Choosing a Room: If you’re cruising north, request a room on the starboard side (right side) of the boat. That way, you can enjoy a view of the towns as you cruise along the coast and into port. If you’re cruising south, request a room on the port side of the boat (left side).
Best Time to go to Alaska: May – September is the main cruising season in Alaska. May is the driest month and it will offer lower prices vs. the later summer months. As the summer progresses, so does the rain. Since most of coastal Alaska is part of the Tongass National Forest, expect copious amounts of rain. When it comes to how to choose an Alaska cruise, weather should be a major factor!