Cruising to Alaska

Alaska cruise tips, including the best time to visit Alaska

Alaska covers an area approximately 586,000 square miles in size, and it's by far the largest state in America. It's also home to North America's tallest mountain – the majestic Mt. McKinley, rising an incredible 20,320 feet into the sky. Alaska boasts 34,000 miles of coastline – more than all of the other states combined – and a total of 3 million lakes dot the Last Frontier's wilderness. Alaska's famed Inside Passage is a web of quiet fjords and peaceful islands forested with hemlock and spruce. Shaped by glaciers millions of years ago, it's the traditional home of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian Indians.

The Alaskan cruise season begins in May and ends in September. Not surprisingly, the peak travel period occurs during the warmest part of the year - mid-June through mid-August. Many travelers, however, consider the fall and spring to be Alaska's most beautiful seasons - and these months generally offer more opportunities for big cruise savings.

Alaska Weather
It's a good idea to plan for four types of weather - warm, cool, cold, and (occasionally) wet. Alaska's vast size, varied topography, and geographical location can result in a wide range of conditions.

During the summer months, high temperatures in the inland town of Fairbanks can reach 80°F. Cruising among the Inside Passage's glaciers generally means cooler temps (with more sea breezes blowing on deck). Further along the coast in Anchorage and Denali, the weather is normally pleasant and sunny but slightly cooler. Average temperatures across the state hover in the mid-60s during peak season and the mid-50s in the spring and fall.

Families that want to experience Alaska's beauty on land can choose from more than 60 organized shore excursions (in three activity levels - easy, moderate, and adventure/considerable). Excursions range from exciting glacial flight-seeing tours and mountain biking expeditions to more leisurely pursuits like nature walks and city tours.

Dressing For An Alaska Cruise
Cruising the Inside Passage and planning to do a little sightseeing on deck? Keep a waterproof windbreaker (or a light jacket) and an umbrella handy - the region is cool year-round and subject to sporadic (but gentle) showers. Rubber-soled shoes are a good idea, too. Touring Alaska's coastal towns? An umbrella may be cumbersome. A raincoat, however, frees up your hands - perfect if you'll be carrying around a camera or a shopping bag filled with souvenirs in a port like Ketchikan, which receives up to 100 inches of rainfall annually. Dressing in layers is the way to go if you'll be exploring the Alaskan wilderness. Pack some short-sleeved shirts (though it's doubtful you'll have much need for a pair of shorts), sweaters, and sturdy, comfortable hiking boots or rubber-soled shoes.

Packing For An Alaska Cruise
The biggest factor to consider is Alaska's weather, of course. But activities at sea and ashore may also require special packing. The following checklist includes some additional suggestions to help you get started - it's by no means comprehensive, but it's a good place to begin.

  • Binoculars (one pair per passenger)
  • Camera (with extra film and batteries)
  • Video Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Boots
  • Thermal Socks
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Heavy jacket
  • Light Jacket/Windbreaker
  • Raincoat/Umbrella
  • Sweaters, Sweatshirts & Long-Sleeved Shirts
  • Short-Sleeved Shirts
  • Long Underwear
  • Formalwear (for dining and cocktails)
  • Jeans
  • Swimsuit (for the swimming pool/whirlpool)
  • Exercise Clothes (for the fitness center)
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Overnight Bag (for the train)
  • Government-Issued Photo I.D. (driver's license/military I.D.)
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship (valid passport/notarized copy of birth certificate with photo I.D. - Canadian ports of call only)


Alaska Land and Cruise Tours
The most popular way to see Alaska, cruise tours combine the best of the sea and land - a top-brand cruise plus a scenic land tour with deluxe hotel accommodations - to create the ultimate Alaskan adventure. Cruising gives you the chance to get close to the region's magnificent glaciers and marine life, and provides passengers with the opportunity to sample a variety of coastal ports. Land tours feature lodging in one or more destinations and take you deep into the heart of Alaska's mountain wilderness and myriad cultures. Select packages include transportation in the famed domed cars of the Alaska Railroad, offering incredible views en route to Denali National Park or Mt. McKinley. Many cruise tours also include premium motorcoach service, plus fully escorted sightseeing tours of city centers, national parks, and museums.

Cruise tours run anywhere from 9 to 21 nights. For the most variety, choose a one-way northbound or southbound cruise, since any pre- or post-cruise hotel stay allows for extended sightseeing in two different cities. When you choose a Northbound Cruise Tour, you'll cruise first and conclude your journey with a land tour. Southbound Cruise Tours are a popular choice with travelers looking to treat themselves to a relaxing voyage at sea after experiencing the excitement of a land tour. You can't go wrong either way.

Learn more about adding a deluxe land stay to your Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, or Holland America Line Alaskan cruise!

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FEATURED ALASKA CRUISES
  • Celebrity Solstice

    7 Night Alaska Tracy Arm Fjord

    4.1 rating out of 5  (870 reviews)

    Celebrity Solstice

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    • Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
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    • Victoria, British Columbia
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    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $924
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    oceanview from
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NORTH OR SOUTHBOUND GULF OF ALASKA CRUISES

Crisp air, the spray of ocean as whales crest the surface, and thundering cliffs – welcome to Alaska. Choose from a huge selection of cruise lines and set out into the great North, where you'll visit settlements and cities, witness herds of wildlife on the shores, and encounter the splendor of Mother Nature every time you step out onto deck. Alaskan Gulf cruises span all the way up into the Anchorage area, and include sailings across the Icy Strait, a visit into Sitka for shopping and hiking, and encounters with the Mendenhall Glacier when you weigh anchor in Juneau.

  • Celebrity Millennium

    7 Night Alaska Southern Glacier

    3.9 rating out of 5  (741 reviews)

    Celebrity Millennium

    Departing from: Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Hubbard Glacier
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    • Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $624
    $89pernight
    oceanview from
    $874
    $125pernight
    balcony from
    $1,349
    $193pernight
    suite from
    $3,349
    $478pernight
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  • Celebrity Millennium

    7 Night Alaska Northern Glacier

    3.9 rating out of 5  (741 reviews)

    Celebrity Millennium

    Departing from: Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Cruise Hubbard Glacier
    • Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    interior from
    $624
    $89pernight
    oceanview from
    $874
    $125pernight
    balcony from
    $1,474
    $211pernight
    suite from
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    $443pernight
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  • Norwegian Jewel
    Brochure price $1,449 – Save up to 55%

    7 Night Alaska Inside Passage Southbound

    3.6 rating out of 5  (1,988 reviews)

    Norwegian Jewel

    Departing from: Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Hubbard Glacier
    • Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Cruise Sawyer Glacier
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    • Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $649
    $93pernight
    oceanview from
    $979
    $140pernight
    balcony from
    $1,649
    $236pernight
    suite from
    $1,899
    $271pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
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    • FREE at Sea: Kids Sail Free
    • FREE at Sea: Get up to 4 FREE Offers
    • No Deposit Required - Book Online or Call!
    • You Pick: Hotel Cash, Onboard Credit, Or Cash Back
  • Westerdam
    Brochure price $1,799 – Save up to 64%

    7 Night Glacier Discovery Southbound

    3.8 rating out of 5  (676 reviews)

    Westerdam

    Departing from: Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Glacier Bay National Park
    • Haines, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    • Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $649
    $93pernight
    oceanview from
    $899
    $128pernight
    balcony from
    $1,519
    $217pernight
    suite from
    $1,769
    $253pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • View & Verandah Sale: Free Upgrades, Onboard Spending and more!
    • No Deposit Required - Book Online or Call!
    • You Pick: Hotel Cash, Onboard Credit, Or Cash Back
  • Star Princess

    7 Night Voyage of the Glaciers Northbound

    3.8 rating out of 5  (512 reviews)

    Star Princess

    Departing from: Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Ports of Call:
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Cruise Glacier Bay National Park
    • Cruise College Fjord, Alaska
    • Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $599
    $86pernight
    oceanview from
    $649
    $93pernight
    balcony from
    $1,339
    $191pernight
    suite from
    $1,599
    $228pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Anniversary Sale: Up to $600 FREE Onboard Credit, More
    • Princess Savers: Reduced Rates!
    • No Deposit Required - Book Online or Call!
    • Hotel Cash or Onboard Credit - Book Online or Call
  • Golden Princess

    7 Night Voyage of the Glaciers Northbound

    3.7 rating out of 5  (526 reviews)

    Golden Princess

    Departing from: Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Ports of Call:
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Cruise Glacier Bay National Park
    • Cruise College Fjord, Alaska
    • Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    interior from
    $709
    $101pernight
    oceanview from
    $809
    $116pernight
    balcony from
    $1,389
    $198pernight
    suite from
    $1,589
    $227pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Anniversary Sale: Up to $600 FREE Onboard Credit, More
    • Princess Savers: Reduced Rates!
    • No Deposit Required - Book Online or Call!
    • Hotel Cash or Onboard Credit - Book Online or Call
  • Star Princess

    7 Night Voyage of the Glaciers Southbound

    3.8 rating out of 5  (512 reviews)

    Star Princess

    Departing from: Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Hubbard Glacier
    • Cruise Glacier Bay National Park
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $609
    $87pernight
    oceanview from
    $659
    $94pernight
    balcony from
    $1,389
    $198pernight
    suite from
    $1,639
    $234pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Anniversary Sale: Up to $600 FREE Onboard Credit, More
    • Princess Savers: Reduced Rates!
    • No Deposit Required - Book Online or Call!
    • Hotel Cash or Onboard Credit - Book Online or Call
Departure Ports for NORTH OR SOUTHBOUND GULF OF ALASKA CRUISES:
ROUNDTRIP ALASKA CRUISES
From drifting icebergs to towering pine trees and beyond, an Alaskan getaway through the Inside Passage is a strikingly beautiful voyage. The passage itself is over 1,000 miles along and is famous for its unusually calm waters. Take in the sights of gray wolves, herds of caribou, and grizzly bears. Sail Glacier Bay and snap photographs of tidewater glaciers. Dock in Sitka, Ketchikan, and Juneau to learn more about the history and culture of this rugged landscape. Visit research stations, parks, hiking trails, shopping centers, and more. With a wide range of cruise lines to choose from, build you dream Alaskan vacation and explore the Great North at your own pace, in your own style.
  • Amsterdam
    Brochure price $1,599 – Save up to 50%

    7 Night Alaskan Explorer via Hubbard Glacier

    3.9 rating out of 5  (205 reviews)

    Amsterdam

    Departing from: Seattle, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Puget Sound
    • Cruise Stephens Passage
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Cruise Hubbard Glacier
    • Sitka, Alaska
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Victoria, British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $799
    $114pernight
    oceanview from
    $899
    $128pernight
    balcony from
    $1,549
    $221pernight
    suite from
    $2,199
    $314pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • View & Verandah Sale: Free Upgrades, Onboard Spending and more!
    • No Deposit Required - Book Online or Call!
    • You Pick: Hotel Cash, Onboard Credit, Or Cash Back
  • Volendam
    Brochure price $1,799 – Save up to 53%

    7 Night Alaska Inside Passage

    3.7 rating out of 5  (159 reviews)

    Volendam

    Departing from: Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    • Tracy Arm For Service Call Only
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Cruise Glacier Bay National Park
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $849
    $121pernight
    oceanview from
    $949
    $136pernight
    balcony from
    $1,899
    $271pernight
    suite from
    $2,549
    $364pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • View & Verandah Sale: Free Upgrades, Onboard Spending and more!
    • No Deposit Required - Book Online or Call!
    • You Pick: Hotel Cash, Onboard Credit, Or Cash Back
  • Celebrity Infinity

    7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier

    3.9 rating out of 5  (570 reviews)

    Celebrity Infinity

    Departing from: Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    • Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
    • Cruise Hubbard Glacier
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    interior from
    $824
    $118pernight
    oceanview from
    $1,174
    $168pernight
    balcony from
    $1,574
    $225pernight
    suite from
    $3,349
    $478pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • GO BETTER: Get 2 FREE Perks!
    • GO BEST - Get All 4 Perks!
    • Sail Beyond Event: Save Up to $400 Per Stateroom!
    • No Deposit Required - Book Online or Call!
    • Hotel Cash or Onboard Credit - Book Online or Call
  • Emerald Princess

    7 Night Inside Passage With Tracy Arm Fjord

    3.8 rating out of 5  (651 reviews)

    Emerald Princess

    Departing from: Seattle, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Victoria, British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $759
    $108pernight
    oceanview from
    $809
    $116pernight
    balcony from
    $1,339
    $191pernight
    suite from
    $1,739
    $248pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Anniversary Sale: Up to $600 FREE Onboard Credit, More
    • Princess Savers: Reduced Rates!
    • No Deposit Required - Book Online or Call!
    • Hotel Cash or Onboard Credit - Book Online or Call
  • Explorer of the Seas

    7 Night Alaska Glacier

    3.8 rating out of 5  (1,420 reviews)

    Explorer of the Seas

    Departing from: Seattle, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
    • Victoria, British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $948
    $135pernight
    oceanview from
    $1,314
    $188pernight
    balcony from
    $1,762
    $252pernight
    suite from
    $2,246
    $321pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Reduced Rates + up to $100 Onboard Spending!
    • Save 30% Off All Guests + Up to $100 FREE Spending!
    • Limited Time Reduced Rates!
    • No Deposit Required - Book Online or Call!
    • Hotel Cash or Onboard Credit - Book Online or Call
  • Norwegian Pearl
    Brochure price $1,349 – Save up to 35%

    7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay

    3.7 rating out of 5  (1,424 reviews)

    Norwegian Pearl

    Departing from: Seattle, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Cruise Glacier Bay National Park
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Victoria, British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • April 2018
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $879
    $126pernight
    oceanview from
    $1,149
    $164pernight
    balcony from
    $1,799
    $257pernight
    suite from
    $2,049
    $293pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • EXCLUSIVE: We'll pay for Your Tips!
    • EXCLUSIVE: Limited-Time Reduced Rates!
    • FREE at Sea: Kids Sail Free
    • FREE at Sea: Get up to 4 FREE Offers
    • No Deposit Required - Book Online or Call!
    • You Pick: Hotel Cash, Onboard Credit, Or Cash Back
  • Norwegian Bliss
    Brochure price $1,949 – Save up to 53%

    7 Night Alaska Highlights

    5 rating out of 5  (10 reviews)

    Norwegian BlissNew Ship!

    Departing from: Seattle, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Cruise Sawyer Glacier
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Victoria, British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $919
    $131pernight
    oceanview from
    $1,449
    $207pernight
    balcony from
    $1,849
    $264pernight
    suite from
    $2,079
    $297pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • EXCLUSIVE: We'll pay for Your Tips!
    • FREE at Sea: Kids Sail Free
    • FREE at Sea: Get up to 4 FREE Offers
    • No Deposit Required - Book Online or Call!
    • You Pick: Hotel Cash, Onboard Credit, Or Cash Back
  • Grand Princess

    10 Night Alaska Inside Passage with Tracy Arm Fjord

    3.8 rating out of 5  (628 reviews)

    Grand Princess

    Departing from: San Francisco, California
    Ports of Call:
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
    • Victoria, British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    interior from
    $999
    $100pernight
    oceanview from
    $1,099
    $110pernight
    balcony from
    $1,849
    $185pernight
    suite from
    $2,399
    $240pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Anniversary Sale: Up to $600 FREE Onboard Credit, More
    • Princess Savers: Reduced Rates!
    • No Deposit Required - Book Online or Call!
    • Hotel Cash or Onboard Credit - Book Online or Call
Departure Ports for ROUNDTRIP ALASKA CRUISES:

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Terms & Conditions
Price is in U.S. dollars per person based on two people staying in the same stateroom. Price does not include airport and/or government taxes and fees, nor does pricing include fuel supplements. Prices do not include government taxes and fees, airfare, or a non-refundable $24.99 processing fee per booking. All offers are for selected dates only, are subject to availability, are limited and apply to new bookings only. Your exact price depends on the time of the actual booking. Additional restrictions may apply. All prices and dates may not be available at the time of booking. Passengers receiving special rates based on residency or age will be required to show a government-issued form of identification (passport, or birth certificate and driver's license) at the pier to validate state of residency or age prior to boarding the cruise ship.

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If you or a guest is pregnant or traveling with an infant child, or if there is a need to communicate a request for special meals, medical conditions or physical challenges, we ask that you please call 800-972-SHIP. Cruise Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will do everything we can to meet your needs and answer all of your questions.

Minimum age requirements may apply.
* "Hotel Cash" offer is only valid for new individual cruise bookings made for cruises departing by 4/12/2019. Offer is per stateroom, varies based on the price of cruise minus taxes and port charges, is not reflected in advertised prices, and will not exceed $200. There is a minimum night stay based on the voucher amount ($50 voucher - 1 Night Stay; $100 & $125 voucher - 2 Night Stay; $150 & $200 voucher - 3 Night Stay). Hotel discount voucher will be emailed, at least 60 days prior to your sail date, to the email address that was made using your cruise booking. Hotel must be booked using hotelloyaltyrewards.com and entering code found in email. Hotel voucher is not redeemable for cash.

† "Onboard Spending" offer is valid for select Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, Norwegian, Princess, and Royal Caribbean sailings departing on or before 4/12/2019. Spending amount will be credited to your onboard account after our online redemption form, which may be accessed via the link that will be included with your invoice, has been submitted (form must be submitted no later than 21 days prior to departure or "Onboard Spending" offer will be forfeited). Spending amount is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash; unused portions will expire if not redeemed on or before the final night of your sailing. Onboard credit will appear in a passenger's onboard account on the day of embarkation. Not valid for cancelled or rebooked cruises.

‡ "Cash Back" offer is per stateroom and is not reflected in our advertised prices; actual amount will vary based on your total price, minus port charges & taxes. "Cash Back" offer is valid for select sailings departing on or before 4/12/2019; excludes all Azamara, Celebrity, Oceania, Princess, Royal Caribbean, and Silversea sailings. "Cash Back" amount for Carnival cruise bookings may not exceed 10% of total value of cruise. Customer must spend equivalent value onboard cruise to qualify for full value of Cash Back. OBC does not count as spending. Only out of pocket spending counts. Amount will be credited to card used for purchase 4 - 6 weeks after the online redemption form, found on your invoice, has been submitted (form must be submitted post-cruise and no later than 60 days from the date on which you return). Proof/folio submission, detailing your onboard spending, is also required. Proof/folio may be submitted via email at cruisefolio@wth.com, via fax at (978) 570-1992 (Attn: Onboard Spending Reimbursement), or via mail (Onboard Reimbursement Department, c/o World Travel Holdings, 100 Fordham Road, Building C, 2nd Floor, Wilmington, MA, 01887).

"Hotel Voucher," "Onboard Spending," and "Cash Back" offers are not combinable. Additional restrictions may apply to each offer; please contact our experts for more information.
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Book an eligible stateroom on any qualifying sailing and receive a free upgrade! In some cases, you'll be upgraded to a more desirable location aboard your ship. In other instances, you'll be upgraded to a stateroom with extra space and/or a better view. It's also possible that you might receive all of these benefits. Select your sailing date to see which upgrades are available.

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