Several airlines fly to either San Francisco or Los Angeles where you’ll need to transfer to Vancouver or Seattle for your cruise.
• Qantas: qantas.com.au
• Delta: delta.com
• United: united.com
• Virgin Australia: virginaustralia.com.au
Holland America offer more options than any other cruise line with popular choices being either the seven-day roundtrip or one way from either Seattle or Vancouver. hollandamerica.com
WHEN TO GO
The Alaska cruise season runs annually from May to September. Mid-season offers best weather prospects, but more crowds.
WHERE TO STAY
• The Edgewater, Waterfront convenience:
• Fairmont Olympic, Historic splendour: fairmont.com Vancouver
• Fairmont Waterfront: fairmont.com
• Alaska Tourism: travelalaska.com • Seattle Tourism: visitseattle.org