment and a few longer cruises, too. Just in time for a summer season of Alaska cruises, Carnival Legend is currently in the midst of an extensive refurbishment in Portland, Oregon.  And in 2019, Carnival Legend cruises from Florida at Port Tampa Bay will begin. The 2,124-passenger Carnival Legend will […] Read more…

Best Casino Cruises Around the World

With over 600 casinos in the USA and at least 147 casinos currently in the United Kingdom, the popularity of the casino industry is in no doubt.  Have you ever thought about taking your passion for the tables to the high seas? That’s the new craze that is sweeping the gaming world, offering intrepid gamblers […] Read more…

Norwegian Bliss Reveal

First Look at Norwegian Bliss

  Sunday was a big day in Las Vegas for Norwegian Cruise Line and the Norwegian Bliss reveal event. Many of Norwegian’s familiar cruise ship features will remain…while a few of them will be tossed and replaced or redesigned.  One of my favorite eateries on many of Norwegian’s ships, O’Sheehan’s, will be gone but in […] Read more…

Windstar Legend Alaska cruises

Cruise Maven News: Windstar Returns to Alaska in 2018

Beginning in spring 2018, Windstar Cruises will once again return to cruise Alaska’s and Canada’s inside passage with their small ship, Star Legend. It’s been nearly two decades since Windstar had a presence in this part of North America.  Voyages are planned with a minimum of 11 days to give guests plenty of time to […] Read more…

Tracys King Crab Shack

Tracy’s New King Crab Shack Location at Port of Juneau

Alaska’s capital city of Juneau is getting a new version of wildly popular Tracy’s King Crab Shack.  This time located 100 ft. closer to the port than the original restaurant. If you have’t indulged your seafood cravings at Tracy’s, you should know that this no-frills restaurant is considered the best place for seafood in Juneau. […] Read more…

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