My hubby and I are planning a trip to Alaska in 2019. We are contemplating a land tour followed by a cruise back to the lower 48. Depending upon the price, we are looking at 7-10 day land tour. We are interested in the wildlife, glaciers, sled dogs, Denali, and possibly the Artic circle. We are interested in the narrow gauge train out of Skagway...not sure if we should book through the cruise line or independently. We are thinking about using Princess cruise line but have heard good things about Holland. Which month would you suggest for first time travelers to Alaska? Thanks for any assistance you could provide
We think a Land then sea itinerary is a good choice. 7-10 days is a reasonable amount of time to explore before boarding your cruise ship. Flying into Fairbanks is a good idea If you want to explore north of the Arctic Circle, then travel south by rail to Denali, perhaps Talkeetna and Anchorage. Both Holland and Princess are good choices for cruise lines, both have a lot of experience in Alaska. The main difference will be that Princess departs out of Whittier and Holland departs out of Seward. We really like the cruises that depart out of Seward because its a great destination in itself. You can take the Park Connection Motorcoach directly from either Denali or Talkeetna to Seward in one day, then explore Seward before boarding your ship. A great experience is taking a day cruise or kayaking trip out of Seward into Kenai Fjords National Park which the cruise ships do not visit. May and June are typically our best weather months of the season, but August to early September are known for our fall colors and perhaps a better opportunity to see active wildlife.
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