Hubbard GlacierThere’s no better way to experience the sublime natural beauty of Alaska than by cruise. Your St. Louis travel agents serving Chesterfield, Wildwood, Ellisville and more are experts in finding the perfect Alaska Cruise journey for you, your budget and your schedule. Heralded for its vast rugged shoreline, snowy mountains and majestic glaciers, Alaska remains an unspoiled frontier largely because its top attractions are relatively remote.

Cruise lines offer itineraries and port excursions that appeal to every type of traveler, whether you want high-end pampering or a family-friendly vacation. Most Alaska cruise programs include these highlights:

  • Breathtaking voyage through Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Skagway, the formerly lawless town and starting point of the Klondike Gold Rush
  • Historic Juneau, Alaska’s picturesque capital
  • Ketchikan, home to Misty Fjords National Monument
  • On-board experts to point out sights and wildlife
  • Optional shore excursions such as dog sled expeditions, ziplining and floatplane sightseeing

iStock_000004066489Medium Alaska cruises are growing in popularity, so work with a travel professional about a year before you want to travel. They will help you figure out the best deal, ship and program to meet your needs. Here are a few options to consider.

The Disney Wonder: a 7-Night Alaskan Cruise for the whole family Disney excels at the family-friendly vacation, and the Disney Wonder is no exception. The ship combines elegance with an array of multi-generational activities. Plenty of areas, activities and entertainment are tailored to children, tweens and teens… and the ship also has adult-only areas to give parents a vacation too! The Disney Wonder sails round-trip from Vancouver to Tracy Arm for two breathtaking days at sea, then on to Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. Consider spending a couple of days in beautiful Vancouver, Canada – a vibrant metropolitan city with panoramic views and top-flight attractions.

Celebrity Cruises: Journey through Alaska aboard the Celebrity Millennium Updated in 2012 with spa-inspired decor, the Celebrity Millennium has new cabins and verandas, coolly modern dining and bar venues, and an Internet lounge. With soft colors, elegant public spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows, the ship wows at every turn. The Celebrity Millennium offers a range of Alaska cruise options, including departure points from Vancouver or Seward, and trips from 7 to 19 nights. Nearly all journeys include stops at Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway, but you can also venture further north to Hubbard Glacier, Anchorage and the ever-inspiring Denali.

Holland America: Explore Alaska aboard the Amsterdam Experience more elbow room with mid-sized cruising on Holland America’s Amsterdam, a regal ship that beautifully fuses old world charm with modern amenities, including a multi-million-dollar art and antiques collection. Onboard activities include cooking classes, digital workshops, and an Astrolabe that tracks constellations and planets. Choose from 7- or 14-day round-trip voyages from Seattle to Alaska, or select one of several land-first options that offer one to three days for exploring the wilds of Denali and the Yukon.

Many of our St. Louis travel agents in the Travel Leaders Chesterfield office have been to Alaska many times and are experts in finding the perfect Alaska cruise for your family, your budget and your dates. Let one of our Alaska specialists find the right fit for you and your family.iStock_000001657909_Large Join us for our cruise open house on Saturday, October 25 from 10am until 2pm.  We’ll have special cruise pricing, exclusive onboard discounts and snacks and refreshments. Whether you want to cruise to Alaska or anywhere in the world, we can get you there.

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