Alaska weather and the cruise season.

Alaska weather is governed by ocean currents, mountain ranges and the states enormous size. One thing you can count on is variety. The Alaska cruise season generally runs from mid-May to mid-September. If you are looking for the best value, consider traveling in the shoulder months of May and September. The brochure rates will be lower and you’ll find more aggressive discounts during this time. June 21st is the longest day of the year. The shorter daylight hours during May and September (as opposed to the nearly 16 to 18 hours of daylight in mid-summer) also means that you’re more likely to see animals. Another advantage to cruising during May and September, there are fewer fellow cruise passengers.

For ports along the Inside Passage, the month of May is statistically on record as the being the driest and June tends to be drier than either July or August. Alaska travel will be the warmest in June, July and August with temperatures ranging from 50 degrees to 80 degrees during the day and cooler at night. Alaska’s summer is legendary, moderate temperatures, long days and gorgeous nights. You’ll want as much time outdoors as possible.

Anchorage Weather Forecast, AK

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