We’ve been hyping summer cruises to Alaska for some time now on this here little blog. Alaska is truly one of the best places to do on a cruise. The only real drawback is that it is far away from where most of us live and as a consequence the cruises that visit the Last Frontier are usually more expensive than those going to the Caribbean and Mexico. That is not necessarily the case at the moment.
As we officially celebrate the first day of summer today we see that prices ... [read more]
Here is a 13-day cruise and overland tour that will blow you away with its incredible scenery, amazing wildlife and outdoor opportunities. CruiseWest is offering a package on a trip that takes you through the splendors of Denali National Park and on a memorable cruise along Alaska’s famed coast.
The trip begins in Fairbanks and heats up right away with a couple of days in Denali National Park. In addition to being home to the tallest mountain in the United States, Denali is a virtual summer playground for bears, elk, moose ... [read more]
Date:May 24th, 2007
Unless you are a polar bear or a person who would like to be a polar bear, chances are you don’t think about traveling to Alaska much in the winter months. But once summer rolls around you might be like millions of people who dream about seeing the splendors of the Last Frontier.
It has reached the point where the Inside Passage between Vancouver and Juneau has become a veritable superhighway for summertime cruise ships. Everyone and their mother are yearning to see the glaciers and wildlife of Alaska and there is ... [read more]
Date:April 23rd, 2007
You might want to bring along some extra oxygen because Denali National Park in Alaska could very well take your breath away. The signature park of the Last Frontier, Denali is a sight to behold. It is a playground for animals like bears and caribou, while also serving as a playground for animals of a different sort, humans. It is the home of the tallest mountain in North America Mt. McKinley. It is 6.2 million acres of some of the most unspoiled and spectacular land on this ... [read more]
Date:February 14th, 2007
The glaciers are melting. That is the sad truth that scientists around the world are observing. It is terrible to think that in the next generation’s lifetime there may not be places like College Fjord in Alaska left.
Tucked into the corner of Prince William Sound, College Fjord is surrounded by over a dozen glaciers and is easily the equal of the more famous Glacier Bay. Some of these glaciers have spruce forests growing right up to the edge of the ice, giving a sense of scale not seen in ... [read more]
Date:February 5th, 2007
This is the time of year when the savvy cruise bargain shopper can pick up a real steal. If you shop early, you’ll likely beat all the other cruise wannabes to the best deals of the summer season.
One destination that was hot last season and surely will be even hotter this year is Alaska. More and more cruises are doing the Inside Passage which is great news for travelers looking to see an amazing part of the world without spending a small fortune.
Date:January 8th, 2007
One of the last ‘wild frontiers’ in the world, Alaska is a state of untamed wilderness with pockets of civilization. Here you’ll find more animals than people and more blue sky and cold ice than anywhere else in the United States. From the relaxing luxury of a cruise ship, you can see it all: large bears foraging for food, whales thumping their tails against the cool water and cliffs of ice and snow.
Gape at the splendor of Mount McKinley as you spy a moose emerge from the weeds to take his morning drink. View of the sanctity ... [read more]
Author: Miss Julie
Date:December 24th, 2006
Date:November 29th, 2006