With detailed profiles of every major cruise line and ship sailing in Alaska, not to mention concise and practical overviews of more than 20 top ports and major inland destinations, this guide offers Alaska cruise passengers everything they need to know to plan and make the most of their cruise. Combined with an extensive and practical cruise-planning chapter, this book really is a complete and comprehensive guide to Alaska cruises.
NEW THIS EDITION: From significantly expanded information on planning an Alaska cruise to more coverage of small-ship cruises, this new edition is a completely reimagined, full-fledged guide to Alaska cruises and no longer just a guide to the top ports of call. New coverage has been added for Gustavus and Icy Strait Point, and coverage of the most popular inland cruise-tour destinations has been expanded.
ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Lavishly illustrated color features focus on whales, glaciers, Alaska Gold Rush history, and beautiful local handcrafts travelers can buy in many ports. Guides to the state's flora and fauna help readers spot their favorites. Illustrated cruise ship reviews help travelers pick the right ship and line.
ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS We give you all the planning tools you need to tailor your trip and choose the cruise that best suits you: reviews of cruise lines and ships, overviews of all the major Alaska cruise itineraries, and an extensive practical planning chapter to help you understand what's included in your fare (and not) and how to make the most of your time on board your chosen ship.
DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.