There are more Alaska cruises available now than there has been in a long time. There are still the big ships that take a huge number of passengers through the deeper waters. However, they do not make many stops, and they cannot cruise up the more shallow waterways to get into the interior of Alaska. So, even though there are more of the big ships cruising Alaska, there are also a lot more of the smaller ships cruising up into areas of Alaska one would never see on one of the big ships.
Do not think the smaller ships are too small. It is a difference between a big ship that can have over a thousand passengers as compared to a smaller ship that comfortably accommodates a couple of hundred passengers or less. [read more...]