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Alaska’s Best Small Ship Cruise with an Expedition Touch

Updated: Jan 31

It’s Awards Season, so each day this week The Vacation Resource is awarding the best of Alaska cruises!

Our first Ultimate Award is for Alaska’s Best Small Ship Cruise With an Expedition Touch and the award goes to (drum roll):

Windstar Cruises! Congratulations!

We chose Windstar Cruises because their itineraries in Alaska are marvelous and in Alaska, they carry Zodiacs and kayaks which they launch directly from the watersport’s platform. This allows passengers to opt for Zodiac cruising to explore Misty Fjords, glide among icebergs, or get safely closer to where wildlife might be spotted. Passengers can kayak emerald fjords, in the peace and quiet of nature, or be thrilled to hear and see a Bald Eagle. The combination of traditional small ship experience plus expedition is above and beyond!

Windstar Cruises has award-winning itineraries that include regions that large ships can’t go. We love that many of their itineraries visit Misty Fjords, Haines, Wrangel, and other regions for the “real” Alaska. They win the Award for the Best 2023 Itinerary with their Star Collector cruise which not only includes traditional ports, but so many more exciting areas! Check it out here: Windstar Cruises - Star Collector – Alaska Redefined (24 days) | Virtuoso

If you don’t have 24 days (we understand) then there are plenty of other itineraries from one to two weeks, or longer if you want to add a tour to Denali National Park. Check out a shorter cruise here: Windstar Cruises - Alaskan Splendors (12 days) | Virtuoso

With only 312 passengers, there’s no waiting to get on and off the ship, and onboard there’s plenty of space to find a favorite hang-out. Staterooms are all suites with walk-in closets, ample bathrooms, a seating area, and a mini-bar stocked with your choice of soft drinks. The ambiance is casual elegance, and there are no formal nights. Dining is a treat. This YouTube video can explain the experience better than words:

I’m excited about Windstar’s Alaska cruises! If you are interested, don’t delay as Alaska cruises are booking up fast for 2023 with the pent-up demand. We know Alaska and we know cruises. Let’s collaborate on planning this spectacular vacation!

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