Not only is Alaska known for their many glaciers, but for their expansive wilderness on land. While at any of Alaska's cities during your travels, be sure to marvel in mother nature's vast, yet intimate forests that are home to some of the most beautiful landscapes and animal terrain in the world.
Become one with the wilderness of the last frontier as you cruise along the United State's longest and most majestic coast line. Untouched and untamed are two striking words to describe Alaska. While traveling to your next port of call, be greeted by breaching humpback whales or sunbathing otters in the crisp morning sun from your balcony before your ship passes by one of their many massive glaciers such as Glacier Bay and the Hubbard Glacier that create thunderous rumbles as the ice falls from their towering cliffs.
Go zip-lining through Ketchikan's forest canopy or escape up Mount Roberts Tramway in Juneau for breathtaking panoramic views of Alaska's grand outdoors. Take a ride on the wild side on a dog sledding shore excursion in Skagway or learn about the Bald Eagle and other birds of prey at Sitka's Raptor Center.
Splendor in the culture of each Alaskan port, where their heritage runs deeper than even their forest's roots. From the totems of Ketchikan to panning for gold in Juneau, heritage is also found within the sea. Alaska is a seafood lover's dream with sea-to-serve local catches found in every restaurant.
Denali National Park is chock-full of discovery in any way you explore it. Whether it be by air in one of their flight tours matching the height of Mount McKinley (the continent's tallest peak/summit) on your way to walk atop a glacier, by road on a bus tour learning of Denali's history or by water kayaking or rafting down the Nenana River in Denali's back country.
While staying in Denali, you can visit nearby Fairbanks and Anchorage. Make every moment count by taking the glass-domed railways to capture panoramic views of Alaska's true colors. Or take the opportunity to travel to the Yukon where you step back into the time of the Klondike Gold Rush. Visit the MacBride Museum in Whitehorse and learn how to pan for gold or hike Discovery Claim in Dawson City yourself to see first hand if you have what it takes to have been a prospector.
Whatever the destination, be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife. During your cruisetour, you will be sure to gaze upon Black Bears and Wood Bison, Caribou and Dall's sheep, Bald Eagles, and much more.
Experience the best of both worlds.
Plan an Alaskan cruise tour to discover Denali, Fairbanks, the Yukon, and more on a 3-10 night land excursion before or after cruising the Alaskan coastline.