Cruise Alaska: From the Big Blue Sea

There's no better way to take in the explosive panorama of Alaska than from the deck of a cruise ship. Let Alaska's wildlife and amazing sea and landscapes surround you in all its grace while you sit back and indulge in all kinds of cruise ship pampering.

Rise early and witness the soul-shaking rumble and crack of glacier shards as they drop into Alaska's jade green waters, and then duck inside for a croissant and a cup of joe. Spy a brown bear hunting salmon or a harbor seal catching some rays while you soak up the sun on deck in a chaise lounge with that book you've been longing to read.

Gaze into the soar of bald eagles while sipping tea poolside. Spot whales spouting and tail flipping while taking a stroll on the top deck after your five-course meal in the dining room. Watch the dance of porpoises alongside ship as you enjoy a midnight sunset. All this in the middle of the big blue sea and only in Alaska

Once your ship pulls up to land, you're in for a whole other adventure. Take excursions by train, tramway, canoe, kayak, or floatplane in Alaska's seaside cities like Skagway, Anchorage, Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines, or Juneau. Investigate these quaint towns, appreciate totem poles and local crafts and artwork from Alaska's indigenous people and buy souvenir replicas.

History buffs can enjoy a variety of tours of "The Great Land" from the perspective of native Aleut, Athabascan, Eskimos, or Northwest Coast Indian storytelling, the narrative of the Russian discovery of Alaska, or the tales of the Gold Rush. Head for the trails and immerse yourself in Alaska's thick forests on hiking tours. Perhaps you'll glimpse a moose, Dall sheep, caribou, brown bear, or grizzly bear. You won't believe your eyes in Alaska.

What better way to see Alaska's beauty than by floating along the edges of its waterways? This land is rich in wildlife, culture, and unspeakable beauty from its snow-capped mountains to its rich green forests. Come, take Alaska in and enjoy an array of onboard amenities along the way.

By Cruises Daily

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Adam Lenk