The Largest state of the USA, Alaska is a magnificent destination, with more than half the world’s glaciers to be found there. Since communications are difficult, an Alaskan cruise is an ideal way of getting a taste of this extraordinary region.

Alaskan Port Tours and Tours of the interior of Alaska

Most cruises take the Inside Passage Route from Vancouver or Seattle and they are normally one week’s duration. Some itineraries may be longer and take you further up the coast to Seward, near Anchorage, where you can fly in and out. There are excellent rail and tour options which can take passengers into the interior of the country, towards Fairbanks. I can assist with what things to do and see at all Alaskan ports, just contact me. If you think you would prefer a stand alone tour rather than a cruise that can easily be arranged as well.

Gold Rush in the Yukon

While visiting Alaska by land, sea, and air I was most fascinated by the stories of the Gold Rush in the mountains of the Yukon – the historic White Pass and Yukon narrow gauge railway was built to transport prospectors from the port of Skagway to the region. Now a popular tourist attraction with cruise ship companies, passengers can view glacier-covered peaks, waterfalls and alpine lakes. They are various other fascinating tours available while cruising in Alaska; sea plane rides, helicopter ride, sledging, and many more active activities. All the scenery is wonderful.

If cruising which Line should I consider travelling with and which Itinerary should I choose?

Every cruise line describes itself as luxurious which can be misleading. I can help you quickly with your choice, having travelled with many cruise lines, including those in the ultra luxury bracket and specialised sectors. I can also help you decide on the itinerary to choose as you may wish to combine the cruise with several other elements in a Canada and Alaska holiday. See separate blog posts for Canadian destination_blogs, The Rocky Mountaineer Train.

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