A close friend is asking which cruise line would be the best for his parents (in their 70's)

for a time frame as well for Alaska.

What does this group think?

Tags: ALASKA.....

3 Answers

Holland America & Princess are regarded as two of the best for ALASKAN cruises

For people in their 70's I would suggest Holland America if they like some of the mid size ships, if they want larger ships Celebrity. Holland America targets that age range with activities and food. Princess has the best porting facilities in Alaska, they port when others tender(could be an issue depending on their mobility). Princess will have more families with kids if that is an issue for them.

For time frame I like the beginning or end of the season when kids are still in school.

I would suggest round trip form Seattle, the buss ride from Anchorage air port to the port is about 4 hours and may not be good for people in 70's. Depending where they are flying from it makes a very long day of travel. When I went to Alaska we flew from LA to Anchorage and then the buss to the sea port. We had the limo pick us up at 8:00 AM to go to LAX and did not get to the ship until almost 10:00 PM.

Glacier Bay National Park is a "must do" in Alaska, and not every cruise line or ship has access to sail into it (slots are very limited), so look for an itinerary that includes Glacier Bay -- options from Seattle are especially limited.


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