Alaska is an incredible state where wildlife outnumbers people and the scope of the landscape is breathtaking. Grizzly bears and moose wander freely in the wilderness and icebergs crash together in the tidewater.
An Alaskan cruise is one that should be carefully planned to make sure you don’t miss a single thing this amazing destination has to offer! Every port of call is full of history, culture and spectacular sights. ‘The Great Land’ is divided into five regions; Inside Passage, Southcentral, Interior, Far North and Southwest.
Millions of years ago, glaciers shaped Alaska’s Inside Passage which now boasts fjords full of wildlife. Here you can watch sea lions, eagles and whales basking in their natural habitat.
Southcentral is home to half of Alaska’s population. Here’s there’s plenty of exhilarating activities such as fishing for rainbow trout and salmon and hiking, which takes priority over the rush of life as we know it. With all the advantage of the wilderness but the safety of the roads which link it together, Southcentral serves as the gateway into the wild.
Here is home to the famous brown bears of Alaska, who roam amongst 240 species of birds. Katmai National Park was created by the eruption of the Novarupta volcano in 1912, and reaching 1000 miles out to sea towards Asia are the Alaskan owned Aleutian Islands.
The winter’s Northern Lights and the summer’s midnight sun are major attractions for cruisers. Known as Alaska’s heartland, the Interior is home to the grizzly bear and herds of caribou. The highway between Fairbanks and Anchorage provides the perfect viewing spot to see all the wildlife this breathtaking region has to offer.
Alaska’s Far North region is home to the Inupiat Eskimos who have preserved their lifestyle and history from generation to generation. Its history is rich with the Gold Rush days and the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve are natural wonders not to be missed.