When you think about taking a cruise, the first thing that might come to your mind is drifting through tropical waters from one exotic port to another. While cruises to tropical destinations are quite popular, especially in the blustery, winter months, Alaska cruises are becoming very popular with travelers that are looking to experience a unique adventure.
Go To A Different World
Alaska is a place unlike any other. When you cruise Alaska, you treat your eyes to views of magnificent glaciers, vast valleys strewn with unbelievable colors, and vista of rugged terrain you won’t find anywhere else in the world. An Alaska cruise is also unique because so much of Alaska’s land is untouched. Imagine sitting on deck and sighting wildlife roaming free along the shores, living life in its natural habitat. Picture seeing a real rain forest up close as your ship quietly sails by. On an Alaska cruise, this is only one of the many magnificent natural wonders you might be privileged to see.
Keep Land In Sight
Alaska has almost 34,000 miles of shoreline, meaning that you could sail for months in its fjords and inlets and continually stay within view of land. This means that on an Alaska cruise you get an intimate and continuous view of the breathtaking landscape this state has to offer. As you cut through the water, land is usually in sight from both sides of your ship.
The diverse landscape of Alaska means that your view can change from hour to hour or day to day. On day on an Alaska cruise you will be mesmerized by the glorious mountain peaks and the next day you might be staring down a glacier. With such spectacular views it is hard to tear yourself from the deck of your ship to enjoy the luxurious amenities that each cruise line offers its guests.
With several ports of call, unique sightseeing and shopping opportunities, and such charming views, one would expect to pay top dollar for a cruise through the great state of Alaska. The truth of the matter is Alaska cruises are surprisingly affordable, often costing less than traditional cruises to more tropical, southern locations. Best of all, just because an Alaska cruise is often less expensive than a southern cruise, doesn’t mean the cruise lines skimp on elegance or entertainment. When you consider all of the unique sightseeing adventures and other travel opportunities an Alaska cruise offers to the traveler, it seems as though you get more trip for your money when you cruise Alaska.