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Frommer's Alaska Cruises and Ports of Call
by Fran Wenograd Golden and Gene Sloan
320 pages
Frommers: February 2012
Insider advice on getting the best deal on your Alaska cruise, picking the right ship for you, selecting the perfect shore excursion, and hitting all the highlights that each port city has to offer, from Juneau to Sitka to Prince William Sound. Plus tips for navigating such cruisetour destinations as Denali and the Yukon Territory if you want to spend some time on land in Alaska as an add-on to your cruise.

Fodor's Alaska Ports of Call
by Fodor's.
340 pages
Fodor's: December 2011.
Make your trip to Alaska's Ports of Call unforgettable with illustrated features, maps, and color photos. Customize your trip with simple planning tools: top experiences & attractions; lodging comparison charts; and easy-to-read color regional maps. Find the best shore excursions, town highlights, lunch spots, and places to buy authentic Alaskan gifts in each port of call.

Murray's Guide to the South Klondike Highway
by Murray Lundberg
ExploreNorth: August 2012
This 30-page, mile-by-mile guide (with 54 photos) will show you the points of interest along the South Klondike Highway and the Dyea Road. The South Klondike Highway runs 98 miles (157.7 km) from Skagway (Alaska) through Fraser (British Columbia) and Carcross (Yukon) to the Alaska Highway at a point 10 miles east of Whitehorse. The guide is a download in pdf format.

Alaska by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising Alaska
by Anne Vipond.
352 pages
Ocean Cruise Guides: Seventh, January 2012.
The complete guide to taking a cruise or cruise tour to Alaska, with over 400 color photos, and 2 large color pull-out maps showing all cruise routes of both the Inside Passage and Glacier cruises. Learn about the wildlife (includes whale watching map and tips on sighting different kinds of whales) as well as native culture, natural phenomena and all attractions on an Alaskan cruise. Our book also comes with detailed walking-tour maps of each port and hiking locations for the those who like to get about on foot.

The Alaska Cruise Handbook: A Mile-by-Mile Guide
by Joe Upton.
287 pages
Coastal Publishing: June 2012.
Award winning author and mapmaker Joe Upton spent 20 years exploring the NW coast as a commercial fisherman and journalist, collecting stories, taking photos, making maps, and catching fish. In this book with over 300 color photos and included large illustrated map, he has assembled all the information you need for your Alaska cruise. Includes detailed information on excursions, wildlife, walks, ports of call, cruise planning tips, where to look for whales, and much more.

Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the Real Southeast Alaska
By Elsie Hulsizer
320 pages
Harbor Publishing: October 2010
Marine writer Elsie Hulsizer, whose "Voyages to Windward" unlocked the mysteries of cruising Vancouver Island's west coast, now does the same for that other great unknown of West Coast cruising, Southeastern Alaska. Having avoided the Alaskan challenge for years, Elsie and her husband Steve set out on the trusty Osprey on May 14, 2006, and spent the next three summers sailing, writing and photographing the towering fjords, specatcular glaciers, throwback fishing villages and overexposed tourist traps of Alaska.

Alaska's Southeast, 11th: Touring the Inside Passage
by Mike Miller.
304 pages
GPP Travel: May 2008.

Alaska & Canada's Inside Passage Cruise Tour Guide
by George King & Karin Hasselberg
Coastal Cruise Tour Guides: August 2006
City maps, history, Native culture and a 6-foot fold-out map of the cruise route from Puget Sound to Alaska.

Alaska's Inside Passage Wildlife Viewing Guide
by the Alaska Department Of Fish And Game & the USDA Forest Service.
82 pages
Alaska Department of Fish and Game: July 2006.

Guide to the Birds of Alaska
by Robert H Armstrong.
360 pages
Alaska Northwest Books: April 2008.

Alaska's Totem Poles

Cruising Alaska: A Traveler's Guide to Cruising Alaskan Waters & Discovering the Interior
by Larry H. Ludmer
Sixth edition, April 2005

The Kid's Guide to Cruising Alaska
by Eileen Ogintz
For ages 9-12
112 pages
Globe Pequot: June 2004

Alaska Atlas and Gazetteer
This large (15.5 x 10.9 inches) volume by Delorme covers the state with 1:300,000 or 1:400,000 topographical maps, for those cruisers who want to know the name of every inlet and mountain they pass.