Experience the best a place has to offer on the cruise that's right for you. Frommer's. Your trip begins with us. Exact prices, including brochure rates, with tips on how to find deep discounts, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget. Extensive descriptions of all the major ships sailing in Alaska, with information on everything from cabins and ship facilities to shore excursions and recreational activities. Comprehensive ship ratings that grade the essential elements of a cruise experience (dining, activities, children's programs, public areas, cleanliness, and overall enjoyment) from "poor" to "outstanding." Complete coverage of the Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska, with off-the-beaten-path experiences and new takes on top attractions. Bonus wildlife guide in the appendix highlights the animals you're most likely to see-from whales to bald eagles to bears.