By Larry Ludmer
This advisor to cruising Alaska includes concise, easy-to-read info on each Alaskan-bound cruise-ship, protecting stateroom dimension, eating arrangments, passenger/crew ratio and all facilities. integrated are: cruising itineraries for every vessel with the professionals and cons of every direction; strolling excursions for all ports of name with city maps and information of museums and historic excursions; and insurance of smaller "explorer" boats that are in a position to take passengers very with regards to the glaciers.
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To cite an example, some of the larger cruise ships are too big to navigate in areas that are of considerable importance to a first-time Alaska visitor. Some concentrate only on the Inside Passage, while others travel on to the Gulf of Alaska. ) There aren't any ''bad" cruise ships traveling to Alaska, so the single most important factor in selecting a ship is to identify the one whose itinerary most closely resembles the itinerary you would make if you could travel at will. Page 5 THE RIGHT CRUISE FOR YOU Page 7 The 1999 Alaskan Market Cruise Lines &Other Ship Operators There's little doubt that the Alaskan cruise market has been one of the fastest-growing segments of the travel industry for several years running.
Every large cruise ship features three full meals a day, a late-night buffet, plus snacks (that can often be a meal in themselves) throughout the day. Attractive shops and chic boutiques, a casino, health club or gymnasium (often including a sauna), bars, lounges and a nightclub with entertainment are also a certainty. Therefore, our descriptions may sometimes omit this information to avoid redundancy. The same is true for activitiesa full slate will be offered each and every day on every ship.
Colorfully and tastefully decorated staterooms are very comfortable. Page 24 Sky Princess (Princess Cruises) Built: 1984 (refurbished 1992)Registry: Great BritainLength: 789 FeetGross Tonnage: 46,000Passengers: 1,200Passenger Decks: 11Staterooms: 600Stateroom Size: 169-520 sq. 2:1Officers: British, Italian & FinnishCrew: Mainly European �MEAL ARRANGEMENTS: Early/late seatings for all meals in each of the two main dining rooms; however, alternative dining options are available 24 hours a day. ·CRUISE STYLE: Two formal and several informal nights.