Why Travel Alaska By Cruise - 4 Great Alaskan Cruises

Marvel at the glaciers at the Glacier Bay National Park

Posted by on 13 Nov 2019 , in North America

With its rugged landscape, protected wildlife, and captivating sceneries, America’s Last Frontier has an abundance of beauty to see and experience.

Though there are countless ways to explore Alaska, cruising is one of the most popular ways to do it. The best part is that every cruise is different – it all depends on your style and interest as a traveller. So, whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned cruise traveller, check out these four Alaska cruises that we love.

Alaska’s Last Frontier Adventure Cruise

Get the full Alaska experience with a 7-night cruise on the Baranof Dream. Each day is a new adventure introducing you to a different side of The Last Frontier.

On your first day, you’ll stay in Juneau for an introduction to the Tlingit culture – an indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. After which, you’ll go on expeditions where you can see the spectacular beauty of Alaska for yourself. Your days will be filled with a kayak ride to Endicott Arm, a glacial fjord, trekking to Baird Glacier, hiking a rainforest trail, and learning about the unique ecosystem of Alaska. Added to that, there are plentiful opportunities to observe bears and wolves, look for humpback whales, or spot Steller sea lions.

Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise

If you’re looking for closer encounters with nature and wildlife, take this adventure cruise to explore the pristine wilderness of Southeast Alaska.

For 7 nights, you’ll be cruising through the Icy Strait/Cross Sound to Glacier Bay National Park, where you’ll spend 3 nights immersed in nature. Guarding more than 3 million acres of mountains, glaciers, rainforest, and coastlines, this UNESCO World Heritage Site gives you the opportunity to get to know and interact with Alaska’s vast landscape through various activities. Hike the Fairweather Range, kayak Dundas Bay, discuss with experts – all while capturing surreal moments of wildlife in their natural habitat.

For your last destination, the ship will dock in Haines – the adventure capital of Alaska. Enjoy a day of water rafting, cycling, ziplining, rock climbing, sailing and more. The day is yours for the taking before you head on back to Juneau.

The Great Frontier Expedition

Sail through the coastline of Alaska on a 14-night cruise that will take you from Vancouver, Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska aboard a Celebrity Cruise ship.

While crossing the Inside Passage, you’ll have a couple of stop overs where you can visit towns for a glimpse of the local life. Some highlights of the cruise include riding the longest and highest zip-line in North America, sailing along the famous Misty Fjords, exploring the Klondike region, and cruising past Hubbard Glacier, a 400-feet glacier. Whether you prefer chasing breathtaking views, enjoying the local cuisine, or studying the history and culture of Alaska – this expedition has it all.

Highlights of Alaska Land & Cruise

For a full itinerary of Alaska’s best places to go to, this 15-day cruise package takes you on a journey around Alaska’s gorgeous fjords and stunning landscapes.

Visit Alaskan cities and towns, like Talkeetna, Girdwood, Ketchikan, and Haines, where you can interact with the locals and explore the heart of Alaska. Get lost and wander the great nature parks of the North – Denali National Park & Reserve, Kenai Fjords National Park, and Glacier Bay National Park & Reserve. You’ll have time for salmon-fishing, hiking, flightseeing, zip-lining, and many more. Every day is a new place to discover and a chance to get to know Alaska more intimately.

Combine the thrill of cruising with spectacular wildlife journeys. This Glacier Bay Lodge & Whale Watching package takes you across the majestic glaciers of the Prince William Sound and the wild beauty of the animal kingdom at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre. This Denali Explorer & Alaska Cruise ramps up the fun with a scenic ride on Alaska Railroad and remote adventures in the wild landscapes of Denali National Park.

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