It’s that time of year when the breathtaking landscape of Alaska beckons travellers, and one of the most thrilling ways to experience the Last Frontier is aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) ship.

With the recent start of the Alaska cruise season, NCL has set the stage for unforgettable journeys full of adventure, nature, and luxury.

Are you considering booking a cruise to Alaska? Here are the top reasons why a Norwegian Cruise Line voyage should be at the top of your list.

1. Glacier Bay – The Crown Jewel of Alaska

Witness the incredible beauty of Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Alaska’s most iconic destinations. Only accessible by sea or air, this marine haven is home to towering tidewater glaciers and diverse wildlife. NCL’s itineraries through this majestic park offer guests a front-row seat to nature’s grandeur, with onboard park rangers and naturalists to provide insights into the delicate ecosystem of this extraordinary locale.


2. The Scenic Cruising Experience

One of the most compelling reasons to choose a cruise for your Alaskan adventure is the unparalleled access to views unobtainable by land. NCL’s modern and luxurious ships are designed with panoramic observation decks and expansive windows, ensuring you won’t miss a moment of the dramatic landscapes that unfold around every corner, from snow-capped peaks to coastal forests and serene bays.

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3. Freestyle Cruising — Tailored to You

With NCL's Freestyle Cruising, you're in command of your vacation. No set dining times, no required formal attire. Instead, choose from various dining venues or personalise your dining experiences with NCL's dining packages, ensuring each day at sea suits your pace and preferences.

 4. Family-Friendly Excursions for All Ages

Alaska is an educational playground for children and adults alike, and NCL’s family-friendly excursions cater to all ages. Whether it’s panning for gold in historic Juneau, observing massive humpback whales in the Inside Passage, or experiencing the rush of a dog sled ride on a glacier, there’s an adventure waiting for every member of the family.

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5. Shore Excursions — Unforgettable Experiences

The joy of Alaskan cruises lies not just in the sea but on the stops along the way. NCL’s shore excursions are carefully curated to offer thrilling experiences like dog sledding on a glacier, bear watching in the wilderness, or exploring native totems and culture. With NCL's expertise and local guides, these excursions go far beyond the typical tourist path.

ncl_Bliss_AK_land_glacier_millenials_d 6. Book Now and Save Big with Exclusive Offers 

NCL offers an exclusive promotion of 35% off all cruises for those who book now. Additionally, you can enjoy "Free At Sea" benefits such as an open bar, speciality dining, shore excursion credits, and free Wi-Fi minutes. With these generous savings and perks, there's no reason not to book your Alaska cruise today and create memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

7. Conservation and Respect for the Environment

Given the environmental sensitivity of Alaska's ecosystems, NCL is committed to sustainable tourism. They partner with Alaska Native-owned Huna Totem Corporation to manage Icy Strait Point. This benefits the local community and ensures that the tourism efforts are sustainable and respectful of the land.

 8. Unbeatable Sunsets and Possible Northern Lights Sightings

Alaska is famous for its sunsets, which cast the landscape in a warm amber glow, creating picture-perfect moments you’ll want to capture.

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Embark on the Adventure with Hupla!

Ready to set sail?  With 7 cruise ships sailing from 6 departure ports, including land and sea packages on NCL's Alaska Cruise Tours, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Get in touch now, and let's create your dream holiday!