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Cruising Alaska: America’s Last Frontier

Over twice the size of Texas, Alaska is a beautiful land full of wildlife and culture. Cruising Alaska is the best way to see it. Pack your binoculars, book a stateroom with a veranda and bundle up to see monstrous glaciers and humpback whales right from the ship. When you have time off the ship, check out the following activities to get a unique close-up look at Alaska’s stunning scenery:

  1. Come face to face with the Hubbard Glacier. The titan ice wall is one of the most active and longest tidewater glaciers at 1350 square miles of blue ice.
  2. Denali National Park is home to the most magnificent mountain in North America. Relax on the rooftop deck of you hotel that offers a 360 degree view of the park; whitewater raft on the 11-mile run down the Nenana river with class III-IV rapids or hike the national park at your leisure via the hop on hop off bus system.
  3. For those that are avid anglers (even those that are not), Alaska offers some of the most spectacular fishing in the world. Whether it’s’ fly-fishing, saltwater, freshwater, or ice fishing…whatever you fishing heart desires.
  4. Enjoy the splendor of the gonadal ride to the  top of  Mt. Alyeska topped off by a hiking or kayaking in the historic mining town
  5. Flightseeing is one of the most magnificent ways to view Alaska’s natural beauty. Adults and kid will never forget this experience
  6. For an experience like no other, try your hand at gold mining via a pinzgauer  (a 10 passenger 6×6  ATV ) while surrounded by 7000ft mountain peaks with hanging glaciers
  7. Alaska’s railroad Goldstar service is the only way to travel by rail in Alaska. The Coastal classic and Denali Star trains offer upper-level dome cars that only enhance the experience with its rotating seats and outdoor viewing deck.
  8. If you’re looking for a truly unique adventure, tour a glacier in a dog sled; better yet, learn to drive a team of Iditarod sled dogs yourself.
  9. Love chocolate? Experience the sweet side of Anchorage on the gourmet chocolate tour and witness one of the world’s largest chocolate waterfalls.
  10. Go from cold to hot when you visit the Aurora Ice Museum and the Chena Hot springs all in one day.  Start at the world largest year-round ice museum where everything is made from ice and complete your day with a relaxing soak in boulder-ringed lake while taking in the northern lights

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