A cruise to Alaska is an adventure like no other. You could be sailing past glaciers in the morning, photographing wild bears in the afternoon, and dining on fresh caught salmon at dinnertime. The port of call at Seward, Alaska, offers all this and more. We’ve rounded up a few of the highlights sure to spark your adventurous streak.
Land of misty mountains and totem poles, of cedar rainforests and bygone brothels, the city of Ketchikan offers quintessential Alaskan adventure. Salmon crowd the streams, eagles soar the skies and black bears roam the old growth forests. Bring a camera and a taste for adventure. Ketchikan is why we cruise Alaska.
Nothing complements an Alaskan cruise like a visit to Vancouver. Considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, a stay in Vancouver should be near the top of any globetrotter’s bucket list. With a bounty of outdoor activities and attractions, it’s a great place to stretch your legs before or after an Alaskan adventure. As if you needed more convincing, we’ve assembled a list of the top things to see and do in Vancouver.
Mush! It’s not just any vacation that allows for harnessing a team of huskies to a sled and racing off across the frozen tundra. In the Arctic, the dogsled was once a way of life. Now many outfitters allow visitors to get behind the sled for themselves. Explore the history of dog sledding and take a crack at driving a team of your own on your next cruise to Alaska.
When most people think of cruising, more often than not they picture a white sand beach in The Caribbean. The people are hot, the waters are warm, and the rum is always cold, sounds great right? While these cruises are some of the most popular, there’s a different type of vacation that occupies a special place in my heart: an Alaskan cruise. While Alaska may not be the first destination you think of crossing off your list, don’t make the mistake of selling this place short. Alaska offers some of the most scenic views and captivating wildlife, sending those who try it, racing back for more. Here’s just a few of the many reasons why you will want to consider cruising The Inside Passage.
If you haven’t taken an Alaskan cruise, you’re missing out! Most Alaskan cruises will take you to three to four quaint Alaskan ports, as well as the Canadian cruise Port of Victoria. Each of these port-of-calls offers something unique such as whale watching, larger than life glaciers, and even fishing! After you trek through the wilderness and stop by real gold rush sites make sure you make the time to enjoy a pretty good local brew (or two) from some authentically delicious breweries. Here are a few of our favorite Alaskan Microbreweries you must visit on your Alaskan cruise.
Alaska is a pretty big state and has a wealth of must-see attractions and activities! Soar across the plains of Alaska taking in the views of the vast Yukon River and the remarkable Trans-Alaska Pipeline on an airplane made for eight. Set your sights on Denali National Park and appreciate the living tapestry of wildflowers, winding rivers, and bountiful wildlife. Or just stay up late and watch the Northern Lights illuminate the dark skies. Whatever it is you plan to do, get ready to discover nature around every corner.