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Have your breath taken away from majestic views, jutting waterfalls, and wildlife, when you take an Alaskan Cruise. Stunning parks such as Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve can only be reached by boat.  So pack your bags, it’s time to make unforgettable memories on an Alaskan Cruise.

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This ‘Alaskan Explorer’ Cruise through Glacier Bay

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Here’s Everything You Should Pack for an Alaskan Cruise

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Glacier Bay National Park is a bucket-list destination with many coveted sights. The park can only be accessed by boat or plane. Cruising is the simplest and most luxurious way to see the park in style. Sail past glaciers as you relax onboard your ship for dinner. There are also various excursions planned throughout your time on the water to experience as much Alaska as possible.
Knowing what to pack for your next getaway can be difficult, especially if this is your first Alaskan cruise. Yes, it will be cold, but the magnificent icebergs, encounters with sea mammals and stunning scenery will be worth it! Check out this article to see what you should pack so you can enjoy every minute of your Alaskan cruise.

Top Sights You Will Want To See On Your Alaskan Cruise

Alaska is a paradise for nature fans, landscape photographers, and those who want to step into the unknown. Alaska boasts many hiking trails, massive mountains, and glaciers- that guarantee you will have a unique vacation.

WARNING: 1 cruise may not be enough!

1. Inside Passage

Stretching from Puget Sound into the Gulf of Alaska, it a nature lovers dream come true. The 500-mile journey is packed full of stunning scenery and abundant wildlife. Other things that you will see is crisp blue icebergs, deep fjords, and over 1000 diverse islands. Head to Alaska this summer to spot seals and whales, or if you want to see thousands of wildflower blooms opt for a spring cruise through Alaska.

2. Glacier Bay National Park

This UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is the largest in the world, which means you will be blown away by gorgeous scenery. Enjoy kayaking through crystal clear waters as you coast past glaciers and fjords. During your time you will get to spend some time at local villages. Dive into the culture and try some locally sourced cuisine as well. If you are looking for sunshine and warmth during your cruise then make sure to go during the summer months.

3. Tracy Arm Fjord

Tracy Arm Fjord is 30 miles long and much narrower than other fjords in the area. It is home to some of Alaska’s largest glaciers and you will be mesmerized by the waters dotted with bright blue icebergs. The shores are covered with forests, impressive waterfalls, and diverse wildlife. The best time of the year to see humpbacks and orcas in this area is in the summer months!

4.  Whale Watching

Witnessing whales gliding through their natural habitats is one of the most incredible things I have ever experienced. If you cruise to Alaska between April and November, you’ll likely see one of the approximately 600 humpbacks that thrive along the Inside Passage.

5. Denali National Park and Preserve

*While technically, Denali Park is not on your cruise, you really should visit it before or after your cruise.

Denali National Park spreads over six million acres. Rivers carve through the base of mountains, glaciers decorate the landscapes and hundreds of animals claim residence, including Denali National Park’s Big Five: grizzly bears, caribou, moose, wolves and Dall sheep. Many cruise lines have their own “camps” in or near the park.

Best Cruises Through Alaska

Choosing the right cruise line is very important! There are many factors that go into this decision depending on the time of year you plan on cruising, the type of destination you want to visit and other factors. Here is my top pick of cruise lines to sail on through Alaska.

If you want to learn more about these fantastic cruises don’t hesitate to reach out.

 

Princess Cruise Line

Puppies on the Piazza, lumberjacks, park rangers, dog sledders, fresh local seafood, and so much more.  Princess Cruise Line’s award-winning North to Alaska program brings local personalities, culture and cuisine on board and ashore to immerse you in all things Alaska during your cruise to the Great Land.

 

UnCruise

Life on the outside. UnCruise’s Alaska cruise adventures deliver action, exploration, and the unexpected—paddling and hiking, calving glaciers, Glacier Bay National Park, bears, whales, and polar plunges. Nobody does Alaska better. With small group travel—from the vessel itself to groups of a dozen or so afield—puts you in on the action (not watching from afar), with AHA! and “I-can’t-believe-I-just-did-that” moments around every corner.

 

 

Windstar

Windstar’s private yacht style cruises brings you close enough so you can truly experience it while serving only between 148 and 342 guests. Get up close and personal to glaciers in your Zodiac or Kayak or land on them in a helicopter guided tour where you can sample some fresh glacier water. This is where adventure and true luxury meet.

Sara is the owner of Platinum Travel and specializes in creating luxury, customized, stress free vacations for people who want to see the world and all things Disney.
She also owns Autism Friendly Vacations where she helps families who have a member on the Autism spectrum get the vacation they deserve. Visit AutismVacation.com for more information.
You can reach her at 414-377-8611 or Sara@PlatinumTravelWI.com to start planning your vacation today.


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