Follow the leader
This tour costs how much?
Credit card bonuses to help you pay for excursions
Signing up for cards like Barclaycard Arrival Plus or Capital One Venture Rewards should do the trick. You can read about both in this page The bonus points are redeemable toward travel expenses, and your tours should be coded by cruise line as such. At least, that was the case for me in the past.
I do recommend you look for cruise line promotions that will give you port credits to use for excursions. Then try to use them up, but don’t go crazy. You are there to experience Alaska, and you don’t need to pay anything for that. Well, except the mega bucks you just dropped on your cruise, of course.
P.S. See my comments section for additional tips from readers.
Leana is the founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.