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Alaska is so much more than its legends and myths. Boasting lively farmer’s markets, modern art galleries, and fine dining, 21st-century Alaska blends the old and the new, and urban life with the great outdoors in towns and cities surrounded by wilderness. Journey through the wild terrain of Alaska with our Alaska cruises and discover the natural wonders that await as the rugged beauty of this pristine frontier unfolds. Set out on an unforgettable adventure where you’ll get up close and personal with 30-ton whales, zip-line through the rainforest with a visit to Mendenhall Glacier afterwards, or take flight high above the snow-capped lands and glaciers.
And, with our 9-to-13-night Alaska Cruisetours, you can combine your Alaska cruise with an exciting land tour where you’ll stay in authentic lodges and travel remote roads and railways in deluxe motor coaches and luxurious train. A cruisetour will take you to cultured Anchorage, folksy Talkeetna, and wild Denali—a visit to these inland areas truly give you a feel for the 49th State. Experience our acclaimed Alaska cruises and take your sense of wonder to new heights.
NOTE: Alaska Cruises run May through September.
For drama and beauty, few places in the world match the breathtaking splendor of Alaska. For one, there are glaciers—100,000—some bigger than states. Alaska’s wild coastal plains, towering snow-capped mountains, and glacier-rimmed fjords have a way of making you feel worlds away from home.
Ample land and pristine environmental conditions make Alaska well known for its abundant wildlife. While on an Alaska cruise or Cruisetour, make sure to try and spot the “Big 5” of Alaskan land mammals – bear, moose (the state animal), caribou, wolf, and Dall sheep. You’ll see plentiful bald eagles, colorful puffins, humpback whales, orcas, and reindeer in their natural habitat, as well, so make sure you bring a pair of binoculars and a good camera.
Well before it became our 49th state in 1959, the region belonged to Russia. A deal was made by U.S. Secretary of State, William Seward, in 1867 for $7.2 million, or about two cents an acre. People called it Seward’s Folly because they thought the land was useless. Little did they know that in 1880 gold would be discovered in Juneau and in 1902 oil would be discovered and mined in Cordova.
A vast land full of adventure just waiting to be discovered. Alaska may be the Last Frontier, but it’s certainly not last on our travel bucket list. We are proud to introduce you to Alaska, our way. Stay longer, experience more, and absorb more local culture, while getting more glacier-capped mountains, dramatic fjords, and dense spruce-lined wilderness. From fishing villages to the false-fronted shops of gold rush port on our Alaska cruises serve-up a unique slice of culture, history, and awe-inspiring scenery. And, with our smaller, boutique-style ships, you’ll experience the quaint Alaskan ports the big guys can’t access.
Immerse yourself in native culture, rugged history, and intrepid outdoor exploration. We’re here to show you a side of Alaska that’s anything but ordinary.