In the land of the midnight sun, you’ll need every extra minute of daylight if you want to experience it all. From the awe-inspiring blue ice of a massive glacial field to the expansive grandeur of its wildlife and nature, everything in Alaska is bigger. Including the adventures. For the ultimate Alaska vacation, consider cruisetours – a combination of cruise vacation and land tour.
Glacier Bay Cruises
A destination eons in the making, Glacier Bay’s pristine landscape should occupy the top spot on any travelers must-see list. Spread across 3.2 million acres in Southeast Alaska, this protected national park is home to 15 active glaciers, numerous seabirds, otters and humpback whales.
Northbound and Southbound Alaska Cruises
The Northbound Alaska itinerary is packed with the best this untamed frontier has to offer. You’ll sail along 67 miles of spectacular scenery in the Lynn Canal, and see the 16 Glaciers that comprise College Fjord in Prince William Sound. Get a taste of the Gold Rush in Skagway and Juneau, a sense of Russia in Sitka and spend a whole day in Glacier bay.
Take a scenic arctic adventure on White Pass & Yukon, the “Scenic Railway of the World.”
Hike through the glacial waterfalls and rain forests outside the picturesque capital of Alaska, Juneau.
See the spectacular Juneau Ice Field on a helicopter adventure.
Take a wildlife cruise onboard a high-speed catamaran.
Explore the famous Inside Passage of Ketchikan on a guided mountain-bike tour.
Race across a glacier in an exhilarating dogsled ride.
Areas of Interest
Reputed to be one of the most scenically beautiful cities in America, Juneau is a breathtaking destination. Relive the excitement of the Gold Rush, or venture outside the city to see Alaska’s wilderness up close.
One of the most active glaciers in the world, this 1,350-foot Alaskan natural wonder is breathtaking.
What to Pack
Days onboard are casual. To be most comfortable, we recommend:
Jeans or slacks
Several sweaters, a jacket, a windbreaker and a raincoat
Low-heeled shoes for deck activities
Don’t forget your swimsuit, camera and a pair of binoculars (towels are provided)
For evening wear, count on three basic types of attire:
Casual: Dresses or slacks and blouses for women, sport shirts and trousers for men
Smart Casual: Dresses or pantsuits for women, jackets for men
Formal: Cocktail dresses for women, suits and ties or tuxedos for men (you can usually arrange to rent a tuxedo onboard)
Ashore, you’ll need comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots. Cruisetours are casual, both during the day and in the evening.