BEST ALASKA ITINERARIES FOR SOCAL RESIDENTS
January 27, 2015
Alaska is an excellent and convenient cruise destination for southern Californians thanks to easy to get to departure ports and a rugged, icy scenery that is so different from our own warm coastline. Alaska is also a great destination choice for first-time cruisers.Here are the three best Alaska itineraries in 2015 that southern Californians will enjoy:
San Francisco Getaway
This summer, Celebrity Cruises now has a small number of Alaska cruises departing from San Francisco. The May 15 sailing is the best bet for SoCal residents looking for a good value as the cruise also ends in San Francisco, meaning a cheap roundtrip air ticket to get to and from your cruise. The itinerary for this sailing includes stops in Ketchikan and Juneau in Alaska, plus stops in Astoria, Oregon and Victoria, British Columbia in addition to cruising some of Alaska’s icy straits and fjords.
Family Friendly From Seattle
Another flight that won’t break the bank is one to Seattle and Celebrity Cruises has roundtrip cruises onboard the award-winning Celebrity Solstice that depart from Seattle all summer long. The 7-night June 26 Alaska sailing that visits Ketchikan, Seward, and Juneau is a good one for families as your kids are likely out of school but won’t be too entrenched in a summer routine. Plus, you’ll be back at the beginning of July just in time for June Gloom to end and the ocean to start getting warmer.
Stay up North Longer
Want to experience some cool weather after all the warm, sunny SoCal summer days, soon to turn into warm, sunny fall days? Pick one of the September sailings to try to catch the first signs of Alaska’s impending winter. In particular, the sailing out of Seward, Alaska that departs September 4 gets you to more Alaska ports of call so you’ll be up north longer.
Visit www.CelebrityCruises.com/SoCal to find the Alaska cruise itinerary that’s right for you or talk to your local travel agent. When booking, be sure to check out our flightsbycelebrity.com options, which often has flights that are cheaper when purchased with your cruise than what you can find on your own. Also, book before February 1, 2015, and take advantage of the current promotions that gives you a free beverage package, free gratuities, and shipboard credit if you book a veranda stateroom onboard a 2015 Alaska cruise.