January 2017 | By Susan Milne | 2 minute read |
There’s something extra special about an Alaska cruise. Whether it’s the exquisite scenic cruising, being in a remote, untouched wilderness, or the intriguing way of life, this is one cruise experience that you’ll find totally invigorating and rejuvenating. Start your spectacular Alaska cruise in Vancouver, Seattle or San Francisco for one way or round-trip itineraries that take you to the Great Land - beyond spectacular!
Glaciers are a main draw for visitors to Alaska and you have a selection of tidewater glaciers to choose from – expansive Hubbard Glacier, the many glaciers of Glacier Bay or Sawyer Glacier at the head of Tracy Arm Fjord. All have their own special dramatic features best seen from the deck of a ship. Your ship will sail as close as safely possible to these natural wonders which are an incredible sight as they creak, groan and calve with huge chunks of ice breaking off and crashing into the sea below.
Some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery surrounds you as you cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage with its islands, channels, fjords and mountains. Most towns along the way are not accessible by land making Alaska an ideal cruising destination.
Imagine walking on a glacier, watching totem pole carving, observing bears in the wild and ziplining through the wilderness. In Alaska you can do all this and more on shore excursions right from your ship. Get ready for some life changing experiences! Shore excursions give you many unforgettable moments. Adventure activities, sight-seeing excursions, even a ride on a historic train through the mountains await the curious and active traveler in Alaska. Hikes and nature adventures are hosted by experienced guides who will teach you all about Alaska’s wilderness and way of life.
There’s also plenty to experience aboard ship as these cruises focus on the destination. On board activities and special guests put you directly in touch with the culture of Alaska. Culinary experiences are a highlight as fresh seafood is sourced right at your ports of call.
Pre and post-cruise land tours are an excellent way to experience more of Alaska as you venture inland to some spectacular places. How about visiting Prudhoe Bay in Alaska’s Arctic, taking a helicopter over North America’s highest peak or hiking in the remote Copper River region? These amazing adventures can be yours on land tours before or after your cruise.
Combine peaceful, remote destinations with the best scenic cruising and amazing natural wonders for the adventure of a lifetime on an Alaska cruise!