Save & See More on Alaska with Shoulder Season Travel

Booking your 2009 Alaska small ship cruise adventure now, you can take advantage of various early booking deals.

Want to increase your savings, value and experience more that Alaska has to offer? Book a cruise that sails during the shoulder season.

The Alaska shoulder season, from late April through mid-to-late May, and then again in September, is a wonderful time to take advantage of cheaper rates, unique itineraries and more wildlife. Especially early in the season, the weather can behave more often than not.

Below are some of the special itineraries that sail only during the shoulder season, along with any discounts. If interested, you’ll want to take advantage as soon as possible, as these few sailings sell out fast.

  • Gold Coast Inside Passage: Enjoy a 1O-night cruise for the price of 7! May is alive with spring greenery, teeming with wildlife near shore, and filled with sunny days. September gives you the added benefit of spectacular fall foliage peeking out between the evergreens. Our Gold Rush journeys follow the route of the original Klondike Gold Rushers of 1898 between Seattle, Juneau and Skagway.
    Save up to $1,400 per cabin with early booking discounts PLUS save up to $720 in fuel surcharges when you book by Dec. 12.
  • Alaska, British Columbia & San Juan Islands: This wilderness expedition travels through some of the most spectacular scenery in North America, sailing past mist-shrouded fjords and tidewater glaciers. These waters are among the best for whale watching, with good chances of finding humpback and orca whales. Along the way, meet people of Native American, Russian and Scandinavian ancestries. Kayak, beachcomb and explore forest trails under the guidance of our expert Naturalists.
    Save $1,000 plus FREE air between Juneau and Seattle on the April 28, 29, 2009 sailings.
  • The Famed Inside Passage: Experience Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard a luxury yacht. With only up to 22 fellow passengers, you get an intimate experience with this majestic land.
    Save $500 per person plus receive a value-added bonus of smoked salmon when you book by 1/3/09.
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