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Old March 2nd, 2012, 10:16 AM
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Default Which Time of Year is Better for Cruise/Tour

Heard that there is a 'fly season' that can make life a little challenging and it appears to be in June -- is it better in July? in August? in September?

Need to book a 12 to 14 day trip between other commitments. Considering mid-end of July, mid-end of August or first part of September. Is the weather much different between end of August and early September?

Can anyone help with the decision by giving pros/cons of each time period?

My Mom turned 75 this year and this is her way of celebrating this milestone so would like to pick a time that has a higher chance of being bug free and good weather.

I know there are a lot of you out there that have cruised Alaska many times so any advise/recommendations/comment would be welcomed.
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Alaska is always a slight crap-shoot. But late Aug. or early Sept is the time frame I'd recommend.

We've been very lucky with weather for Sept. cruises.
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We were very lucky with the weather in early august.

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We were in alaska in May 2008 .Every port we stopped at had record breaking temperatures (heat).
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Last cruise there I went in July and had great weather, no issues with insects either.. It is a tough call to make, some weeks are great and then next one could be terrible.
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