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Honeymoon Alaska Cruise
Alaska Can Be Romantic and Affordable
Choosing Alaska as your honeymoon destination is a great way to have both an romantic and adventurous honeymoon. Plus, if you take a honeymoon Alaska cruise, you'll be able to travel to Alaska at a better price than just about any other type of Alaska getaway.
Unlike a beach honeymoon, an Alaska honeymoon cruise offers you the opportunity to see much more than beaches. Your can see majestic glaciers, untouched forests, wildlife of all kinds, including brown and black bears, orcas, humpback whales, sea lions, and sea otters. And this is just from the ship.
When your ship is docked, you can take shore excursions such as river rafting on a glacial stream, walk on glaciers, take a sea plane to fly over the forest and land in a fjord, go whale watching on a small excursion boat - if you can think of it, you can just about do it.
Most cruises to Alaska have at least two and a half days of cruising through the Inside Passage or among the glaciers such as at Glacier Bay National Park or College Fjord. These days are very pleasant, as the scenery from your ship is astounding. You can slow it down if you want and have plenty of one-on-one time in your cabin or in a quiet area on deck.
Best of all, taking a honeymoon Alaska cruise does not have to be a budget buster. By being savvy as to what cruise lines to book, what cabins to choose, and when you book your air flight, you can take an affordable Alaska honeymoon cruise without putting yourself in debt for years.
So, how where do you start to find the best honeymoon Alaska cruise deals? Read the tips below and find out.
Alaska honeymoon cruises are affordable
Depending on the type of cabin you book, you can take an Alaska cruise for around $1100 per couple for and inside cabin to around $2100 per couple for a balcony cabin. Either way this is very affordable for a trip to Alaska. Your cruise costs include all meals onboard. Alcohol drinks, sodas, shore excursions, and gratuities of approximately $160 per couple are additional.
For a honeymoon Alaska cruise, a balcony cabin is the preferred way to go. You'll be able to privately take in the scenic view as you cruise along, from the comfort of your cabin. Very romantic! If a balcony cabin is not in your budget, and you book an inside cabin, don't worry. It just means it will be darker in your cabin when you want your private time!
Save on Your Honeymoon Alaska Cruise By Shopping Around
Air Flights Can Eat Up a Good Amount of Your Honeymoon Expenses
Depending on where you live, a flight to Alaska may cost more than if you live on the West Coast. You'll get your best air prices by booking farther in advance. Many Alaska cruises are Northbound voyages, meaning they depart from Vancouver and end in Seward or Whittier Alaska. A Southbound Alaska cruise is the reverse, starting in Alaska and ending in Vancouver.
If the fight cost is more than you have in your budget, you should consider taking a roundtrip cruise out of Seattle or Vancouver that begins and ends in Seattle or begins and ends in Vancouver. Your airfare costs will be lower this way, especially out of Seattle, as lower priced airlines like Southwest fly into Seattle.
You Have a Narrow Time Window For Your Alaska Honeymoon Cruise
The Alaska cruise season starts in mid-May and ends mid-September, as it is too cold in other times of the year. Your best prices will be found in May and late August to September. The warmest months, and well as higher prices, will be in June, July, and early August. Keep this in mind when considering a honeymoon Alaska cruise - if you want to honeymoon in other times of the year, then Alaska is not best for your honeymoon.
You Don't Have to Go On Your Honeymoon Right After Your Wedding
More and more couples are not going on their honeymoon right after their wedding, but instead waiting a few months to longer before going, for various reasons. With the time window being short for Alaska cruises, if you get married before May or after September, you'll need to wait before taking your Alaska cruise.
You Can Book a
Last Minute Honeymoon Alaska Cruise
Be aware that balcony cabins are more in demand, so if this type of cabin is your preference, you'll need to book farther in advance. If you are more inclined to book an inside or ocean view cabin, you'll find great prices right up to the week before the cruise departs. You'll also need to factor in air pricing when deciding how long to wait to book.
If you decide to book last minute, consider flying taking a roundtrip cruise out of Seattle, as you can find cheaper airfare last minute. It is sometimes very difficult to find great pricing to/from Anchorage last minute, as there are not as many flights from there as there are to Seattle.
Alaska cruises are a great option for honeymoons. Start your research now and see what cruise line and ports you wish to visit!