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It’s common to associate cruising with the Caribbean and warm destinations but sailing to Alaska is a trip of a lifetime. Majestic wilderness views, awe-inspiring landscapes and incredible wildlife all await while you cruise to this incredible destination. Here are some reasons you should seriously consider an Alaskan cruise next.

Glaciers and Icebergs

With an abundance of glaciers and icebergs, your ship will float slowly past these amazing natural phenomena giving you an up close and personal view like no other. Some of these massive ice chunks are as large as a five-story building and you’ll often see them “calving” – when the glacier sheds massive chunks of ice into the sea. The Hubbard Glacier is a must-see with an enormous 30-story blue wall of ice that stretches seven miles wide!

Wildlife Spotting

You’ll see many forms of wildlife right from the deck, such as seals, black bears, moose, eagles, and of course, spectacular whales. Land and sea excursions to see the wildlife is an opportunity of a lifetime and Alaskan cruises offer myriad options. From whale watching tours to sea kayaking to hiking through the forest to a glacier, every excursion is a wildlife adventure.

Incredible Ports of Call

Juneau with its whale watching tours, and brown bear viewing area, Anchorage with its snow-capped mountains and glaciers, and Ketchikan, the gateway to Alaska’s rainforest are just a few of the incredible ports of call you may visit on an Alaskan cruise. The rich history and culture coupled with breathtaking landscapes make Alaskan ports worth visiting.

Amazing Shore Excursions

The options for experiences on the shore (and on the sea) are extensive. You may choose to explore arts and culture, take a helicopter or float plane tour over glaciers, visit a dog sled camp, paddle, hike or bike in the wilderness along with countless other options. The toughest decision on an Alaskan cruise will be which excursions to book, since you won’t be able to do them all!

Alaska is Great for ALL Ages

An Alaskan cruise makes for a great multi-generational vacation. It will check the boxes for kids, parents and grandparents alike with so many activities and points of interest. Different cruise lines will cater to different types of travelers.  Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean suit the family-focused cruisers, while couples and premium cruisers may prefer Celebrity, Princess or Holland America. Expedition cruises like Hurtigruten, are also an option for those that are interested in a more adventurous and intimate experience.

Interested in learning more about cruising to Alaska? Our cruise experts can provide all the information you need to help you decide which cruise line and itinerary would suit you best. Contact Us Today!

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