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Our Alaska Honeymoon Planning Guide

Special thanks to Alaska Railroad for providing our Gold Star tickets as well as the Pursuit for providing us accommodations during our trip.

Alaska is a perfect location for a honeymoon in the US.  It may not be the tropical paradise that comes to mind when many think of a honeymoon, but it is a destination full of adventure with plenty of opportunities for romance.

Alaska Honeymoon Quick Takes

  • Best Time to Visit Alaska: Early June and Early-September
  • How Long to Honeymoon in Alaska: 7-10 days
  • Best Alaska Honeymoon Destinations: Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Kenai Fjords, Juneau.
  • Top Alaska Honeymoon Experiences: a cruise is a great option for honeymooners as well as visiting the Denali National Park.
  • Alaska Honeymoon Cost: $3,000 to $15,000

Alaska Honeymoon: Best Time to Visit

For a comfortable temperature, we recommend you visit Alaska sometime between mid-May through mid-September, with the best temperatures ranging in the 60s – 80s found in June and July.

I was able to go to Alaska in mid-September. The leaves were already changing colors, the mosquitoes were mostly gone and the weather was perfect except for one rainy day. The crowds were also very light while we were there. 

However, if you are interested in seeing the Northern Lights, you need to go when the nights are longer, sometime between late September and mid-April. For most of this guide, we will be focusing on planning a honeymoon trip to Alaska between May and September.

packing for Alaska trip

Alaska Honeymoon Packing List

What you pack for your trip to Alaska can make a strong impact on how much you enjoy your trip. 

  1. Pack clothes you can wear in layers as temperatures can vary drastically. It may be wet and cold for one hour followed by a few hours of hot and sunny weather. You’ll want to bring T-shirts, sweaters, and a waterproof jacket.  You may consider long underwear for when you are going on hikes or near glaciers.
  2. Bring gloves to keep your hands warm.
  3. Walking shoes are a necessity for hiking around amazing parks.
  4. Sunscreen and sunglasses will save you from the sun when it comes out.
  5. Bring an external charger for your phone, especially if it is your camera. We take this everywhere now.
  6. Camera, if you have one other than on your phone.
  7. A Honeymoon Sweatshirt.  It will make for great photos and maybe some special treatment.

Ideal Duration for an Alaska Honeymoon

Alaska is enormous and so is the list of things you can do and places you can go while you are there. You can make planning simple by booking a cruise or you can fly into Alaska and plan a few different stops of your own. If you have the time and budget you can even do a little bit of both.

Whether you visit by land or sea, make sure you take the opportunity to go fishing, eat plenty of seafood, go dog sledding, hike, see some bears in the wild and go whale watching.

If you have 1 week for a honeymoon in Alaska, I would choose to go to the Inner Passage or go straight to Anchorage and the towns nearby.

If you have 2 weeks for a honeymoon in Alaska, go on a cruise in the Inner Passage followed by time on land in Anchorage and the surrounding areas.

Alaska Honeymoon Destinations

Alaska, being the largest U.S. state, has more than a few popular destinations for honeymooners. Where you visit depends on what experiences you’d like to have. Consider some of these Alaska hot spots for your honeymoon destination, or pick a few to make your stay in the last frontier.

Seward and Kenai Fjords National Park

Whale in Kenai Fjords

Located 130 miles from Anchorage, you can visit Kenai Fjords for a day trip or stay for a few nights. Just getting here on the Seward Highway is a scenic delight in and of itself. Kenai is full of wildlife and opportunities for adventure. The main attraction is Exit Glacier and the 40 some other glaciers flowing from the Harding Icefield.

You can hike, kayak, or go on a cruise to see the beautiful sights of the glaciers and wildlife in the area. During our time in Seward, we enjoyed a cruise with Kenai Fjord Tours of the area. We went on the Kenai Fjords National Park cruise which provided a simple lunch and a 6-hour tour that included stopping at a glacier, seeing orcas, sea lions, a fin whale, bald eagles, and beautiful coastlines the entire way. 

Honeymoon Accommodations: Windsong Lodge has comfortable rooms surrounded by forest, providing a quiet setting to enjoy the small town and surrounding wilderness. The cabins at Angel’s Rest on the shores of Resurrection Bay are perfect for couples on their honeymoons and Harbor 360 Hotel has a breathtaking view of the harbor.

Angels Rest View

Photo Credit – Angels Rest

Anchorage

Anchorage Skyline

In Anchorage, you will see wildlife like bears, moose, and salmon along the many trails and still have the amenities and attractions of a city like parks, museums, and restaurants. Within a few hour’s drive or train ride, you can make it to several other popular cities and parks.

Honeymoon Accommodations: Embassy Suites by Hilton Anchorage is a modern, all-suite hotel stationed in a prime location that will give you a perfect view of the mountains and whirlpools. Plus, its location is incredibly central, so you’re never far from anything. The Hotel Captain Cook is a luxurious historic hotel located in downtown Anchorage with rooms starting around $300 in high season and is a great place for romance.

Girdwood

Alyeska

Girdwood is a resort town with a different vibe than the rest of Alaska. At the base of Mount Alyeska, it is located about an hour’s drive or a short train ride from Anchorage. While most of Alaska may lack luxury and offer rustic accommodations, Girdwood has the accommodation you would expect at a luxury ski resort. 

Enjoy the city by striking it rich on a gold panning tour, go skiing for the day, or take a hike or kayak to get a close view of a glacier.

Honeymoon Accommodations: The Hotel Alyeska is popular for its Romance Package which includes a one-night stay, a bottle of chilled Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne, gourmet chocolate, and a late checkout. It’s the perfect base camp for your Alaskan honeymoon. 

If you want something cozy, then the Alyeska Hideaway Cabins might be the ticket. Our pick would be the Glacier cabin due to the warm fireplace, claw-foot bathtub, and picture window with views of the forest behind the cabin, ideal for soaking after a long hike or ski. 

Alyeska Hideaway cabin

The Ski Inn is a quaint bed and breakfast, located smack in the middle of town. For your honeymoon, make sure you get one of the rooms with a private bath. Right outside you can relax amidst stunning mountain views, or enjoy a locally roasted coffee near the flower garden.

Homer

From Anchorage, take the 4-hour drive to Homer for a small town with a lot of charm located on the shores of Kachemak Bay near the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula. The Homer Split is a long strip of land that stretches into that beautiful deep blue bay with hotels, shops, and restaurants. 

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In Homer, you can get feet away from a grizzly bear, go fishing for halibut, hike the 80 miles of hiking trails in Kachemak Bay State Park, and find interesting sea dwellers by tide pooling on the shore at low tide.

Honeymoon Accommodations: Having hosted many honeymoons since 2000, Homer Inn & Spa is located right on the edge of spectacular Kachemak Bay.  With all rooms looking onto five glaciers, mile-high snow-capped mountains and constantly changing tidal waters, this boutique oceanfront inn and spa is designed specifically for couples. 

homer inn and spa

Tutka Bay Lodge is located at the entrance to a splendidly rugged seven-mile fjord at the southern end of Kachemak Bay. The lodge has six private guest rooms, a sauna, and a hot tub. Dining at the lodge features organic, natural, and local Alaska ingredients.  

Homer Stay and Play is a beautifully situated B&B with a large suite on the second floor overlooking Kachemak Bay that offers spectacular views of the glaciers, a private dining/sitting room, a separate entrance with a covered porch, and is the perfect combination of cabin cozy with all the modern conveniences making it perfect for a stop during the honeymoon. 

Glacier Bay National Park

glacier bay cruise

One of the most important highlights of any trip to Alaska, Glacier Bay is famous for the amazing view of its 50+ glaciers. If you are coming on a cruise you will likely spend the day here stopping by several glaciers. Coming from shore you can book your own day cruise to take you in. 

You can be even more adventurous and rent kayaks and bring your camping gear to be dropped off and picked up by the ferry. 

We recommend spending a few nights in the neighboring town of Gustavus enjoying a few hikes, fishing, and whale watching from the shore.

Honeymoon Accommodations: Staying at Glacier Bay Lodge will help you make the most of your time at Glacier Bay National Park during your honeymoon. Spend your downtime hiking nearby where you can walk to beaches or through a rainforest.

If you want to spend time fishing in Alaska, which you should, Glacier Bay Country Inn is a perfect place to go to. Even as an amateur, the views and wildlife make for an amazing experience.

Stroll into the fabulous Bear Track Inn for an amazing place to start your new married life together. Enjoy the large lobby with huge windows, overstuffed suede seating, and a crackling fire to warm up around. The Bear Track Inn makes planning easy.  They will organize your tours and transportation and include meals in the cost of lodging.

bear track lodge

Ketchikan

Ketchikan

Located at the southern tip of Alaska, Ketchikan is a small town known for its salmon fishing and indigenous heritage.  You are guaranteed to see totem poles and other art from the Haida and Tlingit tribes.  

Near Ketchikan is Misty Fjords. Flying above in a float plane, the water will appear as a mirror on a misty day. You can also head to Neets Bay to see the bears feeding on the salmon, great for photos and close encounters. You’ll find tons of hiking options around the town and into the surrounding rainforest.  

Honeymoon Accommodations: Get an unobstructed view of the ocean from your suite at Anchor Inn By The Sea. Located 4 miles from downtown, the Inn keeps you close to the city and only a few feet away from the ocean shore. Plus, the Inn is located in an excellent area for shoreline fishing.

Black Bear Inn has several rooms available, as well as a separate cabin. With outdoor fish smoking and cleaning areas, a fire pit, and a smoker, it’s easy to prepare the fish you catch yourself.

Juneau

Juneau Alaska

The state’s capital has a small-town feel with no lack of things to do.  Located in the southern part of Alaska, Juneau tends to have a milder climate than other northern parts bringing in more visitors. With no road access, you can either arrive by plane or by boat to start your adventure.  

While in Juneau, feed your sense of adventure by dog sledding over a glacier, trekking through an ice cave or kayaking past whales and other marine life. Take the Mount Roberts Tramway for an amazing view of the harbor below and the Gastineau Channel.  

The cable cars rise 1,800 feet through the rainforest before arriving at the mountain house above. Take a hike to cover some of the 250 miles of trails in the area and later enjoy a meal at one of Juneau’s restaurants by award-winning chefs.

Honeymoon Accommodations: Pearson’s Pond is definitely ideal for honeymooners. They ensure guests have an experience they will remember for a lifetime. Known for its magical and enchanted master-planned rainforest garden, Pearson’s Pond will help you enjoy a romantic Alaskan wilderness-themed honeymoon.

Pearsons Pond

By the way, if you are looking for a destination wedding, there are venues atop a glacier, in the wilderness, in their garden, and others.

Denali National Park and Preserve

Check out our post about a trip to Denali

Denali is home to the nation’s highest peak and six million acres of wild land with grizzlies, moose, caribou, and tons of other species. The park is accessible by only one 92-mile road where you can drive for the first 14 miles until the Savage River. From there you can take a bus even further to see more of the park and the wildlife. From the visitor’s center, you start your hike on one of the trails.

There are 3 types of buses that will take you to Denali.  Through Denali National Park Services you can day a bus with 3 different tour options depending on how far along the road you want to go. I recommend you do not go on the shortest tour. While the 7-8 hour Tundra Wilderness tour might sound long, the time flies by when you are on the lookout for wildlife all the time. Additionally, there are stops along the way. 

The park also provides shuttle buses.  They are not narrated but will stop for wildlife. You take the shuttle busses to get you deep in the park before going for a hike.  When you are ready to come back out of the park you can hop on another bus to take you back.

Honeymoon Accommodations: Denali Backcountry Lodge

The 3rd (and best) option is to go on a bus into the park to stay at one of the private lodges. We went to Denali Backcountry Lodge for our trip and after our experience, we think it is the best.  The experience starts with a 7-hour bus ride basically to the end of Denali park road. You can then stay in the park for as many nights as you would like (3 nights recommended).

To my surprise, the bus ride was one of the best parts of the trip. As you go down the windy road you are always on the lookout for wildlife which makes the time fly by. Part of the 7 hours included stopping and watching wildlife, learning about the history and geology of the area, and taking pit stops which included warm drinks and snacks along the way.

You do have the choice of flying a small plane in or out of the lodge, but if you take the bus both in and out of the lodge you have twice the opportunity to see wildlife. To give you an idea, on our way in the park, we saw 2 moose, 1 bear in the distance, plenty of Dall sheep, and a Caribou fairly close to us. On the way back we saw 4 bears – all fairly close, 3 moose, 4 caribou that ran across the road, and plenty of Dall sheep. The one thing that a small plane will provide that the bus can not is breathtaking views of the park including glaciers and close views of the mountains.

The Denali Backcountry Lodge is an all-inclusive experience and is one of the only properties that make it possible to stay overnight in the park without camping. The cabins are nice with full bathrooms and showers. Three meals a day are provided with breakfast and lunch buffets as well as plated dinners. The standouts for me were the lamb at dinner and the beef stew at lunch. At night, you can also enjoy s’mores fireside.

For activities, our tour guides on the way in and out of the park were very passionate about the area and it showed. There are several guided tours you can sign up for at night for the following day. I chose to go to the nearby Wonder Lake to hike around and then ride a bike back to the lodge. 

Fairbanks


A short 3-4 hours trip from Denali, Fairbanks is one of Alaska’s best year-round destinations.  In the winter months, you see the mesmerizing northern lights and have the chance to see the ice sculptures from the 
World Ice Art Championships that are held there every year.

Take advantage of the fun winter activities by going dog sledding or by taking a snowmobile tour. In the summer or winter, you can take a dip in the nearby Chena Hot Springs. The long warm summer days lend themselves well to kayaking the Chena River, golfing, fishing, or going for a hike.

Inside Passage

The Inside Passage is a must-see area with plenty of small towns to visit in between stops at glaciers and other natural wonders. Most people are brought here by cruises, but you can get around by float planes or ferry going port to port. 

Alaska Honeymoon Resorts

If you’re less concerned about seeing a specific area in Alaska, then you might check out these more remote areas. Even more remote, these areas are not lacking in beauty and Alaskan wilderness. 

Soaring Eagle Lodge

If you’re looking for an all-inclusive package to enjoy Alaska, then you might want to check out the Soaring Eagle Lodge. When you book an all-inclusive stay here you’ll not only get an ocean-front cottage, but you’ll also get benefits like round-trip airfare and an exclusive adventure coordinator. Don’t forget, these packages are only available part of the year – May through September.
Aurora Borealis Lodge

Enjoy your honeymoon in one of the best places in the world to view the northern lights. At Aurora Borealis Lodge, the north-facing windows of each Cedar Lodge room provide excellent aurora viewing opportunities.

Guests in Logan’s Chalet have exclusive access to their own 15-foot high aurora viewing platform. Accommodations start at $180 and go up from there depending on your room and the duration of your trip.

Chena Hot Springs
Chena Hot Springs

Located at the hot springs is a lodge perfect for a honeymoon or even a destination wedding. Ever imagine getting married in an Ice museum to then being taken away in a horse-drawn carriage?  Me either!  At the Chena Hot Springs Resort, you can.

 

Enjoy your honeymoon with an all-inclusive package at Chena. This specially tailored package costs around $500 and includes an overnight for two in the Moose Lodge including unlimited swim passes during your stay, an Aurora Ice Museum tour, a 2 PM geothermal renewable energy tour, and delicious dinner and breakfast for two in the resort restaurant, a welcome champagne basket, and an exclusive late 1 PM check-out.

Taste of Alaska Lodge
Photo Credit – Red Photography

A Taste of Alaska Lodge sits on 280 acres of land that is drenched in natural beauty and family history spanning three generations. It is a place unique to any other lodging in Fairbanks Alaska, and is a treat for anyone looking for a true Alaskan experience.

This lodge is a one-of-a-kind alternative to Fairbanks hotels, offering views of the Alaska Range, Mt. Denali, and Fairbanks in the distance. Visitors will get a first-hand look at Alaska’s natural beauty, including northern lights in the winter and wildlife year-round, all while enjoying the comforts and conveniences of cozy lodging.

A Taste of Alaska offers several honeymoon packages that can even include an elopement performed by the owner Kory, a certified wedding commissioner.

Salmon Falls Resort

Salmon Falls Resort is another all-inclusive option, especially if you’re looking to do a little fishing on your honeymoon. This resort is nestled in a beautiful setting and includes everything you’d need to do some salmon fishing in a very popular area. But there are all activities too – oyster farm tours, wine pairings, and eco-kayaking tours.

Remote Lodges in Alaska

If you want a unique experience in a remote location, you can find a remote fly-in-only lodge to stay at.  Royal Wolf Lodge is a fly-fishing lodge with cozy rooms, delicious food, and a spa.  When you aren’t fishing you can enjoy hiking the many trails around the lodge, going out on the lake in a canoe, or flying over to Brooks Falls one day to just view bears catching salmon as they try to traverse the falls. 

For extra romance you can find fresh flowers in your room, a bottle of iced Champagne in a silver bucket upon arrival, chocolate-covered strawberries on the side. . . and of course special 4-5 course dinners every night. 

Alaska Honeymoon: Where to Eat

Depending on your itinerary, where you can eat will vary. No matter where your Alaskan honeymoon takes you, there are a few hot spots you’ll want to keep in mind.

Moose’s Tooth

Moose’s Tooth is a local treasure in mid-town Anchorage, and it’s consistently ranked in the top 5 pizza restaurants in the nation! So, it’s more than worth a quick stop in. And what’s pizza without a beer? Right next door is Broken Tooth Brewing which offers great pairings and weekly specials.

Seven Glaciers

Ever wanted to eat at the top of a mountain? Well, then Seven Glaciers is a must-stop place to eat. Located just a short tram fridge from Hotel Alyeska, Seven Glaciers is the place to go for a fabulous meal and a welcome drink. 

International House of Hot Dogs

The International House of Hot Dogs isn’t your traditional sit-down restaurant, but it’s still worth a stop. If you’re looking for something a little funkier, then make a stop in downtown Anchorage and grab a hot dog. 

But don’t think these dogs are just traditional hot dogs. No, the hot dogs at the International House of Hot Dogs are more adventurous. You can try a reindeer brat or grab a vegetarian option and then get really crazy with the toppings – strawberry jam, anyone?

Plus, because it’s a food truck, you’ll be able to make a quick stop and get right back to exploring the amazing sights and stops that Alaska has to offer.

Alaska Honeymoon: Getting Around

Getting around the mainland of Alaska is very easy during the tourist season. The hotels and transportation options work together to make things seamless. Do your research to see what will work for you depending on your schedule. 

I ended up renting a car to get me to Denali and back to Anchorage, taking a motorcoach to Seward, and then coming back on the Alaska Railroad.

By Rail

Alaska Railroad

Going to Alaska in and of itself is already unique and adventurous, but it is also a great place to go for a romantic train ride.  You can spend a portion of your trip exploring Alaska by train, not just onboard, but with few stops along the way.

The Denali Star route between Anchorage and Denali spans 350 miles, passing through Denali Park and Talkeetna. On board, there are some cars that provide a 360 view of the area.  We recommend leaving Anchorage, stopping at Denali Park for one or two nights, and then continuing on to Fairbanks.

The Coastal Classic Route between Anchorage and Seward provides amazing scenes of the coast, Kenai mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls during the 4-hour trip. This is the route I was able to take during my time in Alaska. 

Even on a cloudy day, the route is amazingly beautiful. The Alaska Railroad provided us with Gold Star rail tickets which includes a seat in a glass dome railcar, access to an outdoor viewing area, and a meal. I highly recommend this as the best way to get in and out of Seward. 

Once you arrive in Seward you can continue on with a day cruise to Kenai Fjords National Park before making your return trip or stay for a couple of nights.

By Motorcoach

Motorcoach gives you a convenient option to get around. The rail from Denali to Seward requires an overnight stop in Anchorage, but a motorcoach allows you to make the trip in a day with a short stop in Anchorage to stretch your legs. We went from Anchorage to Seward by motorcoach with Alaska Travel and returned on the Alaska Railroad and it worked out great.

By Car

For the least amount of coordination and travel time, a rental car is your best option.  I used a rental car for half of my trip only because I did not have the time for the motorcoach or rail journey.

Alaska Honeymoon Cruises

Probably the easiest way to enjoy the highlights of Alaska is by taking a cruise.  Most of your trip is planned for you and food is taken care of, you just have to bring the Alaska cruise essentials.  There are several cruise lines that service Alaska with unique offerings and price points.

alaska honeymoon cruise

All prices quoted below are based on the high season before taxes, tips, or other fees.  Keep in mind you can work with a travel agent or sign up for email lists to keep updated on deals and specials that seem to always be available on the larger cruise lines. 

You can also get the best of both worlds by flying into Juneau or another city, exploring for a few days, then boarding a cruise.

Small Ship Cruises

Small ship cruises boast a more intimate setting because the ship itself is smaller. And the smaller size means fewer passengers. This can make it easier to navigate the ship itself, and the room sizes can be a little larger.

If you’re interested in the more simplistic, more intimate cruise experiences, then consider one of these small-ship cruise options for your Alaska honeymoon.

Sikumi Cruises

Sikumi Alaska Cruises

Sikumi currently offers two different routes lasting 6 nights on a small vessel. With a smaller cruise, you can expect amazing personalized service. Since there are only a few people on the cruise with you, the captain can work with you to modify the schedule to fit your interest or to work with mother nature instead of being tied to a schedule like the larger vessels.

For example, if whales are active in one area, you may just go out of the way to see them and linger longer.

For a honeymoon stay, you are going to want to go on the MV Sikumi, where prices are $6250 per person, all-inclusive, including excursions like whale watching, glacier watching, kayaking, visiting hot springs, fishing, and crabbing off the boat. Ships depart from Juneau and Petersburg, showcasing Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Maple Leaf Adventures

Maple Adventures Alaska Cruise

In a small unique ship, Maple Leaf Adventures offers 11-day boutique expeditions that give a close and personal look at the area and wildlife. You will quickly discover why they have made National Geographic Traveler’s list of  “50 Tours of a Lifetime”. 

Both ships from Maple Leaf Adventures have been restored and converted to become amazing vessels to provide tours.  The Swell is a converted tugboat that has 6 private cabins and a crew of 5 including a chef to cook 3 meals a day and 2 snacks.  

The upper deck includes a lounge and an open-air hot tub.  Who wants to go whale watching in a hot tub? Also available are kayaks and zodiac-style boats to get you to shore and allow you to explore rivers and wildlife colonies. (Me!) A trip on their ship, The Swell, will run around $10,000 per person.

Large Ship Cruises

Larger ship cruises are great options if you’re looking for more amenities, a bustling atmosphere, and a smaller price tag (usually). If this sounds more your spend, then consider one of these large ship cruises to adventure around Alaska.

Norweigan Cruise Line

Norwegian Bliss Ship

This year, Norwegian Cruise Line is launching a new ship made especially for Alaska cruises. It is also made for couples that are young at heart, like us.  Take advantage of water slides during the sunny days out to sea, try laser tag on deck, and fulfill your need for speed with the largest race track at sea!  I know people imagine honeymoons as a relaxing time, but we would love to be running around the ship playing laser tag and racing each other on the track.  (Move over kids!).

Later in your trip, try relaxing in one of the 6 infinity hot tubs and eating tons of food at one of the many restaurants onboard. The Mandara Spa will make a perfect place to unwind and enjoy a much-needed reviving treatment.

A cruise on the Norwegian Bliss will cost around $2500 a person for a room with a balcony leaving Seattle in June. For an Alaskan cruise, I would splurge for the balcony since the view is a necessity when you are trying to take in all the Alaska scenery.  

Keep in mind there will be additional costs for excursions, specialty drinks, and dining or for a romance package to make your honeymoon a bit more special on any Norwegian cruise.

Princess Cruises

Ruby Princess In Alaska

Princess Cruises has won the award for Best Cruise Line in Alaska year after year.  On a Princess Cruise, you will see the inside passage, two glaciers, and 3-4 ports to explore. Princess is unique in offering so many options to cruisers. You can go on an Alaskan cruise starting as far away as LA or from within Alaska itself.  

If you have the time and money, Princess offers Cruisetours which allow you to disembark for a few days to explore the land by train. This way you get a chance to experience all the highlights Alaska has to offer without worrying about all the planning or about rushing back to the cruise ship.

Princess Cruises vary in price based on duration. For a round-trip cruise out of Seattle, a balcony in peak season will cost around $2300 per person.

Mid-Size Cruise Ships

As the category suggestions, mid-size cruise ships fall in between small and large cruise ship offerings. You’ll find a combination of both a small ship atmosphere and large ship amenities. Fortunately, Alaska has mid-size cruise ship offerings, too.

Azamara Cruises

Beginning in 2019, Azamara will visit Alaska for the first time with 13 voyages, 11 new ports and 40 land and sea experiences.  Five itineraries will include an Alaska intensive voyage as well as an Alaska adventure voyage with fishing and dog sledding. All voyages feature AzAmazing evenings: one-of-a-kind on-shore experiences offered to all 690 passengers once a voyage.

Azamara cruises focus on spending extra time at each port, allowing cruisers to fully experience the area. Ships are built to be your elegant boutique hotel on the sea you bring with you from port to port. An 8-night cruise will be around $3500 per person for a cabin with a balcony making it one of the least expensive midsize luxury cruises. 10 and 15-night cruises are also available.

For Honeymooning couples, or any couple looking for a special evening, you can book a “Nights in Private Places” package. For $395 per person, you can experience an unforgettable evening of luxurious pampering for two with a personal butler.

The night starts with champagne and canapés then a buffet with fresh seafood and meats cooked on a sizzling stone.  Following dinner, have a toast on The Sanctum Terrace in Frette robes.  Once ready for bed, enjoy an outdoor bed (with a closeable roof panel and curtains) to spend an incredible night under the stars.

Silversea Expeditions
Silversea Cruise in Alaska

Silversea Expeditions provide a luxury cruise option smaller than the huge cruise ships, without sacrificing most of the amenities, making it perfect for an Alaska honeymoon.  The ships carry around 300 people and offer unique gourmet dining options, entertaining shows and productions, a heated swimming pool, hot tubs, a spa, a fitness center, and more.  

All rooms are luxury suites that you can personalize with butler service. Suites on a 7-day Alaskan cruise start around $4000 per person and go up from there based on seasonality and which suite you choose.

Alaska Honeymoon: Cost

It’s pretty easy to see that a honeymoon in Alaska isn’t short on choices. You can choose to explore the state by traveling around the interior, or you can get your sea legs by seeing Alaska on a cruise ship. Regardless of what type of honeymoon adventure you choose, you’re bound to be curious about the cost.

There’s no way to give a definite answer to this question, there are too many variables each couple might choose. The best answer that can be offered is a range. Most Alaska honeymoons will range between $3,000 and $10,000. And if you plan to stay for longer than 2 weeks, you can be sure the price tag will be higher. 

The good news is you won’t regret taking a honeymoon in one of the most beautiful and wild places left in the U.S. You can tailor the trip to fit your taste, and you won’t regret it.

So What Will You Do?

There really are so many things to do in Alaska and the state is beautiful.  What did you end up planning for your honeymoon?

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