2007 Alaska Cruise Preview: A Year of Maritime Marvels

The 2007 Alaska cruise season offers a diverse fleet of vessels, ranging from large floating resorts capable of hosting up to 2,670 guests to intimate yachts with accommodations for a select few. The variety extends to historic sailing ships, luxurious former mine sweepers, authentic sternwheel paddle boats, and modern ships designed to evoke the charm of early 20th-century coastal steamers. For those seeking a more independent adventure, the Alaska state ferry system provides an opportunity to craft a personalized itinerary.

Large to Mega Ships

Carnival Cruise Lines: 1-800-CARNIVAL, www.carnival.com
Celebrity Cruises: 1-800-437-3111, www.celebrity.com
Holland America Line: 1-877-SAIL HAL, www.hollandamerica.com
Norwegian Cruise Line: 1-800-327-7030, www.ncl.com
Princess Cruises: 1-800-PRINCESS, www.princess.com
Royal Caribbean International: 1-800-327-6700, www.royalcaribbean.com

Mid-Size Vessels

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: 1-800-285-1835,

Smaller Ships


Alaska Ferries

Alaska Marine Highway System: 1-800-642-0066,
Natural Splendors and Wildlife Wonders

Passengers on these cruises will be treated to the awe-inspiring sight of steep fjords, mammoth glaciers calving icebergs the size of buses, and an abundance of wildlife. Humpback whales breaching, mountain goats traversing cliffs, and bears along the shores are just a few of the natural spectacles awaiting visitors. Additionally, historical gold rush towns and Alaska Native communities offer a rich cultural experience, providing insights into the state’s storied past.