Before booking your Alaska cruise, consider the possibility of spending a little extra time and discovering Alaska on your own. The options are many but seeing we are talking about the camping opportunities in Alaska we need to look at a very popular option for renting an RV and taking in Alaska your own way.
First off, to combine a camping trip with any of the current Alaska cruises being offered you have to be able to get on or off the ship in one of the Alaskan ports visited. This immediately rules out cruises departing from Seattle or San Francisco as none of those cruises offer the one way option. This means your cruise needs to be one of the one way Alaskan cruises from Vancouver Canada that are offered from four major cruise lines. Both Holland America and Celebrity offer cruises between Vancouver and Seward Alaska while Norwegian and Princess Cruises offer one way cruises between Vancouver and Whittier Alaska.
It's important to note that many websites do not differentiate between Anchorage and Whittier even though the two are an hours drive apart.
Alaska Cruise Transfers
So, one thing that needs to be arranged in advance is where you will pick up the RV and if not in the port of departure than what type of transportation do you want to get you to the pick up point.
Seward to Anchorage or Anchorage to Seward transportation options
- Seward Alaska RV Rentals
- Camping in Seward Alaska
Whittier to Anchorage or Anchorage to Whittier transportation options
- Whittier Alaska RV Rentals
- Camping in Whittier Alaska
Options for Renting an RV in Alaska go beyond just the typical as many private families offer their motorhomes, campers, campervans and even pop-up tent trailers for daily and weekly visitors to use for a minimal compensation.
- Renting a motorhome in Alaska