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Alaska Cruise and Alaska Cruise Tours

 

No journey stays with you, mind and soul, like an expedition through Alaska. From the blue ice of massive glacial fields to the stunning grandeur of the scenery and wildlife, everything in Alaska is big, bold and absolutely breathtaking. Including the adventures.

Cruising Alaska - The main departure and return ports for an Alaska cruise are Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco and either Seward or Whittier for Anchorage.

On an Alaska cruise your itinerary could include attractions like Canada’s Inside Passage, Hubbard Glacier, Sawyer Glacier, Glacier Bay, Prince William Sound or College Fjord. On your cruise to Alaska you could see pods of orcas, humpback whales and seals. Typical communities Alaskan cruises visit include Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines, Skagway, and Victoria.

The two biggest Alaska operators are Princess and Holland America, but nearly every major cruise line has at least one ship in Alaska each summer. You can also choose from luxury cruises on smaller ships and expedition cruises that focus more on up-close-and-personal nature and wildlife encounters.

Expedition Cruises: Cruisers can opt for a different kind of trip on the smaller expedition vessels of lines like Un-Cruise Adventures and Lindblad Expeditions. These cruises typically focus more on nature and wildlife, rather than the big-name ports. The advantage of these small ships is that they can go to places that the big boys can't -- for instance, the Indian village of Kake, Wrangell Narrows and a dozen tiny inlets too shallow for the mega-ships. The ships have the maneuverability to follow aquatic wildlife (within legal limits) when it's spotted. Many also employ Zodiac rafts, kayaks and hiking trips to bring passengers closer to glaciers and creatures.  

While Alaskan cruises are fantastic they are still not the most comprehensive way to see Alaska. You need to experience an Alaska Cruise Tour that combines an Alaska Cruise with a land experience deep into the heart of Alaska. Alaska Cruise Tours can take you to Denali National Park, Mt. McKinley or the frozen tundra of the north.

There are many variations to Alaskan cruises and Alaska Cruise Tours. Therefore do your homework and work with one of our Cruise Specialists to find the experience that will meet and exceed your expectations! 

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