An Alaska cruise is an experience like no other. After taking a cruise on Ovation of the Seas last month, I can say that there were some things I did right, but also some mistakes I made. Was it worth the stress? Not really. When it comes to air travel, it's better to wait at the airport for a while than to miss your flight due to unforeseen circumstances.
When planning an Alaska cruise, it's best to book a flight that leaves Seattle after 1 pm. While you can take a short and inexpensive trip to the ports of the Bahamas or Mexico, an Alaska cruise will cost thousands of dollars and require more vacation time.