Cruises in Alaska

As far as size goes, Alaska is the biggest state in the United States. It is in the extreme northwest of the US and close to the Arctic Circle. It is also the least populated state in the country. Alaska also has the longest coastline of all states. Being such a large state there is a lot to see and do in Alaska and one of the ways to get there is to take a cruise and enjoy the sights and sounds of this wonderful state.

Types of Cruises

The cruise industry is a very big one and many cruise liners offer trips to various places around the world. Some specialize in certain sectors – so check to see which one appeals to you the best so you have an unforgettable experience.

Alaska Cruise

This is a once in a lifetime chance to see what this beautiful state has to offer. You will get to see mountains and the sea and icebergs. Whale watching is another favorite activity – you can see them close up.

Glacier Cruise

There are some cruises which take you to spots where active glaciers are still being formed. You can go trekking on the glacier and also take in the beautiful scenery around you. This is most definitely for active people – those who enjoy hiking and the outdoorsy life.

The Inside Passage Cruise

This is a very popular cruise. Plan ahead and book in advance so that you don’t miss the chance to see this part of the world. This cruise takes a beautiful route and winds through fjords, coves and awe inspiring icebergs and glaciers – a sight to be seen to be believed. One also gets to visit all the small towns along the way and explore the unique history of each place and get an idea of the culture of the people.

To have a truly spectacular experience, combine a cruise and tour to get a better idea of the scale. You can spend a few days at Denali National Park and see all the magnificient wildlife like grizzlies and reindeer up close. The unspoiled environs and friendly people make for a memorable experience.

Denali National Park

One can catch a train and travel from Anchorage to Denali. Visit Kenai Fjords National Park and also sign up for a wildlife cruise to take you to places where the salmon spawn – you can also see grizzly and polar bears with their cubs, wolves, reindeer etc.

There are many cruise liners and many packages available – so get out there and enjoy all the beauty nature has to offer.