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We sussed out the weather, prices and peak holiday dates to uncover the ideal time to cruise Alaska.
May to September.
The Alaskan cruising season is from May to September as this is the warmest time of year. Although warm, it is also notorious for rainfall, so pack accordingly.
Ships generally don’t sail to Alaska outside these months due to the icy weather conditions. But if you're concerned about weather affecting your trip, make sure you have the right cruise insurance so you may be able to claim compensation for altered itineraries or missed ports.
Experiencing four seasons, Alaska's summers are mild with temperatures of around 20℃ and its winters are often cold and harsh with temperatures of between -11℃ and -1℃.
Alaska is a popular destination for cruisers worldwide. Peak cruising season is from mid-June to mid-August as June is the hottest month of the year and these are the months when the Northern Hemisphere is on summer break.
The shoulder months of May and September tend to be quieter and cheaper. They feature spring wildflowers and autumn foliage, respectively.
The best time to cruise Alaska, weatherwise: June and July are the warmest months and they have the longest days, making them ideal for cruising and on-shore excursions.
The cheapest time to cruise Alaska: Look for cruise deals in May or September (before or after the season heats up). You may even be able to find cruises that start as early as April going for a good price due to them being out of season.
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|9 Jul 2020||Last minute cruises from USD$109||********|
|9 Jul 2020||Up to USD$1,300 OBC with Celebrity Cruises||********|
|9 Jul 2020||Up to USD$1,000 OBC with Norwegian Cruise Line||********|
|9 Jul 2020||Up to USD$1,000 OBC with Carnival Cruises||********|
|9 Jul 2020||Up to USD$1,000 OBC with Princess Cruises||********|
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