Back in 2010/ 2011 when we were planning our honeymoon we toyed with an Alaskan cruise. It’s one of those destinations that has always been on my bucket list. Now that we have two wonderful boys some day I hope to be able to take them and share my bucket list trip with them. Maybe 2021 will be the year. For anybody sharing this bucket list destination – American Holidays and Royal Caribbean have a mega offering to tempt us back to into the world of travelling again.
Escape to Alaska in 2021 with American Holidays and Royal Caribbean
Famed for its jaw-dropping landscapes, unspoiled natural beauty and incredible wildlife, a holiday to Alaska truly is a once in a lifetime experience. Boasting a longer coastline than all other US states combined, what better way to experience the breath-taking scenery of Alaska than with American Holidays on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
Don’t forget, you can now book your 2021 Alaskan cruise with peace of mind with American Holidays’ new Book and Travel with Confidence promise, giving you low deposits, from £/€100pp, up to three free amendments, and free cancellation up to 10 weeks before departure, should you need to make any changes. American Holidays trusted partners have your safety and wellbeing at their core, and all adhere to our robust health and safety audit. Learn more about how you can book and travel with confidence here.
Discover some of the world’s most stunning sights and make memories to last a lifetime as you sail through the wilds of the Last Frontier on your Royal Caribbean cruise ship. Sail on Serenade of the Seas or Ovation of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s newest ship to sail Alaska, where you can pay a visit to the North Star, a glass pod rising 300ft above sea level from which you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the surrounding scenery as you sail through Alaska’s Inside Passage, Icy Strait Point or past the Hubbard or Dawes glaciers.
Ovation of the Seas offers you the chance to experience rock climbing walls and surf simulators to beautiful swimming pools and luxurious spa services, Royal Caribbean cruise ships are the ideal place for you to soak up breath-taking views of Alaska’s unspoiled landscape! Treat your taste buds while onboard, with incredible dining services, whether your craving Far East flavours, family-style Italian dishes, American steakhouse classics, there’s something for everyone onboard.
The amazing experiences don’t stop there. Your Alaska cruise holiday will take you to the port of Juneau, home to snow-capped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife as well as Skagway, the site of the famous Klondike Gold Rush. Anchorage is the state’s largest city and a gateway to the rest of the state. Take a trip to Denali National Park, the tallest peak in North America! This can be seen from as far away as Anchorage on a clear day! Covered in wildflowers, rushing rivers and calm lakes, an up-close view is more than worth the expedition during your holiday.
Whether you’re interested in hiking through a forest, trekking to glaciers, whale watching excursions or a shopping spree downtown, the towns along Alaska’s inside passage provide a variety of unique outdoor adventures.
No trip to Alaska would be complete without experiencing some of the local delicacies. Alaskan food focuses on using locally sourced ingredients, without compromising on flavour! Try some locally sourced fresh black cod or fresh king crab. Fancy something sweeter? Alaska is famous for its abundance of wild berries so, be sure to try some wild berry cobbler on your travels – you won’t be disappointed!
Get the best of both worlds and combine your Alaskan cruise with a city break with American Holidays…
Family Alaskan Cruise Adventure
Planning a family holiday to remember? American Holidays’ Family Alaskan Cruise Adventure begins with one night in Seattle before boarding Royal Caribbean’s incredible Ovation of the Seas for a 7-night Alaskan cruise. Firstly, you and your family will arrive in Seattle, a wonderful blend of nature and urban beauty, the perfect city break destination and spend one night here.
On the second day of your family holiday you’ll board the incredible Ovation of the Seas for your cruise to Alaska from Seattle. This is a fantastic cruise ship and the perfect option for families as there are so many amazing fun features onboard. Scale the heights of the rock wall, experience the thrill of a free fall on RipCord® by iFLY®, or catch a wave on the FlowRider® all against the backdrop of the stunning Alaskan glaciers you sail by. Another real highlight will be a visit to the North Star pod which lifts you 90ft above sea level for breath-taking panoramic views of the Alaskan landscape.
On this cruise holiday you’ll experience some of the most beautiful places in Alaska. You’ll sail through Alaska’s Inside Passage which spans 500 miles of shoreline, covering some of the world’s most breath-taking landscapes and wildlife. You’ll stop at the ports of Juneau and Skagway, home to an abundance of exciting outdoor activities for the whole family! You’ll also sail through the Endicott Arm Fjord which is surrounded by granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Finally, your last stop on your cruise is in Victoria, British Columbia, known as the ‘cycling capital of Canada’, this is the perfect spot for the whole family to rent bikes and explore the area on two wheels.
Take me there…..sounds just incredible. Starting from €1,699, my interest is seriously captured. Now just to convince my husband……