Experience Breathtaking Beauty Crusing From Vancouver to Alaska
There are few experiences in the world that offer the rich luxury and the breathtaking natural beauty as cruising from Vancouver to Alaska. From Vancouver’s well-deserved honor as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, to the rugged mountains and friendly towns of Alaska, and the unbelievable glaciers in between, there is a reason that the Inside Passage, as the Vancouver-Alaska cruise is known, is one of the most popular cruises in the world.
Travelers can choose from a number of stops, cruise companies, travel itineraries and sights when they book one of these amazing Inside Passage cruises. Major cruise lines that travel from Vancouver to Alaska include Carnival, Celebrity Cruises, Cruise West, Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Peace Boat, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Silver Sea.
To match the sheer natural beauty of the coastline between Canada and Alaska, many of these cruise lines have placed their most luxurious ships on this spectacular route. Even better, they offer many cheap travel deals on cruising from Vancouver to Alaska, so you can easily afford to board these magnificent luxury ships.
Whether you choose the popular 7-day cruise, the more relaxing 14-day cruise or any number of days in between, an Inside Passage cruise is sure to be the trip of a lifetime. With the number of cruise lines and ships leaving Vancouver Port daily, it’s possible to find a trip custom-made for your interests and lifestyle. See the awesome Northern Lights, watch wildlife in one of the world’s last untouched wilderness areas, witness ancient glaciers shifting as they tower above you, explore friendly Alaska cities like Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikanand perhaps spend a few extra days in Vancouver, a city rich in culture, arts, entertainment and shopping.
One of the wonderful things about cruising from Vancouver to Alaska is that once you’ve chosen your cruise, the hard part is over. Once you’re on board, everything is taken care of. There are no hotel reservations to worry about, maps to decipher, or serious decisions to be made. You can relax and let the staff take care of you while you enjoy the scenic wonders of the Inside Passage.
Canada and the U.S. have made it easy for travelers to cruise between Vancouver and Alaska, but travelers should be prepared. U.S. citizens can no longer travel with just a picture ID. A passport, or both a government-issued picture ID and a birth certificate are now required for everyone over 18. U.S. citizens under 18 must show a birth certificate. For U.S. citizens, there is also a “U.S. Direct” program that shortens the customs process. Details about this special program are available from your cruise line.
Travelers from most other countries, including the U.K, must have a valid passport or Visa to enter Canada and the United States. Information on documentation requirements for specific countries is available for Canada, or from your cruise line.
Vancouver Port officials recommend that travelers allow one hour for processing of customs and international travel paperwork. Typically this process is less than an hour, but you wouldn’t want to miss the cruise of a lifetime because of a long line at customs.
See the blue-green glaciers, witness wildlife in action and take the trip of a lifetime – Cruise from Vancouver to Alaska!