This magnificent place allows you to explore the stunning scenery while getting up close and personal with nature in the form of whales, harbor seals, wolves, bears and other wildlife that inhabit this glacial wonderland.
Alaska cruises mainly depart from Vancouver, British Columbia, Seattle, Washington, Seward, Alaska or San Francisco. The cruises are usually 7 to 11 nights, with the best months being from May to September. To head deeper into the unspoiled frontier of Alaska, your cruise can be complimented with fully escorted multi-night land tours, before or after your cruise.
Popular cruise lines sailing in Alaska are Holland America Line, Seabourn, Carnival Cruise line, Celebrity Cruises , Disney Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Regent Seven Seas and Silversea.
Most cruises sail through the Inside Passage which was carved by glaciers millions of years ago, leaving majestic fjords, islands and bays behind. Besides the lush greenery, you can spot humpback whales, orcas and sea otters passing by.
Have you heard of the historic Gold Rush of 1898? That’s when gold seekers made their way to Klondike and built the charming and historic town of Skagway. The best way to step back in time and to experience America’s Gold Rush – era is definitely by setting sail on an Alaska cruise following the footsteps of pioneers through the gateway of Skagway.
Juneau, the city built on gold is the capital of Alaska. Be rest assured, ice-capped mountains and glaciers will welcome you on your cruise to this former gold-mining town. Incredible outdoor adventures like walking on glaciers, whale watching, fishing, and kayaking are just a few of the once-in-a-lifetime experiences awaiting for you. Besides the amazing scenery, a wealth of cultural attractions, including museums, historical sites, art galleries, events, festivals and plenty of local shopping are also there to make your holiday unforgettable.
Ketchikan is known as Alaska’s ‘first city’ due to its location at the southern tip of the Inside Passage. Its historic Creek Street, a boardwalk road built over Ketchikan Creek on pilings is a must see for visitors.
This massive wonder of blue ice is North America’s largest and most active tidewater glacier. Its 1350 square miles of ice is over 2000 feet thick at some locations, something indeed to get up close and personal with on your Alaska cruise. The Misty Fiords National Monument, the rainforest sanctuary and the islands are the other tourist attractions here.
Icy Strait Point is located near the city of Hoonah. The name literally translates to ‘Where the north wind doesn’t blow’. It’s the perfect place to experience traditional Indian dancing and art while taking in the view of the stunning scenery.
There are more Alaskan ports waiting to amuse you. Check out our Alaska cruises for more information on these breathtaking destinations.
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