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Alaska by Land and Sea

If you travel to Alaska only once, a cruise-tour is your best choice.

Because planning the best cruise-tour poses so many choices and decisions, it is highly recommended that you contact a AAA travel agent. Check with your AAA travel agent for special departures which may include reduced costs and extra amenities.

Call toll-free at 1-800-770-5173 or stop by your AAA office.

What you need to know to plan a cruise-tour

THE BEST CRUISE-TOURS 2012:


CELEBRITY and ROYAL CARIBBEAN   

Enjoy the best of both worlds on a Celebrity or Royal Caribbean Cruisetour: a spectacular Celebrity or Royal Caribbean cruise along the coast of Alaska combined with a fully escorted land tour into the magnificent Alaskan interior. Package lengths range from 10-14 nights and include their 7-night Alaska cruise. Nineteen of the twenty-one Cruisetours feature an inclusive tour into Denali National Park, a 6.3 million acre park home to Mt. McKinley and one of the largest wildlife habitats in the world. Neither Celebrity or Royal Caribbean include Glacier Bay National Park but do include an intriguing cruise port, Icy Stait Point.

  • Recommended: Cruise-Tour #6, 11 nights

          Southbound: 4-night tour (escorted) and 7-night cruise

          Tour: Fairbanks- 2 nights, Fairbanks city tour, Riverboat Discovery Sternwheeler

                   and El Dorado Gold Mine sightseeing, Rail, Denali - 2 nights, 4-hour Natural

                   History sightseeing, Motor coach to Anchorage and transfer to ship

          Cruise (Celebrity Millennium or Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas):

                   Seward, Hubbard Glacier (cruising), Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point,

                   Ketchikan, Vancouver.

          Departures/Celebrity 2012: June 8 from $2,1499,  June 22 from $2,319, July 6 from

                   $2,319, July 20 from $2,369, August 3 from $2,369, August 17 from $2,249,

                   August 31 from $2,149

          Departures/Royal Caribbean 2012: May 14 from $2,129, June 11 from $2,139,

                  June 25 from $2,199, July 9 from $2,199, July 23 from $2,249, August 6 from

                  $2,229, August 20 from $2,169, September 3 from $1,949

  • Recommended: Cruise-Tour #11, 12 nights

          Southbound: 5-night tour (escorted) and 7-night cruise

          Tour: Fairbanks - 2 nights, Fairbanks city tour, Riverboat Discovery Sternwheeler

                   and El Dorado Gold Mine sightseeing, Rail, Denali - 1 night, 6-hour Tundra

                   Wilderness Sightseeing, Rail, Talkeetna - 1 night, Motor coach, Anchorage -

                   1 night

          Cruise (Celebrity Millennium or Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas):

                   Seward, Hubbard Glacier (cruising), Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point,

                   Ketchikan, Vancouver.

          Departures/Celebrity 2012: June 8 from $1,999, June 22 from $2,229, July 6 from

                  $2,329, July 20 from $2,229, August 3 from $2,279, August 17 from $2,149,

                  August 31 from $1,999

          Departures/Royal Caribbean 2012: May 13 from $2,179, June 10 from $2,299,

                  June 24 from $2,379, July 8 from $2,609, July 22 from $2,609, August 5 from

                  $2,389, August 19 from $2,269, September 2 from $2,299

         


PRINCESS
®        » Princess bonus time Jan. 10-Feb. 10, 2012 

You’ll find more choice and variety with Princess® than any other cruise line. While they didn’t invent the Alaska cruise-tour, they perfected it and have features that make them a stand-out: Direct to the Wilderness rail service making a short 10-day cruise-tour possible, custom-built lodges in prime locations, and a visit to Glacier Bay National Park on every cruise-tour , the premier glacier display in Alaska.

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  • Recommended: Cruise-Tour #AB3, 10 nights

          Southbound: 3-night tour (hosted) and 7-night cruise

          Tour: Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge- 2 nights, Motor coach, Denali

                   Princess Wilderness lodge -1 night, 4-hour Natural History sightseeing, rail to

                   Whittier

          Cruise (Coral Princess): Whittier, Hubbard Glacier (cruising), Glacier Bay (cruising),

                   Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Vancouver.

          Departures 2012: May 18 from $1,523, June 1 from $1,873, June 15 from $1,998,

                   June 29 from $2,123, July 13 from $2,123, July 27 from $2,122,

                   August 10 from $2,123, August 24 from $1,873, Sept. 7 from $1,523

  • Recommended: Cruise-tour LB6,  13 nights

    Southbound: 6-night tour (hosted) and 7-night cruise          

          Tour: Fairbanks – 2 nights, sternwheeler and goldmine sightseeing tours, motor

                   coach, Denali Princess Wilderness lodge– 2 nights, 4-hour Natural History Tour

                   sightseeing, rail, Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness lodge – 2 nights, rail,

                   Whittier

           Cruise (Island Princess): 7-night Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise (above).

           Departures 2012: May 24 from $1,898, June 7 from $2,248, June 21 from $2,498,

                   July 5 from $2,498, July 19 from $2,498, August 2 from $2,498, August 16 from

                   $2,373, August 30 from $2,073, Sept. 13 from $1,698

 


HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

You’ll find similar Alaska – Denali itineraries to Princess® (they are both owned by the same parent company); but they offer and specialize in another itinerary – Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, where you sail for 3- or 4-nights between Vancouver and Skagway, and then tour through the Yukon and Alaska.  Holland America includes Glacier Bay National Park on many (but not all) cruise-tours.  

  • Recommended: Alaska and The Yukon, Tour #Y2T, 13 nights

           Southbound:  9-night tour (escorted) and 4-night cruise

           Tour: Anchorage- 1 night, rail, Denali -2 nights 6-hour Tundra Wilderness tour

                    sightseeing, rail, Fairbanks- 1 night, motor coach, Tok -1night, river cruise,

                    Dawson City-2 nights, Whitehourse-1 night, Skagway – 1 night

           Cruise (ms Zuiderdam): Skagway, Glacier Bay (cruising), Ketchikan, Vancouver.

           Departures 2012: May 13 from $2649, May 20 from $2,749, June 3 from $2,849,

                   June 10 from $2,899, June 17 from $2,949, July 1 from $2,999, July 8 from

                   $2,999, July 22 from $2,999, July 29 from $2,949, August 5 $2,849, August 12

                   from $2,799, August 19 from $2,699

  • Recommended: Alaska, Tour #D3T, 12 nights

          Southbound: 5-night tour (escorted) and 7-night cruise

          Tour: Fairbanks – 2 nights, rail, Denali – 2 nights, 6-hour Tundra Wilderness tour

                   sightseeing, rail, Anchorage – 1 night

          Cruise (ms Zaandam): College Fjord (cruising), Glacier Bay (cruising), Haines,

                    Juneau, Ketchikan, Vancouver.

          Departures 2012:  May 15 from $1,699, May 29 from $1,999, June 12 from $2,199,

                   June 26 from $2,449, July 10 from $2,449, July 24 from $2,449, August 7 from

                   $2,449,  August 21 from $2,249, September 4 from $2,049

What you need to know to plan a cruise-tour

Prices per person, cruise-tour only (airfare not included), based on double occupancy for select travel dates in least expensive stateroom category. Prices current 9/2/11 but are subject to change at any time. Government fees/taxes are additional for all guests and are subject to change at any time.  Land airport/tour, airport cruise transfers are not be included and are an additional cost. The cruise lines reserve the right to impose a fuel supplement at any time. Prices are subject to change, availability and confirmation. Other conditions may apply. 

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