Alaska & Pacific Coast
Enjoy a fantastic luxury break cruising Alaska & West Coast USA
This Alaska cruise also takes in a cruise down the West Coast of the USA. For all Broadway lovers this cruise is most certainly for you. Crystal’s stages will feature performances and engaging presentations from the creative talents of stage and theatre, thanks to Crystal’s partnership with multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Kevin McCollum.
Alaska is a must for almost all cruisers and I love it and am longing to go back there, once my other destinations are completed. Whilst on your cruise you can try and spot bears along the shoreline, see bald eagles in the towns which are much bigger than you think when seen close up. Going whale watching in Juneau again must be on several bucket lists. Why not do what I did and take a sightseeing plane flight from Ketchikan to the Misty Fjords, where you also land to take pictures. This was a spectacular trip and well worth it, as I got pictures the other passengers didn’t… and they were jealous!
The scenery in Alaska is spectacular, you will not be disappointed. The voyage starts in Vancouver with a one night pre-cruise stay, however with so much to see and do in Vancouver and over on Vancouver Island, why not add a few additional nights to allow you to see this wonderful destination. Go to Stanley Park and see the famous Totem Poles, take a day trip by ferry or seaplane to Vancouver Island or just go shopping or visit the museums of Vancouver.
After Alaska, with an overnight stay onboard, you cruise to San Francisco. Here you can take one of the famous trolley car rides, visit Fishermans Wharf or take a trip over to the world famous Alcatraz island and it’s infamous prison. You will be spoilt for choice and this will give you an inside view as to why you would want to come back and spend more time in this city. After San Francisco you head on to Santa Barbara and finally disembark in Los Angeles. For those of you with time available, you could extend your visit with a couple of nights to explore this vibrant city and its surrounding areas, including Hollywood.
This cruise allows you to see the best of both Alaska and the West Coast of America and is highly recommended.