Alaska Awaits

Posted on June 15, 2021 by Rob Hale

If picturesque coastal mountains, gleaming glaciers, marvelous wildlife, hot natural wonders, and culture-rich lands sound like a place you’d like to explore then we’ve got the place for you, Alaska. The wonders of Alaska are just the tip of the iceberg (no pun intended), half the fun is just in getting there.

There are many ways to experience Alaska, but nothing compares to the up close and personal experience that you can have when traveling via an Alaskan cruise ship. Making your way to the land upon a beautiful ship with crisp 360 views is unlike anything else.

Although COVID caused an abrupt pause to the cruise ship industry (and all of our lives) cruises have now been given the green light to resume travel in 2021. If an Alaskan cruise is not on your bucket list, we recommend that you add it today. Passengers upon any cruise ship can expect new and enhanced COVID-19 protocols for cautious and confident cruising.

Alaskan cruises are one of the most captivating experiences you can have. While all cruise ships can be enjoyable and each offers distinct values, the Alaskan cruises are unparalleled.

Onboard an Alaskan cruise the simple act of observing the majestic mountain and glacier scenery from the comfort of your room, the deck, or while you enjoy an exquisite dinner is enough to leave you in awe and with your jaw on the floor. However, Alaskan cruises have so much more to offer than just a mesmerizing landscape.

There are many cruise lines to select from and all have an assortment of entertainment and activities for all ages so you’ll get to spend your day just as you wish while you voyage to your destination.

Whether you are an adventurer, seeking luxury, a foodie, a sightseer, a trailblazer or even a lovebird on your honeymoon the options available to tailor your perfect trip are endless. You can select from varying itineraries, adventures, and ports of calls.  Once the perfect trip is selected, the only thing to figure out is what to pack.

Packing for a cruise can be a tricky endeavor, but packing for an Alaskan cruise can be a bit more complex due to the range of temperatures that one can encounter within a single day. You will want to make sure to pack all of your essentials and include plenty of comfy and warm clothes that you can casually wear while onboard. Dinner attire will also be necessary and the dining rooms typically call for business casual or cocktail wear. Some staple items should be pieces that you can easily layer, such as a warm vest, a light jacket, and a windbreaker. Those items can easily transition from ship to land and from casual sightseeing to zooming from a zipline. For those who book an action-packed adventure on land, a pair of waterproof hiking boots would also be ideal.  Last but certainly not least, make sure to pack your swimsuit and sunscreen! “A bathing suit?” you ask, yes! Not only do cruise ships offer amazing heated pools but, Alaska also has an abundance of natural hot springs. Hot springs in Alaska sound ironic, but that’s just one of the many surprises this grand land has to offer.

Hot springs are natural pools filled with geothermal mineral waters that are heated by the earth’s crust. They are essentially natural forming hot tubs that you can dip into while surrounded by striking views. How cool is that?!?

There are many hot springs are scattered throughout Alaska, but the most popular is The Chena Hot Springs which is a located approximately 55 miles northeast of Fairbanks. The ride to Chena is known for its beautiful wildlife sightings and moose so it’s recommended to key your eyes peeled so you don’t miss their beauty. The Chena Hot Springs Resort is home to an awesome ice museum and an Instagram-worthy bar where they use glass carved cocktail glasses and is adorned with unbelievable ice chandeliers.

One of the reasons that cruises are so popular is because it gives the feeling of more than one vacation rolled into one.  The cruise ship vacation and the land exploration vacation. However, because of the vast options that Alaska offers it’s like you’re rolling many vacations into one, the options are endless and most of the experiences are unique to Alaska.

Adventure in Alaska awaits. Contact our Denver travel agency to speak with a representative and let them tailor the perfect trip for you. You won’t regret it.

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