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Best time to see Alaska by cruise

If you’re thinking about taking a cruise  or a cruisetour to Alaska, you’re in for an unforgettable experience. Alaska cruises and cruisetours are available May – September. Alaska is beautiful all summer, so nomatter what time you go, you’re sure to enjoy gorgeous scenery and a wide range of of activities. But, there’s always that desire to experience the best of the best, especially when you’re trying to plan the cruise of a lifetime that includes stops in exciting destinations like Juneau and Skagway.

If you're looking for an unforgettable way to get up close and personal with Alaskan wildlife like wolves, lynxes, grizzlies, baby moose and wolverines, then look no further than the Kroschel Films Wildlife Center.

Best time to see Alaska by cruise

At, we understand this concern. We want you to get the most out of your vacations dollars. We’re often asked the question, “When is the best weather in Alaska?,” to which we point out that weather is part of the Alaska experience. It’s often unpredictable but always spectacular. That’s why we recommend that you book your next Alaskan cruise or cruisetour with us during certain months of the year.

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The most popular time to book your vacation to Alaska is between June and August. According to USA Today, these are the months that are considered high season, due in part to the fact that families are able to travel during this time when school is out for the summer. Temperatures typically range between 54 and 73 degrees Fahrenheit, which means that it’s perfect weather for virtually anything including horseback riding, fishing, hiking or taking a walking tour through one of Alaska’s historic towns.

Another benefit to taking a cruise to Alaska during this time frame is that there is sunlight at virtually all times of the day. That means, for example, you could be reading your favorite book out on the deck of your cruise ship at 1 in the morning!

Seward, Alaska, offers once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities and provides a great kickoff for land-based tours.

Best time to see Alaska by cruise

However, although you may feel inclined to take your vacation in June or July, you should know that you can have just as great of a time if you go in May or even through the middle of September. Not only is the weather still mild enough to take advantage of all that Alaska has to offer, the cities are also likely to be far less crowded and the longer nights make it more likely you’ll have a chance to witness the famed Northern Lights.

Of course, this is simply meant to be as a guide when booking your trip to Alaska. Whether you reserve your vacation for September, May or July, you’re guaranteed to have a wonderful time.

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If you’re interested in booking an Alaskan Cruise and Land Tour, check out our specials for Alaskan Cruise Tours. A counselor can help you book your Alaskan cruise and  help you arrange your air and cruisetour. Contact us anytime by calling 1-888-804-CRUIse(2784) or visiting our website

Perhaps you’re interested in something more “exotic”, like a European river cruise. Whatever your dream vacation is, our Cruise Experts will help you with everything down to the last detail. Call or email us today at

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