Coastal Publishing

Joe Upton spent 20 years exploring Alaska and the Northwest coast, catching fish, making maps, taking photos, and collecting his award-winning stories. He created The Alaska Cruise Companion in 1997 for Princess Cruises and then The Alaska Cruise Handbook, available in bookstores and aboard most Alaska cruise ships. Coastal Publishing continues to grow its list of books about exploring and traveling the waters of Alaska.

Learn more at

Alaska Cruise Explorer, The Explore Alaska! Inside Passage Companion, The Joe Upton's Pocket Guide to Alaska Cruise Ports