Best Alaska Cruise: A Solo Journey on Land and Sea

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In this episode, Jaime Williams shares her experience exploring Alaska solo, on land and sea.

We talk about the two different cruises Jaime took to and from Alaska, on the Norwegian Jewel going north and then Celebrity southbound, and Jaime compared different cruise lines and itineraries to find the best Alaska cruise. Jaime goes into detail on why the size of ships matter for Alaska sailings, what different cruise lines offer as extra experiences for Alaska sailings, and what she thought of the two cruise ships she sailed on. Jaime shares her favorite cruise line and what makes a best Alaska cruise.

Jaime shares her planning to determine the best time for an Alaska cruise, including the shoulder season and the high peak season, as well as how she planned for solo time in Alaska, camping and road tripping for nine nights in an epic land tour.

We discuss Jaime’s favorite moments on the two cruises and on her land adventure. Lastly, Jaime shares what she would do differently if she had to do it all over again.

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Cruise with Us to Alaska in July 2025!

Join the Me and the Magic community on the Celebrity Edge for this Alaska Cruise and celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Me and the Magic podcast!

Dates: July 11-18, 2025
Departure Port: Seattle, Washington
Ports of Call:
Alaska – Ketchikan, Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier, Juneau, Skagway.
Canada – Victoria, British Columbia

Set sail on the beautiful Celebrity Edge out of Seattle, Washington, on this 7-night cruise to Alaska.

Find all the details, including the itinerary and pricing, here.

Listen to Episode 120 to learn more about our 2025 Alaska cruise aboard the Celebrity Edge!


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