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Do you need a passport to take an Alaskan cruise?

Cruising to Alaska? Get a passport.

Regardless of where you're cruising, we always recommend getting a passport.  Frequently though, there is some confusion about requirements for Alaskan cruises, since they sometimes leave from the United States (mostly Seattle) and visit Alaska, also part of the United States.  Because of the Passenger Vessel Services act, an old law that restricts non-US flagged ships from traveling only to US ports, your cruise will make a stop in Canada, and as such, you'll need a passport or other proof of citizenship.  This means... Read more about Do you need a passport to take an Alaskan cruise?

Juneau, Alaska Excursion - Mount Roberts Hiking Trails & Tramway

The Mount Roberts Tramway Station - as Seen From Oceania Regatta

Alaskan cruises visit many small towns and in general they've no shortage of ways to take in the beautiful scenery.  The largest city you might visit when cruising Alaska is the capital city of Juneau.  While visiting the capital may lead you to look for adventures in the city, beautiful Mount Roberts can be enjoyed in several ways, and is just steps from your ships gangway... Read more about Juneau, Alaska Excursion - Mount Roberts Hiking Trails & Tramway

Carnival Corp Acquires Alaska Railroad Popular with Other Cruise Lines

White Pass Scenic Railway

Passengers traveling with many cruise lines enjoy White Pass Scenic Railway when visiting Alaska, but now the largest cruise company in the world will own it.  This week Carnival Corporation & plc announced they are purchasing TWC Enterprises Limited's White Pass & Yukon Route division in Skagway, Alaska. Read more about Carnival Corp Acquires Alaska Railroad Popular with Other Cruise Lines

NCL's Newly Announced Alaskan Build, Norwegian Bliss: Will it help bring families to the Last Frontier or crowd the beauty?

Traditionally, the beautiful and peaceful ports in Alaska have been served by ships smaller than those which frequent the Caribbean, but Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed plans to change that in 2018 with the new 167,800 gross ton Norwegian Bliss, and an overhaul to Pier 66 in Seattle.

render of the Norwegian Bliss in Alaska Read more about NCL's Newly Announced Alaskan Build, Norwegian Bliss: Will it help bring families to the Last Frontier or crowd the beauty?