Alaska is one of the world’s most unique and beautiful places to visit. It evokes a sense of awe that is unmatched and an Alaska cruise is one of the most enjoyable ways to experience this wonderful destination. Behold sights that are so stunning they will take your breath away. Alaska is truly nature at its very best.
Pass majestic Glaciers as they calve and thunder into the sea. Alaska boasts an estimated 100,000 glaciers. The glaciers are alive, rivers of ice flowing from ice packs high in the mountains. As they flow the spectacular blue glacial ice carves the land as it expands and recedes. Cruising through Alaska is really one of the best ways to experience the magnificence that Alaska bestows.
An Alaskan cruise brings you face to face with nature. It is not often that one gets the opportunity to view graceful and magnificent Humpback whales. These majestic creatures range from 39 to 52 feet in length and weigh approximately 79,000 pounds. You might even get the opportunity to see an Orca whale. Alaska’s Inside passage is also home to many other impressive creatures including sea lions, otters, brown bears, mountain goats and the truly impressive Bald Eagle, all of which you can see on an Alaska cruise.
Alaska is a nature lover’s paradise and an Alaskan cruise provides the opportunity to experience them all. The salmon fishing is world class and fishing trip in Alaska will leave you with wonderful memories and you can even ship your catch home and have a taste of your trip for weeks or months to come. Other activities include kayaking, canoeing, hiking, zip-lining, whitewater rafting and glacier treks. For a truly awe inspiring experience take a helicopter tour of the glaciers or a flight-seeing tour of the Alaskan fjords. For those seeking a “once in a lifetime” experience a dog sled excursion is incredible.
Alaskan culture is a unique blending of two distinct groups, the Native American descendants and those who came to Alaska seeking adventure and fortune. The Native heritage history and culture can be found in such diverse places as Ketchikan and Anchorage as well as in many villages where people live in traditional ways. A series of fur, timber, gold, fishing and oil booms and busts have marked Alaska’s history and culture and brought with them a diverse mix of pioneers that have shaped Alaska’s society. A cruise to Alaska brings that rich culture and history to the forefront.
Alaska CruiseTours are an ideal option for those seeking even more adventure into the Alaska wilderness. Combining a seven day cruise with a land tour, an Alaskan CruiseTour brings Alaska’s impressive terrain to life. Travel in luxury domed railcars across the vast Alaska wilderness. Denali National Park is one of the highlights of an Alaskan CruiseTour. Home to North America’s highest mountain, Mount McKinley, stands at 20,320 feet. Denali is also part of natural ecosystem which is a home to moose, sheep, caribou and bears. As you travel through the landscape you will marvel at the massive icefields, ice bridges and glacier streams.
What is the best Alaska cruise? Many cruise lines offer cruises and CruiseTours to Alaska including Carnival Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean and Silversea. Each of the itineraries are somewhat varied as are the ship sizes and amenities. Cruises and CruiseTours range from seven to ten days and will take you to one of the most incredible places on earth.