Thanks to the Alaska Tourism Recovery Act (ATRA), all major lines are sailing to Alaska this year. According to Cruise Industry News, there will be a total of 83 voyages open to fully vaccinated guests offered by all the major cruise lines (Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Silversea, Princess. etc.) on routes that tour spots like Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord, Glacier National Park, and Endicott Arm.
“One extraordinary perk of these sailings right now is related to capacity. The views sailing through Alaska can be stunning, with wildlife, glaciers, and small islands passing closer to the ship than most would imagine. Often, however, on some larger ships, open decks can be well-attended with guests vying for a good spot to take it all in. Because capacities are capped, there are far fewer guests competing for space, making for an even more personal and relaxed experience than what is already offered by cruising the last frontier,” says Billy Hirsch of CruiseHabit.com. “On land, there will be fewer visitors as well although guests will need to abide by mask-wearing, social distancing, and other [local] practices. Still, getting to Seattle and sailing to Alaska may be one of the best ways to safely feel a world away without taking longer flights, or deal with the uncertainty around international travel.”
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