#SummerTravel The Best Last-Minute Cruise Deals. Ahoy!
The Danube. (Photo: Sollymonster/Thinkstock)
Summer is here—and summer cruise deals are still out there. How about an Alaska sail starting at $749? That’s the price on many Anchorage to Vancouver seven-day cruises. Picture yourself, glued to the railing, waiting for a house-sized ice chunk to rip from a glacier. Or watching for a whale shoot upward in a magnificent breach.
Just don’t count on getting everything you want. Example: Balcony cabins are sold out on many Alaska cruises, but could you go for an obstructed view? Hey, for $749, who needs a cabin window, anyway?
Check out these great (and affordable!) last-minute cruises.
(Courtesy: Norwegian Cruise Line)
Families love Holland America Line and Princess Cruises for their on-board naturalists and shore excursions, including daring glacier walks—but 20-to-40-somethings seek the night action of Norwegian Cruise Line. Why waste the midnight sun? In the northerly latitudes, it stays light all night, so you can enjoy Norwegian’s entertainment such as Blue Man Group, Second City, and the Tony-award-winning Broadway musical, “Rock of Ages.” Norwegian’s rates on seven-day cruises start at $749 for June 23 and July 7 NCL departures to Alaska from Vancouver.
The Explorer of the Seas. (Photo: kansasphoto / Flickr)