When to go to Alaska

When is the best time to go to Alaska?

The best time for an Alaskan cruise is during the summer months. This is when the weather is at its best and you can easily access and explore all of Alaska’s breathtaking scenery. In the winter, cruise ships have to go through some of the harshest conditions to reach their destinations. They are often delayed or canceled due to heavy snow, ice, and high winds. This is one of the reasons we choose to sail in the summer months.

Climate guide

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Avr. High5 °C5 °C6 °C9 °C12 °C14 °C16 °C16 °C14 °C10 °C6 °C5 °C Avr. Low1 °C1 °C1 °C4 °C7 °C9 °C12 °C12 °C10 °C6 °C3 °C1 °C Chance of clear skies23%27%29%30%34%34%35%37%31%25%25%24% Days of rainfall191616151311131619222020 Amount of rainfall230mm186mm160mm137mm101mm88mm100mm164mm270mm311mm270mm256mm Hours of sunlight7.69.61214.416.617.817.115.012.610.286.8 Wind speed (kph)222019181513131417202222

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