Come of the most adventurous experiences can be realized on Alaskan cruises, regardless of the chosen destination. Whether a person chooses to remain on board a large sailing vessel through the entire journey or plans to get off the boat and take a trip into the interior of one of the least-populated areas of the state, Alaskan cruises offer many variations of destinations to keep passengers interested and entertained throughout the entire experiences.
With many cruises, day spent on the ocean can become filled with anticipation of stopping at the next port of call, where passengers leave the ship and enjoy the local flavor of its cuisine and shopping. With Alaskan cruises, there is almost always the opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat during the time between visits to various ports. Additionally, many of the native cultures, while part of the American country, remain foreign and misunderstood to many. Embarking on Alaskan cruises can introduce them to an entirely different culture.
When many people think about Alaska, their immediate thoughts turn to polar bears and igloos and they are often surprised at the modern conveniences they encounter. However, if they choose to go out on a land excursion for a day or two, they can contact many locals who are happy to share their history through folk lore and handmade souvenirs. One of the advantages of Alaskan cruises is being able to combine days at sea and days on shore to get a better understanding of Alaskan life.
Wildlife Still A Draw For Northern Cruises
While visiting famous towns and tourist attractions are extremely popular, the possibility of viewing some of the fabled wildlife is one of the most common attractions for Alaskan cruises. Seeing grizzly bears or polar bears romping across the tundra is fuel for many visitors’ cameras and the sea lions and penguins probably do more to promote Alaskan cruises than any advertising campaign.
Whale sighting are frequent on many Alaskan cruises, depending on the time of year, and many will spend hours on deck searching the sea with their binoculars or waiting for the cry of ‘thar she blows,’ indicating a whale as been spotted.
These lasting memories, especially for the tourists equipped to handle the rigors of sea and land combined Alaskan cruises, cannot be duplicated in any other part of the world. Boating past ice flows and glaciers may spark Titanic reservations, but at the end of the day, they will have lived an experience most people only dream about.