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Experience Alaska from the Water (and Land)

It’s no secret that Alaska has some of the most stunning scenery in the world but it’s not the easiest place to get to, let alone get around once you’re there.  That’s why many people choose an Alaskan cruise experience. With many of the most fascinating viewpoints accessible only by sea, it’s an obvious way to experience this incredible landscape and wildlife.

We’ve rounded up a list of the world’s leading cruise lines that travel to Alaska to give you a jumping off point when you are starting your research.  There are cruise styles for every type of traveller from the luxury seeker to the adventure junkie.  It’s important that you match your travel style with that of the cruise line to ensure the most fulfilling trip possible.  While one person might find admiring the majestic glaciers from their balcony with a hot cappuccino the definition of luxury, someone else might rather be in a kayak getting up close and personal with the glacier.  There are options for both of these travellers (and everyone in between) so make sure you understand your options before booking.  Not many people are lucky enough to get there more than once so make the most of this opportunity and do it right!

Shore Excursion Ideas

According to Viator Here are just a few of the experiences available during your Alaskan cruise:

  • Juneau shore excursion by helicopter and dog sledding experience
  • Whale watching
  • ATV shore excursion
  • Misty Fjords National Monument float plane tour
  • Ketchikan Rainforest canopy ropes and zip line

Unique Experiences

Every cruise line also offers something unique to their guests. Here are just some opportunities that are available:

Crystal Cruises: Fishing in Icy Strait Point – a prime destination for freshwater stream fishing

Uncruise Adventures: Experience Tlingit culture and a private tour of Kake native village

Disney Cruise Line: Explore the Mendenhall Glacier recreation area and finish with a tour of a salmon hatchery and delicious salmon dinner.

Is Alaska on your wish list? What would make it easier to find the perfect trip?

Have you been on an Alaskan cruise?  We’d love to hear about the moments of awe that you experienced.