Alaska Cruises 2018 - 2019
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Unearth the magnificence of nature on a cruise vacation to Alaska. Journey through rugged snowy mountain ranges, behold spectacular arctic glaciers and meander lush forests in some of the most blissfully remote environments on Earth. Voyage through the stunning Inside Passage or spot icebergs, bears, moose or whales as you cruise through the iconic Tracy Arm Fjord. With its fascinating flora, exotic fauna and charming local cultures, Alaska will seduce you with its mysterious allure.
Aside from a spectacular wilderness, there is so much to explore in Alaska. Visit the charming gold rush town of Skagway, wander adorable historic townships like Juneau, ponder native heritage in Ketchikan, appreciate historic totems in Totem Bight State Historic Park or witness the majestic Northern Lights from Fairbanks. Alaska cruises depart from a variety of ports, including Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, Seward and Whittier.
Juneau is nestled at the base of Mount Roberts in Alaska’s picturesque mountainous southwest. Arguably the most scenic capital city in the United States of America, the city is so remote it is only reachable by plane or ship. Home to some of the world’s most impressive glaciers and variety of wildlife such as bears, bald eagles and humpback whales, Juneau is the perfect destination for adventure seekers and nature lovers.Highlights of Juneau
- Explore Juneau’s hiking trails and the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier
- Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most majestic marine life on a whale watching tour
- Witness breathtaking views of Juneau on a ride up the Mount Roberts tramway
Ketchikan is an American city in Alaska, which is known mainly for its tourism and fishing. The city provides a perfect platform to explore the Misty Fjords National Monument, which is characterised by its steep valleys formed by volcanic activity providing spectacular views. There is a strong cultural history in Ketchikan with evidence of Native Alaskans seen in the totem poles and the Totem Heritage Center. Known as the 'Salmon capital of the world', Ketchikan will serve up fine salmon, crab, oysters and more in a variety of restaurants.Highlights of Ketchikan
- Discover beautiful nature at Tongass National Forest & Misty Fjords National Monument
- Taste fresh seafood in any of Ketchikan's restaurants
- View the wildlife of Ketchikan by land, sea or air
Named after Captain George Vancouver, Vancouver has been voted as the best city for quality of life for two years in a row. This vibrant city is located in southwestern Canada between the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountain ranges and offers an exciting range of interesting attractions, quirky districts and fascinating cultural heritage to discover.Highlights of Vancouver
- Visit the historic Steam Clock and indie bar scene in the edgy Gastown district
- Sample delectable local seafood in the historical Grandville Island district, which is filled with charming boutiques, cute cafes and quirky art galleries
- Fall in love with Vancouver’s natural charm from Stanley Park’s historic seawall
Sitka is a remote town situated on the outer edge of Alaska’s Inside Passage and is accessible only by air and sea. Framed by snow-capped mountains and rich in culture, Sitka was once known as the ‘Paris of the Pacific’. A part of Russia until as late as 1867, Sitka’s Russian influence remains in the city’s architecture, including the traditional Russian-orthodox St. Michael’s Cathedral.Highlights of Sitka
- Discover Sitka’s native heritage with Tlingit performers and their traditional story telling dance
- Play golf at the Sea Mountain Golf Course and enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Edgecumbe and Sitka’s Harbor
- Spot humpback whales and celebrate the region’s rich marine environment at the Sitka Whalefest
Located in southeastern Alaska, the Inside Passage is a network of glacial waterways and sea towns rich in nature and history. With a coastline of 15,000 miles and more than a thousand islands, the Inside Passage boasts deep fjords, snow-capped mountains and glaciers, and a rich fauna including whales, porpoises, sea lions and bald eagles.Highlights of Inside Passage
- Navigate the magnificent Glacier Bay National Park and its 16 active tidewater glaciers
- Discover fascinating indigenous cultures like the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian
- Tour picturesque Ketchikan, once known as the ‘canned salmon capital of the world’
Located in the southeast of Alaska’s Inside Passage, the magnificent Glacier Bay is the largest protected marine sanctuary in the world. Nature lovers flock to Glacier Bay for the opportunity to discover diverse rich wildlife and diverse landscapes that includes dramatic fjords, majestic glaciers, lush riverside trails. The best time to visit Glacier Bay is between late May through early September.Highlights of Glacier Bay
- Witness the staggering Margerie Glacier, one of the world’s few advancing glaciers
- Spot Glacier Bay’s humpback whales, harbor seals, sea lions and puffins by boat or Kayak
- Go birdwatching in search of more 281 species including the American Three-toed Woodpecker
Big, beautiful and breathtaking. Truth: this is not your typical Caribbean or Hawaiian cruise – this is the Last Frontier! The allure of adventure merges seamlessly in Alaska’s wild beauty. The largest state in the USA and its natural beauty overwhelm the senses like few other places on this planet. From the North America’s highest mountain Mt. McKinley and crystal clear lakes to glacier-filled fjords of Glacier Bay National Park and humpback whales. Far away, rurally isolated and wildly bountiful. Alaska is a voyager’s dilemma. Alaska cruises offered by various cruise lines is the most memorable way to experience the legendary history of the 49th state. Cruises to Alaska are easily combined with an adventure on Vancouver Island, Canada.