Frequently Asked Questions
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What is an Alaska CruiseTour?
Cruise Tours consist of pre- and post-cruise land extensions or tours combined with an Alaska cruise. The main advantage in opting for Cruise Tours is that they offer guests a more in-depth expedition into the mainland of Alaska. An Alaskan CruiseTour combines an Alaska Cruise Vacation with an Alaska Land Vacation to make a "CruiseTour."
You can explore the heart of Alaska including Mt. McKinley and Denali National Park. You will travel by deluxe motor coach and/or trains, stay at exquisite, mountain lodges, and view wildlife in its natural habitat. You will participate in adventurous and culturally rich shore excursions. Additional excursions can be purchased along the way to help complete your Alaskan adventure. To truly see Alaska's impressive shoreline as well as its interior, a CruiseTour is the only way to "experience" Alaska.
There are 7-day cruises with 3-days to 7-days "On Land" or you can choose 3-day or 4-day cruises with up to 11-days "On Land". You have many choices on how you want to see Alaska, also the parts of Alaska that are important to you.
Will I get to see Mt. McKinley?
Mt. McKinley, North America's largest mountain at 20,360 feet, is located in Denali National Park, in the interior region of Alaska between Anchorage and Fairbanks. Tours in Denali National Park are only available to Alaska CruiseTour passengers and not to seven-night Alaska "cruise only" passengers.
Mt. McKinley is so large it creates its own weather. With this said, cloud coverage is unpredictable and full view of Mt. McKinley is never guaranteed by any cruise line. But when she's "out," viewing North America's highest peak in its full glory is truly an awesome sight!
Can I extend my Alaska Cruise Vacation?
If you are sailing to or from Vancouver, consider spending a few extra days either before or after the cruise to enjoy some of the local sights. The Cruise Company can offer affordable pre- and post-cruise hotel programs that give you the opportunity to experience some of the local attractions like the Space Needle and the Pike's Market in Seattle or the Butchart Gardens in Vancouver/Victoria.
You can also extend your trip with optional, high adventure Alaska trips to Nome and Kotzebue, the Kenai Peninsula, or the Canadian Rockies.