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7 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Go on an Alaskan Cruise

As counter-intuitive as it may sound, going on a cruise in Alaska is actually an incredible travel experience.


Here are 7 compelling reasons why going on an Alaskan cruise is one of the best ways to experience Alaska in all of its glory.

Are you dreaming of an adventure like no other, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Did you know 20 million people cruise each year? You can be one of those lucky travelers and see Alaska one of the best ways, on an Alaskan cruise.

Read on to discover seven reasons why you should go on an Alaskan cruise.

1. Unparalleled Access to Wildlife and Ice

If you’re dreaming of reaching out and touching an iceberg or watching a brown bear fish from a safe distance, then cruising is for you. Most Alaskan itineraries include scenic cruising days where you can relax, take pictures of the scenery, and sight some amazing views of animals in the wild.

2. Walk on a Glacier

When you’re traveling to Alaska, something on your bucket list should be walking on a glacier! There are many tour options from cruises where you can do exactly this.

Don’t forget Alaska cruises can help you see the great outdoors!

3. Inside Passage

The inside passage is a collection of islands, bays, and fjords between northern Vancouver Island and Skagway. When you go on an Alaskan cruise you get to see this scenic route including Cape Flattery, which is the highest part of the lower 48.

4. Multi-Generational Destination

Don’t wait until the kids are grown to experience a cruise to Alaska. Kids and adults alike can enjoy the wonders of Alaska including the glaciers, sea and land life. Alaska has various activities for people of all ages, including great shore excursions for kids.

5. Exciting Shore Excursions

Remember, you’re not stuck on a cruise. You’re also exploring and experiencing onshore excursions too. You can choose between more relaxed shore excursions like salmon bakes, or more adventurous activities like snorkeling in the chilly waters of Ketchikan.

Or, how about paddleboarding past Bear Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park? Alaska cruises really have something for everyone!

6. See Whales from Your Balcony

It’s not every day you get to say you saw whales from your balcony. There’s a naturalist on board who will tell you when to look out so you don’t miss the whale sightings! When you’re out and about on the ship, you’ll hear it and they’ll tell you where to look. You can see whales, orcas, sea otters, dolphins, and eagles!

7. Learn About the Area from Your Room

You don’t even have to leave your room to learn all about Alaska. You don’t have to worry about missing anything when you’re in your room because the TV includes a broadcast with key information. From that broadcast, you’ll know when you should head out to your balcony and sight animals, glaciers, etc.

Enjoy Your Alaskan Cruise

In this guide, you learned seven compelling reasons to go on an Alaskan cruise. No matter your age or those of the people with you, there’s something for everyone. Don’t wait until the kids are grown to experience a once in a lifetime adventure of the last frontier.

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