How to find the Best Alaska Cruise Deals

Alaska known as America’s last great frontier is back open for business with cruiselines re-starting their operations for a late summer season cruising round-trip from Seattle.

Now is a great time to plan that Alaska cruise for 2022 or 2023 as with only limited sailings over the last two years the forward bookings for Alaska are really heavy. If you have a Future Cruise Credit from a cancelled sailing in 2020 or 2021 , talk to our team about how you can combine this with our great Cruise deals for your future Alaska holiday.

The larger cruise ships of Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America & Carnival Cruise Line have all set sail again. Cruises will operate at a reduced capacity for the remainder of the 2021 Summer Season which runs through until October. For those looking for a more intimate experience, Luxury brand Silversea is also offering a short season of Ultra luxury Alaska cruises this year on their flagship Silver Muse.

This is no stampede! The return to sailing has been very conservative and controlled by amazing new health & safety protocols to ensure the safety of guests, crew and the Alaskan communities that the ships will visit. Most cruiselines require guests to be fully vaccinated and whilst there is limited opportunity for Kiwis this time around, it is good to see which ships are back sailing again and what they can offer on board.

Instead of the usual flotilla of multiple cruise ships per brand, each cruise line is only offering one ship. With the exception of Royal Caribbean that have both Ovation of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas in service.

Alaska Cruise Ships back in operation for the remainder of the Summer 2021 season

Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Miracle
A family fun ship loaded with bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. Carnival bring the destination alive for families with interactive shows and lively onboard entertainment.
Guest capacity at double occupancy 2124 passengers, Built in 2004 and refurbished in 2015
For 2022 Carnival will offer 7 night cruises from Seattle and longer 10 night cruises from San Francisco on a choice of two ships
BOOK NOW FOR 2022 WITH FANTASTIC EARLY BIRD RATES ON OFFER FOR A LIMITED TIME FROM $1376PP

Celebrity Cruises – Celebrity Millennium
One of our favourite traditional Celebrity ships! Celebrity Millennium is an oldie but a goodie and has that classic feel, with well laid out state rooms, elegant public areas and is looking great after a major modernisation and refit in 2019.
We also love how Celebrity now include drinks package, onboard wifi and gratuities as standard on all their cruise deals. The Martini bar is a must for that uber cool pre-dinner drink or post show night-cap
Guest capacity at double occupancy 2138 passengers, Built in 2000 and refurbished in 2019
For 2022 celebrity Cruises will offer a choice of 3 ships in Alaska with a choice of 7 to 10 night cruises
BOOK NOW FOR 2022 WITH FANTASTIC EARLY BIRD RATES INCLUDING DRINKS & WIFI FROM $1507PP

Holland America – Nieuw Amsterdam
For lovers of traditional style cruise holidays The Nieuw Amsterdam will tick all the boxes. The guest rooms have lots of space which is noticeable particularly on longer voyages. Fantastic dining options, amazing art collection and the wonderfully interactive Cooking demonstrations are always a highlight. You can also expect informative guest lecturers to help you learn about the destinations on route. Guest capacity at double occupancy 2106, entered service in 2010
For 2022 Holland America will offer a choice of six different ships in Alaska
BOOK NOW FOR 2022 WITH FANTASTIC EARLY BIRD RATES ON OFFER FOR A LIMITED TIME FROM $1342pp

Norwegian Cruise Lines – Norwegian Encore
The latest addition to the Norwegian Cruise Lines fleet, Norwegian Encore launched in late 2019 just before the world closed down. Our GM Jeff was on the inaugural voyage and was blown away by the onboard choice of bars, dining venues & entertainment. Norwegian Cruise Lines really do take things to the next level and this ship truly has everything. Yes even a Go Kart track at Sea!
For those looking for luxury on board a larger ship, look at the beautiful Haven Area. This ship within a ship is your own private sanctuary and on Encore it never fails to impress. Guest Capacity 3998
For 2022 Norwegian Cruise lines will offer a choice of five different ships in Alaska
BOOK NOW FOR 2022 WITH FANTASTIC EARLY BIRD RATES LOADED WITH EXTRAS FROM $1103pp

Princess Cruises – Majestic Princess
Majestic Princess will be no stranger to cruisers in New Zealand as she usually spends her southern summers down under. We love the Hollywood Pool club which is perfect for a swim as you cruise Alaska with its glass dome roof and at night it changes to a chic entertainment venue. Princess do a great job of bringing your destination on board and this is no exception in Alaska, where we learned the amazing history of the indigenous people of the region. We also got to meet some super cute Iditarod puppies. Guest Capacity 3560, entered service in 2017
For 2022 Princess Cruises will offer a choice of six different ships and cruises from 4 to 14 nights
BOOK NOW FOR 2022 WITH FANTASTIC EARLY BIRD RATES INCLUDING FREE SPENDING MONEY FROM $629pp

Royal Caribbean – Ovation of the Seas & Serenade of the Seas
Both ships are scheduled to cruise from Australia after their Alaska season and for Ovation of the Seas down under is her second home. Royal Caribbean are renowned for their amazing onboard activities and world class shows, plus the fun relaxed vibe on board. There is an amazing choice of dining venues on both ships to suit even the fussiest of tastes
For something a little extra special check out the Grand Suites on Ovation there is even a 2 bedroom that sleeps 8 guests which is perfect for that extended family getaway. Ovation 4905 guests & Serenade 2110 guests
For 2022 Royal Caribbean will offer a choice of 4 different Alaska ships and currently offer the cheapest 7 night cruises
BOOK NOW FOR 2022 WITH FANTASTIC EARLY BIRD RATES ON OFFER FOR A LIMITED TIME FROM $921pp

Silversea – Silver Muse
If you prefer your ships to be a little more intimate then Silver Muse will not disappoint. Every room is a luxury suite and with only 596 guests there is so much public space per person on board. With the wide open decks she is perfect for Alaska with so many places to catch a view of the amazing scenery and wildlife. This is all inclusive cruising with an ultra luxury flair. We love the Arts Cafe for our favourite coffees and pastries, Indochine for amazing Asian Fusion delights and dining open air poolside at the Grill where you can experience lava stone cooking under a huge Alaskan sky
For 2022 Silversea will operate both Silver Muse and Silver Shadow in Alaska
BOOK NOW FOR 2022 WITH FANTASTIC EARLY BIRD RATES FOR SUITES FROM $8192pp

There are 16 different cruise lines operating Alaska cruises for 2022, please use our Cruise Sale Finder to choose your preferred date or click here to search & compare all options.
Too Much Information!! Don’t worry our team are always here to help you find the best cruiseline and ship to suit your holiday style, just call us for free expert advice and first hand knowledge of the worlds best cruise lines.

Can I use a Future Cruise Credit if I originally booked direct or through another Travel Agent?
Yes, If you enter your past guest number when you make a booking online with us, you will be able to allocate your Future Cruise credit direct to your new booking. Or talk to our HOOT Cruises team for assistance, we will be happy to check if your Future Cruise Credit is valid for your new choice of cruise

How to book the best Alaska Cruise Deal
It’s easy to Book online with HOOT Cruises knowing your booking has the back up of a dedicated Cruise Champion based here in New Zealand who can assist you with any other arrangements you may need around your cruise.
If you have any questions, feel free to talk to our friendly Hoot Cruise Champions, we are happy to help! FreePhone: 0800 99 44 88

Just quote your AA SmartFuel or AA Membership Card Number at the time of cruise payment for 20c per litre savings at the pump! This discount will be applied to your AA SmartFuel account within 48 hours of final payment. T&C apply

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T&C varies by cruise line, please check the details at time of booking or ask our team for assistance to find a promotion to suit your holiday style and budget

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