Get ready to go wild in the rugged beauty of the Last Frontier onboard the Norwegian Jewel. This Alaska cruise itinerary is one of the best ones I’ve offered as it includes so many exciting national treasures – calving glaciers, breathtaking fjord and lively historic gold mining towns like Juneau and Ketchikan plus for the first time a 3-night resort stay in Girdwood, AK.
Spring in Alaska?
Many, consider spring the best time to visit Alaska. I have visited Alaska many times and admit the weather is very temperamental throughout the entire season, but you need to be prepared for all kinds of weather. Juneau averages 50 inches of rain per year but the least of that rainfall happens during the month of May. The ports are less crowded in spring and let me tell you that is a HUGE plus. As the trees are coming to life, so is the abundance of classic Alaska wildlife. To top things off the mountains should still have snow-caps in May.
Most importantly when planning I look for a cruise itinerary that includes Hubbard Glacier – in my books it’s the BEST one to visit and as BONUS this itinerary also includes exciting Glacier Bay!
This itinerary is nicely paced but in order to enjoy this journey you need to have good mobility.
Alaska is one of those “must see” destinations.
See you onboard,