Over 12 days, travel writer Ralph Grizzle experienced everything Princess Cruises® has to offer with an 11-night Denali Explorer Land and Sea Vacation and the results were as breathtaking as you might imagine. The cruise line actually offers 18 different land tour options in Alaska, with another multitude of possible combinations, including having the land-tour portion … [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.
‘Dude! Alaska is soooooooo awesome!’ These were the words uttered by my 10-year-old son on our first morning in that most majestic of American states, Alaska. We had sailed from Seattle two days before, and on this morning, I awoke early, peeked out the curtains and nudged Alex awake. I told him that we had arrived in Alaska and waited for him to wipe the sleep from his … [Read more...]
If you’ve never cruised to Alaska, you may think the destination sounds pretty straightforward: Fly to the U.S. West Coast, board the ship and go. Right? The reality is that Alaska offers some of the most varied and diverse options for cruisers. There are multiple ports of embarkation and disembarkation; itineraries that include stops at two glaciers and others that never … [Read more...]
Sampling traditional Alaskan fare on a cruise is a wonderful way to acquaint yourself with the culture, history, and ecology of the Last Frontier. Our increasingly globalized world presents a double-edged sword: It gives people more opportunity than ever to explore the culinary traditions of other cultures, but also threatens those very traditions by the rampant spread and … [Read more...]
Do you think of fishing as strictly a warm weather sport? Well, you would be wrong. In many parts of the world, ice fishing is a fun way to pass the time during the winter months. Does this unique activity sound like something you would like to try on your next cruise to Alaska? Then you'll want to check out these "cool" facts about ice fishing in Alaska. Hire a … [Read more...]