How much does an Alaska cruise cost?
The price of Alaska cruises vary dramatically depending on the size of the ship, the length of the cruise, and the number and quality of excursions. Massive cruise ships with thousands of passengers may have packages as low as USD $500 per person, whereas small ships that focus on wildlife and nature experiences start at around USD $2500 per person.
Do I need a visa to travel to Alaska?
As a US state, US citizens only need a valid photo ID. If you are planning to travel from Europe, Britain, Canada, or Australia, then there is not a visa requirement, but you need to have your passport. If you are traveling from a different part of the world, you should check the travel requirements with your country's state department.
Is tipping customary in Alaska?
Since Alaska is a US state, tipping is considered customary in the service industry (like restaurants), but if you tip and how much is always an individual decision. It is recommended that you do leave a gratuity for the ship, captain, and guide if you are on a cruise, or for your guide and drive if on a land tour.
Do I need a power adapter/ converter?
Alaska has the same power outlets as the rest of North America - three-prong grounded 110V outlets. If you have devices that are 220-240V or that are not compatible with North American plugs, you will need an adapter and/or converter that is Type B.
Can I use my cell phone while in Alaska?
Contrary to popular belief, Alaska's cell coverage is improving significantly in recent years. Major US carriers from the continental states like Verizon and AT&T are gaining ground and establishing strong networks. Of course, in the backcountry, where many of our tours are based, you will encounter huge mountains and stretches of vast wilderness where you will not have a signal.
Should I purchase travel insurance for my trip?
We recommend you check out our Once You're Booked
page for more information on buying travel insurance - it's always nice to know that you have it just in case.
Will there be Internet access on my Alaska cruise?
In major port towns, you will be able to get strong, fast internet access and find accessible WiFi hotspots. Most ships do have internet access (check with your Adventure Life trip planner), though our expeditions explore the national parks and the more remote wildernesses that characterize a great majority of Alaska, so you might go for several days or even most of your trip without internet access.
How far in advance should I reserve an Alaska cruise?
Most of the top-tier small cruise ships fill up many months in advance, so in order to have the best selection, and even access to early bird deals
we recommend reserving 6-9 months in advance.
How long should I spend in Alaska
For many, an Alaska cruise is a once in a lifetime adventure, and the more time you spend exploring Alaska, the better chance you have of seeing more wildlife. That said, you'll need a minimum of 6 days for a cruise though a trip of two weeks is recommended that combines an expedition cruise with a trip to the wild Alaskan interior, such as Denali National Park