There is something about the thought of cruising past glaciers and icebergs that make taking an Alaskan Cruise one of the most anticipating events in a person’s life. The thought of being to witness things they have only read about in travel magazines, make taking an Alaskan Cruise a high point of vacation travel plans. Whether they stay on the boat and witness the majestic views and fanciful wildlife, or join the locals on shore and in their home villages, these vacationers will have a much more fulfilling experience than those who travel to the same tourists attractions year after year.
The potential for adventure exists in all phases of an Alaskan Cruise, as the ship can come across wildlife such as whales, sea lions, water tigers and bears at nearly every port. For those looking for more adventure, they can disembark in ports of call and take a train or bus to luxury accommodations owned and operated by the same company for a closer look at Alaskan lifestyles.
A visit to the state capital of Juneau is made easier on an Alaskan Cruise and from there visitors can trek into the wilderness or choose to stay behind for some of the most unique shopping experiences available. Many not appreciate the opportunity to come face to face with a wild grizzly bear and would prefer to stay behind and experience the shopping experience.
Reality May Not Match School Lessons
For many on an Alaskan Cruise they quickly learn the Eskimo life may not be the same as what they learned in school. In many areas of the state they enjoy the same modern conveniences as the rest of the world, however they can maintain the rugged lifestyles as many native refuse to assimilate into many modern cultures.
An Alaskan Cruise can be combined with cruises aboard smaller ships that can creep into the inland waterways, offering many more exciting opportunities to view surrounding geography such as the snow-capped peaks of mountains and they can finally see that yes, glaciers do still exist in the middle of the summer heat.
Although northern parts of the state, such as Prudhoe Bay are within the Artic circle, they are still reachable part of the year by an Alaskan Cruise ship and can be visited with a combination cruise that includes aerial treks or motorized tours. Some of the 16-day Alaskan Cruise trips can offer a total experience in an otherwise untamed world.