An exceptionally scenic cruise area, it unfortunately only enjoys a very short season with most of the ports providing access to unique mountain vistas and views of elegant, dazzling glaciers. Passengers also have the opportunity to observe whales, eagles and bears in their natural habitat. In an effort to preserve the breeding grounds in these waters, especially in Glacier Bay, the number of ships entering the region is strictly limited.
The short summer season runs from May to mid-September. The days are long and the nights short during this period and many seasoned cruisers book accommodation with a balcony in order to not miss out on the unrivalled scenery.