Ready for a Different Type of Cruise Adventure?

LT Globetrotter

February 11, 2019
Alaska cruise

When you think of cruises, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the Caribbean, isn’t it? But cruises don’t have to be about palm trees and beaches. How about some bears and glaciers instead? If you’re looking for a wild adventure unlike any other, consider a cruise to Alaska. Princess and Celebrity cruises offer exciting itineraries that will put you front and center, so get ready to marvel at the natural, untamed beauty of Alaska.

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises - Alaska
Photo: Princess Cruises

Setting sail with Princess Cruises to see the Great Land’s glaciers, wildlife, and national parks offers a unique perspective. The cruise line’s North to Alaska program fully immerses you in all things Alaska. This means you’ll have the opportunity to mingle with local personalities and experience Alaskan culture and cuisine on board. Watch lumberjacks in action, hear from guest speakers from Discovery’sDeadliest Catch, or snuggle up to sled-dog puppies. Princess’ Alaska cruise activities allow you to see, feel, and taste the best of the state before you ever step off the ship.

The local Alaskan food on theses cruises is so fresh, that you’ll even have the chance to partake in “Cook My Catch.” Reel in your fish during a daytime excursion and have it for dinner that night, prepared however you want by the cruise’s chefs. Talk about ocean to table in the same day!

And no matter what you’re into, there’s an excursion for you. Princess has even partnered with Discovery and Animal Planetto offer exclusive tours that can only be experienced through them. Princess also offers a wide range of wildlife viewing tours, through which you can do things like fish for salmon in a quiet river or watch a family of bears forage for berries. Maybe you’ll attend a Native dance performance or admire a craftsman carving a totem pole. Or if you’re feeling bold and want to experience Alaska’s rugged wilderness firsthand, you can kayak through a fjord or whitewater raft down a river.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises - Alaska
Photo: Celebrity Cruises

There’s no doubt that Celebrity’s award-winning Alaska cruises will lift your sense of wonder to new heights. Celebrity offers an interesting option called Cruisetours, which allows you to combine your Alaskan cruise with an exciting land tour where you get to stay in authentic lodges and travel remote roads and railways luxuriously.

Sail to the Northern Glaciers and revel in the views of bays, orcas, and mountain goats. Or perhaps you’ll go south on a cruise that starts in Seward, Alaska, and catch a glimpse of seals and humpback whales. Perhaps you’ll zip-line to Mandenhall Glacier or fly above the snow-capped lands. Get thrillingly close to glaciers, so you can get your fill of gazing at these icy giants, maybe even from the comfort of your own kayak. Spot wildlife like brown bears and eagles.

And don’t forget to book an excursion to get to know Native Alaskan culture, too. Learn how the story of the ancient Tlingit tribe unfolds in Southeast Alaska as you tour local villages and clan houses, sample native foods, and enjoy some storytelling.

So, if you’re up for venturing to America’s last frontier, consider planning a cruise to Alaska. You’ll be amazed by the amount of exhilarating experiences that will fill your journey no matter which cruise line you choose to sail with.

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