The Ultimate Alaska Cruise Guide | with Barbara Young

Alaska Cruising from/to Vancouver

Barbara Young, owner operator of Cruise Holidays of Port Coquitlam, joins Ken of Ask A Real Travel Expert  to discuss everything related to Alaskan cruises 2024 and 2025. Barb gives an overview of the itineraries available, their differences and, just who is attracted to Alaska cruises.

Barb details the large amount of choice when it come to Alaskan cruise lines but lists her top go-to cruise lines for Alaska with Holland America, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity Cruises being among some of her top picks for Alaska. As each line offers different features and amenities, the value of having an expert travel advisor to help you decide is paramount according to Barbara. For example, if you are planning on taking the kids, Royal Caribbean may be the best fit for you depending on their age.

Alaska weather can vary greatly and impact your cruise, Barb provides valuable Alaska cruise tips and advice for packing, what gear to bring, and when is the best time to go based on what is important for you to see on your Alaska cruise.

Are there advantages to cruising to Alaska from Vancouver? Barb tells us why Vancouver should not only be your port of departure or embarkation but why it worthwhile to have a pre- or post-stay in this wonderful city.

And finally Barb wraps up with a look at Alaskan cruise tours and provides her advice for when is the best time to book your Alaska cruise.

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