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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Flightseeing is one of the most magnificent ways to view Alaska’s natural beauty. Adults and kid will never forget this experience
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Love chocolate? Experience the sweet side of Anchorage on the gourmet chocolate tour and witness one of the world’s largest chocolate waterfalls.
- 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