The Alaskan cruise season is mid-May to mid-September, and although you may feel limited with a 4 month time frame, there are hundreds of cruises to choose from year after year. The Alaskan cruise industry is growing. In fact nearly 500 total cruise voyages will sail the Alaskan waters during the 2018 season. How do you choose the perfect cruise? Remember, it’s all about the destination, not so much the ship. Start by choosing an itinerary you like. Once you have an itinerary in mind, search for the ships that that itinerary, or a version of it. Looking at that list, select a ship that most appeals to you. Click on the links below for a closer look at some of our favorite cruise lines and itineraries.