If you’re lucky enough to be cruising in Alaska during the spring or summer, there's no need to rush through sightseeing excursions to beat the setting sun. The Land of the Midnight Sun enjoys long summer days, thanks to its extreme latitude. The state’s proximity to the Arctic Circle causes the sun to travel horizontally across the sky instead of rising and setting … [Read more...]
Alaska Vacation Planning
Alaska vacation planning tips, guides, photos and videos to help make your next vacation the best possible whether it's on an Alaskan cruise or a drive to Denali.
The city of Sitka is replete with fascinating attractions, but few are as intriguing as the Fortress of the Bear, a facility that houses rescued bears. While visiting the Fortress of the Bear, you will support its admirable mission and experience the wonder of Alaskan wildlife up close. This is one Sitka destination you will not want to miss on a 7-day Inside Passage round … [Read more...]
In addition to claiming half the world's glaciers, three million lakes, and 33 species of mosquitoes, the majestic state of Alaska provides a home for many animals that are endangered elsewhere including the grizzly bear, humpback whale, bald eagle, and wolf. Your cruise will put you up close and personal with countless representatives of Alaska’s 430 species of birds, and … [Read more...]
The first cruise ships sail to Alaska in May and the last ones depart in September. And though the weather can be unpredictable during the months that mark the bookends of the Alaska cruise season, shoulder season is a good time to visit for a variety of reasons, according Tania Hancock, tourism sales manager with the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau. “I particularly … [Read more...]
It’s hard to believe, but this year’s Alaska cruise season will be drawing to a close in just a few short months. Odd as it may sound, this is actually the best time to start looking forward to the 2017 Alaska cruise season, for the simple reason that the itineraries are in place, most staterooms and suites are still wide-open, and every sailing date is on offer. If you’re … [Read more...]