Cruise into the vast ice kingdom of Alaska and discover everything from the awe-inspiring blue ice of a massive glacial field to the sprawling splendour of its wildlife and nature. A cruise to Alaska offers you the perfect opportunity to explore this mammoth untamed wilderness and spectacular landscape, spot black bears fishing in icy mountain streams, humpback whales heading south for the winter and roaming caribou herds, Alaska truly is a place like no other and offers the experience of a lifetime!
Most cruises of Alaska call at the capital Juneau with its amazing glacial landscape, don't miss the opportunity for a once in a lifetime dogsled ride and take advantage of the many shore excursions available such as boarding a floatplane to the Taku Glacier Lodge where you will be met by the fantastic smell of fresh King Salmon being grilled outside over alderwood and warm cosy fires inside the lodge during lunch, after your meal enjoy a glass or two of warm Russian cider before returning to your cruise ship. Alaska's capital is also a world-class hiking destination, explore the many trails and discover glacial waterfalls and the largest temperate rainforest in the state.
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Visit the real frontier town of Skagway and explore a historic gold rush camp. Browse through the cabins and tents here that were once used as bakeries and saloons then head out to the coastal tidal flats where you can admire eagles circling overhead, spectacular wildflowers and stunning mountain scenery. Admire the astonishing coastal scenery of Tracy Arm Fjord dotted with waterfalls created by melting snowcaps and trees sprouting from rocky outcrops, be on the look out for black and brown bears, wolves, deer and moose as you cruise through the icy waters of the fjord and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for seals and whales.
A highlight of a cruise to Alaska is often cruising through the inside passage, one of the most scenic sea lanes in the world. Admire forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers and evocative towns laden with history, culture and adventure. The high point for most is the astounding Hubbard Glacier, one of the most active glaciers in the world and the longest river of ice in North America.
Other ports of call on a cruise from Alaska include Ketchikan offering shore excursions a plenty, one in particular being a seaplane excursion to the breathtaking Misty Fjords National Monument and Icy Strait Point with is largest native Tlingit Indian settlement in Alaska, it is also very close to Glacier Bay National Park which offers you the chance to encounter whales, orcas, doll porpoises, seals and sea otters.